Things To Do
The Mile-High City is a world-class destination, a thriving metropolis packed with interesting museums, exciting professional sporting event and top family attractions including the Denver Zoo and Elitch Gardens amusement park. Our friendly hotel is conveniently located to explore all the things to do in Denver, from music concerts at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre and tours of the Denver Mint to shopping at Park Meadows Mall and business event at the Colorado Convention Center.
One of the most popular zoos in the nation, this fascinating animal center features naturalistic habitats and numerous exotic species. Home to more than 4000 animals from elephants and red pandas, to lizards and snakes. A leader in green action, Denver Zoo is the greenest zoo in the country and is dedicated to ensuring the safety of the environment in support of all species by attaining the highest environmental standards.
Denver is home to several professional sports teams and amazing athletic facilities. Catch a game at the Sports Authority Field at Mile High where the NFL’s Denver Broncos call home. Or make your way court side at the Pepsi Center and watch our Denver Nuggets make a slam dunk. Many more beloved Denver sport teams and attractions, which will you cheer on?
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With over 40 museums in Denver there is something to interest everyone! Our most popular Museum is the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Housing more than one million objects in its collections with a Discovery Zone- a hands-on educational center geared towards children. The Denver Art Museum is known for its collection of American Indian art and has more than 70,000 divers works from across the centuries and world.
Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Walking distance from the Wingate at 0.2 miles away is an 18,000 seat capacity amphitheater. The amphitheater began as an earth sculpture (made up only of earth and grass) where local business people could break for a lunchtime concert series sponsored by Museum of Outdoor Arts. Later, walls and seats were installed to make it the venue it is today. Enjoy a concert, the symphony, or even a comedy show while visiting Denver Tech.
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Elitch Gardens Denver
Locally known as Elitch’s, a 17 acre theme park attraction in Denver. The water park known as Island Kingdom is a 20 acre water park located next to the entrance of Elitch’s and admissioin is included with one-day ticket to Elitch Gardens. A great time for kids and the whole family! From adrenalin inducing thrill rides to floating the lazy river, be sure to plan a visit to Elitch’s!
Park Meadows Mall
Get some retail therapy in on your visit with Colorado’s largest shopping mall! With over 150 stores you are sure to find the perfect takeaway from your visit to Colorado. You’ll spend a lot of energy browsing shop to shop, be sure to catch a break at one of Park Meadows many restaurant options.
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The Downtown Denver Aquarium brings together family fun, upscale casual dining and spectacular marine life. Explore the Aquarium Adventure Exhibit with more than one million gallons of extraordinary exhibits. Dine in the Aquarium Restaurant seated around a 150,000-gallon aquarium. Interact with crabs, touch a stingray, and learn about animal conservation.
Colorado Convention Center
A multi-purpose convention center located in Downtown Denver. In 2015, Denver residents overwhelmingly voted and approved an expansion of the Convention Center making it the most high-tech, user-friendly meeting and event space in the nation. Check here for upcoming events.
Denver Botanic Gardens
Admire the ever-changing living galleries of Denver Botanic Gardens. Spread over 23 acres, the park contains a conservatory, a variety of theme gardens, and a sunken amphitheater which hosts various concerts in the summer. It features North America’s largest collection of plants from cold temperate climates around the world making the Denver Botanical Gardens perfect to view year-round.
Learn the rich history of the United States Mint and how they produce billions of coins each year. Guided tours are provided free! Come visit The Denver Mint– the single largest producer of coins in the world!