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Denver History

In the summer of 1858, a small group of prospectors from Georgia crossed the great plains of the Colorado Territory and made a region-changing discovery at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Gold. And although not much of the precious metal was found, the mere whisper of the word was enough to start a veritable stampede into the region.


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Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

  • n/a, Denver, CO 80203
  • (805) 603-5620
  • Capitol Hill/Uptown/East Colfax/City Park

Turn Denver into a Gameboard with this scavenger hunt tour. Combine the fun of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams solve clues and complete challenges …

2 Below Zero Dinner Sleigh Rides and Chuckwagon

  • 18454 Colo. Hwy. 9, Frisco, CO 80443
  • (970) 453-1520
  • Outside of Denver Metro

Rated #1 Sleigh Ride in America! Step back in time as we take you on a Colorado experience you'll never forget. Offering dinner sleigh rides with a live musical show in the winter and a chuck wagon & …

American Mountaineering Museum

  • 710 10th St., Golden, CO 80401
  • (303) 996-2755
  • West Metro/Golden/Belmar/Lakewood/Olde Towne Arvada

A ‘must stop’ new attraction on your way to the mountains! From 14ers to Everest, experience mountaineering through interactive exhibits and high tech displays. Cross a crevasse, pick your route up …

American Museum of Western Art - The Anschutz Collection

  • 1727 Tremont Pl., Denver, CO 80202
  • (303) 293-2000
  • Downtown/LoDo/Larimer Sq./Riverfront/RiNo/Five Points

A non-profit museum located in the historic Navarre Building in downtown Denver, the American Museum of Western Art is the permanent home for the Anschutz Collection, a significant collection of …


  • 1701 Wynkoop St. Denver Union Station, Denver, CO 80202
  • (800) 872-7245

Amtrak serves Denver daily with the California Zephyr to Glenwood Springs, Salt Lake City, Reno, San Francisco, Omaha, and Chicago. The California Zephyr is among the most scenic train routes in the …

Antique Row Merchants Association

  • 1500 S. Broadway, Denver, CO 80210
  • (720) 934-1264
  • South Broadway/Washington Park/South Pearl/Old South Gaylord/Baker

Over one hundred dealers offering unique art, antiques and collectibles for the discriminating buyer. A unique shopping experience.

Argo Gold Mine & Mill

  • 2350 Riverside Dr. PO Box 1990, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
  • (303) 567-2421
  • Outside of Denver Metro

Tour the Argo Gold Mine, Mill and Museum. Open mid April to mid October. A National Historic Site only 30 minutes west of Denver on I-70 providing fun, educational tours the whole family will …

Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities

  • 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80003
  • (720) 898-7200
  • West Metro/Golden/Belmar/Lakewood/Olde Towne Arvada

Multidisciplinary center offers a varied, year-round program of theater, dance & concerts, art & historical exhibitions & hands on art & humanities education for all. 500-seat indoor theater, …

Aurora History Museum

  • 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora, CO 80012
  • (303) 739-6660
  • East Metro/Airport/Stapleton/Northfield/Lowry

The Aurora History Museum is a community-based cultural center featuring changing decorative arts and history exhibits. Programs, tours, teas, workshops and family events are offered for all ages …

Black American West Museum

  • 3091 California St., Denver, CO 80205
  • (720) 242-7428
  • Downtown/LoDo/Larimer Sq./Riverfront/RiNo/Five Points

Preserves the history and culture of those African American men and women who helped settle and develop the American West. Located in the former home of Dr. Justina Ford, the first Black woman doctor …

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