small bug icon  Denver March 2017

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For our visit with Matthew in Denver at the beginning of March, the temperatures were warmer there than back home in New Jersey. Armed with a three-day Denver Culture Pass, we fit in a lot of the Denver sights that we had not seen before. mile high step - denver

  1. Nature & Science Museum and fancy dinner
  2. Botanic Garden
  3. Art Museum and Zoo
  4. Around Matthew's
  5. Rocky Mountain National Park
  6. Cathedral and State Capitol tour
  7. Red Rocks Amphitheater, hiking, and refreshments

Nature & Science Museum and fancy dinner

The Nature & Science Museum had plenty of exhibits including one on local dinosaurs. After our first day of sightseeing, we had a great dinner at a local restaurant within walking distance of Matthew's.

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Botanic Garden

Even though it was early March, there was still plenty to see at the Botanic Garden. We're looking forward to visiting again when the external gardens are in bloom.

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Art Museum and Zoo

The Denver Art Museum building is a work of art in itself. Very modern in design.

The Denver Zoo is a great place for kids and was very well populated the day we visited. The baby giraffe, which was born a few days before our visit, was not yet accepting visitors, but there was still plenty to see.

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Around Matthew's

With unseasonably warm weather, we had several lunches on Matthew's balcony, enjoying the warm sun and the view.

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Rocky Mountain National Park

We thought it to be a little cooler at Rocky Mountain Park, but did not expect the 9 degrees temperatures and 70+ mph wind gusts that we found there.

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Cathedral and State Capitol tour

Both the Cathedral and the State Capitol are within a 10-12 block walk from Matthew's. We ventured out one morning to see both. The free, hour long tour of the State Capitol, is well worth it.

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Red Rocks Amphitheater, hiking, and refreshments

The Red Rocks Amphitheater is a great place to visit, even when there is no performance going on. The grounds are open to the public and there are several hiking trails on which you can get up close and personal with the red rocks.

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