Located on the western edge of the High Plains just east of the Rocky Mountains, Denver Colorado is widely known for its natural beauty and is a favorite destination for hikers and skiers. However, there’s much more to the “Mile High City” than gorgeous scenery. Here are a few places that showcase just how diverse Colorado’s capital actually is.
1. Visit a Museum
Denver might not be known for being a cultural hotspot, but it contains three world-class museums that each deserve a visit. See the dinosaurs at the Morrison National History Museum or check out an astronomy demonstration at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s planetarium. Art lovers can also explore the Denver Art Museum, which features renowned international works, as well as a large collection of 19th-century photography chronicling the American West.
2. Float on the Lazy River at Water World
One of America’s largest waterparks is located less than 10 minutes north of Denver. Water World sits on 67 acres of land with dozens of slides and rides for children young and old. Just make sure to wear heavy duty sunblock; the sun in Denver is stronger due to the city’s higher altitude.