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One of the most interesting and educational experiences I've had in the past few years was a trip through the Clifford Stills Museum in downtown Denver. The entire museum is dedicated to the art of one man, Clifford Stills. He was an Abstract Expressionist painter, a contemporary of Mark Rothko. This museum offers the opportunity to see the change, growth, and development of an artist across the span of his life. There are also examples of his sketches and sculpture. Visiting this gem of a museum, near the Denver Art Museum, provides an understanding of a man who spent his life sharing his experience by teaching art students as opposed to selling his work. The vast majority of his collection was held by his estate at the time of his death and at his wish donated to a city willing to build a museum dedicated to only his work. Mr. Stills believed that to truly understand the work of an artist, one had to see and experience the breadth of work of a lifetime. Denver accepted this challenge, built the museum and enables us to experience a unique art experience.08-10-2016 12:47 PM
This is a beautiful center (located in Boulder, CO) and the tours are free! It has a natural area with a paved walking path to commune with nature and the center indoors is a wealth of information. The tours are totally FREE and inviting.08-10-2016 11:16 AM
Best kept secret in Denver area. Go early or late in the day or while it isn't too hot. Saw more animals there than in Rocky Mountain National Park and without the elevation. Easy drive through on a loop. Close to Denver airport if you need to kill some time. Visitor center with small gift shop after 9 am but don't wait that late to look for animals. Go at sunrise.08-10-2016 03:54 AM
We are always looking for a unique out-of-the-way place to dine whenever we go back to Portland to visit and discovered this secret bar. To enter Circa 33 whuch is hidden behind a bookshelf, you punch in a secret code - so mysterious! Fun speakeasy atmosphere with delicious food and drinks!08-09-2016 12:39 PM
Denver is such a magnificient city. It has such a cosmopolitan side with the Lodo area but having parks and hiking just an hour away makes this city a must see. I love that you can shop at a mall and hike on the same day. My hidden gem is Cheeseman Park which is near the zoo, Museum of National History and the Botanical Gardens. The park has great paths for walking and there are bike rentals nearby for $5. You can see all this in one day.08-08-2016 01:20 PM
this is the most awesome hiking, biking or walking trail in the US takes you through beautiful countryside and fun little towns ( Custer, Edgemont, Pringle, Hill City, Rochford, Deadwood) to name a few. it is the best place to forget your troubles and soak in some of the best scenery and the most friendly people you will meet!08-06-2016 09:13 PM
Denver Botanic Gardens entertains and delights wisdom of the Gardens through outreach, collaboration and education. The conservation programs plays a major role in saving species and protecting natural habitats for future generations.08-06-2016 04:57 PM
When traveling in Denver, you must visit the Denver Zoo. It is especially awesome in the winter at night when it is all lit up with Christmas lights! Animals are awesome and seeing them in the snow is awesome too. The penguins were the show stealers!08-31-2016 06:45 PM
If you are looking for a beautiful place to visit you must go to Denver. You have all the beautiful scenery
that is simple amazing. Additionally, you have a wonderful city with something for everyone.
The restaurants are premier and the beer and wines are superb.
If the city life is not you scene, you can head for the trails and view fantastic views on the trails. A must for everyone.08-30-2016 06:10 AM
While in Atlanta, don't miss the CNN Center. You will be able to make your very own news video!
While in Boston, be sure to take a cruise to whalewatch. Humpback whales galore!
While in Chicago, take in a dinner and theater and listen to real jazz on Halstead.
While in Denver, visit the Butterfly Museum. Amazing!
While in Las Vegas, get away to Sam's Town. It's a break from all the LV craziness!
While in New York, you must see the area where 9/11 happened. It will stay with you.
While in Portland, who knew they had a Japanese Garden? Beautiful!
While in San Francisco, you must travel down Lombard Street, the crookedest street in the U.S.
While in Seattle, you must make a side trip to Victoria's Butchart Gardens. You won't believe how beautiful! You can even take home some on their homegrown delights!
While in Washington, D.C., be sure to tour the FBI building, the theater where Lincoln was shot and the house in which he died which is located right across the street.08-29-2016 08:37 PM
While most tourists want to ski at Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, and Keystone, families should try Loveland! We stopped on our way back to the airport since our flight didn't leave Denver until 9:00 p.m. and had a remarkable fun day. The slopes weren't crowded at all and the staff was amazing. What a great treat!08-29-2016 07:21 PM
Denver is called the Mile High City becuse it is a mile from sea level (take a deep breath). It is also the state capital of CO. It has a tech center, and Air Force Base, and excellent hospitals, both military and civilian. The city host prestitious educational institutions includuding Denver University and Regis Universtiy (with its several high school prep schools); the universities draw students from all these cities.08-29-2016 05:11 PM
Alright, I am supposed to write about Denver, CO but this place is near Denver, it is the Rocky Mountain National Park. This place is MAGICAL! It is so beautiful naturally that it makes your eyes tearful because you realize there is incredible beauty on this earth! So, let's get out there and see what the world has to offer us in regard to nature and its beauty,
After going to Rocky Mountain National Park and the town of Ouray, CO I understood why the state is called the Rocky Mountain state (the mountains are also made up of plain beautiful impressible rocks).08-29-2016 04:52 PM
Beau Jo's has the best pizza I have had anywhere. It has a thick crust which tastes like fresh bread. (Different thicknesses are available.) They serve honey that you eat on the bread after finishing the rest of your pizza slices. YUM! They also have gluten free pizza. There are several locations around Denver, in Idaho Springs, Ft. Collins, & Steamboat Springs.
The Aurora Summit Restaurant has amazing steak and a few great seafood items. This is definitely the best fillet in town - in a quiet romantic setting. They also have a great bar where there is often live music - like piano players.
Tequileno's is the best mexican food in a town that has a mexican restaurant on almost every corner. They have a huge menu with many different choices besides the standard tacos & burritos. My favorite is seafood & pineapple chunks served in a carved out 1/2 of a pineapple. Their food platters are huge! There are usually coupons on the back of the King Soopers grocery receipts. There are 3 different locations around town. They used to be called Tequilas - as they have many different kinds of tequila.
Bonefish Grill has great seafood with many fresh choices. My favorite is the Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer. It is shrimp in a sweet and spicey sauce - but not too spicey!
I am not affilated with any of these restaurants. I just wanted to share my favorite places with you.08-29-2016 04:40 PM