Only in Denver: Lakeside Amusement Park

One of the most historic parks in the country, Lakeside Amusement Park, is half attraction, half museum of mechanical, thrill-generating Americana. Its creators were inspired by the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition -- a.k.a. the Chicago World's Fair…

Only in Denver: Colfax Avenue

What do actor Don Cheadle, singer Judy Collins, astronaut Jack Swigert and Ruth Handler, the inventor of the Barbie doll, have in common? They all got their start on Colfax Avenue, famously nicknamed the “longest, wickedest street in America." The quote was dubiously attributed to Hugh Hefner in the…

Only in Denver: Black-Footed Ferrets

On the northeastern edge of Denver, a masked bandit is plotting a midnight raid. It’s no ninja, but a black-footed ferret — until recently one of the most endangered species in the West — in search of its next meal. Prairie dogs, beware. This struggle is playing out within sight of downtown and the…

Only in Denver: Rose Onyx at Colorado State Capitol

There is much to dazzle the eyes in the Colorado State Capitol — intricate stained glass, towering columns, gilded crown molding, gleaming brass chandeliers and, of course, the gold dome atop it all. Surprisingly, one of the building’s most striking features is one you can walk right up to and…

Only in Denver: Fossil Prep Lab

Denver Museum of Nature & Science has a little something for everyone, from gemstones, to Martian dust devils, to wildlife and even some mischievous, well-hidden elves. But for some visitors, it’s all about one thing: dinosaurs. By the time you’ve…

Only in Denver: Hidden Elves Scavenger Hunt

What creature is just as at home in the Hoh Rainforest as it is on the surface of Mars? As happy soaring through the solar system as it is splashing in a salmon stream? As comfortable reclining against a tree trunk as it is riding on the back of a…

Only in Denver: Giant Hand Sculpture at The Maven

Stepping into The Maven, a hotel located in the heart of Lower Downtown (LoDo) Denver on the corner of Wazee and 19 th streets, it’s immediately apparent that this property has a vibe all its own. Opened in April 2017, the creators of this 172-room…

Only in Denver: Ruby Hill Rail Yard

It’s no secret that Denver is a terrific base camp for ski and snowboard adventures in the nearby mountains. What may come as a surprise is the fact that The Mile High City has the only urban snowsports terrain park in the United States. Ruby Hill…

Only in Denver: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

Perhaps it’s not surprising that a city obsessed with altitude (we call it The Mile High City, after all) and blue skies is home to a world-class air and space museum. Located in the Lowry neighborhood of north Denver, Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum offers visitors a chance to explore…