Home of the Colorado Legislature, our capitol building is one of the key features in the memorable Denver skyline. The capitol building was built in the 1890’s and in 1908 they used 24 karat gold to plate the dome. The gold plated dome commemorates Colorado’s Gold Rush days, and the early pioneers and miners who helped build our great state. The dome towers 180 feet above, and contains stained glass dedicated to the 16 initial founders of the city of Denver. A round brass cap embedded in the west entrance stairway reads: Elevation 5280 Feet, One Mile High, 5-12-69.
200 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
In 1858, gold was discovered in Colorado and a year later the city of Denver was founded. In 1863, the US government established a mint facility in Denver. Today, the US Mint at Denver manufacturers all denominations of circulating coins, coin dies, the Denver “D” portion of the annual uncirculated coin sets and commemorative coins authorized by the US Congress. It also stores gold and silver bullion. Denver treasures its historic mint building, which is one of Colorado’s oldest institutions.
320 West Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80204
Denver Botanic Gardens
A 23-acre urban oasis which is one of the top-ranked botanical gardens in the US and features magnificent plants from all corners of the world. Denver Botanic Gardens offers spectacular plant displays, unlimited opportunities for lifelong learning and research that helps preserve Colorado’s precious natural resources. Denver Botanic Gardens has also opened the city’s first publicly accessible green roof, which is the first of its kind on a city-owned building in Denver.
1007 York Street
Denver, CO 80206
Denver Pavilions is located on the 16th Street pedestrian mall in the heart of Downtown Denver. Featuring 40 shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues including a movie theater and a bowling alley, this two city blocks, three stories high, open-air mall offers convenient underground parking and is located next to the 16th Street Free Mall shuttle.
500 Sixteenth Street
Denver, CO 80202
Larimer Square is located on Larimer Street from 14th to 15th Streets and includes 40 upscale restaurants and shops.
Hours vary by store and restaurant. Please visit website for more information.