What Are Some Things to Do in the Denver, Colorado Area?


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The 16th Street Mall, Washington Park, Denver Zoo, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and Denver Botanic Gardens are a few attractions in the Denver area. Ocean Prime Denver, Snooze an AM Eatery, Denver Biscuit Company, Racca's Pizzeria Napoletana and The Capital Grille are among the restaurant options in Denver.

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The 16th Street Mall has rows of stores, restaurants and entertainment choices, and the street itself offers plenty of stretch for a stroll. Tourists can also ride the MallRide shuttle bus for free. Horse-and-carriage rides are available at select hours after sunset.

Washington Park consists of 165 acres of gardens, lakes and walking paths. There are also 10 tennis courts, boat rentals and a recreation building. The park is south of central Denver. A Kenyan nature preserve provides the template for the structure of the Denver Zoo, which houses over 4,000 animals living on 75 acres, as of 2015. Panamanian golden frogs, African wild dogs, black rhinos, kangaroos and orangutans are among the species living at the zoo.

The Denver Museum of Nature and Science has exhibits on themes ranging from anthropology to zoology to space science. Items include dinosaur bones and Egyptian mummies. Denver Botanic Gardens features 15,000 species of plants living on 24 acres.

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