Denver February 27, 2017
11 Fascinating Places In Denver You Can Barely Find On A Map
Are you a Denver native (or longtime resident) who thinks they have seen everything this great city has to offer? Or maybe you are a Denverite just looking for something off the beaten path? No matter your answer, you are going to want to visit these 11 fascinating places (and somewhat hidden gems) in Denver that you can barely find on a map:
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:
1.) Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge (Commerce City)
Think you have to travel to the mountains to get a glimpse of wildlife and wide open spaces? Think again, as Commerce City's Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge features nearly 16,000 acres of outdoor goodness!
2.) 5 Star Salt Caves (Denver Washington Park)
You seem stressed... can I make a suggestion? Visit the 5 Star Salt Caves; a beautiful day spa built around a man-made Himalayan rock salt cave that offers a number of treatments, including energy healing, a full-spectrum infrared sauna, and an assortment of different classes and events.
3.) Dushanbe Tea House (Boulder)
You have enjoyed a high tea at the oh-so chic Brown Palace... but did you know that Boulder has another must-visit tea house? Given as a gift to the city of Boulder from its sister city in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, this tea house was completely built by hand and features delicious teas in an exquisite setting.
4.) The Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Denver Branch (Denver LoDo)
Not only is Denver home to the Mint, but also to an epic money museum! (The best part? Admission is FREE.)
5.) The Wizard's Chest (Denver Speer)
Opened in 1983, The Wizard’s Chest is an incredible 8,000 square foot toy store that is just as magical for adults as it is for the littles! (Psst... visit often, as the Chest frequently hosts a number of special events.)
6.) Pedal Hopper (Denver LoDo)
You've seen these bike-like contraptions pedaling around LoDo before Rockies games and may have wondered what they are... well, they are essentially party buses on bikes that let you travel the city while sipping on your beer or cocktail of choice! Epic, right?!
7.) Banjo Billy's Bus Tours (Denver & Boulder)
Do you prefer a fully enclosed means of transportation? Then you will LOVE Banjo Billy's, which offers private, ghost, brewery, and history tours around both Denver and Boulder.
8.) Dikeou Collection (Denver LoDo)
Some of Denver's most eclectic works of art can be found in the Dikeou Collection, which includes such gems as a formula one Ford constructed out of cardboard, a gigantic felt man holding his dog, and -- you guessed it -- larger than life inflatable rabbits!
9.) Mile High Flea Market (Henderson)
You have seen the commercials and have maybe even passed it a time or two... but have you ever stopped into the 80-acre Mile High Flea Market (with its 3,000 outdoor sellers)? If not, you definitely should...
10.) Navajo Street Art District (Denver Highland)
Denver is chock full of creative artists... isn't it great?! Experience some of this magic for yourself at Denver's Navajo Street Art District with its colorful buildings, exhibits, and oh-so delicious restaurants.
11.) Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys (Denver City Park)
There is nothing little about this charming museum, which boasts an impressive collection of antique dolls, toys, movie memorabilia, and other surprises.
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