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WINGS OVER THE ROCKIES Colorado’s flagship aviation museum is looking toward the future of aerospace and inspiring new generations.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY SCOTT DRESSEL-MARTIN

BY LAUREN MONITZ

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Some 66 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed Colorado, and there are several places today where visitors can learn about these ancient inhabitants.

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BY DOUG MCPHERSON

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PHOTO ESSAY The winding paths, tranquil waterways and floral displays of the Denver Botanic Gardens offer an escape from the bustling city.

42 IF WALLS COULD TALK DENVER’S OLDEST RESTAURANTS Denver’s oldest restaurants have remained iconic and relevant in the face of Denver’s rapid growth and constant construction. BY LAUREN MONITZ

72 PARTING SHOT THE BIG BLUE BEAR This can’t-miss photo op at the Colorado Convention Center entertains both visitors and locals alike.


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COLORADO ESSENTIALS 18 FIRST LOOK MUST-SEE SPOTS A selection of Colorado’s most striking attractions, brought to you by architects, civic planners and Mother Nature.

50 ALL ABOUT TOWN NEIGHBORHOODS From tree-lined streets dotted with historic homes to bustling sidewalks flanked by contemporary high-rises, Colorado’s got diversity.

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52 THE GUIDE SHOPPING & GALLERIES Prime browsing and buying experiences are easily found throughout the Front Range. MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS To appreciate the region’s cultural, historical and natural riches, one need only pick a theme and direction. DINING & NIGHTLIFE Imaginative menus and attractive interiors; spirited fun long after sundown.

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Doug McPherson has lived in Colorado since 1992 and enjoys discovering and writing about all the natural wonders this gorgeous state has to offer, both past and present. He says he particularly liked traveling back in time to learn about all the dinosaur remains in Colorado’s ancient basement for this GuestBook edition. His favorite part of the assignment? “Touching the dust of bones that are in the range of 100 million years old,” McPherson says. “That has a magical way of making you appreciate not only history, but also humans’ place in it.” McPherson says he will enter his 20th year as a freelance writer in 2019 and has yet to tire of working most days in his pajamas.

Researching Denver’s oldest restaurants was an interesting contrast to the Wings Over the Rockies, which is really full steam ahead on Colorado’s future. It’s easy to get distracted by all things shiny and new these days, so I appreciate any opportunity to pause and reflect on our rich history and really think about where we’re going and how we got here. It’s amazing to see the impact each individual restaurant and attraction has on the economy and witness first-hand tourism’s effects on both a state and personal level. As a travel and food writer, I’m simultaneously fascinated by and passionate about local businesses that drive change and innovation.

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Union Station

More than 100 years old, Denver’s Union Station has a modern feel while still paying homage to its historical roots. The main railway station and center of transportation in Denver, it contains 13 dining and shopping options in its Great Hall, as well as the luxury Crawford Hotel, ranked one of the top business hotels in the world. 1701 Wynkoop St., 303.592.6712, unionstationindenver.com

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A selection of Colorado’s most striking attractions, brought to you by architects, civic planners and Mother Nature.


Garden of the Gods

This public park embodies the beautiful scenery the state of Colorado is known for. Its red rocks, some impossibly balancing on top of others, provide for a perfect photo opportunity to share with family and friends. The park is a common area for hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing. The visitor center offers Front Range climbing, tours and a kid’s corner. 1805 N. 30th St., Colorado Springs, 719.634.6666, gardenofgods.com 20

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Denver Zoo

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Spanning 80 acres in City Park, the zoo is home to over 4,000 different animals representing some 600 species. Attractions include the Elephant Passage, which features 2 miles of interconnected trails and is one of the largest and most complex elephant habitats in North America; Bear Mountain; and Predator Ridge. The zoo has an indoor rainforest, 7 acres of primates, plus several-times-daily feedings and demonstrations. 2300 Steele St., Denver, 720.337.1400, denverzoo.org

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Red Rocks Amphitheatre

This naturally formed amphitheater, anchored by two 300-foot sandstone monoliths named Creation Rock and Ship Rock, gives an ethereal quality to any live show on the stage. Though a live musical performance is the best way to experience this venue, visitors can drop by anytime to hike the nature trails or just gaze at the red rocks and expansive views. Grab a bite to eat on the patio at the Ship Rock Grille for a breathtaking view of the landscape. 18300 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, 720.865.2494, redrocksonline.com 22

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Built to resemble the nation’s capitol in Washington, D.C., the Colorado State Capitol’s dome is gilded in 200 ounces of gold. Visitors can sign up for guided tours that highlight the building’s architectural details such as Colorado rose onyx trimmings, white Yule marble floors and stained-glass windows. Outside the capitol, take a photo on the 13th step, which marks one mile above sea level. 200 E. Colfax Ave., 303.866.2604, colorado.gov

U.S. Olympic Training Center

The flagship training facility for our nation’s top athletes is at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. The 35-acre complex includes two pools, six multipurpose gymnasiums, a fencing and modern pentathlon center, the third-largest indoor shooting center in the world, and a velodrome for Paralympic track cycling. An estimated 130,000 visitors tour the training facilities each year. 1 Olympic Plaza, Colorado Springs, 719.866.4618, teamusa.org 24

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The Wild Animal Sanctuary

This organization rescues captive wild animals and rehabilitates them so they are able to live with their own kind. The animals roam freely at two sites totalling more than 10,000 acres. Visit these habitats and walk along the 1.5-mile-long suspended walkway for a chance to see prides of lions, tigers, wolves, bears and other large carnivores in a serene natural setting. 2999 County Road 53, Keenesburg, 303.536.0118, wildanimalsanctuary.org 26

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Denver Art Museum

This distinctive museum, designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, boasts more than 70,000 works of art. Find a variety of international and historical collections of African, European and American, Pre-Columbian, American Indian, Spanish Colonial, as well as modern and contemporary art. Rotating exhibits include paintings, pottery, sculpture and much more. There are also works from local artists. 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, 720.865.5000, denverartmuseum.org

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

The kid-friendly exhibitions at Denver’s Museum of Nature and Science explore six main areas of focus: anthropology, geology, paleontology, health science, zoology and space science. All told, the museum houses over 4 million artifacts and specimens (though only 2 percent are displayed at a time). Be sure to catch an educational screening at the Phipps Imax theater—Colorado’s first—or at the Gates Planetarium.. 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, 303.370.6000, dmns.org 28

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

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The tallest sand dunes in North America are located within the 150,000acre park and preserve four hours south of Denver. The snowcapped Sangre de Cristo Mountains provide a photogenic backdrop, and the Medano Creek creates a beach-like setting. Motorized vehicles are not permitted on the dunes, but active adventures include hiking, body boarding and sand surfing. Proceed with caution during summer months, as surface temperatures often exceed 150 degrees, and when storms roll in, lightning strikes cause sand to melt and form â&#x20AC;&#x153;fulgurites.â&#x20AC;? Interstate 25 south to Highway 160 west to Highway 150 north, 719.378.6395, nps.gov.grsa

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A 2.6-mile jogging path, plenty of greensapce, a recreation center, tennis courts, expansive summer flower beds, two lakes and a pond make Washington Park one of Denver’s go-to outdoor destinations. (OPPOSITE PAGE) CACTI BLOOM IN THE DRYLAND MESA; (THIS PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT) TRANQUIL GARDEN WATERS PROVIDE A PLACE TO RELAX; DENVER’S FIRST PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE GREEN ROOF; WINDOW TO THE PLANTASIA GARDEN; ALLIUM DOTS THE ROMANTIC GARDENS

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JURASSIC JOURNEY A guide to Colorado’s dinosaur attractions

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Colorado was a dinosaur hotspot 66 million years ago, and today the state offers one of the few windows into their awe-inspiring past—all because of Colorado’s unique geology. According to dinosaur expert Dr. Joe Sertich, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science curator of dinosaurs, as the Rocky Mountains formed, they lifted dinosaur remains to the surface where humans were able to find them. “This is why Colorado is such a great place for dinosaur fossils,” Sertich says. And a perfect example sits just 15 minutes west of downtown Denver— Dinosaur Ridge in Morrison, Colorado—a national landmark that serves up vibrant vistas of the state’s ancient history. During an easy one-mile hike along the ridge, you can see footprints and fossils, plus touch the rusty, brown bones embedded in the rock and feel firsthand the dust from Colorado’s prehistoric origins on your fingertips. “Our bones quarry is one of the only places in the world where the public is WHERE GUEST B OOK

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For a broader picture of where dinosaurs fit in earth’s history of life, try the Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s (DMNS) permanent exhibit called Prehistoric Journey—affectionately known as “PJ.” It traces 3.5 billion years of life, from single-celled, tiny sea creatures to early humans. Nearly a third of PJ is dedicated to dinosaurs, with three-dimensional dioramas, interactive exhibits and 15 life-sized skeletons made from real bones—all engrossing enough to set a youngster on a paleo career path. Case in point: Dr. Joe Sertich. As a curious 8-year-old he was bit by the dino bug wandering the DMNS’ halls. Today, he’s the museum’s curator of dinosaurs. “It’s where my passion for dinosaurs began,” Sertich says. “I clearly remember being amazed by their size…and the idea of dinosaurs as living, breathing animals was what ignited my passion for paleontology.” So it’s no surprise that when he updated the exhibit he intentionally posed the dinosaurs in dynamic, life-like poses. One of the scenes depicts an epic battle between a Stegosaurus and an Allosaurus—a crowd favorite. Another diorama features a 66-million-year-old forest—one like you would’ve seen from your hotel window all those eons ago—with prehistoric beasts’ robust roars echoing through a misty green landscape. “I instantly feel transported back in time,” Sertich says.

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not only allowed but encouraged to touch the dinosaur bones,” says Sara Miller, marketing director with Friends of Dinosaur Ridge, the nonprofit charged with preserving the site. Dinosaur Ridge also hosts lots of hands-on displays, dig areas for kids, sluice mining, life-size dinosaur sculptures and an exhibit hall with bones, replicas and two visitor centers with gift shops. For a more traditional museum, drive 90 minutes south to the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park, Colorado, ranked the No. 2 dinosaur museum in the country by americasbestonline.com. The center boasts 65 restored specimens including Tyrannosaurus rex and its ocean-dwelling equivalent, Tylosaurus proriger. At 45 feet long with a six-foot-long skull filled with five-inch teeth, it’s the longest Tylosaurus ever found. “The center is home to one of the most complete marine reptile collections on display anywhere in the world,” says Janelle Livingston, the center’s executive administrator. “Our newest attraction is a 30-foot-long Daspletosaurus with a new species of Ceratopsian in its jaws.” The center also houses a lab with large, plate-glass windows so you can watch scientists bring their prehistoric finds back to life via molding and casting. “This is one of the few dinosaur

museums where you see the work in progress,” Livingston says. What’s more, the gift shop has a “build-a-saur” workshop so kids (and adults) can build their own dinosaurs up to 16 inches long. Another dino-lover draw—the Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience in Cañon City, located about an hour south of the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center. It opened in 2016, making it one of the state’s newest attractions. Its mammoth 16,200 square-feet building is filled with a worldclass collection of dinosaur fossils, full-scale casts, interactive displays, a paleo lab, a theater (yes, with dinosaur movies), a snack bar and gift shop. Outside, 16 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs bellow. Zach Reynolds, museum president, says the focus is on the story unique to Cañon City, a one-time center of the paleontological world where notable dinosaur species were first discovered, including Brontosaurus, Allosaurus, Brachiosaurus and Stegosaurus—the Colorado state fossil. “Our offerings give a fine balance between science, education and good old-fashioned family fun,” Reynolds says. “Our goal is to have visitors leave knowing a lot more about Colorado’s paleontological history with indelible memories of a great time.”

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THE SKY’S THE LIMIT Wings Over the Rockies’ Blue Sky Aviation Gallery is taking Colorado to new heights

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With the second-largest aerospace economy in the nation, insiders call Colorado “Aerospace Alley” or the “Silicon Valley of Space.” Colorado’s flagship aviation museum, Wings Over the Rockies, has quickly become mission control. The original Lowry location offers a look back at the history of flight. The organization’s newest venture, the Boeing Blue Sky Aviation Gallery, puts the present and future of space and aviation on display. Located at Centennial Airport, the gallery is phase one of the Exploration of Flight project, over a decade in the making. The public can now experience the interactive museum housed in a fully functional airplane hangar. “When you board a flight, there’s so much going on behind the scenes you don’t even think about to make that plane operational. Our goal is to show you exactly what it takes to experience the miracle of flight from the physiology to aerodynamics,” Ben Theune, Director of Marketing for Wings Over the Rockies, explains. Guests can experience adventures in aviation by taking to the skies in an open cockpit Stearman Biplane or Cessna 182 on a scenic flight over the Front Range. There are also behind-the-scenes airfield tours to learn interesting facts

such as what the different lights and lines mean, and that all runways are aligned to the compass. Inside the museum, there are gyro chairs to experience being an aerobatic pilot, plane spotting charts, and prototypes for future designs. Guests and professional pilots can practice takeoffs and landings on the Redbird Flight simulators, while a virtual reality lounge lets you try steering the controls. The Blue Sky Aviation Gallery is just one piece of a loftier vision. The three-phase, four-building project is an aviation incubator. Future developments include a Black Sky Gallery dedicated to space exploration, a pilot training program, charter school and STEM program. Designed to reach children as young as middle-school age and inspire an early interest in aerospace, the academy program already has kids building a fully functional airplane, which you can see in the workshop. This focus on inspiring younger generations ensures that Colorado will continue to be a leader in all things flight. In aerodynamics, the faster an airplane flies, the more lift it generates, and Wings Over the Rockies is definitely helping Colorado lift off toward the future. The Blue Sky Aviation Gallery is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Visit wingsmuseum.org for more information. WHERE GUEST B OOK

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IF WALLS COULD TALK How Denver’s oldest restaurants are in it for the long haul

With the third-largest number of construction cranes in the nation, Denver’s rapid-fire growth has made it almost unrecognizable to longtime residents. And while shiny new facades and colorful street art seem to paint over history with each passing day, there are a few spots that have managed to withstand the unfortunate “evolve or die” trend in the hospitality industry. Here’s a peek into how three of Denver’s oldest and most iconic restaurants have withstood the inevitable facelift only to get better with age.

SAM’S #3 Established in 1927 as a Coney Island style diner, Sam’s has three locations throughout the Metroland area. What started as a casual breakfast, lunch and dinner spot evolved into a massive 16-page menu, which they now playfully describe as a “hot mess.” While the restaurant has had consistent clientele over the years, ownership also believes a few of the more recent laws have brought in a whole new slew of customers, which has helped them dole out an impressive 60 gallons of green chile a day.

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Denver’s oldest restaurant, the Buckhorn Exchange was actually granted Colorado’s very first liquor license. Dishing up what they call Old West fare since 1893, their menu started primarily as beefsteaks, but quickly expanded to include exotic game meats like buffalo, elk and rattlesnake. The signature Rocky Mountain Oysters was once traditional fare for cattle round-ups but has since morphed into an “if you dare” tourist attraction in its own right. The restaurant is filled with museum-quality artifacts including 500 pieces of taxidermy, 125 antique firearms, and Sitting Bull’s niece’s wedding dress, a living tribute to Colorado’s pioneering history. Among the many distinguished patrons over the years have been five presidents and Buffalo Bill Cody.

CHERRY CRICKET Serving Denver since 1945, the Cherry Cricket has been a burger institution for as long as most can remember. Born out of a bar in Mary Zimmerman’s living room, the watering hole moved around Cherry Creek before settling on its current location. It changed hands a few times over the years and was even owned by Governor John Hickenlooper for a minute. Currently part of the Breckenridge-Wynkoop hospitality group, they recently added a second location in the Ballpark. While the menu is regularly updated to add new quirky cravables like Frings (fries and onion rings), don’t expect the reliable staples like CYO (create your own) burgers and craft beer to be going anywhere for a long, long time.

Opposite page, from top left: The interior of Buckhorn Exchange; a vintage photo of Sam’s No. 3; a burger from Cherry Cricket; a bird’s eye view of Cherry Cricket. This page: The exterior of Buckhorn Exchange.

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JOHN ATENCIO JEWELRY John Atencio is a well-known Colorado designer whose jewelry is elegantly showcased amongst the city’s most modern store fronts and worn by Denver’s fashion-forward residents. He is a creative force to be reckoned with. Each piece of jewelry has its own compelling story and is personally inspired. Each is a fine piece of “wearable art.” As an icon, Atencio has made his mark on the jewelry design world for over 42 years—and continues to dazzle customers of every taste and style. Throughout his seven locations, including his boutiques in the prestigious Larimer Square, Cherry Creek North and Cherry Creek neighborhoods, his creations are cast in silver or gold, with and without gems, and available at a wide range of price points. 303.830.7733, johnatencio.com


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MARIEL BOUTIQUE Denise Kenny Snyder, owner of Mariel Boutique, has more than 30 years experience styling customers from all over the country. She launched the boutique in Larimer Square, later relocating it to the tree-lined streets of Cherry Creek North. This award-winning shop is where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find the latest trends, sportswear, accessories and shoes, all hand-chosen from American and European designers. The evening salon is renowned for dressing customers for red carpet events, galas and weddings, all at affordable prices. 303.623.1151, marielboutique.com


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Denverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier art gallery for over 50 years, Saks Galleries is located in the heart of the Cherry Creek shopping district. Dedicated to bringing fine art to the region, Saks Galleries continues to be family-owned and -directed. Saks Galleries represents many well-established mid-career artists. Hosting several gala receptions each year, the gallery is able to assist the beginning collector as well as the seasoned collector in search of works by regional or national masters. Members of the Appraisers Association of America, Saks Galleries offers a full range of professional appraisal services for insurance, donation and estate purposes. 303.333.4144, denverartgalleries.co

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REVAMPT

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Founder Daniel Louis turned his longtime love and knowledge of design and construction into a niche that Denver consumers are thrilled about. For more than seven years, Revampt has specialized in reclaiming older raw materials into unique, handmade and purposeful items. Design specialists pride themselves on top-notch customer service and custom furnishings. Revampt’s staff will sit down with you to define your needs, aesthetics and budget to create a piece like no other. 720.536.5464, revamptgoods.com


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“I really set out to make a western whiskey. I wanted that person, when they drank it, to just be put back into the West.   To be like, in a movie . . . a guy comes up to the bar and says, ‘Give me a whiskey’ and then slams down a bottle.” – Michael Myers, Founder, Distillery 291, Colorado Springs   Former New York City-based fashion beauty photographer. Now creating Colorado whiskey, from grain to barrel to bottle. Named the World’s Best Rye Whisky in 2018 by the Whisky Magazine in London.   Rugged, Refined, Rebellious. 719.323.8010, distillery291.com

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Sam’s No. 3 was the third of five Coney Island diners opened by Sam Armatas during the 1920s. With locations throughout Colorado, the family (Spero, Sam, Alex and Patrick) has been serving “Papou” Sam’s Famous Coney Island Menu for over 90 years. And, yes, that original little menu has turned into a 16-page “hot mess,” as they like to call it, featuring espresso, cocktails, breakfast, lunch and dinner. 1500 Curtis St., Denver, 303.534.1927 435 S. Cherry St., Glendale, 303.333.4403 2580 S. Havana St., Aurora, 303.751.0347 samsno3.com

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ALL ABOUT TOWN From River North’s art galleries to downtown’s entertainment scene, here’s a handful of noteworthy nooks.

DOWNTOWN/LODO Downtown Denver and the neighborhood dubbed LoDo—as in lower downtown—serve as the metropolitan hub of this sprawling city. From museums, theaters and sports venues to boutiques, restaurants and nightclubs, urban delights are in close proximity to one another. Catch a Rockies game at Coors Field, and expand your cultural horizons at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. LoDo is also the city’s key destination for nightlife, with a scene ranging from wine bars to rooftop sports bars to jazz clubs.

CAPITOL HILL This neighborhood is home to some of Denver’s most interesting attractions, including the gold-domed Colorado State Capitol and the French Gothic 210-foot-high Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Historic, turn-of-the-century mansions along tree-lined streets share space with newer condos, creating an eclectic community surrounding such nearby attractions as the Molly Brown House Museum, Cheesman Park, Denver Botanic Gardens, Fillmore Auditorium and an array of local eateries. 50

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is the stylish yet cozy area called Highland. At the heart of the neighborhood, along 32nd Avenue, a farmers market and outdoor food and art events regularly set up shop during summer months. Red-brick and Victorian-styled storefronts and houses line the streets, and a variety of cuisines are represented in the neighborhood’s dining scene, including a global tapas-style menu at Linger, comfort foods and frosty mugs at Mead St. Station and inventive, homemade ice cream at walkup window Little Man Ice Cream.

RIVER NORTH Northeast of downtown is the River North Art District, which goes by the catchy nickname “RiNo.” The area has rapidly become a Denver hot spot for artsy types, with an industrial area that hosts a high concentration of creative businesses such as art galleries and working studios. Sprinkled among these artistic hubs are cafés, brewpubs, jazz bars, restaurants and boutiques. The neighborhood’s anchor is The Source, a converted iron foundry that’s now a community gathering space and marketplace full of local shops, dining concepts and a craft brewery. The neighborhood is busiest on the first Friday of each month, when dozens of galleries stay open late to welcome visitors with art, wine, live music and conversation.

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HIGHLAND Across the South Platte River, northwest of downtown,


WASHINGTON PARK Victorian brick homes mix with modern,

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multimillion-dollar mansions here, lining the streets around the neighborhood’s anchor and namesake, Washington Park (known locally as Wash Park), where a 2.5-mile walking path circles the park’s two lakes and expansive grassy areas. Fragrant and colorful flower gardens spring up during the summer months. One of particular note is a replica of Martha Washington’s garden at Mount Vernon. The area’s coffee shops and boutiques along Old South Gaylord and South Pearl streets exemplify why Denver is such an inviting place to live.

Take in a baseball game at Coors Field (left) or soak in the sunshine at Washington Park (right). Previous page: Cherry Creek Arts Festival

LARIMER SQUARE Well-known preservationist Dana Crawford gave this Denver historic district new life. The city’s oldest block, today Larimer Square is known for independent shops, chef-driven restaurants and hip clubs—all situated underneath the square’s signature canopy of lights. Upscale shopping destinations line the sidewalks, and dining and nightlife options include Tamayo, Bistro Vendome and Comedy Works.

CHERRY CREEK This neighborhood southeast of Capitol Hill PEARL STREET This downtown Boulder neighborhood is closed is known for posh shopping, fine dining, multimillion-dollar homes to automobiles from 11th to 15th streets along Pearl Street, but shops and an aura of cool luxury. Cherry Creek North’s modern yet quaint and eateries extend beyond the pedestrian mall. Vibrant flowers and streets are gilded with exclusive boutiques, galleries and eateries. And public art beautify the sidewalks, which see working professionals if you’re looking for Louis Vuitton or Tiffany & Co., find your way to lunching at innovative concepts such as The Kitchen Cherry Creek Shopping Center, which has the highest concentration of top-notch stores in the city. A Cherry Creek North’s and OAK at Fourteenth; savvy shoppers ducking into boutiques like Free People, Ramble on Pearl 40-mile bike path called the Cherry Creek Trail modern yet quaint and Bliss; and University of Colorado Boulder stusnakes through the neighborhood, extending north streets are gilded with dents and hipster locals frequenting coffee shops of downtown and south of Parker, and the annual during daylight hours and bars after dark. Cherry Creek Arts Festival is a notable attraction. exclusive boutiques. WHERE GUEST B OOK

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H CHERRY CREEK NORTHCL003276 Sophisticated city-street shopping and dining along tree-lined streets. 2401 E. 2nd Ave., 303.394.2904. cherrycreeknorth.com CHERRY CREEK SHOPPING CENTERCL0000039554 Bi-level, enclosed luxury mall anchored by Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Macy’s. 3000 E. 1st Ave., 303.388.3900. shopcherrycreek.com

COMMON ERACL0039568 Totally adorable and trendy dresses, tees, skirts, slacks and accessories, none of which will break the bank. 1543 Platte St., 303.433.4633. 1500 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.444.1799. mycommonera.com H DAN SHARP LUXURY OUTERWEARCL0032748 High-end clothier dealing in such luxury items as furs and fine jewelry. 218 Steele St., 303.333.6666. dansharpluxuryouterwear.com

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DENVER PAVILIONSCL0058346 Open-air mall facing the 16th Street pedestrian mall. Big-name stores and restaurants include Forever 21, Coyote Ugly Saloon and Hard Rock Cafe. 500 16th St., 303.260.6000. denverpavilions.com H ELEMENTCL003956 Contemporary fine home furnishings, from neoclassical through modern. Specializing in compelling design. Larimer Square, 1426 Larimer St., 303.825.3770. element-home.com H FIFTH AVENUE DESIGNS Loose diamonds and handcrafted jewelry direct from New York’s famed diamond district. Cherry Creek North, 150 Steele St., 303.394.2020. 5thavenuedesigns.com BEVERLEY K | C. GONSHOR | DEMARCO | HOUSE OF BAGUETTES | SIMON G.

FRINJE Contemporary fashions from national and up-and-coming designers for women, teens and children. Larimer Square, 1408 Larimer St., 303.623.7774. 172 E. Gore Creek Drive, Vail, 970.476.7774. frinjefashion.com

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Delivering a new topic of conversation and a place to hold that exchange. Enjoy storied food and drink in the heart of Denver’s iconic Cherry Creek district, under the direction of award-winning Chef Paul Nagan. Chef Nagan uses seasonally and responsibly sourced ingredients to create an approachable, modern American menu. Let the conversation unfold and expand while you linger over a glass of wine from our exceptional library, with over 700 bottles of extraordinary wines representing 100 varieties.

Winner of the 2018 Cherry Creek Food & Wine People’s Choice Award • Open Daily • Robust Happy Hour 2 – 6 pm • Patio Seating For Reservations call 720-571-8080 or go online to NarrativeCherryCreek.com

222 milwaukee street denver, colorado 80206 www.NarrativeCherryCreek.com

H GALLERIE ROUGE Vintage European posters dating as far back as the late 1800s. Cherry Creek North, 2830 E. 3rd Ave., 720.318.7556. gallerierouge.com H HARRIET’SCL0081264 Casual designer clothing and accessories for “real women,” carrying Carol Mier, NoBlu, Gerties, as well as the original designs of the proprietress. Cherry Creek North, 300 Fillmore St., 303.355.2730. harrietsofdenver.com H JOHN ATENCIOCL003957 Contemporary men’s and women’s jewelry incorporating organic shapes and unique colors. Signature silver, gold and diamond collections. Larimer Square, 1440 Larimer St., 303.534.4277 Cherry Creek North, 140 Clayton Ln., 303.377.2007 Park Meadows Mall, 8505 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree, 303.799.0910 Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 3000 E. 1st Ave., 303.830.7733 Flatiron Crossing Mall, 1 W. Flatiron Crossing Dr., Broomfield, 720.887.6226. 1048 Pearl St, 303.996.2933. 164 N. College,, 970.221.4477. johnatencio.com H MARIELCL0081276 Designer-driven women’s wear for everyday and that one big special day, plus styling assistance. Cherry Creek North, 3000 E. 3rd Ave., 303.623.1151. marielboutique.com H MASTERS GALLERY This art gallery displays both regional and international artists with pieces

ranging from contemporary to traditional artwork, as well as sculptures. 2616 E. 3rd Ave., 303.221.2449. mastersgallerydenver.com MOD LIVIN’CL006342 Absolutely fabulous mid-century modern design showroom in the historic Park Hill neighborhood. A full catalog online, too. 5327 E. Colfax Ave., 720.941.9292. modlivin.com H NA HOKU Hawaii’s Finest Jewelers Since 1924 captures the essence of Hawaiian lifestyle and tradition in its collection of fine jewelry. Hawaiian for “stars,” Na Hoku carries unique fine jewelry designed and made in Hawaii. Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 3000 E. 1st Ave., 303.333.5242. nahoku.com NEXT GALLERYCL005762 A part of Denver’s strong co-op gallery scene, Next includes both established and emerging artists as members and intends to “foster an investigation of art practices on all levels.” 6851 W. Colfax Ave, 303.433.4933. nextartgallerydenver.com H NIGHTRIDER JEWELRY Jewelry handcrafted with a rock’n’roll feel to it. Jewlery designs feature skulls, celtic knots and black accents. Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 3000 E. 1st Ave., 303.390.1915. nightriderjewelry.com OLD COLORADO CITY HISTORICAL DISTRICTCL003958 Over 120 specialty shops, galleries and restaurants line the streets of this area. Shops range from antiques and collectables to sporting goods and

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CHERRY CHERRYCREEK CREEKNORTH NORTH Three Three short short miles miles from from downtown downtown Denver Denver lives lives Cherry Cherry Creek Creek North, North, Denver’s Denver’s premier premier outdoor outdoor dining dining and and shopping shopping destination destination with with thethe highest highest concentration concentration of of high-end high-end retail retail in the in the region. region. Cherry Cherry Creek Creek North North hashas anan impressive impressive collection collection of of artart galleries, galleries, indeindependently pendently owned owned boutiques, boutiques, international international fashion fashion brands brands and and luxury luxury hotel hotel options. options. Spend Spend thethe day day walking walking through through 1616 charming charming blocks blocks to to find find unique unique fashion, fashion, jewelry, jewelry, home home furnishings furnishings and and art;art; pamper pamper yourself yourself at at one one of of thethe many many relaxing relaxing spas spas and and salons; salons; or or treat treat yourself yourself to to a delicious a delicious dining dining experience experience at at one one of of thethe neighborhood’s neighborhood’s many many restaurants. restaurants. Located Located across across from from thethe Cherry Cherry Creek Creek Shopping Shopping Center Center between between 1st1st and and 3rd3rd avenues, avenues, Cherry Cherry Creek Creek North North is aismust a must seesee forfor thethe savvy savvy shopper, shopper, artart lover lover or or foodie foodie begging begging forfor a thrill! a thrill! cherrycreeknorth.com cherrycreeknorth.com

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“Chanel’s genius was for producing items that seem incapable of ever going out of style.” This luxurious Cherry Creek Boutique is simply irresistible! Dan Sharp features modern and classic luxury outerwear and wraps made from shearling, cashmere, leather and fur. While you’re there, check out the Chanel vintage estate jewelry. You’ll find great pieces for everyday wear or the finishing touch for any occasion!

Mariel is an award-winning boutique in business for over 32 years. We specialize in finding the right look to suit you and your lifestyle. With great lines exclusive to Denver, we help each customer find their individual on-trend looks. Fit to flatter designs in beautiful fabrics and our great prices will keep you coming back each season. Be sure to ask about our signature pant! Free parking available behind the store.

218 Steele St. • 303.333.6666 • dansharpluxuryouterwear.com

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Harriet’s offers designs for today’s real woman, size 8 thru 3x. You will find everything from casual elegance to comfortable one-of-a-kind sweaters to precious stone jewelry, scarves and handbags. One of Cherry Creek North’s most exciting boutiques features US designed and made fashions such as Breakfast in Tokyo, NoBLu, SKIF, Spirithouse, Cynthia Ashby, M2, European designers Transparente, Kedem Sasson and Japanese designer Moyuru. Harriet’s was named “Best Clothing Sip, and stroll through 16 blocks of over 200 luxury shops, forsavor Real Women” in Denver.

art galleries, spas, and top-rated restaurants. Cherry Creek 300 Fillmore St. • 303.355.2730 • harrietsofdenver.com North is home to sophisticated fashion boutiques like Andrisen Morton, Calypso St. Barth, Hermes, Kate Spade, Lawrence Covell, Loro Piana, St. John Boutique and more. This charming neighborhood is a great place to entertain family and friends year-round. With great alfresco dining and events like the annual Sidewalk Sale, Food & Wine, and a fall runway fashion show; Cherry Creek North is great for celebrity sightings and style watching! Located just 5 minutes from downtown Denver, across from the Cherry Creek Shopping Center. 303.394.2904 • cherrycreeknorth.com

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Saks Galleries is located in the heart of Cherry Creek North and specializes in 19th to 21st century American and European art - both traditional and modern. Dedicated to bringing fine art to the region for over 50 years, Saks Galleries is able to assist any collector, beginning or seasoned. Certified by the Appraisers Association of America, Saks Galleries offers a full range of professional appraisal services.

The Elite Collection was inspired by the beauty and essence of powerful women in history. Each Elite ring is hand-designed and flawlessly engineered – showcasing John’s artistry and continued commitment to excellence.

3019 E. 2nd Ave. • 303.333.4144 • denverartgalleries.com

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One of America’s best vintage poster shops now shares space with one of the best antique map and print galleries around. We carry a wide selection of original antique posters from the late 1800’s to the present. We also offer custom framing with hundreds of options to choose from.

One of America’s great antique map and print galleries now shares space with one of the best vintage poster shops around. Offering a wide range of original historical, natural history, and western prints, as well as an extensive selection of original maps of all parts of the world, with emphasis on the American West. The new location also shares space with a museum quality framer, making a visit to our new shop both fascinating and convenient.

2830 E. Third Ave. • 720.318.7556 • gallerierouge.com

2830 E. Third Ave. • 303.322.4757 • pps-west.com

REVAMPT Come in and experience Revampt’s one-of-a-kind, unique home furnishings and gifts, each handcrafted from reclaimed, recycled or repurposed materials— giving a new twist to sustainability! Revampt sources many of its pieces locally from independent Colorado craftsmen. This enables Revampt to go above and beyond by customizing any piece to fit your home. Furniture offerings appeal to a wide variety of needs, including rustic mountain chalets, trendy lofts, and warm traditional classics. Need a gift? Revampt has a broad offering of smaller items that are sure to satisfy your need for a unique and memorable gift. Open Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm and Saturday, 10am to 5pm. 2 0

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ADORNMENTS Adornments is a fun stylish boutique known for its unique and artistic fashions. Creative designers include Bitte Kai Rand, Crea, Vitamin, Porto, Johnny Was, Kinross, Habitat, Lisette and more. We are located in Cherry Creek North on 3rd Avenue between Detroit and Fillmore with private parking in our alley. Discover Adornments where beauty, style and comfort flourish. 2 2

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Sip, savor and stroll through 16 blocks of over 200 luxury shops, art galleries, spas, and top-rated restaurants. Cherry Creek North is home to sophisticated fashion boutiques like Andrisen Morton, Calypso St. Barth, Hermes, Kate Spade, Lawrence Covell, Loro Piana, St. John Boutique and more. This charming neighborhood is a great place to entertain family and friends year-round. With Oster great alfresco dining and jeweler. events likehandthe Sexy, stylish & unique, Jewelers is Denver’ s most exciting Offering crafted watches, alluring designer jewelry and stunning diamonds. Watch brands: annual Sidewalk Sale, Food & Wine, and a fall runway fashion Audemars Piguet, Bell & Ross, Bremont, NOMOS, Ulysse Nardin, Zenith show; Cherry Creek North is great forParmigiani, celebrity sightings and and more. Jewelry brands: Ann Sportun, Fope, Furrer Jacot, Messika, Ole Lynggaard, style watching! Located just 5 minutes from downtown Denver, Sydney Evan, Wellendorff and more. Serving Cherry Creek North for 16 years. across from the Cherry Creek Shopping Center.

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251 Steele St. • 303.572.1111 • osterjewelers.com 303.394.2904 • cherrycreeknorth.com

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“‘Breaking Point’ is the moment when the bands of the cool blue painting are undergoing an upheaval to expose the fiery red surfaces beneath. This painting is about tangible texture, colors that argue a little but thanks to the rusty earth tones at the base, everything finds its place.” James Jensen

Masters Gallery in Cherry Creek North encompasses the finest traditional and contemporary artwork alongside impressive sculpture. The gallery houses an eclectic body of paintings, bronze and art glass that can be a lifetime enhancement to any home or art collection. The knowledgeable staff is committed to providing clients with the utmost professional services. Open 7 days a week.

2616 E. 3rd Ave. • 303.221.2449 • mastersgallerydenver.com

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SIGNET JEWELRY Signet Jewelry Boutique offers imaginative jewelry and lifestyle objects from artists and designers all over the world. The boutique received the Top Designer Retailer in the U.S. award at the 2018 JCK and Couture Show, the jewelry industry’s leading trade show. Signet Jewelry Boutique represents local, domestic, and international artists exclusively in Denver, offering customers unique and one-of-a-kind items. The owners will feature 4-5 local artists at any given time and only work with artists and designers committed to sustainable sourcing and environmentally-conscious practices. One-of-a-kind, artisan items including jewelry, hand-blown and recycled glass from all over the world, distinctive vessels, and striking botanic cubes. 300 Fillmore St. • 720.484.5195 • signetjewelry.com

DEL FRISCO’S GRILLE Del Frisco’s Grille in Cherry Creek takes the classic bar and grill to new heights, drawing inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients. The energetic bar creates a buzz throughout the restaurant. The patio provides al fresco dining at one of the best restaurants in Cherry Creek. 100 St. Paul St., Suite 140 • 303.320.8529 • delfriscosgrille.com

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FOOD AND WINE BAR Vinue is the only place in Colorado to offer 68 wines from around the World on TAP!! Full food menu and a full bar with a Daily Happy Hour from 3pm to 6pm. Enjoy our $30 Bottle and a Flatbread special every day. Ask about us hosting your next business meeting, meetup or event! 2817 E. 3rd Ave. • 720.287.1156 • www.vinuewinebar.com

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to Cherry Creek, specializing in 19thto 21st-century American and European oils, bronzes and watercolors. 3019 E. 2nd Ave., 303.333.4144. denverartgalleries.co

H OSTER JEWELERSCL008126 Jewelry, watches, and accessories in a wide range of styles. Cherry Creek North, 251 Steele St., 303.572.1111. osterjewelers.com

H SIGNET JEWELERY BOUTIQUE Signet boasts a carefully curated collection of artisan and fine jewelry. Signet also features complimentary lifestyle objects, such as handblown glass from Italy, and botanic cubes crafted in Asia. 300 Fillmore St., 720.484.5195. signetjewelry.com

PARK MEADOWSCL005782 A shopping center with both a traditional, enclosed mall and The Vistas at Park Meadow. Anchored by Nordstrom, Macy’s and Dillard’s, as well a number of restaurants including California Pizza Kitchen. 8401 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree, 303.792.2533. parkmeadows.com PEARL STREET MALL Downtown Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall is known to home local shops and flavorful restaurants, with regular street fairs throughout the year. Pearl St., between 11th and 15th Sts., 303.449.3774. boulderdowntown.com H REVAMPTCL00418957 Home furnishings and decor all made from recycled and reclaimed materials. Expect to see bookshelves madefrom mining cabin wood, glass bowls constructed from old Grey Goose vodka bottles, and keychains fabricated from outdated street signs. Cherry Creek North, 2601 E. 3rd Ave., 720.536.5464. revamptgoods.com H SAKS GALLERIESCL004186 For more than 40 years, this family-owned gallery has brought fine art

TAJ MUTT HAL Find all of your puppy and feline needs at this pet boutique including beds, chew toys, pet food, collars, grooming items and anything else you need to make your furry friend’s day. 3478 W. 32nd Ave., 303.484.8044. tajmuttpetsupplystoredenver.com TATTERED COVER BOOKSTOREC A Denver literary institution for more than 30 years with frequent book readings, signings and events. 1628 16th St., 303.436.1070. 2526 E. Colfax Ave., 303.322.7727. 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, 303.470.7050. Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St., 303.436.1070. tatteredcover.com THE OUTLETS AT CASTLE ROCKCL0000060721 Situated between Denver and Colorado Springs, this outdoor mall features almost 100 outlets from such names as Coach, Talbots, Nike and Columbia, as well as a food court. 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Castle Rock, 303.688.4495. outletsatcastlerock.com

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H THE PHILADELPHIA PRINT SHOP WESTCL00418279 A large selection of antique maps and prints ranging from the 16th to the early 20th-century, many of which have an American Indian or American West focus. The shop also carries reference materials. 2830 E. Third Ave., 303.322.4757. pps-west.com THE SHOPS AT NORTHFIELD STAPLETON More than 60 shops including Macy’s and Bass Pro Shops, and a handful of restaurants make this pedestrian-friendly center a key destination for serious shoppers. 8340 Northfield Blvd., 303.375.5475. northfieldstapleton.com TWENTY-NINTH STREET MALLCL0 Local and national shops and restaurants anchored by a movie theater, Macy’s and Home Depot. 1710 29th St., Boulder, 720.507.0600. twentyninthstreet.com UNION STATIONCL00438 Must-visit restaurants and shops in a historic transportation hub that received a complete renovation in 2014. 1701 Wynkoop St., 303.592.6712. unionstationindenver.com WALKER FINE ARTCL0081340 Exhibiting contemporary art with an emphasis on sculpture, mixed media and experimental photography from regional and international artists. 300 W. 11th Ave., 303.355.8955. walkerfineart.com

MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS BUTTERFLY PAVILIONCL0034769 More than 5,000 animals, including

1,600 butterflies, crawl, flutter, and fly around this interactive habitat. There’s also an insect room and an exhibit with aquatic creatures. 6252 W. 104th Ave., Westminster, 303.469.5441. butterflies.org H CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN ZOOCL0034652 A 146-acre zoo home to more than 800 animals. Visitors can handfeed giraffes in the American Rift Valley exhibit, take a pony ride to the Mountaineer Sky Ride, and check out a variety of cool exhibits featuring many rare and endangered animals. 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Road, Colorado Springs, 719.633.9925. cmzoo.org H CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF DENVERCL003476 The museum caters to kids ranging from newborn to age 8 with hands-on exhibits like Bubbles and Fire Station No. 1 that explore art, science, every day lifestyles and literacy, and daily activities and events all year long. 2121 Children’s Museum Drive, 303.433.7444. mychildsmuseum.org COLORADO SPORTS HALL OF FAME A museum devoted to the great, if not always well-known, sports figures of Colorado. Exhibits include a roundup of inductees and a celebration of women in Colorado.. Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 1701 Mile High Stadium Circle, 720.258.3888. coloradosports.org H COLORADO WOLF & WILDLIFE CENTER Learn about wolves, coyotes and foxes along guided tours of the sanctuary. WHERE GUEST B OOK

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THE GUIDE From Denver: I-25 south to Hwy. 24 for 26 miles into Divide, follow signs for Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center and Twin Rocks Road, 719.687.9742. wolfeducation.org

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SEE WHAT MAKES DENVER, DENVER. Walking tours of our historic neighborhoods at: HISTORICDENVER.ORG

Tours and tales of an unsinkable woman. Visit today: MOLLYBROWN.ORG

H DENVER ART MUSEUMCL008613 This 365,000-square-foot arts complex is considered to be the foremost art museum in the state. The vast permanent collection spans art from antiquity to the 20th century. 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, 720.865.5000. denverartmuseum.org H DENVER BOTANIC GARDENSCL008713 Twenty-four acres of gardens maintained for conservation, research and simple beauty. Green inside and out, the facility is one of the top botanical gardens in the American West. 1007 York St., 720.865.3500. Chatfield, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton, 720.865.4336. botanicgardens.org H DENVER MUSEUM OF NATURE & SCIENCECL00813 This museum houses over 4 million artifacts and specimens (though only 2 percent are displayed at a time). Explore exhibitions like Space Odyssey, Expedition Health, Egyptian Mummies, Prehistoric Journey and the popular Discovery Zone for young kids, as well as the 89 wildlife dioramas in the museum’s halls. 2001 Colorado Blvd., 303.370.6000. dmns.org DENVER ZOOCL008913 Spanning 80 acres in City Park, the zoo is home to over 4,000 different animals representing some 600 species. Attractions include the Elephant Passage, which is one of the largest and most complex elephant

habitats in North America; Bear Mountain; and Predator Ridge. The zoo has an indoor rainforest, 7 acres of primates, plus several-times-daily feedings and demonstrations. 2300 Steele St., 720.337.1400. denverzoo.org DINOSAUR RIDGECL003947 Dinosaur fossils were found in the Morrison Formation—now known as Dinosaur Ridge—as early as 1877. Trace fossils of brontosaurus, stegosaurus and other ancient creatures remain. Self-guided and guided tours are available. 16831 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, 303.697.3466. dinoridge.org DOWNTOWN AQUARIUMCL0034786 Visitors to one of the country’s largest aquariums can view more than 500 animal species, including otters, sharks, turtles, eels and fish of all kinds. Explore coral reefs or get up-close-and-personal with wildlife at the touch tank. 700 Water St., 303.561.4450. aquariumrestaurants.com ELITCH GARDENSCL0034803 Attractions await at Denver’s downtown theme park, including various roller coasters, a waterpark, and kid-friendly rides. There are concerts, arcades, food and flower gardens. Waterpark open through Labor Day weekend. See website for hours. 2000 Elitch Circle, 303.595.4386. elitchgardens.com EXPLORATION OF FLIGHT Exploration of Flight is a 15-acre campus set on one of the busiest airports in the nation and will be home to future-focused aviation and space galleries. Currently open is the Blue Sky

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Gallery which is filled with dozens of interactive exhibits and activities to educate visitors about aviation. 13005 Wings Way, Englewood, 303.360.5360. explorationofflight.org FISKE PLANETARIUMCL003487 Race around the universe and take in laser shows at this campus attraction. Lobby exhibits are open to the public and ticketed public shows are F-Su. University of Colorado Campus, 2414 Regent Drive, Boulder, 303.492.5002. fiske.colorado.edu GARDEN OF THE GODS VISITOR & NATURE CENTERCL0081320 Find 300-foot-tall sandstone rocks and the snow-capped Pikes Peak backdrop, as well as hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing and picnicking. 1805 N. 30th St., Colorado Springs, 719.634.6666. gardenofgods.com H HISTORIC DENVER Founded in 1970 to save the house of Titanic survivor Margaret “Molly” Brown, Historic Denver now operates the Molly Brown House Museum and has helped in the restoration of 9th Street Historic Park, the Curtis Park neighborhood and the Paramount Theater. Explore LoDo and Capitol Hill along organized walking tours. LoDo tours begin from Union Station; Capitol Hill tours begin from the Molly Brown House Museum, 303.534.5288. historicdenver.org MANITOU CLIFF DWELLINGS MUSEUM The archaeological site of 700-yearold Anasazi cliff dwellings. Though the site is delicate, visitors are permitted to touch and go inside the dwellings, a rarity at archaeological parks.

10 Cliff Road, Manitou Springs, 719.685.5242. cliffdwellingsmuseum.com H MORRISON NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUMCL00394 See dinosaur bones and trace fossils found in Colorado’s Front Range. Exhibits cover the Jurrasic, Cretaceous and Ice ages. 501 Hwy. 8, Morrison, 303.697.1873. mnhm.org MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART DENVERCL0034801 Local and national contemporary artists show in rotating exhibitions at this bold, non-collecting institution. The five gallery spaces show drastically different works, ranging from photography to grand sculpture. 1485 Delgany St., 303.298.7554. mcadenver.org RED ROCKS PARK & AMPHITHEATRECL0058067 Two sandstone monoliths provide the “walls” of this stunning naturally-formed amphitheater. Concerts and special events occur almost daily. 18300 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, 720.865.2494. redrocksonline.com H ROYAL GORGE DINOSAUR EXPERIENCE The Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience houses a collection of interactive displays, full-scale dinosaur fossil casts and real dinosaur fossils with guided tours of the exhibit halls. The outdoor animatronic dinosaur exhibits and multi-story ropes course ensure visitors learn while having fun. 44895 W U.S. 50, Cañon City, 719.275.2726. dinoxp.com

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THE GUIDE H ROYAL GORGE RAFTINGCL00435 White water rafting on along the Arkansas River through the Royal Gorge Region for all experience levels. Also offers zip line tours on one of the fastest courses in the U.S. 45045 W. U.S. Hwy. 50, Cañon City, 719.275.7238. royalgorgerafting.net H THE WILD ANIMAL SANCTUARY 720 acres of animal sanctuary located in Keenesburg, aimed at educating visitors and helping wildlife. Walk along the 1.5-mile-long suspended walkway for chance to see prides of lions, tigers, wolves, and bears.. 2999 County Road 53, Keenesburg, 303.536.0118. wildanimalsanctuary.org H WINGS OVER THE ROCKIES AIR & SPACE MUSEUMCL0034861 The Lowry Air Force Base is now a museum featuring dozens of aircraft. Biplanes, helicopters, fighter plans and more are on display. There’s also a full-size X-Wing Starfighter used in “Star Wars” and educational programs, plus the new Blue Sky Aviation Gallery at Centennial Airport looks at the future of flight. 7711 E. Academy Blvd., 303.360.5360. wingsmuseum.org

DINING & NIGHTLIFE H 801 CHOPHOUSE Steakhouse. This New York-style steakhouse serves diners of Cherry Creek perfectly grilled prime steaks, Maine lobsters, innovative sides, and small-batch bourbons and scotches. Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 3000 E. 1st Ave., 303.214.6474. 801chophouse.com

BIJU’S LITTLE CURRY SHOP Indian. Southern-style Indian curry in a quaint neighborhood kitchen. 1441 26th St., 303.292.3500. 4279 Tennyson St., 303.975.6886. littlecurryshop.com BISTRO VENDÔMECL00432 French. For dinner, dine on such classic bistro fare as mussels in white wine, duck confit and steak frites in the dining room or the garden patio. 1420 Larimer St., 303.825.3232. bistrovendome.com H BUCKHORN EXCHANGECL008417 Steaks. A fixture since 1893; cocktails served from a massive white oak bar, and wild game and steak delivered to tables dressed in checkered cloths. 1000 Osage St., 303.534.9505. buckhorn.com CART-DRIVER Southern Italian. This restaurant is housed in a 640-square-foot shipping container. Wood-fired pizzas, oysters, cocktails, wine and beer are served lunch to late-night seven days a week. 2500 Larimer St., 303.292.3553. cart-driver.com H DEL FRISCO’S GRILLE American. Local ingredients are incorporated into dishes such as the oven-baked flatbreads, ahi tacos and prime steaks. Patio dining overlooking the Cherry Creek neighborhood. 100 St. Paul St., 303.320.8529. delfriscosgrille.com H DIAMOND CABARETCL00301 Downtown Denver gentlemen’s club and steakhouse featuring female entertainers, a walk-in cigar humidor and VIP room. 1222 Glenarm Place, 303.571.4242. thediamondcabaret.com

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H DISTILLERY 291 Distillery. Distillery 291 is a small batch whiskey distillery nestled in the shadows of Cheyenne Mountain and Pikes Peak. They aim to replicate the taste, smell and folklore of the Wild West and make whiskey with the character of that unforgettable era. 1647 S Tejon St., Colorado Springs, 719.323.8010. distillery291.com DOMO JAPANESE COUNTRY FOODS Japanese. This hidden gem is often rated as Denver’s best Japanese restaurant. Dishes are prepared by chef Gaku Homma and served inside or outside in the Japanese garden. 1365 Osage St., 303.595.3666. domorestaurant.com H DOWNTOWN AQUARIUM RESTAURANTCL008571 American. An entertainment and dining destination based around a pre-existing aquarium with a full-service restaurant, upscale bar and fully-equipped ballroom. 700 Water St., 303.561.4450. aquariumrestaurants.com H GRIND KITCHEN + WATERING HOLE Southern. Southern fare ranging from bar fare to sophisticated entrées, and a variety of gluten-free options. Try a creative craft cocktail or a house soda. 300 Fillmore St., 720.749.4158. grinddenver.com H GRIZZLY ROSECL004341 American. Waylon Jennings played here. So have Garth, Faith, Toby and countless other country music stars, to the appreciation of the crowds that gather on the 2,500-square-foot dance

floor. Dance lessons and barbecue menu available. 5450 N. Valley Hwy., 303.295.1330. grizzlyrose.com LAS BRISASCL006342 Southwestern. Mexican, Spanish and Southwestern dishes appear on tables at this unassuming restaurant. Let the giant swordfish mounted on the wall be your guide toward the seafood dishes, and don’t pass up a margarita. 6787 S. Clinton St., Greenwood Village, 303.792.3212. lasbrisasdenver.com

• wolf/nature educational tours • photo opportunities • interactive tours • full moon tours • gift shop & art gallery

LINGERCL00418276 Eclectic. Set in the former three-story historical Olinger Mortuary building, this eclectic eatery plays on urban street food staples like barbecue duck buns or goat cheese and melon salad. Enjoy rooftop views while ordering from the extensive cocktail menu, or enjoy small plates in the dining room, perfect for sharing. 2030 W. 30th Ave., 303.993.3120. lingerdenver.com LITTLE MAN ICE CREAM Ice Cream. Little Man Ice Cream has been a favorite for locals and visitors alike since it opened its doors. Little Man serves Denver’s tastiest and freshest homemade ice cream and other scrumptious treats from an iconic 28ft tall cream can. 2620 16th St., 303.455.3811. littlemanicecream.com LUCILE’SCL003421 Cajun-Creole. Lucile’s is a star in Boulder’s breakfast scene. Offerings include beignets, creative scrambles and famous biscuits. And the coffee will jump-start your day. Locations include: 2124 14th St., Boulder, 303.442.4743.

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THE GUIDE 2852 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton, 303.797.1190. 2095 S Ogden St., 303.284.5230. 400 South Meldrum, Fort Collins, 970.224.5464. luciles.com

ganic ingredients and amazing fresh bread. Salads and smoothies also are on the menu. A great spot on a fun block amidst specialty shops. 303 W. 11th Ave., 303.893.7914. parsleyandbailey.com

MARCO’S COAL FIRED PIZZERIAC Pizza. This friendly dining spot offers pizza that makes New Yorkers drool, a fine beer selection and quick service. 2129 Larimer St., 303.296.7000. 10111 Inverness Main St., Englewood, 303.790.9000. marcoscfp.com

ROOT DOWNCL00570 Contemporary. Local ingredients get creative treatments, and are served in small plates or in full portions with a distinct focus on veggies. Housed in a converted 1950s gas station and powered by 100% wind energy 1600 W. 33rd Ave., 303.993.4200. rootdowndenver.com

H NARRATIVE American, Contemporary. Narrative offers storied food and drink under Executive Chef Paul Nagan. The menu features modern American dishes and a robust happy hour, plus a diverse wine selection. Complimentary valet parking for all guests. 222 Milwaukee St., 303.515.2000. narrativecherrycreek.com H PALACE ARMSCL008915 Western. Revolutionary battle flags and ornaments from the 1700s lead to fine contemporary plates of rib eye and King Canyon bison. The Brown Palace, 321 17th St., 303.297.3111. brownpalace.com PANZANOCL0068714 Italian. Fresh pasta, house-cured pancetta, and local, organic meat and produce are the rule at this highly regarded destination for contemporary northern Italian fare. 909 17th St., 303.296.3525. panzano-denver.com PARSLEYCL003296 Organic. Fresh like its name, this sandwich shop is known for using or-

H RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE Steakhouse. A steakhouse known for serving their steaks made of USDA prime midwestern beef on sizzling 500-degree plates. 707 15th St., 303.825.0713. 7001 E. Belleview Ave., 303.854.9304. ruthschris.com H SAM’S NO. 3 Breakfast. Classic diner that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with menu items that range from breakfast favorites, burgers, shakes, sandwiches, burritos and much more. Also has a variety of mimosas and bloody marys to elevate your brunch. 435 S. Cherry St., Glendale, 303.333.4403. 2580 S. Havana St., Aurora, 303.751.0347. 1500 Curtis St., 303.534.1927. samsno3.com H STK Steakhouse. STK Denver blends the modern steakhouse and a chic lounge into one. Try such delicacies as tuna tartare, braised octopus, or herbed lamb rack. And of course, you can always go for some delicious steak in a

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variety of cuts with a range of toppings. 1550 Market St., 720.597.8010. togrp.com/venue/stk-denver/ STOIC & GENUINE Seafood. Located inside the Union Station, the modern seafood menu is both classic and innovative with a stand-out oyster selection and an emphasis on sustainable sourcing. Check out the happy hour with $2 oysters. 1701 Wynkoop St., 303.640.3474. stoicandgenuine.com TAMAYOCL008912 Mexican. Energetic, contemporary Mexican plates incorporating such complex dressings as chile-chipotle broth, passion fruit-habanero emulsion and serrano balsamic vinegar. Filet mignon tacos and grilled cactus make an adventuresome dinner. 1400 Larimer St., 720.946.1433. eattamayo.com THE SOURCE The Source is an artisan food market that occupies a former 1880‘s brick foundry building. The collective of artisans and retailers offer visitors everything from freshly baked bread to craft cocktails, from street tacos to contemporary flower arrangements. 3350 Brighton Blvd., 720.443.1135. rinoartdistrict.org/go/the-source THIRSTY LION Gastropub. Brick-oven artisan pizzas, gourmet burgers, seafood, steaks and sandwiches. Cuisine is made with fresh and local ingredients, and often craft beer-infusions. NCAA, NFL and MLS games are regularly shown. 1605 Wynkoop St., 303.623.0316. 201 Columbine St., 303.377.7000. thirstyliongastropub.com

VINE STREET PUBCL0034019 Pubs. Head here for a laid-back night of beer and burgers. The Black & Blue Burger comes with blue cheese melted onto the patty, and the wings are phenomenal. Plus, there’s a broad selection of microbrews from which your server will happily make a recommendation. 1700 Vine St., 303.388.2337. mountainsunpub.com H VINUE FOOD AND WINE BAR Wine Bar. Chic wine bar with a modern vibe that provides an extensive wine list to go along with shared plates, antipasto, flatbreads, sweet treats, soup and salad and specialty cocktails. Happy Hour from 4-6 pm Su-Th. 2817 E. 3rd Ave., 720.287.1156. WATERCOURSE FOODSCL004352 Vegan. It might be vegetarian (and some of it vegan), but it’s certainly not rabbit food at WaterCourse. You’ll find dishes like seitan buffalo wings, Thai curry and beef Wellington. 837 E. 17th Ave., 303.832.7313. watercoursefoods.com WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT Cocktail Bar. A popular new hangout for whiskey, craft beer and cocktail drinkers, and the home-style dishes such as fried chicken and po' boys to satisfy comfort cravings. Best enjoyed out on the large patio. 2907 Huron St., 303.226.1540. whiskeytf.com WORK & CLASS Latin-American. Unpretentious and informal, serving American-Latin-fusion cuisine with gluten-free options and large menu of stiff drinks, with small-batch tequila Tuesdays. 2500 Larimer St., 303.292.0700. workandclassdenver.com

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PALACE ARMS Recipient of “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator Magazine and consistently rated as one of the best choices in fine dining experiences, Palace Arms at The Brown can easily be considered the hotel’s crown jewel. With inventive dinner options like Spring Foraged Allium Soup, Colorado Braised Pork Cheeks and the Palace Arms “Rossini” with perfectly matched wine pairings, and desserts like Local Honey Cake and Lemon Poppyseed Creme Brulee, Palace Arms invites you on an epicurean adventure. Visit BrownPalace.com to make your reservation. Tu- Sa 5:30pm-9:00pm. 321 17th St., Denver, Co

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Chef/owner Preston Phillips draws inspiration from his Alabama roots to add a dash of Dixie to a selection of good-time bar fare balanced with more sophisticated offerings suitable for the Cherry Creek North setting. Settle in and enjoy the cozy, low-slung bar and dining room decorated with vintage photos and prints, rustic light fixtures made from Mason jars and bright pickled vegetables in quart-sized containers while enjoying options such as a Chicken Pot Pie, Pork Belly Banh Mi, Classic Double Cheeseburger, Boulder Natural Fried Chicken, or Pork Cheeks and Scallops. Or, tease your appetite with such starters like the Potstickers or Lamb Meatballs. Happy Hour daily from 2pm6pm; Brunch Saturdays from 11am- 3pm and Sundays from 9am- 3pm.

Hey, so here is our story...Sam’s No.3 was the 3rd of five Coney Island Diners opened by Sam Armatas throughout the 1920’s. With locations throughout Colorado, our family (Spero, Sam, Alex and Patrick) has been serving “Papou” Sam’s Famous Coney Island Menu for over 90 years! And yes, that original little menu has turned into a 16 page hot mess, full of espresso drinks, full cocktail menu, and breakfast, lunch and dinner served all day! Thanks Colorado for helpin’ us keep cooking!!!

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STK DENVER STK Denver artfully blends the modern steakhouse and a chic lounge into one, offering a dynamic fine dining experience with the superior quality of a traditional steakhouse. As one of the newest additions to the LoDo neighborhood of Denver, STK Denver distinguishes itself with a vibrant mix of stylish dining and lounge spaces – paired with a signature menu and world-class service – that focuses on the social experience with a sleek, contemporary design and an in-house DJ who creates an infectious, high-energy vibe. The menu features re-imagined classic American cuisine with signature dishes and innovative cocktails, like the signature Strawberry Cobbler, that delectably infuses Belvedere Vodka with fresh, muddled strawberries and is served with graham cracker crust-lined rim. STK defines the modern fine dining experience with incredible food, world-class service and the perfect atmosphere. As anticipated, steak is the main attraction. STK offers small, medium and large cuts of meat like the Filet, NY Strip, Tomahawk, Wagyu and Cowgirl Ribeye, poultry and market fresh fish entrées. Aside from steak, signature items include Parmesan Truffle Fries, Lil’ BRGs, Tuna Tartare, and Sweet Corn Pudding. STK Denver is also open Monday through Friday for lunch, as well for Happy Hour. 1550 Market St., Denver

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NightRider Jewelry...................................... 7

Denver Museum of Nature & Science ... 17

Distillery 291........................................48, C4

Adornments ................................................58

Oster Jewelers ......................................13, 58

Historic Denver .......................................... 62

Downtown Aquarium Restaurant...........67

Barbara & Company .................................. 14

Philadelphia Print Shop West .................57

Morrison Natural History Museum ........ 64

GRIND Kitchen + Watering Hole ........... 68

Cherry Creek North .............................12, 55

Revampt ................................................ 47, 57

Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience........ C3

Grizzly Rose ................................................27

Dan Sharp Luxury Outerwear ............ 2, 55

Saks Galleries...................................... 46, 56

Royal Gorge Rafting................................. 60

Narrative ..................................................... 54

Element ........................................................ 14

Signet Jewelry Boutique.....................5, 59

Wild Animal Sanctuary.............................25

Palace Arms ............................................... 68

Wings Over the Rockies ................... 61, 67

Ruth’s Chris Steak House.......................... 11

Fifth Avenue Designs ................................53 Gallerie Rouge ............................................57 Harriet’s ....................................................... 56 John Atencio ...................................3, 44, 56 Mariel Boutique ...................................45, 55 Masters Gallery ...........................................58

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ......................... 63 Children’s Museum of Denver ................ 62 Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center .......... 65 Denver Art Museum ....................................4 Denver Botanic Gardens ............................9

Sam’s No. 3.......................................... 49, 68

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STK ............................................................... 69

801 Chophouse ...........................................23

Vinue Food & Wine Bar........................... 59

The Buckhorn Exchange ......................... 66 Del Frisco’s Grille ..................................6, 59 Diamond Cabaret.................................... ..70

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Looking In ALSO KNOWN AS THE “BIG BLUE BEAR,” THE 40-FOOT INSTALLATION PIECE AT DENVER’S COLORADO CONVENTION CENTER, ENTITLED “I SEE WHAT YOU MEAN,” IS A CAN’T-MISS PHOTO OP. CREATED BY LOCAL ARTIST LAWRENCE ARGENT IN 2005, IT WAS DESIGNED TO EVOKE THE ICONIC COLORADO MOUNTAINSCAPE AND EMBODY THE CURIOSITY A PASSERBY MAY HAVE ABOUT THE EVENTS INSIDE. 72

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