Denver February 02, 2018
11 Iconic Places Every True Denverite Will Instantly Recognize
If you’ve ever called the Mile High City your home, I’m betting there are certain spots around Denver that you would undoubtedly recognize. Even if you no longer live here, seeing an image of these particular places is likely to bring back memories, immediately transporting you back to your time in Denver. Check out the 11 iconic places listed below, and see how many you had the pleasure of visiting.
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1. 16th Street Mall (1001 16th St., Denver, CO 80265)
You've most likely strolled along this pedestrian mall a time or two. With its shops, restaurants, and local street entertainment, the 16th Street Mall is a must-do Denver experience.
2. Colorado State Capitol (200 E. Colfax, Denver, CO 80203)
With its golden dome, the Colorado State Capitol is a beacon in the city that is easy to spot. If you haven't already, make your way to the front steps of the Capitol to find yourself at our city's exact mile-high elevation.
3. Coor's Field (2001 Blake St., Denver, CO 80205)
The home of Rockies baseball was completed in 1995, and since then has drawn in many locals to grab a beer, eat a hot dog, and take in the stunning views (sometimes even from the designated purple "mile high" seats.)
4. Denver Art Museum (100 W. 14th Avenue Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204)
This museum's creative architecture allows visitors to begin appreciating artistry before even walking through the doors.
5. The Big Blue Bear — Colorado Convention Center (700 14th St., Denver, CO 80202)
When seeing the giant 40-foot sculpture of a big blue bear, you will instantly know that he is in Denver, peering into the Colorado Convention Center.
6. Larimer Square (1430 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80202)
With its signature canopy of twinkling white lights, Larimer Square is easily recognizable. From unique shops to top-notch eateries, Larimer Square is a Denver landmark etched in the memories of many.
7. City Park Pavillion (1700 N. York St., Denver, CO 80202)
This gorgeous City Park view is a classic Mile High City spot for an unbeatable scenic overlook. The Rocky Mountains frame the Denver Skyline behind the City Park Pavilion and lake. This spot in Denver seems to capture so much of what we love about our city.
8. Red Rocks Amphitheater (17598 W. Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465)
If you're lucky, the sight of Red Rocks Amphitheatre brings back memories of actually attending a concert at this outdoor concert venue nestled in the natural acoustics of the surrounding red rocks.
9. Union Station (1701 Wynkoop St., Denver, CO)
This more than 100-year-old transportation hub is a historical landmark that, in recent years, has become Denver's "living room" with an array of the city's top restaurants, bars, shops, and even a hotel.
10. Casa Bonita (6715 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, Colorado 80214)
While your memories of the food might not be the fondest, your trips to this towering Mexican restaurant with a massive fountain in front to watch the cliff divers are truly unforgettable.
11. The Brown Palace Hotel (321 17th St. Denver, CO 80202)
Maybe you've stopped in for afternoon tea, or even stayed the night in one of their rooms. Whatever the case, the historic and luxurious Brown Palace Hotel is a true landmark in Denver that's grand beauty is difficult to forget.
What other iconic Mile High City spots would you add to this list? Please share in the comments section below.
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