|Facts About Denver|
|Country||United State (USA)|
|Capital and largest city||NA|
|Area||155 sq mi (400 km2)|
|Population||663,862 (2014 Est.)|
|Lat Long||39°45′43″N 104°52′52″W|
|Calling Code||303 and 720|
|Time Zone||MST (UTC- 07:00) Summer (DST) MDT (UTC- 06:00)|
|Airport||Denver International Airport|
|Neighbour State||Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma|
|Currency||United States Dollar (USD)|
Getting In and Around
Denver is located in the South Platte River Valley just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. It is the largest city within a 500-mile radius.
By Air – Denver International Airport (DEN) is the gateway to Colorado.
By Rail – Amtrak's California Zephyr passenger train serves the Denver Union Station once a day. The station also provides public transit services in Denver Metro Area.
By Road – Interstate highways I-25 and I-70 intersect in the city. Greyhound Lines provides intercity bus services.
Best Time to VisitSpring, March through May, is an ideal time to enjoy skiing on the slopes of the Rockies. Fall, September through early November, is also a popular season due to pleasant weather and happening events.
What's in DenverDenverites embrace its cowboy heritage and delights in thriving culinary and arts scene and unabashed outdoor-oriented lifestyle. Catch a concert at Civic Center, ride a bike in Confluence Park, feed an African penguin at Denver Zoo, take your offspring to Elitch Gardens Theme Park, or go read a book in Tattered Cover, there's plenty for everyone to keep busy.
Points of Interest – Buy the Mile High Culture Pass to explore major tourist attractions in Denver for free. The downtown emits Wild West and urban chic vibes. The 218-meter Republic Plaza is the tallest building in the Rocky Mountain region of the US.
Popular places to visit in Denver are: The Gothic Revival Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Denver Botanic Gardens, Downtown Aquarium, and Colorado State Capitol.
Museums – The Denver Museum of Nature and Science reflects the evolution of our planet while the History Colorado Center chronicles Colorado's past. Pay a visit to Denver Mint, the world's single largest producer of coins, and Denver Art Museum, the largest art museum between San Francisco and Kansas City. The Victorian-era Black American West Museum showcases the life of African Americans in the Wild West.
Parks and Recreation – With a stunning backdrop of downtown skyline and distant mountains, the 330-acre City Park features tennis courts, baseball diamonds, lakes, picnic sites, and bicycle trails. For recreational dwellings, the Red Rocks Park and the Winter Park Resort lie only a day-trip away.
Shopping, Dining, and Nightlife – Featuring chess players, folk musicians, and street performers, the 16th Street Mall is a pedestrian-only street with over 300 stores and 50 restaurants. Besides the historical Elitch Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex is among the largest performing arts centers in the US.
Order up a steak at Buckhorn Exchange (city's oldest restaurant), sample hoppy craft beer with a Colorado burrito, and get a bite of chiles rellenos to taste New Mexican cuisine.
Last Updated On : July 06, 2016