Denver holds a special place in my heart. This is where I was born and raised and lived until I was 18 years old.
●Denver is nicknamed the Mile-High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile above sea level.
●Denver ranks as the 27th most populous U.S. city at 600, 158 people according to the 2010 census.
1. Union Station: Trains stop in Denver at historic Union Station, where travelers can access RTD’s 16th Street Free MallRide or use light rail to tour the city.
2. Casa Bonita: One of the nation’s top ten roadside attractions. The famous pink tower façade is 85 feet tall. The restaurant boasts over 52,000 square feet and seats over 1,000 guests. The restaurant features strolling mariachis, flame jugglers, a 30 foot waterfall with cliff divers, puppet theater, a haunted cave, an arcade, a magic theater and endless sopapillas.
3. 16th Street Mall: Built in 1982, the Mall is a tree-lined, pedestrian promenade of red and gray granite that runs through the center of Downtown and is lined with outdoor cafes, historic office buildings, skyscrapers, shops, restaurants and retail stores.
4. City Park: The park is 330 acres and is located in east-central Denver. The park contains the Denver Zoo, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Ferril and Duck Lakes, and a boathouse. City Park is the largest and most notable park in Denver.
5. City and County Building
6. Capitol Building: The building is composed of Colorado white granite. It was built in the 1890’s and in 1908 they used 24 karat gold to plate the dome. The gold plated dome commemorates Colorado’s Gold Rush days, and the early pioneers and miners who helped build Colorado. The Colorado State Capitol is open to the public Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
7. Coors Field: Coors Field is the home field of Major League Baseball’s Colorado Rockies. It is named for the Coors Brewing Company of Golden, Colorado. While most of the seats in Coors Field are dark green, the seats in the 20throw of the upper deck are purple. This marks the city’s one mile elevation point. It is by far the highest park in the majors.