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Best things to do in Denver

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Museum
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“Art lovers rejoice. This is an amazing museum that always has great exhibitions. ”
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Neighbourhood
“Union Station is the heart of Denver! Lots of great bars, restaurants & shops to check out! This is where you can catch the A-line train to Denver International Airport. ”
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Pedestrian Plaza
“If you want to be a real Denver tourist - spend some time strolling the 16th street mall. It’s a pedestrian street in downtown Denver with a lot of shopping and food. It’s an easy walk from Union Station and there’s a free mall ride shuttle that takes you from one end to the other all day. ”
310local recommendations
Aquarium
“Stop in with the family for lunch at the aquarium restaurant and be sure to catch the mermaids!”
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Stadium
“Denver Nuggets Basketball, Denver Avalance Hockey, and many concerts and conferences are held here.”
185local recommendations
Art Museum
“One of my favorites, small, contemplative, contemporary, modern art museum with changing exhibits. Downtown location. Great cafe on top floor. mcadenver.org”
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Concert Hall
“I grew up around Six Flags, so for me this one isn't the top of my list, but not because it doesn't offer some killer excitement for the day, and a water park side by side. Instead it's because I like to ride killer coasters, and this one boasts only 2, so if that's not a big deal, it's a great park!”
153local recommendations
Football Stadium
“The home of the Broncos! This massive stadium is just west of the city. It's a fun place to check out if you're a football game, and a great place to see a game if you can get your hands on a ticket!”
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Plaza
“Historic district at the spot where Denver was founded, with independent shops, bars & restaurants.”
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Brewery
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“Cheers to 25 years of greatness At least as far as Denver’s city limits go, it’d be hard to argue that there’s a brewery with a portfolio as impressive as Great Divide’s. Beer for beer, and year in and year out, the (now) two locations have served toothsome suds across the spectrum. And, now, they're celebrating 25 years of it. There’s a huge bash planned for this summer and the team is planning not just one but two special anniversary beers: Thrillist can exclusively reveal a special imperial Yeti will be available across the country, while a double hazy IPA will only be available in Colorado. So, now is as good of a time as ever to raise a glass at the cozy location near Coors Field or take a tour of the imposing, impressive facility on Brighton Boulevard. ”
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Light Rail Station
“Welcome to the home of the Broncos. Join us in football season for some epic games, or in the summer for some concerts.”
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Convention Center
“Huge building with the world famous blue bear peeking in, almost always something interesting going on inside as well. ”
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Lounge
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“Gastrobrothel features Vegetable Forward, Globally-Inspired Dishes and a Live Music Venue ‘Electric Soapbox.’ ”
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Natural Feature
“right in the middle of one of the most popular areas in Denver Metro. Great Park with lots to look at around it. Some neat real estate and Dog friendly.”
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Flea Market
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“Really fun place to hang out especially before a Rockies game. The atmosphere and experience is worth a visit!”
94local recommendations
General Entertainment
“Sprawling arts complex with 10 performance spaces for plays, musicals & Broadway productions.”
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