Denver Journals

Mile High Denver

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.

Mile High Denver

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Denver is a beautiful city, especially if you're visiting during the summer. It's not too hot or too cold and the scenery is outstanding. Every day it would rain around 6 p.m. and cool everything down. Then the sun would come back out just in time for an awesome sunset. 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 transpo...Read More

16th Street Mall

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There's plenty of places to shop and eat at the 16th Street Mall. We visited lots of souvenier shops full of t-shirts, key chains and the like. Outside sidewalk vendors sell anything from jewelry to sunglasses. Street performers are abundant so it doesn't just mean shopping. We saw a man playing the saxophone while strolling along. Fast food chains cater to those on the go.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 18, 2000

16th Street Mall
16th St
Denver, Colorado 80202
+1 303 534 8500

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Enter the 'Realm.' We have a similar Renaissance Festival in Kansas City. The Colorado one is just the same. You'll step into a world set back during the Renaissance era. Lords and Ladies as well as peasants will sell you trinkets and baubles. Have your palm read or get your hair braided. Each weekend during the summer months there is a theme to the festival. Many people dress up in costume to fit in with the merchants. Kids will love it, too. Food and fun are abundant.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 18, 2000

Colorado Renaissance Festival
650 West Perry Park Avenue
Larkspur, Colorado 80118
(303) 688 6010

Colorado State Capitol Building

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A rising gold dome atop a grandiose building. The Colorado State Capitol offers tours every 30 minutes. Only a few people were on the tour with us so it was really a great treat to get all the special attention. We saw the chambers of both the House of Representatives and Senate and visited the private quarters of some of the congressmen. 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 ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 18, 2000

Colorado State Capitol Building
200 East Colfax
Denver, Colorado 80203
+1 303 866 2604

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Attraction | "The Denver Museum of Nature and Science"

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The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is a great place to take the kids. They will learn so much and there's many hands-on activities to keep them busy. 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 Vik...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 14, 2000

Denver Museum of Nature and Science
2001 Colorado Boulevard
Denver, Colorado 80205
(303) 370-6000

Denver Art Museum

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The Denver Art Museum was renovated in 1993. Their collection excels in the areas of Asian, pre-Columbian, Spanish-Colonial, and Southwestern art. The musueum also has some contemporary and modern pieces. They also have special exhibits throughout the year. When I was there, they had a painting by Monet on loan. Not the best art museum I've ever seen, but a good way to spend an afternoon.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on September 14, 2000

Denver Art Museum
100 West 14th Ave Parkway
Denver, Colorado 80204
(303) 640 4433

Denver Mint

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A tour through the Denver Mint, officially the United States Mint, might be a little boring for the younger folk, but the older ones will enjoy seeing how the money is made. Five billion coins are stamped yearly. For a dollar, I was able to stamp my own souvenier coin. Outside vendors will try to sell you all kinds of 'rare' coins.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 14, 2000

Denver Mint
320 W Colfax Ave. and Cherokee St.
Denver, Colorado 80204
(303) 572-9500