Modeled after the nation’s Capitol in
Washington, D.C., the building was
made almost entirely of Colorado materials,
including granite, white marble, Fort
Collins Sandstone and Colorado Onyx, a
rare, rose-colored stone used on the
wainscoting and pillar facings. A gold
dome made from 200 ounces of pure
gold leaf tops the Capitol.
Downtown Aquarium – Denver
700 Water St.
This entertainment and dining complex
showcases a public aquarium with more
than one million gallons of underwater
exhibits that feature ecosystems from
around the world. The aquarium houses
more than 500 species of animals and
an interactive Sting Ray Reef touch tank.
The complex includes the Aquarium
Restaurant, the Dive Lounge, the Nautilus
Ballroom and amusements for the entire
Metro Denver offers a variety of
attractions that appeal to everyone from
the young in years to the young at heart.
Visitors can experience the beauty of a
collection of live butterflies that originated
from places around the world at the
Butterfly Pavilion to the majesty of a herd
of buffalo in their natural habitat at the
Bison and Elk Herds, or take a prehistoric
journey at Dinosaur Ridge.
If you have a curiosity about animals from
across the globe, the Denver Zoo offers
more than 750 species and is just minutes
from downtown Denver; and The Wildlife
Experience in Parker features an extensive
collection of natural history and exhibits.
For plant lovers, the Denver Botanic
Gardens and The Hudson Gardens and
Event Center offer serene gardens and
plants from around the world. Pick up
the pace and visit an amusement park
with super-thrill rides or a water park
with more than 40 water attractions.
Whichever metro Denver attraction you
choose, you are destined to have fun
and often learn more about the world
Colorado State Capitol
Broadway and Colfax Avenue
Governor’s Residence at the
400 E. 8th Ave.
The Colorado Governor’s Residence
includes museum-quality artwork and
furnishings, including the President Grant
chandelier, which previously hung in the
White House. The Colorado Historical
Society offers tours of the mansion.
2000 Elitch Circle
For more than 120 years, Elitch Gardens
Theme & Water Park has been a family
destination, creating memories worth
repeating. Operating on 63 acres, it is
America’s only downtown area theme and