Here are some of the Denver area’s best kept secrets:
1615 California St. Suite 515
This free art gallery in Downtown Denver is well worth the cost of parking. The museum is only open three days a week but offers free entry and is full of unique and interactive installations. Kids and adults alike with love it. To give you an idea of what to expect, there are giant inflatable pink bunnies that greet you as you walk in and an interactive set of musical wine bottles. This gallery is a must see. Learn more →
7711 E. Academy Blvd.
The Wings Over the Rockies museum is located in Hangar 1 of the former Lowry air Force Base. It’s over 182,000 square feet of hangar space and houses 50 iconic aircraft dating from 1939 to 1990. The museum is even home to a ¾-scale replica of the Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter signed by members of the original cast and crew. You can enjoy seeing the history of air travel unfold before your eyes and even take your turn in a flight simulator. Learn more →
Tree Climbing Colorado
Do you longingly reminisce on childhood days spent climbing trees? Well now you can relive those days in safety through Tree Climbing Colorado’s tree climbing classes. Their basic recreational class “Dances with Branches” teaches you tree climbing safety and how to properly use ropes, harnesses and helmets. Learn more →
Steps of the Colorado State Capitol
200 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver is widely known as the Mile High City but most of Downtown Denver sits slightly below this elevation. However, the steps of the Colorado State Capitol have a marker indicating the exact spot where you truly are a mile above sea level. On the 15th step are the words “ONE MILE ABOVE SEA LEVEL.” And there’s a brass benchmark on 18th step, and another marker on the 3rd step. Many different groups have surveyed the elevation and come to a few different conclusions over the years. Plan your visit today →
Denver Money Museum
1020 16th St.
Want to see $30 million in cold hard cash? Denver is home to one of two money museums in the United States. The museum has free admission and even allows you take pictures of all that money. You can take a self-guided tour or join a group. The museum is full of hands-on exhibits for all ages focuses on educating guests about the economy, you can even design your own currency! Learn more →
Healing Waters Float Studio
11654 Huron St.
Escape the daily grind with a sensory deprivation experience you’ve probably never heard of. Denver has developed an underground culture of float tank enthusiasts. This experience allows you to completely shut off your mind as you float in a bath of salt water in complete darkness, alone. You can float for any length of time between 90 minutes and overnight. Learn more →
Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
2635 Welton St.
The Cervantes’s Masterpiece Ballroom is in the old Casino Cabaret dating back to the cotton Club days of the 1930s and jazz greats like Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Benny Goodman touring through Denver. Cervantes’ continues the musical legacy of the building and hosts intimate concerts. Cervantes’ most unique feature is having two rooms so two bands can play simultaneously. A concert here is sure to be a unique and historic experience. Check the calendar →
12705 State Highway 165
If you’re looking for a fun day trip, you’ll want to check out Bishop Castle in Rye, Colorado. Bishop Castle has been under construction for over 60 years by the owner Jim Bishop. Visitors are welcome and there is no entry fee. What started off as a simple cabin turned into a castle after the installation of a gravity fed water cistern. Today the castle is three stories, boasts a Grand Ballroom, soaring towers, bridges and even a Fire-Breathing Dragon. Every hopeful prince or princess will be giddy with excitement on this visit. Learn more →
8262 S. University Blvd Suite 120
Shopping local always sounds great until you find yourself running around from boutique to boutique looking for the perfect gift. The Unlisted Market brings local artisan and boutique vendors into one place to sell their goods. You’ll find a wide variety of handcrafted items, vintage finds, refurbished furniture, fashion, specialty goods, fine art and more. They host a ladies night on the first Thursday of each month. Bring your friends and enjoy a free glass of wine and special sales. Learn more →
The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse
1770 12th St.
The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse is nestled against the Rocky Mountain Foothills, alongside Boulder Creek and is considered one of Boulder’s most attractive and popular tourist attractions. The teahouse was built completely by hand without any power tools and was a gift to the city of Boulder from its sister city Dushanbe, Tajikistan. It was constructed, disassembled, crated and sent halfway around the world to be rebuilt in Boulder. Stop in for a delicious cup of tea and enjoy the intricate and craftsmanship. Learn more →
Enjoy your adventures!