Your Guide to 5 of the Best Denver, Colorado Attractions

Denver, Colorado attractionsThis spring, enjoy five of the best Denver, Colorado attractions! With so much to offer, the city of Denver has attractions that will please everyone in the family. There are plenty to choose from so do not delay, there are great Denver, Colorado attractions waiting for you!

1. Red Rocks Amphitheater

Red Rocks Amphitheater is located just outside the city limits in Morrison, CO but is owned and operated by the city of Denver. Known throughout the entertainment world for being one of the finest theaters in the world, Red Rocks is one of the top Denver, Colorado attractions. A natural amphitheater with rock outcrops has some of the most tremendous views available. Several landmark concerts have been played here by Jimi Hendrix, U2, The Beatles, Rush, Dave Matthews Band and many more. The park is also open for visitors when there are no concerts.

2. Denver Botanic Gardens

The Denver Botanic Gardens has been a Denver staple since 1951 and is consistently listed as one of the top attractions in the Mile High City. Located near Castle Marne, the Denver Botanic Gardens is simply a must-see attraction when visiting the city. Here are 7 reasons to visit the Denver Botanic Gardens.

The York Street Gardens are the main location for the Denver Botanic Gardens. Located near Cheesman Park in downtown Denver, the York Street Gardens have a wide range of gardens and displays open to the public. There is a constant growth of distinct plants from around the world that flourish at the Denver Botanic Gardens.

3. Colorado State Capitol

Among the historical Denver, Colorado attractions, the Colorado State Capitol is one of the most recognizable buildings in the state. The building which is modeled after the United States Capitol, has a distinct gold dome that celebrates the gold mining history of the state. The dome offers some of the most amazing views of the city at 5,280 feet above sea level.

4. Denver Museum of Nature and Science

The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is a top Denver, Colorado attraction that has captivated the imagination of visitors for decades. Check out the Egyptian Mummy exhibit or the Prehistoric Journey which has an incredible display of fossils and bones. There is also Gates Planetarium which is part of the Universe exhibit.

5. Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum is one of the most popular art museums in the region and the country, and is a must-see! This is definitely one of the top Denver, Colorado attractions. The Native American art collection is incredibly popular along with the top modern and contemporary art collections. With over 68,000 works of arts throughout the museum, there are plenty of amazing things that you will want to check out right in downtown Denver!

With many great things to do in Denver, make sure you book a stay with Castle Marne. We are one of the top bed and breakfasts in the state and are centrally located in the heart of the city. To prepare for your visit to Denver, be sure to download our free Vacation Guide!

Photo Credit: Maarten Heerlien / Seating area of the amphitheatre / Flickr