Denver is the state capital of Colorado and is the twenty third most populated city in the United States. Those who visit Denver and subsequently tour Denver will find diverse geography, history, and culture.
Historical Denver information you may learn about while visiting Denver includes Pikes Peak Gold Rush, the Transcontinental Railroad, the Panic of 1983, and the Efficiency Movement. Denver, Colorado was selected to host the 1976 Winter Olympics. The 1976 Winter Olympics were moved to Innsbruck, Austria because Denver voters voted against allocating public funds to pay for the costs of the Winter Olympic games.
If you decide take a Denver tour, you will see geographical landmarks such as the Rocky Mountains and the High Plains. The official elevation of Denver is one mile above sea level, inspiring the nickname, Mile High City. If you visit Denver you will experience a semi arid climate that is subject to sudden changes in weather. Denver tours may also include some of the 200 parks that Denver has to offer such as City Park, Red Rocks Park, and Bluff Lake Nature Center. You may also want to visit one of the community gardens that are managed by the non profit organization, Denver Urban Gardens.
If you visit Denver and take one of the many tours Denver offers you have the opportunity to learn about cultural life in Denver. Denver is home to the Apollo Hall, the Denver Art Museum, and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Popular Denver events include the Great American Beer Festival and the National Western Stock Show. Denver hosts events that are specific to Mexican American culture including a Cinco de Mayo celebration, El Grito de la Independencia (Cry of Independence), and Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). There are also events specific to Chinese and Asian culture including the Dragon Boat Festival and the Moon Festival.
Denver, Colorado is a great place to visit if you are planning a vacation.