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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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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 & …

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

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

Turn Denver into a giant board game with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way …

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

The American Museum of Western Art, located in the historic Navarre Building, is the permanent home of the Anschutz Collection. Over 300 paintings by more than 180 artists are displayed in a salon …


  • Denver Union Station 1701 Wynkoop St., 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 Mill and Mine

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

Tour the historic ARGO Mill and experience the gold rush! Your tour of the ARGO property includes a short ARGO history movie and narrative on area gems and minerals. Get a demonstration of mining …

Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities

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

Multidisciplinary regional arts center offers a year-round program of professional theatre, dance, concerts, visual art exhibitions, art and humanities education for all. Featuring two live theatres, …

Aspire Tours

  • Denver, CO 80202
  • (720) 583-0654

Aspire Tours provides experiences to explore, play and connect in Denver and Colorado. In Denver join our Urban Adventure, Craft Brewery and History Overview tours. In the mountains, join our …

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 museum and cultural center featuring changing exhibitions in history, decorative and fine arts, and natural history. The museum's permanent exhibition, …

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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