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4 Great Places to Explore in Denver

Kate Feathers

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Denver, Colorado, has many places to offer - from museums to parks to gardens. In this article, we're going to explore what great places there are to visit no matter if you're a local or a tourist.

There is something for everybody in Denver. So let's see what places you can explore while you're there!

Let's go!

Denver Botanic Gardens

The Denver Botanic Gardens is the first place on the list since it's a wonderful place to go for a walk and enjoy nature. Apart from the gardens, you get to see a conservatory as well as an amphitheater. The Denver Botanic Gardens apparently have the biggest collection of plants from cold temperature climates in all of North America!

Aside from plants, there are also exhibitions that focus on science and art, for example Natural History Collections or exhibitions about Traveling Art Exhibitions that are described on the official website thus:

"Denver Botanic Gardens offers fun, family-friendly traveling exhibits for a variety of venues. From Instagram-friendly outdoor sculptures to posters celebrating the thrill of growing your own food, these exhibitions are the perfect budget-friendly fit for small institutions seeking lively, engaging exhibits for their programming schedule."

If you find yourself in Denver and would like to enjoy nature in a beautiful place, don't hesitate to visit the Denver Botanic Gardens at 1007 York Street in Denver.

Denver Art Museum

In the second place, we have the Denver Art Museum, which is an amazing place for anyone who's interested in art and in broadening their knowledge in this area. The Denver Art Museum is one of the biggest museums between the West Coast and Chicago with over 70,000 works of art that come from all over the globe!

One of the most famous collections is the one on Indigenous Arts of North America as it is very vast. Other collections are for example on Latin American Art, Asian art, or art of the ancient Americas.

The website of the museum says that their mission is:

"To enrich the lives of present and future generations through the acquisition, presentation, and preservation of works of art, supported by exemplary scholarship and public programs related to both its permanent collections and to temporary exhibitions presented by the museum."

If you happen to be in Denver and you'd like to visit a place with a peaceful atmosphere that has the potential to enrich your view of the world, the Denver Art Museum might be the perfect place for you. You can visit it at 100 W 14th Ave. Pkwy. in Denver.

Denver Union Station

The Denver Union Station is the main railway station as well as a popular transit hub in Denver. It's not a regular railway station - it apparently features award-winning restaurants, shops, and the Crawford Hotel, and it's a place where locals, as well as tourists, love to go.

The station was first opened in 1881 but burned down in 1894. The building was renovated and transformed in 2012.

To quote the website of the Denver Union Station:

"Step through any of the Denver Union Station entrances and you’ll automatically see that history got a makeover. Every detail of our stunning Great Hall space pays homage to a pioneer spirit while embracing a truly modern sensibility."

The place is located at 1701 Wynkoop in Denver.

Mount Evans

Anyone into hiking?

Mount Evans is the highest peak in the Mount Evans Wilderness in the Rocky Mountains. It's the perfect place for anyone who'd like to leave the city and enjoy nature to its fullest. Rated as number 3 out of 244 things to do in Denver on Tripadvisor, it's a very popular destination.

So why not put on your hiking boots and go on a trip?

Final Thoughts

There you have it. These are the 4 great places to explore in Denver - but there are, of course, many others. No matter where you decide you go, I hope you enjoy your stay in Denver (or if you're a local, I hope you love living there!).

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