Things to Do in Denver
Located in the South Platte River Valley, Denver - the capital of Colorado is one of the most populous cities in the US. Denver is best known as the “Mile High City” because its elevation is exactly one mile above sea level. Along with world-class cultural attractions, craft breweries, amazing dining and sizzling music scene, there is an abundance of things to do in Denver.
The Union Station doubles up as a public transit station and shopping center with some of the best dining areas. This is definitely one of the best things to do in Denver. The station was first opened to the public in 1881, providing railroad service and ran until the center of the building caught fire in 1894. The station had undergone renovations several times from 2002 through 2014 but it gives you a glimpse of remains in the modernized structure.
Colorado Railroad Museum
Surrounded by lofty hills, the museum was constructed in 1959 with the aim to preserve a record of Colorado's impressive railroad era. The location where the museum is situated has spectacular views as the background along with many locomotives and cars. The exhibits in the museum include models of railroads, photographs and artifacts that have been displayed in a model of a 1880s-style depot.
It is one of the Denver’s oldest historic blocks with a trendy modern outlook. This oldest commercial block was originally constructed by William E Larimer in 1858 and served as the city's main business area for years. In 1965, Larimer Square Associates began restoring it as a historical and commercial center. It has now turned into a happening destination dotted with brew pubs, sports bars, restaurants and rooftop cafes.