The original library opened in , and the new addition opened in as part of downtown Denver's renaissance. Take a free tour of the library, or browse through the collection of more than three million books. The Central branch is the largest library between Los Angeles and Chicago and houses a Western history collection.
Admission is free. Any resident of Colorado may obtain a Denver Public Library card. Hours: Mon. Leave the Denver Public Library via the Broadway exit. Turn right from the library and cross Broadway at the light at 13th Ave.
Go north one block to 14th Ave. Designed in the 19th century by architect Elijah E. Myers, the Colorado State Capitol Building echoes the classical lines of the nation's capitol. The capitol is exactly one mile high at 5, feet, lending Denver its nickname of the "Mile High City. Construction on the Capitol began in and was completed in The building houses the Colorado Legislature and Governor's office.
Craftsmen laid ounces of pure gold leaf onto the Dome. Free tours of the dome are held from 9 a.
Reservations are recommended as dome tours are limited to 30 people per hour. Call for reservations or more information.
Exit the State Capitol Building by the West entrance. Cross Lincoln St. The park hosts a farmer's market in the summer. Every Labor Day, the Taste of Colorado food festival also sets up shop.
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The North side of the park faces the Denver Rocky Mountain News building and other office buildings downtown. The park is officially open from 5 a. Note: Please use caution in Civic Center Park at night. The park is fairly safe during the daytime. Turn right until you hit Colfax Ave. Turn left and go three blocks down to W. The Denver Mint is one of four coin mints in the United States.
The Denver facility produces coins of all denominations. The Denver Mint was founded in and moved to its current location in The current facility can produce up to 50 million dollars worth of coins in one day.
The Mint offers free tours, but reservations are required. Rock On. While strolling through serene walking paths, look for information boxes to learn about the plants, wildlife, ecology, art, and history of Hudson Gardens. Garden Map.
Gift Shop When you visit Hudson Gardens, be sure to enter and exit through the gift shop. Public Art Installations. Photography We oversee thirty acres of picturesque natural terrain which provide a variety of backdrops for family photos, engagement photos, quinceanera photos, graduation photos and more.
Photo Credit: Brooke Leigh Photography. Photography Permits. Their flowers have a fascinating, hour life cycle which we celebrate with pop-up bloom events Dates TBD.
Rose Garden Stop and smell the roses. Yoga Find your zen at a morning or sunset yoga session.
Photo Credit: UCHealth. Find Yoga Classes. Honey Bee Apiary The Honey Bee Apiary is home to approximately twenty beehives as well as the Community Apiary where hives are owned by community beekeepers. The bees help pollinate plants within Hudson Gardens and the surrounding community. Beekeeping Programs.