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Interesting Things To Do In Denver
Jan 4, 2012
One of the best ways to see Denver is with a hire bus from Bus Charter Denver. Denver is proud of its location in the Rocky Mountains, wearing its nickname “Mile High Denver” with pride. Starting as a small mining supply town, Denver grew with the discovery of gold and silver deposits. When the mineral deposits ran out, Denver entered a fallow period. During the 80s, the realization that Denver lay almost exactly halfway between Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco turned it into an important distribution and warehousing center for many retail operations. Today, Denver is a vibrant city, placing an importance on sports and outdoor activities such as skiing and climbing.
Within Denver, there are several places that you should visit. Bus Charter Denver has charter vehicles to meet your groups’ transport needs, making it easy to move around Denver. One of your first stops should be the Colorado State Capitol. Stand on the marker on the west steps, and you will be exactly one mile (5,280 feet) above sea level. After that, climb the rotunda for an unparalleled view of the surrounding Rocky Mountains.
Next, head down to the U.S. Mint, where the shiny, jangling change in your pocket comes from. Producing over 50 million coins a day, each coin is stamped with a little ‘D’, denoting that it came from Denver. Tours are free, and show visitors every step in the process of turning a blank metal slug into a shiny quarter. The Mint is a popular tourist destination, so reservations are recommended.
If you like people watching, stop by the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall. Designed by famous architect I.M. Pei, the mall contains 28 cafes, and is designed to resemble the pattern of a diamondback rattlesnake. When night falls, horse drawn carriages are available for rides up and down the mall.
Colorado is famous for its beer brewing history. Leaving aside the more famous commercial brands, visit the LoDo historic district for a sampling of of beers from over 90 brewpubs, sports bars, rooftop restaurants and cafes. You can also get a button down western shirt from Rockmount Ranchwear, where they were invented.
The Denver Zoo is the fourth largest zoo in America. Here, you come face to face with over 4,000 animals. Watch the polars swim in “Northern Shores”, confront lions and tigers in “Predator Discovery” or eyeball a gorilla in “Primate Panorama”. Denver promises an exciting, fun filled day for the family.
If you need to move your group around Denver to see the attractions above, give Bus Charter Denver a call for our friendly, personalized, efficient service.