Due to the overwhelming amount of things to do in Denver, we want to offer you the option of selecting what you want to see and do. Below is a list of things, some within walking distance of the hotel and others a little further away. Please do not hesitate to ask us if you have any questions. Enjoy your time in Denver!
Elitch Gardens is Americas only Downtown Theme & Water Park and is a must-see destination for all locals and visitors, with 54 rides and attractions! Just hop on the 16th Street free mall ride down to the Wynkoop stop and walk on over the bridge.
Private Haunted Tour of the Capitol Hill Area - Meeting Location Close to Hotel
Get a glimpse into the strange happenings in Denver’s seedy past on this walking tour of Capitol Hill. The stories that Denver’s ghosts and ghouls have to tell are sure to raise the hairs on your arms and send chills down your spine.
The Denver Natural History Museum is the Rocky Mountain region’s leading resource for informal science education. A variety of exhibitions, programs, and activities help Museum visitors experience the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe.
Museum of Contemporary Arts - Within Walking Distance
The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) explores the art and culture of our time through rotating exhibitions and public educational programs. Featuring regional, national and international artists, MCA Denver offers a wide range of exhibitions promoting creative experimentation with art and ideas. Through adult and youth education programs and other creative events, the museum serves as an innovative forum for a culturally engaged community.
Denver Firefighters Museum - Within Walking Distance
Welcome to the Denver Firefighters Museum. If the heart of a great museum is its subject, then the Denver Firefighters Museum is truly one of the greatest in the world!
The Museum offers not only outstanding exhibits on the history of fire fighting in Denver focusing on the Denver Fire Department, but innovative and exciting hands-on activities that allow visitors to interact with the traditional exhibits.
Molly Brown House Museum - Within Walking Distance
Our wonderful Docents will lead you through the Museum telling you the story of Denver's Titanic heroine and activist, Margaret Brown. All guided tours of the Museum last approximately 45 minutes. Museum tour tickets are available in the Carriage House Visitor's Center.
Pikes Peak & the Airforce Academy Tour- Meeting Location Close to Hotel
Journey to the Colorado Springs area and visit the United States Air Force Academy and the Garden of the Gods. Then make an ascent up Pikes Peak in specially-equipped vehicles.
Denver Mountain Parks Tour- Meeting Location Close to Hotel
Leave the city behind, and head west into the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains. Explore iconic sights on the way, including the Red Rock Amphitheater, Bear Creek Canyon, Lookout Mountain, and the world-famous Coors Brewery.
Rocky Mountain National Park Tour- Meeting Location Close to Hotel
Spend a day immersed in the breathtaking natural beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park. Take in sweeping vistas from the park’s highest summit, see the continental divide, picnic among wildlife, and check out the grand Stanley Hotel—used as a filming location for The Shining.
Lions, tigers, bears — and so much more! Set aside several hours for exploration at the Denver Zoo, an eye-opening experience for all ages. One of the most popular zoos in the nation, the Denver Zoo has about 4,000 animals, representing more than 750 species. The zoo's new Amur tiger habitat, The Edge, is presently under construction and will bring guests closer than ever to these magnificent felines when it opens on March 17, 2017. Catwalks and bridges spanning just over visitors’ heads will demonstrate the cats’ playfulness and allow them to get exercise. The exhibit will feature large pools and be set on the edge of a pine forest, hence the name, to simulate the animals’ natural habitat in Russia. The Toyota Elephant Passage, meanwhile, will give you an up-close-and-personal experience with massive Asian elephants. Predator Ridge has a pride of lions, while polar bears frolic in nearby Northern Shores — check them out above ground or underwater thanks to a specially designed viewing window. You'll also love Primate Panorama, where fun-loving orangutans make their home.
One of the top five botanic gardens in the nation, Denver Botanic Gardens is an oasis in the city, offering year-round events, Mordecai Children’s Garden, lifelong learning opportunities and research to preserve Colorado’s precious natural resources. Just south of the expansive City Park, you and your family will find the spectacular 23-acres that make up Denver Botanic Gardens. Trust us; you won't just be stopping to smell the roses. As you follow the winding paths through the grounds, you'll discover no less than 32,000 diverse and delightful plants from such faraway places as Australia, Africa and the Himalayas. There are dozens of gardens to enjoy, including the internationally recognized Japanese Garden.
Colorado may be landlocked, but that doesn't mean that it doesn't have plenty of marine life for you and your family to gawk at. The Downtown Aquarium features fascinating sea creatures, sharks and more. All in all there are more than 15,000 fish, mammals and plants, including an exhibit of Sumatran tigers who love to swim. And if you're left with the urge to get a little wet yourself, you're in luck: the Swin with the Fish and Dive with the Sharks programs let you swim alongside giant groupers, Moray eels, guitar fish, sand tiger sharks, green sea turtles and 400 of their closest friends.
Colorado State Capitol - Within Walking Distance
The Colorado State Capitol welcomes about 300,000 visitors annually, with nearly 70,000 visitors taking tours of our beautiful and historic Statehouse. We welcome you to visit and learn more about this building, the work of our General Assembly, and our unique Colorado heritage.
Visit the Celestial Seasonings headquarters in Boulder, Colorado and unlock the mysteries of tea with a guided tea tour. During the 45-minute tour, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look how tea is made – from raw ingredients to finished products – plus see unique attractions like our famous Mint Room, Tea Shop and Celestial Café.
Celestial Seasonings is nestled in the Gunbarrel neighborhood of Boulder. Our campus is easily accessible from Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins and the Denver International Airport.
While children of all ages are welcome at the Tour Center, only children aged 5 and older are allowed to go on the factory portion of the tour.
Hammond's complimentary candy factory tours are fun and educational for candy lovers of all ages! Hundreds of thousands of people from across the globe have seen how our famous, handcrafted candy canes, ribbon candy, and lollipops are pulled, twisted, and shaped by hand – just like they were in 1920. The Mile High City is home to our one-and-only factory location where guests can see how our candy is handmade and hand-packaged from beginning to end. It’s a super sweet treat you won’t find elsewhere!
Join the fun as our free candy factory tours are quickly one of Denver’s must-see tourist attractions! Our factory tour will give you a bit of Colorado-proud history, some tidbits about nostalgic candy, a little science, and a lot of fun. With large video screens installed throughout the factory and the tour, you’ll get an “up close and personal” experience with our delicious candies and the people who make them.
See and taste traditional brewing at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Since 1873 the Coors brewery has thrived on a legacy of quality, innovation and customer service. The tour showcases the company’s history and passion for brewing.
The Stranahan’s Distillery is whiskey lover’s promised land. Reserve your spot on a Distillery Tour to discover our brew house, bottling room, and more. Most importantly, try some Stranahan’s.