A June 1995 trip
to Denver by camera-gal
Quote: Denver is a perfect summer retreat spot. The weather, scenery and activities can't help but make you happy.
If you're not that interested about what the capitol represents or what goes on there, at least climb to the top of the gold dome. You'll get an excellent view of the city.
The Denver Art Museum has fairly good collection and is definitely worth an afternoon visit.
The Renaissance Festival will transport you back in time. Pretend you were a fair maiden or a knight in shining armour.
Denver Mint--Money makes the world go 'round. Learn how they make it. Buy some too.
The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is great for kids and has plenty of hands-on exhibits.
The 16th St. Mall is full of street performers and lots of shopping. Buy your cheap souveniers here.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 18, 2000
16th Street Mall
Denver, Colorado 80202
+1 303 534 8500
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 18, 2000
Colorado Renaissance Festival
650 West Perry Park Avenue
Larkspur, Colorado 80118
(303) 688 6010
Attraction | "Colorado State Capitol"
The best thing to do is climb the dome afterwards. The view is spectacular. You'll be able to see the Rocky Mountains as well as the entire city.
A funny side note: When we reached the top, a couple of guys from England were visiting there too. We struck up a conversation and chatted about lost luggage at the Denver airport and the Beatles. I was quizzed about the fourth line of the song "Love Me Do". Being a huge Beatles fan, I had no trouble telling them it is "Pleeeeeease. Love me do." Meet some interesting visitors of your own.
Colorado State Capitol Building
200 East Colfax
Denver, Colorado 80203
+1 303 866 2604
Attraction | "The Denver Museum of Nature and Science"
General admission to the museum is $7.00 for adults and $3.50 for kids which is pretty reasonable compared to other science museums. If you want to see only an IMAX movie, it's $7.00 or $3.50 for kids, but the museum offers a combination discount for both the IMAX and admission for $11.00 and $7.00. Still not bad. The one in Kansas City is almost double that.
Throughout the year, the museum has special exhibits to attract people. One example is the current Vikings exhibition combined with a Vikings festival. Other exhibitions include the Ice Age and Voyages of Discovery. The Science and Nature Museum maintains permanent exhibits as well. These include anything from Explore Colorado to Egyptian Mummies.
The Phipp's IMAX is a big draw because of it's size--over four stories high.
to be continued...
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 14, 2000
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
2001 Colorado Boulevard
Denver, Colorado 80205
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on September 14, 2000
Denver Art Museum
100 West 14th Ave Parkway
Denver, Colorado 80204
(303) 640 4433
320 W Colfax Ave. and Cherokee St.
Denver, Colorado 80204
Overland Park, Kansas