Even though March is one of Colorado’s snowiest months, we have some beautiful, warm days too. And we often get a little cabin feverish when those nice days start popping up.
Well put on your walking shoes because The Brookings Institute, an independent research organization in Washington, DC, ranks Denver as the fourth most walk-able downtowns in the nation. With a plethora of places to visit, this ranking isn’t a surprise. Denver not only is a great place to get around on foot, but we have some of the most amazing buildings and educational stops you will find.
All within close proximity of one another, here are some favorites in Denver:
200 E. Colfax Avenue
Standing exactly 5,280 feet above sea level, exactly one mile high, the Colorado State Capitol welcomes around 250,000 visitors a year. Enjoy a free tour of this amazing structure; however, they are in high demand, so make sure to schedule your excursion at least four weeks in advance. It’s a great opportunity to learn about the building, the work of our General Assembly, and our exceptional Colorado legacy.
100 W. 14th Avenue Pkwy
This amazing museum is made up of two architecturally striking buildings: one is a fortress-like structure from the Italian architect Gio Ponti, and the other building is one that resembles a titanium crystal with peaks by international figure in architecture and urban design, Daniel Libeskind. The findings inside will knock you off your feet; you will find the world’s greatest collection of Native American art, work from European masters, Old West classics and traveling exhibits.
1250 Bannock Street
Clyfford Still is considered one of the most important painters of the 20th century and was among the first generation of Abstract Expressionist artists. Enjoy the Still Museum collection which represents 95 percent of his artwork. The museum opened in 2011 and is the newest addition to Denver’s wonderful Cultural Arts District located adjacent to the Denver Art Museum.
4. U.S. Mint
320 W. Colfax Avenue
This is a remarkable opportunity to learn how money is made. The U.S. Mint produces 50 million coins a day, each one uniquely stamped with the letter “D” so people know those coins are from Denver. They offer a free guided tour that takes about 45 minutes and you can find out how coins are produced. Make a reservation as space is limited and the tours fill up quickly.
It’s so easy to get your daily dose of exercise in while sharpening your mind in this great city of ours! This is a great way to Own Your Health! And speaking of Owning Your Health, make sure to join us at a 9Health Fair this spring. Go to our Find a Fair to find a location near you. It’s important to know what your numbers are and to get that reminder of how vital it is to stay active! How do you take care of your physical wellbeing? Share with us on Facebook!