Everyone who’s anyone has played here, from opera singers and orchestras to The Beatles, U2, Neil Young, Coldplay and Jimi Hendrix. Musicians consider the Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of Denver, to be one of the best venues in the world to play at, with its magical, almost spiritual, atmosphere.
Find out what's happening at Colorado Convention Center during your trip—a top convention center in Denver. Amble around this vibrant area's picturesque gardens or experience its great live music.
In 1896, a small black bear named Billy Bryan was given to the mayor of Denver and the Denver Zoo was born. Today it has more than 80 acres (32 hectares) of habitats and, with more than 1.6 million visitors a year, is one of the most popular zoos in the United States.
Though originally built in the downtown City Park, Denver Botanic Gardens have expanded and are now located at three sites: the central York Street garden, a farm along the banks of Deer Creek at Chatfield in southern Jefferson County, and the Mount Goliath nature reserve on Mount Evans, 60 miles (100 kilometers) from downtown Denver.
The Denver Art Museum has had numerous homes since its beginnings as the Denver Artists’ Club in 1893. The current 350,000-square-foot (32,500-square-meter) museum in Denver’s Civic Center, located downtown, is an architectural landmark made up of two distinct buildings. The North Building, opened in 1971, has seven stories and is covered in more than 1 million shimmering grey tiles. It was designed by famous Italian architect Gio Ponti. The Frederic C. Hamilton wing, opened in 2006, connects to the North Building by a bridge. This section was designed to reflect the peaks and rock formations of the surrounding mountains. It was the joint creation of renowned architect Daniel Libeskind and Denver-based Davis Partnership Architects. Libeskind also designed Berlin’s revered Jewish Museum, among other notable buildings.
Take time in LoDo to visit attractions like Union Station and Larimer Square. You might also appreciate the abundant dining options, and you can hop on the metro at Union Station-Coors Field-16th St. Mall Station to see more of the city.
If you're spending time in Ballpark, check out sights like Union Station or Coors Field and hop on the metro to see more the city at Union Station-Coors Field-16th St. Mall Station or 18th - Stout Station.
Live music, theaters, and restaurants highlight some notable features of Auraria. Make a stop by Ball Arena or Elitch Gardens Theme Park while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Ball Arena-Elitch Gardens Station or Sports Authority Field - Mile High Station to get around town.