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Garden
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Experience the varied ecosystems of Colorado at Denver Botanic Gardens, an oasis in the center of the Mile High City and one of the first bot
Mountain
Mount Evans , Denver
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Towering 4,348 m (14,265 ft) above the Great Plains, Mount Evans serves as a symbol of the Denver skyline and the site of the highest paved r
Tours from $6
Observatory
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Home to exhibits related to geology, paleontology, space, and much more, Denver Museum of Nature & Science will give you a detailed tour thro
Tours from $112
Park
Garden of the Gods , Colorado Springs
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Admire one of the country’s most impressive archaeological wonders at Garden of the Gods. The 552 hectare (1,364 acre) public park is famous
Tours from $115
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Denver Zoo , Denver
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The first natural-style zoo in North America, Denver Zoo is home to 3,800 animals of more than 650 species. Look for features like bear mount
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Denver

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Things to do in Denver reveal one of America's fastest developing urban centers. The biodiversity of the varied Colorado ecosystems lies on display at Denver Botanic Gardens, while sports fans shouldn't miss an opportunity to explore Coors Field, home to the Colorado Rockies. Art and history enthusiasts can marvel at the renowned Native American collection at Denver Art Museum, and those keen on air and space travel can learn about advanced technology at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum.

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Where to stay in Denver

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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