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Both the largest city and the capital of Colorado, Denver is a sprawling city with a mining and cowboy past. However, it is also modern with many outdoor festivals, a vibrant performing arts and arts scene and distinct neighbourhoods. Denver also offers easy access to the Rocky Mountains.

The city is home to beautiful lakes, recreational opportunities, abundant wildlife and colourful gardens. City Park is spread over 330 acres and has two lakes, a golf course, and playgrounds, the Museum of Nature and Science as well as the Denver Zoo. The Denver Zoo is known for its large Primate Panorama, its indoor rainforest and the Bear Mountain.

There are many nationally recognized galleries and museums in Denver, like the Denver Art Museum. The performing arts centre of Denver is the second largest in the country. Many of the neighbourhoods in the city like LoDo are filled with clubs, bars, restaurants and art galleries.

Denver celebrates four Mexican American festivals as well as several Chinese events. The major Mexican celebrations in the city include Cinco de Mayo, the Lowrider Show, as well as Dia De Los Muertos. Some of the Chinese festivals celebrated in Denver are the Chinese New Year, the Moon Festival and the Dragon Boat Festival.

Denver has a number of good shopping areas; Larimer Square dates back to the 60s and is regarded as the best shopping areas in Denver. The 16th Street Mall is downtown has a number of novelty sops and chain stores. The Cherry Creek Shopping District has some of the most expensive stores in Denver.


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1. Colorado History Museum
1300 Broadway
www.coloradohistory.org
What is it? Documenting the colourful history of Colorado and the stories of those who lived here, the Colorado History Museum brings to life the history of cowboys and gunfighters, Native Americans, miners and gold panners, explorers, buffalo hunters, wagon trains and railroads. Colorado and its diversity is portrayed from the earliest inhabitants to its pioneer families through innovative exhibits, historic photographs, artefacts and news clippings. There are exhibits on life in 19th century Denver, Buffalo Soldiers and the Mesa Verde cliff dwellings, and life and culture in the American West. Special exhibits are held throughout the year and there is an excellent bookstore and gift shop. Hours of Operation: Open daily from Monday to Saturday between 10am and 5pm, and Sunday from noon to 5pm Phone:(303) 866 3682

 

 

2. Denver Art Museum
100 W, 14th Avenue Parkway
www.denverartmuseum.org
What is it? Housing one of the largest Native American art collections in the country, the Denver Art Museum is a huge, seven-storey structure that also features the works of American Western artists, and art from Africa, Europe, Asia and the Pacific. The growing American Indian collection displays work from 150 tribes throughout the country, arranged geographically and spanning almost 2,000 years. Discovery Libraries contain shelves of art objects and prints, a costume closet that allows visitors to try on olden-day clothing, as well as reading corners. Hours of Operation: Closed on Mondays. Open on Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm, and Sunday from noon to 5pm. On Wednesdays selected floors stay open until 9pm Phone:(720) 865 5000

 

 


Denver holidays - Top Events

 

1. LoDo Music Festival

From 2007-06-01

To 2007-06-30
 

What is it? For the past 10 years the LoDo Music Festival has had the people of Denver dancing in the streets to an eclectic mix of music, from jazz and folk music to reggae and house. Another popular feature of the festival is the community drum circle. Where is it? Main entrance to festival site is on the corner of Blake and 20th Streets

 

 

2. Denver March Pow Wow

From 2007-03-23

To 2007-03-25
 

What is it? Hundreds of Native American dancers and musicians from 70 or more tribes gather at this annual event to compete and demonstrate their talents for delighted spectators, Indian and non-Indian alike. Besides the dancing and drumming, there is plenty of authentic Native American food to sample, and numerous arts and crafts stalls to browse. Where is it? Denver Coliseum

 

 

3. CHUN Capitol Hill People's Fair

From 2007-06-02

To 2007-06-03
 

What is it? For more than 30 years Denver has traditionally heralded summer in fine style with a buzzing and crowded neighbourhood fair organised by Capital Hill United Neighbourhoods. Civic Center Park is transformed into a funland filled with several stages featuring continuous performances, along with hundreds of art and craft stalls and a food bazaar. Where is it? Civic Center Park

 

 

4. The Great American Beer Festival

From 2007-09-27

To 2007-09-29
 

What is it? The statistics involved in this, the world's biggest gathering of varieties of the brown brew under one roof, are mind-boggling, but all go to prove that it is worth travelling to Denver in September! More than 330 breweries are represented and there are close on 1500 brands of beer on offer on the festival floor. The accompanying brewers' competition draws around 2,000 entries. The beer is accompanied by some great American blues and food. Where is it? Colorado Convention Center

 

 

5. National Western Stock Show

From 2007-01-06

To 2007-01-21
 

What is it? It may be the world's largest cattle show, but you are just as likely to see llamas on display and find out who is the fastest sheep-shearer if you visit the National Western Stock Show. It's Denver's most popular event that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The show, with its attendant animal displays, auctions and contests, also features a renowned rodeo. Where is it? National Western Complex, Humboldt Street

 

 



 

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