Decorated in vivid, vibrant hues this church welcomes marijuana enthusiasts who want to be spiritual but feel excluded from the mainstream houses of worship. It had been a Lutheran church since the early 1900s but reopened as in its current form in 2017. If you believe that cannabis is a "spiritual sacrament in your life" then you can join the church as an official member, an Elevationist.
At Denver's Municipal Animal Shelter, there's a dog that is always standing outside, rain or shine. The dog's name is "Sun Spot" and it's a 20-foot tall metal dog sculpture covered with over 90,000 shiny stainless steel dog tags!
Local artist Lawrence Argent created this 40-foot high bear in 2005 and since then it has become a Mile High City icon! The bear is not intimidating but welcoming and conveys fun and playfulness to everyone who greets it! This is a can't miss photo opp for tourists and locals alike.
In Denver, Colorado, outside of the public library on the lawn you'll find quite a sight! There you can see a big red chair with a small statue of a horse standing on its seat. The chair is 20 feet tall (nearly two stories high)!
This 15-story former smokestack was painted in 2013 to depict a yellow No. 2 pencil topped with a pink eraser. It's a pretty good likeness of a yellow No. 2 pencil! Note, it can only be viewed from a distance.
Downtown Aquarium (once known as Colorado's Ocean Journey) is a public 1,000,000 gallon aquarium and restaurant located in Denver, Colorado. The aquarium exhibits a variety of fish and other animals and is operated by Landry's Restaurants, Inc. A major theme for the aquarium is the relationship between inland freshwater ecosystems and the ocean and its exhibits include endangered fish such as the desert pupfish, gamefish such as bass, and northern river otters, among other species.
Also known as The House of Lions, The Molly Brown House Museum, located at 1340 Pennsylvania Street in Denver, Colorado, was the home of American philanthropist, socialite, and activist, Margaret Brown. You'll remember Brown as being "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" who survived the sinking of the RMS Titanic. The museum is located in her former home and has exhibits interpreting her life and that of Victorian Denver and architectural preservation.
Touted as Denver's "tastiest and freshest ice cream" this parlor has been serving up homemade ice cream and other goodies since 2008. The parlor is in the shape of a 28-foot ice cream can so you can't miss it! More than a dozen novelty flavors include French Toast, Salted Maple Pecan, and Banana Pudding. They also cater to vegan palates offering Vegan Horchata, Lemon Lavender Poppy Sorbet, and many other plant-based frozen treats.
Stranahan’s has been making malt whiskey in Colorado for over a decade. Tours are available for the brewhouse, bottling house, and more. You'll also be treated to whiskey tasting or a cocktail in the lounge.
Denver's oldest restaurant is only for those who are the most enthusiastic meat eaters and have money to burn. With dinners averaging about $30 to $50 per plate (not including drinks, appetizers, and desserts), you should expect to be spendthrift here. For a lighter, less expensive meal join them for lunch and you'll have your choice of buffalo burgers, elk, pot roast, and more. Buckhorn Exchange is a hunter's paradise known for its quality game meat served in generous portions.
Located on the grounds of the former Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, Colorado, The Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum is housed in the 40,000-square foot historic Hangar #1 built in 1939. The museum features collections that include the USAF's B-1A Lancer and B-52 StratoFortress bombers and various other military and general aviation aircraft.