As I’ve mentioned in previous posts I am a recent transplant to Denver from England. Since I’ve been in the Mile High City, which I’m starting to think is an apt nickname for reasons other than its elevation, I have made a conscious effort to get to know my new home. This has included discovering some really cool places that I am convinced everyone should see. Since this post isn’t long enough to name them all, I’ve only included a few of my favorites places to visit in Denver.
One of the first places I made time to visit was the Colorado State Capitol Building, and I still go back on occasion. I was pleasantly surprised by its neoclassical design, which is reminiscent of some of my favorite buildings back in England. This is also what draws me back whenever I get homesick. I simply love the iconic gold dome, and I should point out that it is also an important part of the Denver skyline.
This small house doesn’t look that different than other turn of the century homes, but the simple fact that it is the former residence of “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” makes it a must see for visitors and Denver residents. The home has been turned into a museum dedicated to the socialite and activist, and I assure you a visit here will be well worth your time.
I know that this is a little ways out of Denver, but if you are fascinated by dinosaurs it is worth the short drive. The trails can be a little steep at times, but when you get to the natural landmark you will be glad that you made the effort. After all, where else can you see fossilized dinosaur prints that look almost as pristine as when they were first made. There is also a museum and of course the chance that you might discover a fossil of your own.
Even if you don’t like or even “get” abstract art this museum is still worth a visit. The entire building is devoted to the painter and minimalist artist Clyfford Still, and with several exhibits you might be surprised to find one or two that you like. If nothing else, he is considered one of the most influential painters of the 20th century and that alone makes his museum one of Denver’s “must see” attractions.
I know it is a little strange to see a golf course on a list of must see places to visit, but trust me everyone should play a couple of holes on this one. First of all it has been consistently voted one of the best municipal golf courses in the country, and it literally has something for all types of players. There are 7 golf courses so beginners can take their time and pros can breeze on by without any problems. There is even a course that will keep kids happily occupied. It also doesn’t hurt that City Park Golf is meticulously maintained, and I swear it looks just as good as some of the courses I’ve played on in England.