Places to visit in Denver

Top Things to Do in Denver, CO

Places to Visit in Denver

Top picks: watching a game at Coors Field and visiting the botanic gardens. For day trips, try hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park and catching a gig at Red Rocks.

Book these experiences for a close-up look at Denver.

From quick jaunts to full-day outings.

Top Attractions in Denver

These rankings are informed by traveller reviews—we consider the quality, quantity, recency, consistency of reviews, and the number of page views over time.
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What travellers are saying

  • spanishrose1952
    Mijas, Spain157 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    There was so much to see here, different trees, plants and other things. These gardens are well worth a visit but wear comfortable shoes. The car park gets full very quickly but we were able to find street parking a short walk away
    Written 16 May 2024
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  • Gaurav126in
    New Delhi, India101 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was an amazing one for many reasons. One, the sections were good, well distributed and we even had an Egyptian Artifacts section. Two, the two shows (Additional) that I saw were amazing namely Cities of Future and Destination SOlar System. They are recommended. Three, the museum shop was good and had very good options. Four, they had a very nice food court to enjoy. Five, they had a workshop on for "how do they create replica of real artifacts" and preserve them forever. I could go on and on but its worth visiting. You would need >3 hours to cover all of it and in some cases >5 hours if you want to see everything in detail. Going early in the morning is recommended so you can cover as much before the school tours come in. Tickets are available online and there was some discount for off peak hours which is a bonus. Overall, Highly recommended.
    Written 11 May 2024
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  • fredyt3
    Los Angeles, CA1,807 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Coors Field is home to the Colorado Rockies. Like many modern MLB teams, the venue is located near the downtown hub. Concessions are good. Stadium is very easy to access (we did the RTD - local bus line). If you are in the Denver area and the Rockies are playing this would be a great visit.
    Written 28 April 2024
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  • Ronald L
    Denver, CO2,904 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited the Biophilia "Nature Reimagined" at Denver Art Museum. The exhibit explores the transformative role of contemporary architects, artists, and designers play connecting us to the natural world. Fantastic exhibit well worth your time to visit. One of the features is the new Populus Hotel just down the street from the museum. The exterior of the hotel is almost complete with one of the last exterior panels being placed today.
    Written 16 May 2024
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  • Jecca G
    San Antonio, TX28 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Union station is gorgeous but they are doing updates inside. But you can see the beauty. It was timeless and I will definitely come again.
    Written 17 April 2024
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  • Ken
    Orient, Ohio441 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great way to spend the day. Reasonable admission and parking is free. (Note that, as per the website, advanced ticketing is required at this time. Morning entry is also restricted during the week at this time to accommodate the volume of school groups.) Pretty big zoo so have your walking shoes primed and ready to hike. Very easy to get around, though, with mostly flat terrain and well maintained walkways.

    Staff and volunteers here are very knowledgeable and engaging. I encountered many crew members interacting with guests. Presentations are well done. Elephant training demo was a must and Billy was awesome in his participation...and he loves his broccoli.

    There are many cool, uncommon critters here not often seen and they have successful SSP husbandry programs resulting in new blood for the survival of these rarities. Specifically, the Malayan tapir...and Rinny was very active. And the gerenuk, a seldom encountered member of the antelope family.

    New baby kudu getting zoomies was a highlight and the playful interactions with Penny, the gerenuk, were unexpected. The elephant facility is impressive and the dynamics of the bachelor herd and it's purpose are an integral part of the SSP. Unfortunately, the bridge in elephant passage wasn't in use because of the necessity for creative arrangement of the occupants so missing that was a bummer since it's unlikely I'll be making a trip to Denver again soon. Mahali getting the zoomies was a surprise and he really wanted to sink his bouy.

    There is a carousel, train and 4D theater as well as feeding opportunities for lorikeets and stingrays.

    Note that 'Down Under' is still under construction but set to open to the public soon.
    Written 9 May 2024
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  • Cecilia S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles

    Mount Evans near Denver is a stunning escape into nature. The drive to the summit unveils breathtaking views, and at 14,264 feet, the panorama is simply awe-inspiring. Surrounded by wildlife and alpine beauty, it's a must-visit for nature lovers seeking a quick, unforgettable mountain getaway!!
    Written 26 December 2023
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  • Roam639360
    1 contribution