West 88th Avenue and Pecos Street
Denver, 80260; 303-427-7873
Water World is one of Denver’s most
popular attractions. There’s no better place
to cool off and have a blast with friends
during the summer. Forty-two water attractions delight guests, including Speed Slides,
Lazy River and Thunder Bay. Bring a picnic
and enjoy the free parking. Other amenities
include a gift shop, tube rentals and lockers.
The Wildlife Experience
10035 S. Peoria, Parker, 80134
An extensive collection of natural history,
paintings, sculptures, photography and film
exhibits throughout the year can be found at
this wildlife conservation museum.
Colorado State Capitol
Broadway and Colfax Avenue
Denver, 80203; 303-866-2604
The Denver capitol building’s gold dome,
made from 200 ounces of pure gold leaf, is
in the process of being restored to its original
glory. 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.
Downtown Aquarium – Denver
700 Water St., Denver, 80211; 303-561-4450
An aquarium in Denver? Yes, it’s true! The
public aquarium houses more than one
million gallons of underwater exhibits,
featuring ecosystems from around the globe.
Highlights include more than 500 species
of animals and an interactive Sting Ray
Reef touch tank. Stop for a bite to eat at
the Aquarium Restaurant, relax in the Dive
Lounge, and dance the night away at the
Governor’s Residence at
the Boettcher Mansion
400 E. 8th Ave., Denver, 80204
Tour the magnificent home of the Colorado governor! The mansion includes
museum-quality artwork and furnishings,
including the President Grant chandelier,
which previously hung in the White House.
2000 Elitch Circle, Denver, 80204
Elitch Gardens has entertained families for
more than 120 years. It is America’s only
downtown area theme and water park,
sitting on 63 acres. The park is open May
through October and provides dozens of
rides, live entertainment and a variety of
shopping and dining options. Don’t miss the
break taking vides of the Denver skyline.
United States Mint
320 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, 80204
See where your money is made! Denver’s Mint
produces more than 50 million coins each day.
Contact the Mint for tour information.
Venice on the Creek
Speer Blvd. and 14th St., Denver, 80204
Enjoy a float down Cherry Creek at the
only business using punts—similar to Italian
gondolas—in the country. On the ride
through the lower downtown area, learn
Denver’s history and take in the scenery.
Denver’s wide variety of attractions appeal
to everyone from the young in years to the
young at heart... No matter what attraction
you pick, you’ll have fun experiencing the
Rocky Mountain region!
Downtown Denver Aquarium. Photo by Stan Obert, courtesy of VISIT DENVER