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Facts About Denver

Miles From Denver: 0
Elevation: 5280′
Population: 600,158

Visit The Public Library

If you are looking for things to do in Denver today, check out The Denver Public Library was established in 1889 by City Librarian John Cotton Dana in a wing of Denver High School. In 1910, the library acquired a building of its own and was funded by Andrew Carnegie. In 1990, the city commission a new structure that was located on Broadway and 14th Street, and voters approved a 91.4 million addition onto the building. On December 6, 1990, it was named to the National Register of Historic Places. So next time Colorado has a rainy day, head down to the library and cozy up in a corner and read your favorite book!

Visit The Denver City Park

City Park is in central Denver and boasts the Denver Zoo, Denver Museum of Nature of Science, Ferril and Duck Lakes, a golf course and a boathouse. During the summer the lake is open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. where you can rent kayaks or pedal boats. Prices vary, but it’s a perfect place to spend a warm summer night on the water and watching a live jazz band in the grass afterwards!

LoDo Walking Tour

If you are looking for things to do in Denver tonight, check out LoDo (Lower Downtown) it’s one of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods. The guided tour for Adults Only-Adventure is for the 21 and over crowd. Attendees will be told the stories and myths of Denver’s early residents like cowboys, gunslingers and desperados. They will be shown what used to be brothels and opium dens, hear ghost stories, and Denver firsts; from cheeseburgers to gas chambers. The tour is $20 each or $15 if you show a valid college or military ID.



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