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  • 1. Fox Rent A Car Denver24558 E. 75th AvenueDenver, CO 80249(855) 849 - 4213 2
  • 2. Kid-Friendly Activities Dinosaur Ridge 16831 W. Alameda Pkwy Morrison, CO 80465 303 697-3466 For a one of a kind experience, you can visit Morrison’s Dinosaur Ridge. Here you’ll find actual dinosaur bones from Allosaurus, Apatosaurus and Stegosaurus. You can also do a free self-guided tour and inspect all of the ancient fossils. They have bones over 150 million years old that you can touch, feel and experience!Fox Rent A Car Denver Hammonds Candy Factory 5735 N. Washington St.24558 E. 75th Avenue Denver, CO 80216 303 339-5353 A Denver company since 1920, you can visit and tour Hammond’s Candy Factory to see how everyone’s favoriteDenver, CO 80249 treat is made, shipped and sold. The “Behind the Scenes” tours even let you help make the candy in their kitchens. You must call and schedule these tours in advance. Regular factory tours are free, but Behind the(855) 849 - 4213 Scenes tours are $25.00. Childrens Museum of Denver 2121 Childrens Museum Dr. Denver, CO 80211 303 433-7444 On the first Tuesday of every month, the Children’s Museum of Denver is free from pm to 8 pm. Meant for younger children (ages 3 – 8), this museum provides an abundance of interactive experiences to help children have fun experimenting and learning. Tickets are $8.00 for Ages 2 – 59, $1.00 for children ages 1, and Free for children under 1 year old. Denver Museum of Nature & Science 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO 80205 303 370-6400 Another Museum combining learning with excitement, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science lets you gain a first-hand experience of Space, Eqypt, dinosaurs, and more! Current exhibits include Egyptian Mummies, Gems and Minerals, Health, North American Indian Cultures, Prehistoric Journey, Space Odyssey, and Wildlife Exhibits. Tickets to the museum are $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for children visitors. Downtown Aquarium 700 Water St. Denver, CO 80211 303 561-4450 The Downtown Aquarium holds over 500 species, including an interactive Sting Ray touch tank. The exhibits are segregated based on geography and types of species: North America, the desert, Under the Sea, at the Wharf, the Rainforest, Coral Lagoon, Sunken Temple, Shipwreck, and at the Beach. Tickets are $15.50 for adults, $9.99 children (ages 3-11), and Free children (ages 2 – younger). 3
  • 3. 5 Best Denver Museums 1. Denver Art Museum Located on 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway, the museum operates between Tuesdays and Sundays and is closed on Mondays. The operating hours from Tuesday to Thursday are 10am to 5pm. On Fridays the museum is open for the public from 10am to 10pm. Saturdays and Sundays are shorter and the place is open from 10am to 5pm and 12noon to 5pm respectively. Tickets are required to be purchased for entry but the costs are different. Adult tickets are priced at $10 and kids and seniors are charged $8. Students can show a student identification card and get an entry forFox Rent A Car Denver as low as $3. Out of state residents pay slightly higher so make sure that you have your resident proof with you if you are a resident of Colorado.24558 E. 75th Avenue 2. Denver Museum of Nature & ScienceDenver, CO 80249 On Colorado road, you can hardly miss the Nature & Science museum that sprawls the road. Known as the Denver History Museum, this is a place that you just have to visit if you are in the city with your family(855) 849 - 4213 and kids. Founded by naturalist Edwin Carter, the displays are bound to have your kids screaming with pleasure and mesmerized by the fountain of information. The museum is open all seven days a week between 9am to 5pm. Admissions for adults are at $11 and seniors and children get to enter with a $6 ticket. Denver Museum of Nature & Science s 3. Wings Over Rockies – Air and Space Museum Located on East Academy Boulevard in Denver this museum is open from 10am to 5pm from Monday to Saturday. The place is open to the public on Sundays between 12noon and 5pm. Admissions for adults is at $9. Seniors can get a ticket for $8 and children can have a field day for a ticket priced at $6. Museum members can come and go as they please with no tickets required. At the museum you can see various kinds of aircrafts and space and rockets. The sprawling museum covers an area of 150,000 square feet and includes exhibits like the B-18A Bolo, Century Series Fighters, RF-84K Thunderflash, Alexander Eaglerock and a B-1A Lancer too. There is a Space Station Module that has real life mock ups of the Apollo Command Module and a 16 foot model of Titan II launch vehicle. Some of the other models include the Avionics and Radios Exhibit, the Colorado Air National Guard, the Colorado Aviation Heritage, the Eisenhower Dining Room and the Howard Model Collection. Check out the Wings Over Rockies site for information on the upcoming featured exhibits, summer camps and other events. Go to the Next Page for Museums 4 & 5 4
  • 4. (5 Best Denver Museums Continued) 4. Forney Museum of Transportation If you are interested in understanding the history of transportation, then this is the museum that you should go to. Antique cars, locomotives, motorcycles, exotic wheels and buggies are the kind of stuff that you will find here. The museum includes the world’s largest steam locomotive, the Big Boy. It has over 500 exhibits that relate to the manner in which transportation grew over the years.Fox Rent A Car Denver The museum is open from 10am to 4pm from Monday to Saturday and it is located on Brighton Boulevard. Admissions for adults are at $8, seniors can pay $6 and children need a ticket for $4. Children below the age24558 E. 75th Avenue of 3 are allowed free entry. Check out the events planned in the museum before you leave at the site.Denver, CO 80249 5. Children’s Museum of Denver If you are travelling with younger kids, then this is the museum that you have to visit while in Denver. This(855) 849 - 4213 museum is a hub of interactivity where the children can play and grow as they learn. Here is a place where the children of Denver interact with exhibits all year round. There are special showcase events organized on special days and the holiday season sure promises to be fun. Kids can enjoy the Alphabet Soup, ARTS a la carte, Bubbles, CMD Fire Station No. 1. Ready Vet Go, My Market, WillitWork, and The Assembly Plant too. There are special classes organized and there is a monthly theme that everything is reorganized around. There are programs like the Backyard Explorers and Afternoon Adventures. Make Believe Matinee is a time for costumes and drama to let imagination fly. A museum where travelers would love to go to each time they travel, this museum has a large number of events that are planned throughout the year. These can be checked at the Children’s Museum of Denver site. Some of the other museums around Denver that you should also consider if you have the time are the El Pueblo Museum in Pueblo, The Fort Vasquez Museum, Colorado and the Georgetown Loop Historic Railroad. Others that may require a day trip from Denver include the Healy House/Dexter Cabin Museum, the Fort Garland Museum, the Pikes Stockade and The Trinidad History Museum. 5
  • 5. Best Bars in Denver Beer may not be the official drink of Denver but the numbers of breweries sure make it seem so. There is a brewery in almost every restaurant and anyone looking to go out for a drink can find bars and pubs in almost every street corner. And then Denver does not just have bars. It has wine bars, jazz bars, lounges, blues bars, patio bars, karaoke bars, sports bars, cougar bars, gay bars, dive bars, hookah bars, country bars, comedy clubs, cigar bars and more. Here are some of our best picks from different kinds of bars in Denver.Fox Rent A Car Denver Breckenridge Brewery24558 E. 75th Avenue There is almost no doubt that Breckenridge Brewery is a place that you just to visit when you are taking a vacation in the city or have dropped in for some work. The brews that the place offers fit all palates.Denver, CO 80249 They have a vanilla porter and the agave wheat too. And then there are the delectable delights and BBQ’s that you can pair off the drinks with from their restaurant too.(855) 849 - 4213 Sports Column If you are looking to go out on a game day, it might just be a great idea to walk into Sports Column, a place that will engage you as fans cheer their teams. With all eyes glued to the television screen as the game picks up, you are sure to have a blast. And then the revelry when your team wins is something that you can never experience when you enjoy a game at home. Wear your team colors and you will be a star. My Brothers Bar An oft looked up bar, this is a patio bar that has the best hamburgers, classical music and the best drinks to offer. The bar is haughty enough not to have a sign in the front and this probably makes it a major attraction among many. Those who want to experience the place might need to know that it is on 15th Street. Roo Bar This is a place that can qualify as a place that typifies the Denver drinking scene with its line of martinis, cocktails, brews and more. And then there is the awesome food that goes along with it too. If you are anywhere near Fillmore Street, you need to check out this place. Go to the Next Page for More Denver Bars 6
  • 6. (Best Bars in Denver Continued) Hush A bar where people may have to give up some of their moolah to create an impression, the Hush bar is a place for those who want to be seen. Located at Larimer Street this is a sure shot place to get noticed and talked about. Billy’s Inn A bar that has been around for more than 75 years and yet does not look old due to the recent renovations,Fox Rent A Car Denver Billy’s Inn offers mouth watering fish tacos and a never ending tequila collection.24558 E. 75th Avenue Giggling Grizzly Every night is an exhilarating party at the Giggling Grizzly near Coors Field. This is another place that isDenver, CO 80249 always full up on game days and so if you want to have some fun with your friends watch the game, you(855) 849 - 4213 may want to book your place in advance. Hard Rock Café Just as in any other place, Hard Rock Café in Denver is full of lively energy all the time. The American grill fare and flavorful cocktails are the stuff that you should order here. Churchill Bar This is a refined bar for those who want to enjoy their drink in peace. The elegance of the place makes it a cut above the others. If you are looking for some restaurant bars in Denver you might want to check out 1515 Market at Market Street, Coral Room on 32nd Avenue, Forest Room 5 at 15th Street or The Hornet at Broadway. Blues bars like Herb’s Hideout and Ziggie’s Saloon and jazz clubs like Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge and the El Chapultepec are also fairly well known and popular. Those who want to catch a good laugh should head out to Comedy Works at 15th Street, the Landmark at DTC or the Wits End Comedy Club at 92 nd Avenue. But remember when you go out and have a drink or two: Dont drink and drive!!! 7
  • 7. Skiing in Denver Colorado is a state in the US that includes most of the southern side of the Rocky Mountains. Some portions of the Colorado Plateau and the Great Plains are also included. The factor that makes Colorado a great destination for skiing is that while there is substantial snow, the place does not get extremely cold due to the Chinook warm winds. The state offers a large variety of skiing resorts that one can go to. And there is something for everyone irrespective of whether you are a beginner or an expert at skiing. Aspen Snowmass Ski ResortFox Rent A Car Denver This is a resort that is popular for the four mountains that it covers – Aspen, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass and Buttermilk. This ensures that there is about 5000 acres of skiing area for the enthusiasts to explore and ski on.24558 E. 75th Avenue Beaver CreekDenver, CO 80249 A resort that offers 149 trails the skiing slopes include those for beginners, intermediaries and experts too. The acreage available for skiing is estimated to be around 1800.(855) 849 - 4213 Breckenridge Ski Resort This resort offers a ski school that is considered to be world class. The Breckenridge Ski Resort is a great place to visit with the family so that children can start their lessons here. Winter Park Ski Resort Probably the most popular ski resorts in Colorado, the Winter Park Ski Resort provides the best experience with ski trails that are unmatched. Snowmass A few miles from Aspen, Snowmass is a resort that boasts of 23 lifts and more than 3000 acres of skiing area. Half of these skiing slopes can be deemed of medium difficulty and therefore there is much to explore for the amateur skier. Vail A place that can promise you blue skies and clear weather, this resort has extremely well groomed skiing slopes. Other areas that you consider while planning your skiing vacation in Colorado include Copper Mountains, Aspen Mountains, Ski Cooper, Silverton, Wolf Creek, Sunlight, Telluride, Powderhorn, Loveland, Monarch Mountain and the Echo Mountains. Tips for Skiing When you go for a skiing vacation make sure that you pack adequately so that you do not get sick in the extreme cold weather. Proper skiing gear and a helmet are a must for all skiers. Beginners need it to ensure that they are protected from falls and experts need to ensure that they do not hurt themselves while trying a particularly tough slope. 8
  • 8. Innovative Denver Restaurants Biker Jim’s Gourmet Hot Dog Stand 16th & Arapahoe Denver, CO 80202 Neighborhoods: Northwest, CBD Seriously, a hot dog stand? Yes. Biker Jim’s Gourmet Hot Dog Stand has been reviewed over 284 times on Yelp, and has a 5-star rating! Biker Jim’s is the perfect casual lunch spot when you’re on the go in Downtown Denver. They also serve up interesting dining options such as Elk, Buffalo and Reindeer.Fox Rent A Car Denver SAME Café24558 E. 75th Avenue 2023 E Colfax Ave Denver, CO 80238Denver, CO 80249 Neighborhood: Northeast If you like innovative choices, then SAME is your spot. This café doesn’t have a set menu, or set prices. Meals are made daily with whatever fresh ingredients are available, and the diner donates what he felt the meal is(855) 849 - 4213 worth. Z Cuisine Bistrot & A Côté Bar à Absinthe - French / Wine Bar 2239 & 2245 W 30th Ave Denver, CO 80211 Neighborhoods: Northwest, Highland Now for a romantic dinner, Z Cuisine is an authentic Parisian bistro. Emphasizing authenticity, they don’t take reservations, and provide a menu that changes daily. Á Côté is a full wine bar, complete with happy hour from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. Casa Bonita (suggested by Gregg Harper on Facebook) 6715 W Colfax Ave Lakewood, CO 80214 Looking for a night of entertainment, and maybe some mediocre Mexican food on the side? Look no further than Casa Bonita near Denver, CO. Originally brought to our attention by Gregg Harper on our Facebook Page, Casa Bonita promises the most original yet wackiest dining experience. Inside this restaurant, you’ll find a 30- foot waterfall with cliff divers, strolling mariachis, flame jugglers, a puppet theater, an arcade, large skee-ball room, magic theater, and a haunted tunnel called Black Bart’s Cave. Red Square Euro Bistro (suggested by Michele Pryor on Facebook) 1512 Larimer St # 38R Denver, CO 80202-1690 (303) 595-8600 Euro bistro, vodka, and more vodka. Meats, fish and pastas are both hearty and delicious. But the Red Square is known for its extensive vodka bar. They have a variety of infusions, and a full vodka list for your viewing pleasure. 9
  • 9. Denver Entertainment Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater Stunningly beautiful, the Red Rocks come alive in winter when they become even more spectacular to watch. The Red and Rocks and Amphitheatre is a great place to view sandstone formations some of which are more than 300 feet high. If you come to the place with the whole day in mind you can also enjoy some concerts in the Amphitheatre in the evening where some of the greatest stars have performed. The place is open from 5am in the morning to 11pm in the evening but if you want to check out the visitor’s center, the timings are 9am to 4pm in the winter. To see what concerts are coming up, visit their website calendar.Fox Rent A Car Denver24558 E. 75th Avenue Denver Center of Performing Arts The Denver Center for the Performing Arts combines the best of Broadway shows, and amazing venuesDenver, CO 80249 including a professional theater.(855) 849 - 4213 Denver Center Theatre Company, a Tony Award-winning professional resident theatre, which produces classic and contemporary plays, revivals and world premieres. Denver Center Attractions, presenter of blockbuster Broadway musicals and cabaret. National Theatre Conservatory, a Congressionally-chartered Master of Fine Arts program. Denver Center Theatre Academy, a theatre education program offering acting instruction to individuals and opportunities for schools It’s located at the center of Denver Performing Arts Complex, next to the Colorado Ballet For tickets, call 800.641.1222 or visit the website. Pepsi Center Located on the edge of Downtown, this new facility is a state-of-the-art home for the NBA Denver Nuggets and NHL Colorado Avalanche. While holding up to 19,000 for NBA games, the center will also hold up to 20,000 for concerts and other special events. The Pepsi center also features 95 luxury suites on two different levels. The 4.6 acre footprint is also home to the Qwest Business Center and the Nuggets Practice Court. 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO, 80202 303-405-1111 | Pepsi Center Website Coors Field Baseball Stadium A sight for the sports enthusiasts, this baseball stadium is home base for the Colorado Rockies, one of the youngest teams in Major League Football. The stadium can seat more than 50,000 fans. 10
  • 10. Unique Denver Hotels The Curtis Hotel 1405 Curtis St Denver, CO 80202 Neighborhoods: Northwest, CBD The Curtis is a fun boutique hotel that’s high on personality, low on price. It has cartoons on in the lobby, themed floors, and pop culture infused throughout. If you’re seeking fun and adventure, the Curtis is the perfect spot.Fox Rent A Car Denver The Magnolia Hotel 818 17th St24558 E. 75th Avenue Denver, CO 80202 Neighborhoods: Northwest, CBDDenver, CO 80249 The Magnolia is a cross between new modern amenities and old warm charm. It’s perfect location put it within walking distance from all major stadiums, the Denver Center for Performing Arts, and a large(855) 849 - 4213 number of restaurants and bars. Hotel Teatro 1100 14th St Denver, CO 80202 Neighborhoods: Northwest, CBD Consistently named one of the best hotels in Denver, the Hotel Teatro is the ultimate luxurious getaway and romantic destination. If you want to surprise a special someone, look no further than the Hotel Teatro. The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa (suggested by Holly Goodhead on Facebook) 321 17th Street Denver, CO 80202 (303) 297-3111 Downtown’s most historic hotel, the Brown Palace Hotel & Spa combines provides a more traditional luxury than some of the newer establishments. The spa has a number of services that will help you de- stress and relax in comfort. 11
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