Denver, Colorado. With spectacular views, plenty of outdoor activities, and values on sport, the arts and community, The Mile High City has so much to offer in the summer. Whether stopping by briefly, passing through or staying a while in Denver, we know it can be difficult to figure out what to see first. Read on for some of our favourite ways to pass the summertime in Denver.
Denver Art Museum
Jutting outwards into the city, the Denver Art Museum greets visitors with a striking visual introduction, courtesy of Gio Ponti. Here, you can walk among exhibits documenting the histories of Asian, British and Native American expression. The Denver Art Museum’s European collection includes the works of Monet, Cezanne, Renoir, Van Gogh and Boudin. However, it is Denver’s uniquely extensive relationship with Native American artwork that is the key attraction. The Denver Art Museum has one of the broadest collections of Native American art in the Nation, if not the world. This stems back to their pioneering activity, as one of the first museums to collect Native American artwork. Also featured is the startlingly lifelike work of John DeAndrea, a Colorado Native famed for his ability in lifelike human sculptures. Between modern Native American expressions, Old world tradition and local talents, the Denver Art Museum is a worthwhile stop.
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge
Formerly a weapons facility, the Rocky Mountain Arsenal has left its history behind and is now a notably bustling wildlife refuge half an hour’s drive from Downtown Denver. Here, where nature has reclaimed some 15,988 acres, Bison, Coyote, Prairie Dogs, Deer and over three hundred and thirty species of bird live free. There are a variety of trails to walk, different sightseeing experiences for specific interests whether Bird Watching or seeing the esteemed Bison. The staff are dedicated to maintaining the refuge and provide an accommodating visit with wilderness.
City Park Jazz
City Park Jazz is Denver’s preferred way to share music and community during the Summer Sundays. Volunteers come together to put together free Jazz Concerts, featuring Local musicians and large acts in a community setting. With the park atmosphere, t-shirt drives, families and food trucks, Denver’s company is for all throughout the summer. So bring some chairs, grab a bite and enjoy Denver’s laid back and cordial character at City Park Jazz.
Fan Expo Denver
Fan Expo Denver is Denver’s centre of all things pop culture, from comics to tv shows, gaming, horror and Anime. Fan Expo Denver is Denver’s home for fans of many interests and has Cosplay, Costume Competitions, Gaming Tournaments, and plenty of Opportunities to personally chat with Artists and Celebrities. Some of these famous faces that have stopped by include Star Trek’s Sulu ( George Takei ), Neville Longbottom ( Matthew Lewis ), Mulan ( Ming Na Wen ) and Adam West. Engage and share in pop culture with other fans, shop for exclusive items, get an autograph or ask a question you’ve always had for a Marvel character at Fan Expo Denver.
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