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Denver’s Downtown Aquarium: Up Close and Personal 1

Denver’s Downtown Aquarium: Up Close and Personal

My son is down on his knees, eye-to-slitted eye with a bamboo shark. They are staring at each other in fascination, both of their noses touching the separating glass, about a finger thick and reaching just over my belly button. The brown-banded fish and the 3-year-old boy are almost the same size, now waving hands and fins at each other…

Art Without Borders: The Museum of Outdoor Arts 3

Art Without Borders: The Museum of Outdoor Arts

Residents, employees and visitors to City Center Englewood and the Greenwood Plaza business park are exposed to masterpieces of art every day at the Museum of Outdoor Arts, and most are pretty hard not to notice. The Museum of Outdoor Arts Enormous sculpted Marzocco Lions and Greek Temple Dogs fiercely guard street corners, three gossiping bronze children giggle on the…

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Forney Museum: Denver’s Transportation Hall of Fame

Car lovers and history buffs will love the Forney Museum of Transportation in Denver. It’s a must-see for your next trip to the Mile High City. Denver’s Forney Museum of Transportation displays the best of transportation history, from locomotives, to automobiles, to horse-drawn carriages and other antique forms of travel. Located off Interstate 70 and Brighton Boulevard, near the Denver…

Denver’s Elitch Gardens Water Park: Jump Right In 5

Denver’s Elitch Gardens Water Park: Jump Right In

  Denver Water Park My daughter wonders where all the water comes from. She is in awe about the sheer volume of the wet element. We have gone swimming multiple times this hot summer, but nothing compares to Denver’s Elitch Gardens Water Park. There is not just one big pool here, but two, plus numerous slides, pirates cove, water rides…

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Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey: Award-Winning Spirits

Colorado produces dozens and dozens of delicious craft beers and an ever-growing list of top-quality wines. But it also boasts a bevy of small distilleries. One is Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey, an award-winning spirit distilled in Denver, which recently moved to a new location at 200 S. Kalamath St. After five years in downtown Denver, Stranahan’s could barely produce enough whiskey…

lakewood park yurt

Get Close to Nature in a Lakewood Park Yurt

Looking for a unique and beautiful way to enjoy the scenery in Lakewood? Try out the Lakewood Park Yurt for yourself! Lakewood Park Yurt If you’re unacquainted with the west Denver suburb of Lakewood, you might assume that it’s an unlikely vacation spot. The typical national chain hotels and motels that comprise the majority of Lakewood lodging choices give it…

Omonia Bakery: From Athens to Denver 10

Omonia Bakery: From Athens to Denver

Dino Karas grew up with the aroma of kourambiedes and melomakarona in his nose. The traditional cookies came out of the ovens in his house in Athens, Greece – it also housed the family’s bakery. He started baking when he was 15. More than half a century later – how much more, he won’t say – the silver-haired Karas still…

Phoenician Kabob: East Colfax Avenue Oasis 12

Phoenician Kabob: East Colfax Avenue Oasis

Dodgy characters and a hodgepodge of storefronts have long characterized East Colfax Avenue in Denver. But we love the busy street for all her charms. Nearly hidden among these haunts at East Colfax Avenue and Ivanhoe Street, Phoenician Kabob is a cozy Lebanese restaurant that brings a breath of fresh air on this side of town. We don’t know what…

Pete’s Kitchen: A Denver Diner That Never Sleeps 13

Pete’s Kitchen: A Denver Diner That Never Sleeps

Denver’s East Colfax Avenue is a thoroughfare that never sleeps. During the day, business people, artists, commuters, students, families and wanderers fill Colfax’s buses, sidewalks and streets. When night falls, the neon kicks on and everyone from graveyard-shift workers and concertgoers to ravers and insomniacs come out. Pete’s Kitchen, East Colfax Avenue and Race Street, sees it all. This Denver…

Olde Town Arvada: A Hip Hotspot 14

Olde Town Arvada: A Hip Hotspot

Olde Town Arvada, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has become a hip hotspot. Located some 20 minutes from Denver, Olde Town Arvada is the next “really cool place,” says Scott Spears, owner of Scrumptious, Olde Town’s funky micro-creamery and candy shop. Scrumptious is one of the many shops and restaurants lining Grandview Avenue that makes Olde Town…