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Denver Art Museum, Denver

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#2 of 16 in Museums in Denver
A million reflective glass tiles, and numerous oddly shaped steel and titanium structures of Denver Art Museum, guard 68,000 art pieces from all over the world. The museum is well known for its Native American collection, and pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial art objects. You will see sculptures, drawings, jewelry, and textiles from Africa and the Pacific islands, as well as Asian arts and crafts. Fifty-five hundred pieces from the Americas are preserved here. Apart from winning numerous awards for its collections, the museum has also been included in USA Today's list of family-friendly museums, where kids can play and learn through projects and workshops. Put Denver Art Museum into our Denver family vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 14, 2017
    I was extremely put off by staff request to scan my drivers license when paying cash to enter this attraction. I politely refused but felt pressured by staff to allow this unnecessary invasion of my p...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    In terms of square footage, this may not be the biggest museum, but this museum is jam packed with art! While I didn't expect to get through the entire museum in a morning, it's going to take more tha...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    The current special exhibit:The Western: An Epic in Art and FilmĀ is, yes, epic - for its insight, scope and film references. On view through September 10, 2017, it is well worth the $18 adult admissio...  more »
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  • July 8, 2017
    Highly recommend to tourists and locals alike. Rotating exhibits keep it fresh. General admission typically gets you access to everything besides one special ticketed exhibit which is constantly changing. Really appreciated the libraries and hands on activities throughout. Not a lot of art museums have stuff people can touch. Spent way more time here than I was planning on and ended up closing it down without planning on it. I'll definitely have to be back.
  • June 17, 2017
    I love this museum and so does my 4-yr old. Not only is there a great collection of art here but there are also lots of activities for getting children and adults involved, which can honestly makes or break a family museum trip. The bonus is that children are completely free! The current open studio has a costume theme were you're able to select from tons of fabric to make your own fashion designs or sketch out the designs.
  • July 3, 2017
    Great museum. Beautiful architecture. The museum itself was an amazing work of art. Great exhibits. Could spend days in here. Can't wait to come back again.
  • July 5, 2017
    This is one of the most interesting museums that I've been to. They have curated some fascinating, unique exhibits. The buildings themselves are really cool too! Plus, they provide tours and discussions of selected artists/exhibits all day.
  • June 3, 2017
    Outstanding, huge exhibition space. Everytime I have come here, I see something different. This is a must if you love artwork. They even have a section upstairs to step outside. After purchasing the access, it is a day long pass so you can leave and come back at your own leisure. Offer student discounts as well

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For a touch of class near all Denver's major attractions, book a room at one of the city's historical hotels, built during the late-19th century silver rush. Denver's oldest hotels feature opulent oak furnishings, silver chandeliers, and frescoed walls, as well as spacious rooms packed with high-tech gadgets. If you're planning your visit on a limited budget, consider the affordable hostels and bed and breakfasts located outside the central part of town. Alternatively, you can also stay at one of the mid-range hotels near the airport.
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