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The Full Denver Experience

An August 2000 trip to Denver by JodiJill

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The Full Denver Experience

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Denver is a big city, spread out to cover enough acres but don't think everything is packed together like the East Coast. A drive around the city will provide the buildings of man with the Rocky Mountains of beauty. The 16th Street mall is the best place to start your journey. Here you are able to have lunch with the locals and enjoy the new part of the area. Ocean Journey Aquarium, the Denver Children's Museum, the Denver Zoo and the trolley ride are all within distance of the downtown area. The Rockies field is downtown too, so if you want to go for a game the rock pile seats are only .Quick Tips: Trips to the mountains are only an hour away. You can go up to Central City to enjoy mountain ...Read More

Denver Buffalo Company

Restaurant | "Denver Buffalo Comapny"

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The Denver Buffalo Company is one of those traditional western places. They have a whole deli highlighting products using buffalo as well as a dining area where you can have a sit down meal. If you have never tasted buffalo meat, this is where you need to try it.

The buffalo meat here is great. Traditionally lean, you can eat 1/2 of what you would beef and it tastes great. I encourage you to try the deli first to make sure you like the taste.

Outside of the building is a perfect picture spot. Here you will find a full life size buffalo. Pretty neat.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 12, 2000

Denver Buffalo Company
Downtown Denver
Denver, Colorado

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This is a great brewery in downtown Denver across the street from Union Station. They serve great burgers (I had the 'Norm' burger and it was excellent) and they have great brews. Colorado is without doubt a mecca of brewing, and this is one of the best places in the state. I had the Railyard Ale and it was outstanding! The sidewalk/docking area has been turned into a patio, and, on a great day, it can be the perfect place to soak up the Rockies.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 12, 2000

Wynkoop Brewing Company
1634 18th St
Denver, Colorado 80202
(303) 297-2700

Colorado's Ocean Journey

Attraction | "Ocean Journey"

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This aquarium is a journey of water to the ocean and following the rivers. While it calls itself an aquarium, there is a pair of tigers on sight too. The tanks are delightful to look at, but some of the exhibits have small fish in them. The otter and the shark tanks are amazing. You are actually able to look down upon the tank and see the sharks swimming underneath. There is a lot of concervation discussion at the aquarium too so the kids will get the chance to see why it is so important to help our earth.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 11, 2000

Colorado's Ocean Journey
700 Water St
Denver, Colorado 80211
+1 303 561 4450; +1

Take in a Rockies Game

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Coors Field is approximately eight blocks from downtown Denver (it is very safe to walk) and if you come during the season, plan to stay for a game. The locals like the cheap seats ($4 at the rock pile) and you can even catch a ball from there. If the game isn't much of your choice, there is another reason to go - the view. It is absolutely stunning to see the mountains from the stands. Most of the seats and all of the walkways are accessable to the majestic views of the Rockies. The higher the seats, the better the view. The stands have a row of purple seats, five rows from the top of the stadium. It signifies the mile high Denver is so famously know for. ...Read More
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The coins in your pocket can be found being made at the U.S. Mint in downtown Denver. Actually, not all the coins. The Denver Mint coins nickels, pennies, and quarters. They also do a few other country coins. A tour of the mint is way cool for the family or individual to experience. It runs every twenty or so minutes, and during the summer it is very busy. The tour runs on the second floor of the mint so you can look down and see the machines and workers. Some machines punch the slugs, making them coins. You see the machines that count the coins and put them in flour sacks. There are also some interesting facts displayed in the hallways to read. The only downfall of the tour is...Read More

Coors Brewery

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If you have heard of Coors, you probably have heard of the town of Golden. Just a skip from downtown Denver (about 15 minutes to the brewery), it is worth the journey to see. Coors has a big tour that runs every day. Golden is right next to the foothills and is basically just a suburb. Anyway the tour runs 45 minutes and gives the brewing experience from beginning to end. You are able to smell the hops (kind of weird but interesting) and see the malt being roasted. The start of the tour is like a small gallery of advertisements and history. You get a genuine beer bottle label and when your label is called, you are on your way to seeing the brewing process. The tour is over...Read More

Capital Tour

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The Colorado Capital has a tour that runs every business day. It is an interesting tour that is free and talks a little bit about Colorado history. As a resident of Colorado, I accompanied some guests to see the place. I came back pretty amazed as there was plenty of information to hold my interest. The dome is probably the best part. I enjoyed being able to look out to the Rockies and see the mountain tops as well as the area as far as the eye can see. This is a heavy duty walking tour, so do be careful if you have trouble walking or if the kids tire easily. There were two sets of stairs (one next to the murals on the walls), and they can kill you with the wrong shoes...Read More

Using Denver International Airport

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Coming to Colorado is a great experience and I don't think one of us residents would discourage you, but you need to know a little bit about the airport. I travel in and out of it every other week, and, at times, it can be a real pain. If you plan to use the bus system, do remember it is in the third lane and runs every half an hour. Don't expect the bus to stop unless you are almost in front of it. Several times I have run after it since it wouldn't stop for me. The buses don't run at night so don't come in too late. Buses also run to downtown Boulder, Broomfield, Littleton and suburbs to get you where you need to go. The taxi ride to downtown is expensive, around $40. The airport is ...Read More

16th Street Mall

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Downtown Denver has a really neat mall set up for people to walk along and enjoy the moment. The 16th Street Mall is a place you can sit out on the patio and watch the sunset while sipping a brew or shop at Larimer Square for exotic items. There are no cars allowed on the mall, only a free shuttle that runs all day and into the night. In the evenings you can also find the horse carriages strolling along the street picking up romantic couples. Some of the more upscale places to eat include Wolfgang Pucks and The Cheese Cake Factory. If you go over a block you can go to the oldest hotel in Colorado: The Brown Palace. The Brown Palace has an elegant dining room in which even preside...Read More