Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Museum / History museum / Science museum

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is a municipal natural history and science museum in Denver, Colorado. It is a resource for informal science education in the Rocky Mountain region. A variety of exhibitions, programs, and activities help museum visitors learn about the natural history of Colorado, Earth, and the universe. The 500,000-square-foot (46,452 m2) building houses more than one million objects in its collections including natural history and anthropological materials, as well as archival and library resources.

The Museum is an independent, nonprofit institution with approximately 350 full-time and part-time staff, more than 1,600 volunteers, and a 25-member Board of Trustees. It is accredited by the American Association of Museums (AAM) and is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate.

Denver Zoo
Garden / Zoo

The Denver Zoo is an 80-acre (32 ha) facility located in City Park of Denver, Colorado, USA. Founded in 1896, it is owned by the City and County of Denver and funded in part by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). It was the most popular paid attraction in the Denver metropolitan area in 2005.

The Denver zoo was started with the donation of an orphaned American black bear. With the construction of Bear Mountain, it became the first zoo in the United States to use naturalistic zoo enclosures rather than cages with bars. It expanded on this concept with Primate Panorama with its huge mesh tents and open areas for apes and monkeys, and Predator Ridge, which has three separate areas through which animals are rotated so that their overlapping scents provide environmental enrichment. Toyota Elephant Passage (which opened on June 1, 2012) is divided into five areas for rotating the various species.

The Denver zoo is accredited by the (American) Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is also a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA). In 2009, the zoo achieved ISO 14001 certification.

The Denver Art Museum is an art museum in Denver, Colorado located in Denver's Civic Center. It is known for its collection of American Indian art, and has a comprehensive collection numbering more than 68,000 works from across the world.

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El Sports Authority Field at Mile High es un estadio de fútbol americano de la ciudad de Denver (Colorado), Estados Unidos. Es la casa de los Denver Broncos, ganadores de la Super Bowl en los años 1998 y 1999. Tiene capacidad para 76.125 espectadores. También, tiene un enorme salón de la fama donde se muestran los trofeos de esta franquicia así como memorabilia importante de jugadores como John Elway, Shannon Sharpe, Terrell Davis, Floyd Little, Steve Atwater y entrenadores como Dan Reeves y Mike Shannahan quienes han llevado a este equipo a 2 Super Bowls. A solo 10 millas del Centro de Denver este estadio denota no sólo modernismo en cada espacio sino que también es sinónimo de triunfos ya que Denver es la franquicia mas ganadora (en cuanto a porcentaje de partidos se refiere) de la NFL.

Hasta el año 2006 fue la sede de los Colorado Rapids de la MLS

Coors Field is a baseball venue located in Denver, Colorado It is the home field of Major League Baseball's Colorado Rockies. It is named for the Coors Brewing Company of Golden, Colorado, which purchased the naming rights to the park prior to its completion in 1995. The Rockies played their first two seasons, 1993 and 1994, in Mile High Stadium before moving to Coors Field, two blocks from Union Station in Denver's Lower Downtown (or LoDo) neighborhood. The park includes 63 luxury suites and 4,526 club seats.

Elitch Gardens Theme Park, locally known as "Elitch's", is an amusement park in Denver, Colorado. It is owned by CNL Lifestyle Properties and operated by Herschend Family Entertainment. It is a seasonal park usually opening in late April and closing around Halloween.

Wells Fargo Center is a building located in Denver, Colorado, United States. It resembles a cash register or mailbox and is known locally as the "Cash Register Building" or the "Mailbox Building." It is 698 feet (213 m) high, the third tallest building in Denver. It is shorter than the Republic Plaza building 714 feet (218 m) and the Qwest Tower, at 709 feet (216 m). The building sits on a hill, making its overall elevation higher than the two taller buildings, but its ground-to-roof height is less. It is 52 stories tall.

Designed by architect Philip Johnson and completed in 1983, it is the most recognizable building in downtown Denver. As it was originally designed for a downtown area in Texas, a heated roof is necessary to prevent snow from accumulating and sliding dangerously off the curved crown. Located at 1700 Lincoln Street, a skybridge over Lincoln Street connects the Wells Fargo Center to the building at 1700 Broadway which houses a food court, a small museum featuring artifacts and memorabilia from Wells Fargo history, and the Downtown Denver branch of Wells Fargo Bank. Both buildings have large atriums constructed in the same cash register style.

The building has its own unique zip code, 80274.

La Catedral Basílica de la Inmaculada Concepción (del inglés:Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception) es una catedral basílica al servicio de la católicos romanos en Denver, Colorado. Está ubicada en la esquina de la Calle Logan y la Avenida Colfax en North Capitol Hill, en el centro de Denver. Es sede de la Arquidiócesis de Denver, y tiene tres misas diarias y seis dominicales con capacidad para 800 feligreses. La Catedral Basílica de la Inmaculada Concepción también sirve a la comunidad, al entregar anualmente entre 50.000 y 60.000 comidas a los pobres.

Mile High Stadium (originally Bears Stadium) was a multi-purpose stadium that stood in Denver, Colorado, from 1948 until 2001.

It hosted the Denver Broncos, of the AFL and the NFL, from 1960-2000; the Colorado Rockies, of the National League of MLB, from 1993-1994; the Colorado Rapids, of MLS, from 1996-2001; the Denver Gold, of the USFL, from 1983-1985; and the Denver Bears and Denver Zephyrs, of minor league baseball's Western League, American Association, and PCL, from its completion in 1948, until 1992.

Downtown Aquarium (formerly Colorado's Ocean Journey) is a public aquarium and restaurant located in Denver, Colorado at the intersection of I-25 and 23rd Ave. The 107,000 square feet (9,900 m2) main building sits on a 17-acre (6.9 ha) site adjacent to the South Platte River. Its freshwater and marine aquaria total approximately 1,000,000 US gallons (3,785,000 l), and exhibit a variety of fish and other animals.

The Downtown Aquarium in Denver is owned and operated by Landry's Restaurants, Inc., and is the largest aquarium between Chicago and California. It is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

1801 California Street, also known as Qwest Tower, is a skyscraper in Denver, Colorado. (In summer 2011, the Qwest sign was removed from the top and replaced with the Century Link sign.) The building was completed in 1983, and rises 53 floors and 709 feet (216 m) in height. The building stands as the second-tallest building in Denver and Colorado, and as the 111th-tallest building in the United States.

1801 California Street was previously occupied by offices for US West, and then served as the world headquarters of Qwest Communications. Upon its completion in 1983, the building stood as the tallest building in the city. However, it held that distinction for less than a year, being surpassed by Republic Plaza in 1984.

The building has a brown concrete façade, and has a stepped design featuring four setbacks. It is an example of late-modernist high-rise architecture. The shape of the building resembles two interlocked octagonal sections, which separate near the building's roof. The roof houses an antenna mast; with this structure included, the building reaches to a total height of 738 feet (225 m), surpassing the 717-foot (219 m) roof of Republic Plaza. Therefore, when measuring by pinnacle height, 1801 California Street remains the tallest building in Denver.

1801 California Street once held the distinction of hosting the brightest high-rise signs in the world, surpassing even the brightly lit high-rise logos found on the skyscrapers of Shanghai and Hong Kong. Four Qwest logos were installed in 2000, after the corporation moved their offices from 555 17th Street, situated two blocks away. The signs, light blue in color, were at the time the brightest high-rise lights in the world, visible from over 70 miles (113 km) away. However, Qwest removed the signs in 2004 due to increasing complaints from residents of Downtown Denver and rising energy costs, and the lights were replaced with ones of a darker blue color. The new lighting system of the four logos uses LEDs in place of neon tubing, which saves on maintenance costs as well as energy costs. Qwest executives estimate that the replacement lights will save the company 70% in electricity costs.

The Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum (WOR) is located on the former grounds of Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, Colorado. The museum, which opened in 1994, is housed in the 40,000 sq ft (4,000 m2) Hangar #1 built in 1939. The museum preserves the history of Lowry AFB's operations from 1938 to 1994 in its collections, archives, and research library. Features of the museum's collection includes Colorado Aviation Historical Society's Alexander Eaglerock biplane built in Englewood, USAF's B-1A Lancer bomber, and many other military and generation aircraft.

In 1997, the Colorado State Legislature passed House Bill 1269 that made the Wings over the Rockies Air and Space Museum the official state air and space museum. The Bill also indicates that Museum will host Colorado Aviation Historical Society's Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame.

The Denver Public Library is the public library of the city of Denver, Colorado in the United States. Its administrative headquarters is on the seventh floor of the Central Library in Downtown Denver. In 2010, the library had 2,288,842 items in its collection and a library card base of 339,883 local residents. In addition to its Central facility, it has 23 branches and a bookmobile program.

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Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) (play /ɨˈptl/ chi-POHT-lay), is a chain of restaurants located in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada, specializing in burritos and tacos. Its name derives from chipotle, the Mexican Spanish name for a smoked and dried jalapeño chili pepper.

The restaurant is known for its large burritos, assembly-line production, and use of natural ingredients. The company has released a mission statement called Food with Integrity, which highlights its efforts in using organic ingredients, and serves more naturally raised meat than any other restaurant chain. Chipotle is one of the first chains of fast casual dining establishments.

Founded by Steve Ells in 1993, Chipotle had 16 restaurants (all in Colorado) when McDonald's Corporation became a major investor in 1998. By the time McDonald's fully divested itself from Chipotle in 2006, the chain had grown to over 500 locations.

With more than 1200 locations in 43 states, Washington, D.C., Toronto, Ontario, England and France, the chain had net income in 2011 of US$215 million and a staff of 30,940 employees.

The Cathedral of St. John in the Wilderness in Denver, Colorado is the seat of the bishop and the cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado and part of the Episcopal Church in the United States. Construction began in 1909, the first service held in the cathedral in 1911, and it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

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Fort Logan National Cemetery is a National cemetery in Denver, Colorado, U.S.A. Fort Logan was named after Union General John A. Logan, commander of US Volunteer forces during the American Civil War. It contains 214 acres (87 ha) and has had 95,905 interments through fiscal year 2008.[1]

Four Seasons Hotel Denver
Skyscraper / Hotel

Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Denver is a 565 feet (172 m) tall skyscraper in Denver, Colorado. It was completed in 2010 and has 45 stories and 766,487 sq ft (71,209 m2) of usable floor space. It is estimated to cost $350 million, which would make it the most expensive privately-owned building ever constructed in Denver.

The Historic Elitch Theatre is located at the original Elitch Gardens site in northwest Denver, Colorado. Opened in 1890, it was centerpiece of the park that was the first zoo west of Chicago. The theatre was Denver's first professional theatre, serving as home to America's first and oldest summer-stock theater company from 1893 until the 1960s. The first films in the western United States were shown there in 1896. Cecil B. DeMille would send yearly telegrams wishing the theater another successful season, calling it "one of the cradles of American drama."

The theatre closed in 1991 and exterior restoration on the historic auditorium was completed in 2007. Fundraising continues for interior renovations before opening to the public. The vision is to reopen as a year-round multimedia performing arts complex for the community offering education, film, live music, and theater.

Architecture
Soarin' Eagle
Roller coaster

Soarin' Eagle is a steel roller coaster located at the Scream Zone at Luna Park, Coney Island, USA. The ride was the first ever Zamperla "Volare" roller coaster when it opened in 2002 at Elitch Gardens as the Flying Coaster. The Volare is the cheapest option for a flying roller coaster and boasts a compact layout with a unique spiral lift hill.

In late 2010 the ride got dismantled and relocated to Luna Park, Coney Island. It opened in April 2011 as the Soarin' Eagle.

The Molly Brown House Museum (also known as House of Lions) is a house located at 1340 Pennsylvania Street in Denver, Colorado, United States that was the home of American philanthropist, socialite, and activist Margaret Brown. Brown was known as "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" because she survived the sinking of the RMS Titanic. The museum now located in her former home presents exhibits interpreting her life and that of Victorian Denver as well as architectural preservation. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

Confluence Park is an urban park encompassing the confluence of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River in Denver's Lower Downtown (LoDo), a bustling district of 19th-century brick warehouses and storefronts that has been redeveloped since the late 1980s.

Blair-Caldwell African American Research L...
Museum / History museum / Library

The Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library is a branch of the Denver Public Library in Denver, Colorado, in the United States that serves the Five Points neighborhood. It is also a research library with collections focusing on the history of African Americans in Denver and the American West. The library was conceived by Denver's first African American mayor, Wellington Webb, and his wife Wilma Webb, who observed that the history of African-Americans in Denver and the American West was under-represented. The library was envisioned in 1999 and designated the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library in honor of Omar Blair, the first black president of the Denver school board, and Elvin Caldwell, the first black city council member. Ground breaking occurred in early 2002.

The 40,000 square foot library contains three floors: The first level is a full-service branch library of the Denver Public Library with an entry gallery and exhibition and coffee bar areas; conference, meeting, and study rooms; and a collection of more than 35,000 books, magazines, and audiovisual materials in English and Spanish. The second level houses collection archives and a research library including video and audio histories and listening and viewing areas; papers and doctoral theses on microfilm; a research area and study space; archival storage space; and a gallery for programs by musicians, artists, and scholars. The third level is a museum that houses exhibits about the history of African Americans in Denver and in the Western United States. The exhibits include the desk that Wellington Webb used during his term as Denver's mayor.

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The Colorado Governor's Mansion, also known as the Cheesman-Boettcher Mansion, is a historic U.S. residence in Denver, Colorado. It is located at 400 East 8th Avenue. On December 3, 1969, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

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Twister II
Roller coaster

Twister II is a wooden roller coaster located at Elitch Gardens in Denver, Colorado.

This is a custom built wooden coaster based upon the original coaster Mr. Twister that was at Elitch Gardens before the park was moved to its new location in 1995. The roller coaster was designed by John Pierce, who also designed the famous The Rattler wooden roller coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. It was constructed by the Hensel Phelps Construction Co. The trains were made by the Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters company. Twister II is significantly tamer than the original Mr. Twister.

The motto for the ride is "Built wilder the second time around!"

Denver Dry Goods Company Building is a historic department store building located in downtown Denver, Colorado. For a while, the store was claimed to be the largest department store west of Chicago. A description on one postcard from 1916 read: "The Largest Store in the Central West, 400 Feet long-Seven Acres Floor Area, 1,200 Employees, A $1,500,000 Stock, 15th to 16th on California Street Denver Colorado".

Flagship store of The Denver Dry Goods Company, the retailer was part of Associated Dry Goods, and under ADG the downtown Denver store was renovated. Many Colorado residents fondly recall the stores' motto, "Where Colorado Shops With Confidence." The store was acquired by May Company as part of Associated Dry Goods Corp. in 1986.

Originally built in 1889,the store was expanded in 1898, 1906 and 1924. It was converted to apartments in 1994.

The Paramount Theatre is a concert venue in Denver, Colorado, located on Glenarm Place, near Denver's famous 16th Street Mall. The venue has a seating capacity of 1,870, but is a popular destination for large acts looking for a smaller concert setting. With spelling as Paramount Theater, the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

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For other structures of the same name see Millennium Bridge (disambiguation)

The Denver Millennium Bridge is the world’s first cable-stayed bridge using post-tensioned structural construction. Its 200-foot (61m) white tapered steel mast rises above Denver’s northwestern skyline, connected to the bridge deck and foundation anchors by steel cables. This unique footbridge crosses railroad tracks and the regional light rail system, climbing no higher than 25 feet (8m) above street level, thereby minimizing the height pedestrians must climb. Located near LoDo (Denver’s lower downtown), the Millennium Bridge connects the popular 16th Street Mall with the Commons Park in the Central Platte Valley District of the Union Station neighborhood. The bridge is the first of three pedestrian bridges between Downtown Denver and the Highland neighborhood.

Magness Arena
Sport venue

Magness Arena is a 7,200-seat multi-purpose collegiate sports arena in Denver, Colorado. It was built from 1997 to 1999 as part of the Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports & Wellness, a $84 million, 400,000-square-foot (37,000 m2) sports complex at the University of Denver. It is home to the University of Denver Pioneers ice hockey and basketball teams. The Ritchie Center replaced the former DU Arena which was razed in 1997 to make way for the Ritchie Center.

The arena is named after cable television pioneer Bob Magness, who donated $10 million towards construction costs.

The largest hockey crowd in arena history was a game between Denver and Colorado College in 2012, when 6,207 fans attended.

The largest non-hockey event in the arena was a 2008 presidential campaign rally for Barack Obama, where about 10,000 people attended. Magness Arena hosted the first of three 2012 U.S. Presidential Debates on October 3, 2012.

The arena features padded individual seating, two members-only club seating areas, a four-sided video scoreboard, and a concourse with glassed-in views of the adjoining Hamilton Gymnasium and El Pomar Natatorium. The arena can be identified around the city by the attached 215-foot-tall (66 m), gold-spired Williams Tower, which contains a 65-bell carillon.

El Aeropuerto Internacional de Denver (IATA: DEN, ICAO: KDEN, FAA LID: DEN), a menudo llamado DIA (por sus siglas en inglés), es el aeropuerto internacional más grande de los Estados Unidos y el tercer aeropuerto más grande del mundo. Paralelamente a esto el "AID" es el cuarto aeropuerto con más trafico de pasajeros, y el séptimo en la escala mundial.

Este aeropuerto se encuentra localizado en Denver, Colorado. Operado por City and County of Denver, también es catalogado como el aeropuerto más largo (en términos de pista) de los Estados Unidos, y además de ser el aeropuerto más grande de todo el continente Americano sin vuelos directos a Asia. El AID fue elegido en 2005 como el Mejor Aeropuerto de Norteamérica por la revista Business Traveler y el mejor Aeropuerto de América por Time Magazine en 2002.

The Byron White United States Courthouse is a courthouse of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, and later of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Completed between 1910 and 1916, the building, U.S. Post Office and Courthouse was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. In 1994, it was renamed in honor of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White (1917–2002) a native of Fort Collins, Colorado.

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St. Anthony Hospital, previously known as St. Anthony Central Hospital, is one of four Level I Trauma Centers in Colorado. The Hospital is currently located at W. 2nd Pl and Routt St near the Denver Federal Center, in the Lakewood. The Hospital was previously located at W. 16th Ave and Raleigh St, in the West Colfax neighborhood of Denver.

St Anthony's is part of Colorado's largest health network, The Centura Health Network.

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The John Paul II Center for the New Evangelization is a Roman Catholic Institution in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Denver. The John Paul II Center for the New Evangelization campus is home to the Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary, Redemptoris Mater (seminary), Catholic Pastoral Center of the Archdiocese of Denver - (Archdiocesan Offices), the residence of the Archbishop of Denver, Cardinal Stafford Library, Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma convent, Bonfils hall, and a large soccer and baseball/softball field. It has been said that it is “at the heart of the Church in northern Colorado and on the frontlines of the Church’s modern “crusade” for the “New Evangelization.””

The original name of the center was the Saint Thomas Seminary. The name was changed in 1996 following the visit of Pope John Paul II to Denver. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places listings in Denver, Colorado.

The Pearce-McAllister Cottage is a historic house museum in the City Park West neighborhood of northeast Denver, Colorado, USA. It is administered by History Colorado (the Colorado Historical Society).

The cottage was built in 1899 in the Dutch Colonial Revival style. The Denver-based architect Frederick Sterner built the house for Harold V. Pearce and his wife, Cara Rowena Bell Pearce. The second owners, the McAllisters, remodeled the interior in the 1920s and this is how the cottage is now presented. The Pearce-McAllister Cottage houses the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys. The collection includes more than 10,000 objects from 1680 onwards.

The house was listed on the US National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

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Grant-Frontier Park is a park at Evans Ave. on the east bank of the South Platte River, in what is now southwest Denver, Colorado and is the site of the Montana City settlement. The park was named in honor of Grant Junior High School (now Grant Middle School) whose teachers and students were responsible for discovering the site, cleaning and restoring it, and researching the history of Montana City.


The University of Denver (DU), founded in 1864, is the oldest private university in the Rocky Mountain Region of the United States. The University of Denver is a coeducational, four-year university in Denver, Colorado. DU currently enrolls approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 6,000 graduate students. The 125-acre (0.51 km2) main campus is a designated arboretum and is located primarily in the University Neighborhood, about seven miles (11 km) south of downtown Denver.

Alameda East Veterinary Hospital is a veterinary hospital located in Denver, Colorado, in the United States of America.

The Joslin Dry Goods Company Building (also known as the Tritch Building or the Joslin Building) is a historic building in downtown Denver, Colorado. The Joslins Building is a landmark and is currently a Courtyard by Marriott property.

Joslins Department Store began as J. Joslins Dry Goods Store founded by John Jay Joslin in 1873; It was a direct competitor to The Denver Dry Goods Company which commenced operations in 1888. J. Joslins Dry Goods later converted to a department store in the 1930s and was purchased by Mercantile Stores a Fairfield, Ohio based department store conglomerate. Mercantile Stores retained the Joslin's name and operating until 1998 when the purchase of Mercantile Stores and conversion to the Dillard's store brand was completed.

The building was designed by Denver architect Frank E. Edbrooke. It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

Pepsi Center (aka The Can) is a multi-purpose arena in Denver, Colorado, United States. The building is home to the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association, the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League, and the Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League. When not in use by one of Denver's sports teams, the building frequently serves as a concert venue.

The arena is named for its chief corporate sponsor, PepsiCo.

The Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys (DMMDT) is housed in the Pearce-McAllister Cottage, a historic house museum in Denver, Colorado, USA, administered by History Colorado.

The museum was founded in 1981. In 1987, the museum opened at its current location in cooperation with the Colorado Historical Society within the Pearce-McAllister Cottage. The collection of the museum includes more than 10,000 objects dating from 1680 onwards.