Above the Mile-High City

Denver earned its nickname for being exactly one mile (5,280 feet) above sea level. Located just east of the foothills of the Rockies at the confluence of Cherry Creek and the South Platte, the city is known for it’s spectacular mountain views and outdoors activities. It has also become a center for arts and world-class culture attractions. The following are some of the points of interest that this city has to offer.

EmPower Field

Formerly called Mile High Stadium, the Broncos recently sold the naming rights to Empower Retirement, and it will now be known as “Empower Field at Mile High” though 2039.

Children’s Museum of Denver

The Museum was founded in June 1973 in a traveling bus, eventually moving to its current location along the South Platte River in 1984. Their mission is to create extraordinary experiences that champion the wonder and joy of childhood.

Elitch Gardens

The original Eltich Gardens opened in 1890 and it notably contained the first zoo west of Chicago. Unable to expand in the original property, the amusement park, along with its roller coasters and rides, was relocated to its present location on the Platte River in 1995.

Downtown Aquarium

Sprawling complex with a state-of-the-art aquarium opened in 1999. It features salt and fresh water tanks housing 500+ species, plus a restaurant & lounge

Ball Arena

Formerly known as the Pepsi Center, this some to the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche & Mammoth that also hosts big-name music performers.

Commons Park

One of several interconnected parks along the South Platte River, this urban green space offers jogging paths, a riverfront trail, benches & shady spots to relax.

Coors Field

The home of the Colorado Rockies has capacity for more than 50,000 baseball fans, with some seats offering views of the Rocky Mountains. It has a reputation as a “hitters field” having twice broke the major league record for home runs hit in a ballpark in one season.

Denver Zoo

Started in 1894 with the adoption of an orphaned black bear, the once humble facility now covers more than 80-acres. The Denver zoo pioneered the use of naturalistic enclosures, rather than cages, for the animals.

Colorado State Capitol

Opened in 1894, the architecture intentionally mimics the United States Capitol building. The distinctive gold-dome is covered in real good leaf to commemorate the Colorado Gold Rush.

Colorado Convention Center

This expansive contemporary convention center opened in 1990. At 2.2M square feet of meeting & expo facilities, it is the 12th largest convention center in the United States.

Denver Art Museum

One of the largest museums west of the Mississippi, the DAM is known for it vast collection of Native American, Contemporary, and International Art. The museum is comprised of several buildings, including the award winning Frederic C. Hamilton Building.

Sloan’s Lake

In the 1860’s, Rancher Thomas Sloan was digging a well when he accidentally hit an underground aquifer. Water rushed up and flooded his farm, forming what today is the largest lake in Denver. It is for this reason that it is sometimes referred to as “Sloan’s Leak”.