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Best Denver Attractions

The Coolest Things to See and Do in the Mile High City


Denver has long been known as an outdoor-lover's paradise, but there's plenty for non-nature types as well. Here are some of the best activities to do in Denver for anyone from age 2 to 102.

1. Take a Hike

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Denver is filled with wonderful places to take a hike. Near the city, some of the most popular include Red Rocks Park, Eldorado Canyon State Park (near Boulder), Castlewood Canyon State Park (south of Denver) and Alderfer/Three Sisters Park (near Evergreen).

2. Enjoy Public Art

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From a giant bear the peeks into the Denver Convention Center to a pair of dancers in front of the Performing Arts Center, the public art in Denver is stunning. Grab your walking shoes and prepare to be amazed. 

3. Go Under the Sea

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From leopard sharks to jellyfish to Sumatran tigers, the offerings at the Denver Downtown Aquarium are impressive and varied. Special events, such as a swimming with the fish program and a daily mermaid show, also keep it exciting.

4. Soak in the Music at Red Rocks Amphitheatre

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Everyone from U2 to the Grateful Dead to the Dave Matthews Band has played this incredible venue, which is nestled in the heart of Red Rocks Park. Enjoying a concert here is a must-do when in Denver.

5. Go Skydiving

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Ever felt your cheeks being sucked back toward your ears? At SkyVenture Colorado, you will. One- and two-minute indoor skydiving sessions are available, starting at $48.

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