Extend Your Stay in Denver

There’s always a lot going on in The Mile High City. Extend your stay and check out museum exhibitions, cultural events and exciting day trips. Here’s a sampling to get you going.

Blockbuster Museum Exhibitions

1. Calder: Monumental

Alexander Calder was one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th century. View his bold, energetic sculptures among the changing landscapes at Denver Botanic Gardens.

2. Vikings: Beyond the Legend

Be wowed by a myth-busting exhibition that highlights a supernatural world inhabited by gods and giants.

3. Backstory: Western American Art in Context

See a masterful paring of world-class art and unique artifacts that tell the story of the American West.


4. DINOS! Live

Take a step back in time where animatronic dinosaurs come to life around Denver Zoo.

5. Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place

Experience contemporary life in the American West through the eyes of 13 Latino artists.

6. Nature’s Amazing Machines

Marvel over nature’s complexities, from the biology of giraffes to what it’s like to fly.

7. The Western: An Epic in Art and Film

Explore the Western genre through fine art, film and pop culture.

8. Canaletto Masterwork Restored

See an Italian masterwork discovered in Denver Art Museum’s archives. The museum spent a year restoring it.

Attractions & Day trips Near Denver

Denver is full of hidden gems like the Molly Brown House Museum, chronicling the life and times of Titanic survivor, Molly Brown, and the Black American West Museum, located in the former home of Colorado’s first black woman doctor.

The Mile High City is also close to major attractions like Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, the Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave, and Rocky Mountain National Park, offering stimulating day trips. Or take a drive up the Mount Evans Scenic Byway, the highest paved road in North America.

Thank you to our sponsor, Visit Denver, for providing this blog post.

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