Golden Triangle Museum District
This culturally stimulating neighborhood is home to eight of Denver's museums, including the Denver Art Museum (100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.), the Byers-Evans House Museum (1310 Bannock St.) the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art (1311 Pearl St.) the Molly Brown House (1340 Penssylvania St.), the Denver Firefighters Museum (1326 Tremont Pl.) and the new Clyfford Still Museum (1250 Bannock St.), which opened in 2011. The newest addition is the History Colorado Center (1200 Broadway), a multimedia, state-of-the-art museum that tells the fascinating story of the Centennial State. With more than 50 galleries, fine-art studios, specialty stores, hip restaurants, nightclubs, coffeehouses and bistros, the neighborhood is a great place to explore on foot. Explore the Golden Triangle's rich heritage with the Denver Story Trek, an interactive, multimedia tour that takes you to Denver's greatest historic attractions.
Where to Find It
The triangle made up by Lincoln, Speer, and Colfax and the museums along 13th Ave., directly south of downtown Denver. (Some parts of the Golden Triangle overlap with Capitol Hill neighborhood).
FREE SHUTTLE: From anywhere in downtown, hop on the free 16th
Street shuttle and take it to the end of the line at Civic Center Park.
The Museum District starts on the opposite side of the park.
RTD: Route 15
Many of the museums offer free days each month (check individual listings for details, as well as the Scientific & Cultural District's website for regular free days). Many world-renowned architects contributed to buildings in the area, including Michael Graves, Gio Ponti, I.M. Pei, and Daniel Libeskind.
On the First Friday of every month, the galleries stay open late and the "Art Bus," a free bus service, shuttles browsers from gallery to gallery.