If you are going to be taking a trip soon to Denver, Colorado, for business, pleasure or both, there are lots of things to do and see while in the mile-high city. You can warm your cockles in some of Denver’s friendliest bars and learn about how trains impacted the West. Be sure to take the time to experience these fun and informative Denver destinations.
Go See a Concert at Lost Lake
A fun place to visit while in Denver is Lost Lake, which is a lively bar that has a reputation for hosting some of the best local bands around the area and also features various indie bands from all over. Lost Lake is located in the historic Bluebird District, which has been revitalized over the last several decades. The Bluebird District is home to the well-known Bluebird Theater, which was designed by Harry W. J. Edbrooke in 1913 and is now on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. At Lost Lake, you can enjoy throwback surroundings, honest drinks and all the entertainment you can imagine on the recently renovated stage and sound system.
Check Out Seven Grand
Another hot spot to hit in the evening is the Seven Grand Denver, which premiered in 2018. According to Dairy Block, this is the bar’s fourth location in the United States, which opened for the first time in Los Angeles as the bar with an incredible variety of “Whiskey for the people.” On approach, you are met by the hand-blown neon Seven Grand sign hanging outside, designed by Shepard Fairey, a well-known street artist. Besides all the whiskies, the Seven Grand Denver has batched old fashions, house ginger beer, craft cocktails, cranberry-rosemary soda and eight different Colorado draught beers. This bar also has plenty of live music, entertainment and even educational meetings with the Whiskey Society.
Colorado Railroad Museum
Colorado is known for its rich history with trains, which helped settled the American West. The Colorado Railroad Museum has a large collection of artifacts, photos, historic records, mementos and stock items from Colorado railroads, with over 50,000 items on display. Besides all the wonderful displays, the museum has a spur for its trains and one of the largest HO model railroad collections on exhibit. Among the engines is the Rio Grande Southern 1931 Galloping Goose No. 2, a Burlington CB&Q 4-8-4 locomotive, a restored Rio Grande 1881 Baldwin 2-8-0 engine and the Santa Fe Super Chief Navajo. There are scheduled train rides, and the hours of operation are 9:00 to 5:00.
Denver has a wide variety of attractions that are sure to please and entertain. When you want to just unwind and relax, these are some of the places you can visit. Be sure to take some time while in the city to get out and see what Denver is all about.
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