22 Historical Landmarks You Absolutely Must Visit In Denver

There are over 300 individually landmarked properties and 52 local historic districts in Denver, which have been designated as such in order to encourage preservation of the buildings and respect for the history of the Mile High City. Denver has certainly experienced explosive growth since our humble beginnings as a gold rush settlement in 1858, and in 2015 we ranked as the 19th most populous city in the U.S., with an estimated 682,545 residents. But thanks to the National Historic Preservation Act, the subsequent Denver Preservation Ordinance, and the work of organizations like the Denver City Council and the Landmark Preservation Committee, we are able to enjoy these amazing historical landmarks in Denver which have been maintained or restored to their former glory for all to see. Long live historic preservation!

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Did we leave out any of your favorite historical landmarks in Denver? We’d love to hear about them in the comments below!