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  • Sven R
    Cascais, Portugal8 contributions
    Nice railway station in the center of Denver. Gives a good impression of the history of Denver. Inside the station you have a variety of shops, Snackbars and Coffeeshops. The station is still used as it's purpose.
    Written 13 November 2022
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  • tlynn63
    Cincinnati, OH734 contributions
    Free guided tours that last an hour are available weekday at 11:00, 12:00, and 1:00. Very interesting and entertaining. You can walk to the top near the rotunda and go outside.....100 steps to get there. You must have a guide to go up. Beautiful views from there. Just below that is the "attic" which houses an interesting museum. It is an easy walk from the capitol the catch the free 16th St. Mall shuttle which we took to the end and walked back the other way. The capitol building also is beside Civic Center Park which has a few nice bronze statues.
    Written 13 November 2022
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  • Elizabeth
    Las Vegas, NV1 contribution
    Intuitive ✨ Numberologist
    Negating Life With Your Number
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    ⬇️⬇️⬇️ could be anywhere with me right now, where would it be…..🍄
    Written 16 January 2023
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  • sanju_222323
    New Jersey13,440 contributions
    Head to elegant Larimer Square for shops, people-watching, and dinner. Larimer Square is the city’s oldest and most historic part of town where the first gold prospectors from the Old West era staked their claim.

    There’s a relaxed vibe and it’s the perfect part of town to chill into your weekend in Denver. You’ll find hip coffee bars, urban boutiques and exclusive stores, and maybe some street performers. For dinner, take your pick from a great range of chef-led restaurants or one of the many different cuisines available.
    Written 23 July 2022
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  • Bryan R
    1 contribution
    Me and my wife went to the cheese cake factory and the food was great !!! It was a very nice time and the service was excellent.
    Written 28 December 2022
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  • Stefan
    Groningen, The Netherlands4 contributions
    went for a stroll to go and experience Denver, and that is were I stumbled upon this church, really imposing building, great stained glass windows with nice catholic scenes on them. good experience to have stumbled upon as a tourist
    Written 27 January 2023
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  • hanna718
    NOVA540 contributions
    Visited mid-August, and they had only recently reopened for tours. Based on older reviews, you used to just be able to show up at certain times, now you have to write on for tickets. They have a couple of tour times during the day, and you list your preferred date/times. Only complaint is that it wasn't until almost the date that we were told we had tickets, so if you are in a limited schedule be aware that you might not be able to lock things in very far in advance.

    Informative tour, interesting historical exhibits. You can see into the minting floor, so on our morning there were streams of pennies running along the conveyer belt.

    Keep in mind this is a government building. So there is security, you can't have any bags, and no photos inside. Be sure to be early as they tell you, they won't let in people who are late.

    As others have mentioned, you get an uncirculated penny, and penny blank. There's also a nice gift shop.

    Plenty of parking in near by garages.

    Written 31 August 2022
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  • James O
    Dublin, Ireland13 contributions
    Welcome to twenty first century accommodations!

    The far western skyline is draped by the Rocky Mountains, and the front range Mild November sun splashed days brighten this one of a kind property.

    This community concept boasts Pool, Jacuzzi, TRX and Cardio gym

    Equally stimulating was the antiquated reading and billards tables

    If you find a better tongue and groove fit for the demands of Modern work life and tension free zones, please notify me immediately

    You MUST book the AirBnB posted here
    Written 26 November 2022
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  • Statman24
    Birmingham, AL221 contributions
    I often struggle to find a good place to run in a city, but the trail provided all the miles I needed and then some! It was great to see so many people out and the split trail so that walkers/runners had their own trail apart from cyclists was fantastic as well!
    Written 30 August 2022
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  • Margaret B
    Greenbelt, MD671 contributions
    I stayed near here when I visited Denver and walked in the park a couple of times. Beautiful park in the middle of the city.
    Written 27 November 2022
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  • VLH
    Missouri29 contributions
    Booked a tour and discovered the tour was canceled due to only one staff working. The one staff member working alone was diligent in making sure everyone had fast service. As always, Great Divide makes great beer and the vibe was pretty chill the afternoon we were there.
    Written 14 January 2023
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  • hilo88
    Honolulu, HI364 contributions
    I couldn't figure out the name of the playground itself, so this review is for the main playground and not for City Park itself (which we did really enjoy).

    a. There seem to be multiple playgrounds in City Park in Denver, but I think this one MAY be the largest it has. It is located near the duck pond and a very short walk to the pavillion. There is a pretty good amount of street parking nearby. Seemed pretty safe to me.

    b. The playground is huge and there are A LOT of options for kids to do. There are slides, climbing structures, a merry-go-round looking thing, this bumpy path thing that my son really enjoyed, and even a swing for a wheelchair (never seen that before).

    c. The only thing was that there were A LOT of kids there. It was a challenge to find a table and to not feel space invaded. There were even a couple of kids there that weren’t quite kind to my son and his mother didn’t notice or seem bothered by it. It killed some of the fun of the outing.

    d. Well made park with lots to do. Busy though so expect that if you go (we went around 10-something). And yeah, and in early July it was HOT. There is some shade by the tables, but if I recall, not on/around the play structures. Plan for that.
    Written 31 August 2022
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  • Lee Dunlap
    Seattle, WA13 contributions
    The staff here is always very friendly, helping me find the books I need every visit! Building itself is pretty cool, too!
    Written 28 August 2020
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  • frenchimpressionist
    New Hope, PA97 contributions
    Balistreri Vineyards is a hidden gem north of Denver in the middle of the industrial area. It is a gorgeous venue. It is used for weddings and other events. It also does wine tastings (they make their own wines) and is open for lunch as well. It is open to the public from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily. The executive chef is fantastic and the wait staff is professional. The lunch menu changes with the seasons and sources much of its produce locally even growing some of their own. Our choices this time were: house-made ciabatta and bacon-wrapped dates and the antipasti for starters. All were wonderful. We followed that with delicious small plates fried Brussels sprouts and house-made whipped ricotta. Then some of us had the beet salad (amazing), the preserved lemon gnocchi and the butternut squash risotto. One of our party has a dietary restriction so Chef Sumichrast went off menu for him. Fantastic! The kids (ages 11, 9 and 7) had the kids' butter noodles and fruit cup but they all had had plenty of the appetizers and small plates, too. The kids were impressed. We spent three hours at table. (We let the kids go out in the grassy area between courses and that was fine with the staff.) The entire afternoon was magical. If you are looking for a long Sunday lunch for foodies and family, this is it. Magnifique! We did try the wines doing the featured wine flights. My favorite was the Petit Verdot.
    Written 21 November 2022
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  • Victoria N
    Gateshead, UK3,136 contributions
    My sister and I visited for the first time recently from the UK. We were delighted to find a Bath and Body store with some great offers when we visited. Staff were also so pleasant in this store. There were other stores we enjoyed such as American Eagle, Victoria's Secret and quite a few other brands. You can get something to eat here, we enjoyed Panda Express and a Greek food outlet here. We had to pay for parking, however there were plenty of spaces.
    Written 30 August 2022
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