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Popularly known as ‘Mile High City’, Denver, the capital city of Colorado lies at the junction of Cherry Creek with the South Platte River at the foot of the unsteady Mountains. Also, being the economic and cultural center of a wide area, the renowned University of Denver and University of Colorado Medical Center rests here. It is also a significant industrial center along with major destination for business travel, and a good base for trips into the Rockies. The city has an enjoyable continental climate, with plenty of sunshine and low rainfall. Gold was discovered on Cherry Creek in 1858, and the three gold-diggers' settlements of Auraria, Highland and Denver combined in 1860-61 to form the town of Denver. After all this development, an airport was established in 1994 and thereafter attracted more tourists to this place.
- Denver Center for Performing Arts: On the south side of Larimer Square lies the Denver Center for the Performing Arts which is a gigantic cultural center which has Boettcher Concert Hall and the Auditorium Theater with the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. A night out is must at the Center for Performing Arts for a memorable entertainment. This venue hosts all kinds of major events and is the home to the Denver Center Theater Company, the Denver Center Attractions, and the Denver Center Theatre Academy. The center also functions as an enlightening facility as well with acting classes and programs, as well as specialized enlargement opportunities.
- Colorado State Capital: situated on the east side of the park is the Classical Style State Capitol under the dome which is 250ft/ 76m high. Hence, this city is named as ‘Mile high city’.
- Museum of Nature and Science: to the southeast of City Park lies this museum which imposes dinosaur skeletons, remains of Ice Age animals, the collection of minerals presented by the Coors family, and one of the principal nuggets of gold found in Colorado. This place also holds prehistoric facts of Indian People.
- Denver Botanic Garden: it first came into being in late 1950’s and is also one of the leading botanical gardens in the United States, spread in 23 acres next to Chessman Park. The garden also contains native plants and sustainable, environmentally responsible practices. There are 43 separate gardens which are laid out in ordinary landscapes, others of which are in more formal gardens. Some of the other highlights include the Japanese Garden, Marnie's Pavilion with orchids, ferns, and waterfalls, and the Boettcher Memorial Conservatory with exotic tropical and subtropical species. This place is also famous in organizing special events annually including huge concerts.
- Coors Field: this is a baseball club which came into being in 1995 and has the capacity of nearly 50,000 people. You can also enjoy the view of Rocky Mountains from some of its part and enjoy the game as well. The game last for 1.5 hours which you can enjoy and try to understand.