In Denver, vacationers are presented with a huge selection of attractions, many of which will be interesting to visit with the whole family. A must-see item on the excursion program should be a visit to the Denver Zoo. In this large and well-kept zoo, you can spend several hours interestingly. Giraffes, gorillas, birds of prey and other representatives of the exotic animal world live in its spacious aviaries, and peacocks freely walk along the paths of the zoo. The territory of the zoo is interestingly decorated, here, among the beautiful trees and plants, you can see a lot of original sculptures made from recycled waste, playgrounds are equipped for visitors with children in the zoo. Denver’s Downtown Aquarium is also worth a visit. Its collection of marine life will surely appeal to children. In huge aquariums, they will be able to see exotic fish, watch jellyfish and stingrays, as well as other inhabitants of the deep sea. The aquarium has a large swimming pool with slopes, as well as many beautiful seating areas where you can take spectacular photos. Interesting excursions are organized for visitors to the aquarium, or you can walk around its territory on your own.
There are many interesting museums in Denver, the most attractive for visiting the whole family is the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Its natural science exposition is very original; in the central pavilion of the museum, it was possible to recreate a model of a real archaeological region.
Here you can see the figures of huge dinosaurs, as well as the skeletons of prehistoric animals and a unique collection of ancient fossils. In addition to the collections dedicated to the representatives of the animal world, the museum contains interesting collections of minerals and other archaeological finds. One of the museum’s expositions is devoted to robotics; many of its exhibits are interactive and are especially popular with children. One of Denver’s museums is designed specifically for children – the Children’s Museum of Denver. It looks more like a huge entertainment center, where there is suitable entertainment for children of all ages. There is a special play area for young visitors with various gymnastic equipment and attractions, and there are rooms for creativity, where kids can learn how to make interesting souvenirs or draw. Every day, interesting educational events and games are held in the museum, older children will like to set up scientific experiments, and little ones will be able to play with soap bubbles and draw their first real picture. Another original museum that kids will love is Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys. The basis of the collection of this museum is made up of miniature toys and dolls, all the exhibits are handmade and incredibly interesting. In addition to miniature toys, the museum displays mini-copies of famous Denver landmarks, as well as copies of some of its iconic districts. Children will love doll houses with a huge number of miniature objects and attributes. When you want active entertainment, you should go to Elitch Gardens Theme Park. This amusement park forms a single complex with a large water park, there are suitable entertainment for everyone. There are roller coasters, beloved by everyone, and roundabouts, a Ferris wheel works on the territory of the park and there are very interesting souvenir shops. There are also cozy cafes in the park, so you can comfortably relax here all day.
The Colorado State Capitol building is remarkable from an architectural point of view. It attracts attention from the very first minutes, as it rises above the city, like its protector. The construction of the building was completed in 1901, the style is neoclassicism. The interior decoration of the government office is no less remarkable. Next to the Capitol building is the Civic Center Park, where you can have a great time walking or sitting on a bench, enjoying the extraordinary peace. On its territory is the Voorhies Memorial, where tribute is paid to those who died during the Second World War. On the other side of the Colorado State Capitol building is the Molly Brown House Museum. The woman who owned the house is most famous for being one of the survivors of the Titanic. The atmosphere in which the socialite and philanthropist lived has been preserved here, so you can easily plunge into the atmosphere of that time. But the huge Fairmount Cemetery can not be bypassed in a whole day. On its territory there are many interesting monuments, crypts and tombstones, mainly politicians and officials are buried here.
Denver is a university town, and this is confirmed by the fact that two prestigious universities are located on its territory. First of all, this is the University of Denver, the building of which resembles European educational institutions, it was founded back in 1864, and the interior decoration with the exterior keeps the history of that time. Another prestigious educational institution is Regis University, founded in 1877 at the initiative of the Society of Jesus, and, as you can understand, has a Catholic and Jesuit orientation. It is very well-groomed here, due to which walking around the University is the most real happiness.