Places to go
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A marvelous world class museum in Woodland Par, featuring an awe-inspiring display of dinosaurs, prehistoric marine reptiles, pterosaurs and fish of North America’s late Cretaceous period.
It all began with a special gift to the mayor of Denver, a black bear named Billy Bryan. Today, the Denver Zoo is home to nearly 4,000 animals representing over 700 species and is one of the most popular zoos in the United States. With an exciting 10-year master plan in place, the 21st century will see the Denver Zoo transformed into an exciting conservation center that will continue to further the evolution of superb zoo exhibitory.
The Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center is an educational facility for the study of insects and other invertebrates. The facility exists to foster an appreciation of butterflies and other invertebrates while reminding the public about the need for conservation of threatened habitats in the tropics and around the world.
Downtown Aquarium was purchased by Landry’s Restaurants, Inc. in 2003, when it was Colorado’s Ocean Journey Aquarium. On July 14, 2005, Landry’s reopened the redesigned complex as Downtown Aquarium. The entertainment and dining complex features a public aquarium boasting more than a million gallons of underwater exhibits that highlight fascinating ecosystems around the world. Downtown Aquarium houses over 500 species of animals, the interactive Stingray Reef touch tank, Aquarium Restaurant, Dive Lounge, the Nautilus Ballroom and amusements for the entire family.
Denver’s best hands-on experience for children and their grown-ups is both educational and just plain fun. Programs and playscapes are designed for newborns through age eight-year-olds and their adult caregivers. So come to The Children’s Museum of Denver where Play is Learning and Learning is Fun!
Using educational programs and artifact acquisition, the Molly Brown House Museum interprets Margaret “Molly” Tobin Brown’s life – primarily between the years 1894 and 1912 – in order that a broad public and future generations may understand and appreciate the social, economic, and political aspects of Victorian life in Denver. The museum, a property of Historic Denver, Inc., preserves Margaret Brown’s historically significant home through continued restoration.
Denver Botanic Gardens offers opportunities for enjoyment and quality learning experiences for all ages through a variety of programs, focusing on the important and critical role that plants play in our lives. It’s as simple as planting a tomato, adding a new rose bush or two, finding the right plant, sowing seeds for a summer flower garden or strolling through one of the premier gardens in the world. Denver Botanic Gardens’ Center for Continuing Education offers programs and classes that provide great ways to connect you with others in the community who share your interests. Our programs and gardens are filled with plants and learning opportunities from the far reaches of the globe.
Anything on Wheels! Antique cars, Locomotives, Buggies, Bicycles, Famous and Exotic vehicles, and more… The Forney Transportation Museum is a collection of over 500 exhibits relating to historical transportation. It began with antique cars, but soon expanded to include vehicles of all kinds. Some of these are familiar, while others spark the imagination.
Colorado Sports Teams
Football at Invesco Field at Mile High. Two-time Superbowl Champions. Need we say more?
Denver’s exciting NBA team playing at the Pepsi Center in Denver.
The All American Pastime of baseball played at Coor’s Field in LoDo.
Playing at the Pepsi Center, the Colorado Avalanche are offer world class hockey to world class fans.
The Colorado Rapids of the Major League Soccer team, played at Invesco Field at Mile High through 2006 until a new stadium, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park was built in nearby Commerce City for 2007. Commerce City is a northern suburb of Denver.
The Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League is hosted by the Pepsi Center. The Mammoth won NLL Championship in 2006.
The Denver Outlaws of Major League Lacrosse play at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Outlaws are one of the MLL best teams playing in 4 championship games and setting many attendance records.
Playing at the Denver Coliseum, the Cutthroats are a minor league hockey team and the farm team for the Avalanche.