Denver Journals

A Cultural Tour of Denver, Colorado

An October 2006 trip to Denver by beckilena

Denver Art Museum Photo, Denver, Colorado More Photos
Quote: Denver is rich is art and history and the cultural attractions prove it.

Denver Art Museum

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Denver Art Museum Photo, Denver, Colorado
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The new Hamilton expansion to the Denver Art Museum breathes new life and light into an already amazing art museum. After 6 years of planning and construction the new creation is now open to the public after the 35 hour straight opening featuring live music and performances. I chose to visit the museum after the chaos of the opening. Vertigo seems to ensue immediately after entering the immense, stair filled venue (not to deter, there are elevators but you will miss you on some amazing views). It's a bit like the Guggenheim layout, except more mountainous views surround the viewer. The new building is the most experimental building to be added to the Denver skyline. The exposed angles pene...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 13, 2006

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

Denver Zoo

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Denver Zoo Photo, Denver, Colorado
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The Denver Zoo is a great place to spend a nice fall day. The zoo is located right by City Park, making it a great location to spend an entire day, so make sure to pack a picnic. The feeding times for the animals are posted online at www.denverzoo.org so you can plan your trip in advance, which is a good idea considering we weren't able to see some animals due to their feedings. There is an excellent reptile building filled with fish, snakes, dragons, and much more as well as a great bird section. The pachyderm area features framed paintings created by the elephants on view as well as a hippo pool. There is a carousel that costs extra but is a great activity for children, or the young at heart. If you...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 18, 2006

Denver Zoo
2300 Steele St (at City Park, Between York And Colorado)
Denver, Colorado 80205
(303) 376-4800

Denver Museum of Nature and Science Photo, Denver, Colorado
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The Nature and Science Museum features 8 permanent exhibitions as well as rotating exhibitions, a planetarium and an IMAX theatre. The discovery zone has a lot of kid friendly activities that are hand on. The museum's Egyptian Mummies exhibition features 2 mummies that help to increase the viewers knowledge of the art of human preservation. The Gem and Mineral section begins with a large crystal cave and leads the viewer into a collection of local and global gems and minerals. The hall of life explores the human body and features numerous interactive portions to help increase the viewers knowledge of health. The prehistoric journey leads the viewer through the progression of single cell organisms thro...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 18, 2006

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