Built in 1982, the mall is a tree-lined, pedestrian promenade of red-and-gray granite that runs through the center of downtown. Lined with outdoor cafes, renovated historic office buildings, sparkling glass-walled skyscrapers, shops, restaurants and department stores. Numerous fountains and plazas offer a variety of daily special events and entertainers. Free shuttle buses which cruise the mile-long Mall every 90 seconds from 5:00 AM to 1:30 AM will bring you within a couple blocks of the Colorado History Museum and the Denver Art Museum; the Kirkland Museum is about eight blocks from the Civic Center stop on the shuttle line; the Wynkoop Brewery is five blocks from the Market Street Station on the other end of the shuttle line. The Denver Convention & Visitors Bureau Visitor Information Center is located at 16th & California on the 16th Street Mall.
Kirkland Museum displays a nationally important collection of 20th-century decorative arts with over 3,300 examples of Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Wiener Werkstätte, De Stijl, Bauhaus, Art Deco, Modern, and Pop Art. A retrospective of Colorado's unique and important painter, Vance Kirkland, and the works of over 150 other 20th century Colorado artists are also on view. Open Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 am to 5:00 am and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
Explore Colorado's diverse past and present when you visit Colorado's own history museum. The fascinating exhibits feature Indian buffalo hunts, mining in the Rocky Mountains and life in early Denver. Detailed dioramas, historic photos, artifacts and much more tell the stories of Colorado through the years. The museum hosts a variety of educational programs, special tours, lectures and events.
Visit Denver's newest landmark. The Denver Art Museum's Hamilton Building is an architectural work of art. Designed by Daniel Libeskind, it will change the way you experience art and architecture. Explore the Museum's galleries showcasing a world-famous American Indian art collection, as well as art from around the world. Family programs, traveling special exhibitions, Museum Shop, on-site restaurants and spectacular event spaces. Tues. & Thur. 10 am-5 pm, Wed. & Fri. 10 am-10 pm, Sat. & Sun. 9 am-5 pm. Closed Mondays.
The largest brew pub in the US is located in historic downtown. Featuring fresh beer, hearty pub fare, elegant pool hall upstairs and live comedy in the basement. The Wynkoop is a local favorite and always busy and festive. Free brewery tours. Sat., 1- 5 p.m.
Denver presents its official face to the world at the Civic Center, a three-block-long park that runs from Bannock Street to Broadway south of Colfax Avenue and north of 14th Avenue. To the east, lawns, gardens, and a Greek amphitheater form a serene backdrop for the State Capitol. Southeast of the Civic Center on Broadway is the vibrant Colorado History Museum. Walk west one block on 13th Avenue to reach the Denver Public Library's Central Library, and cross over Acoma Plaza (or take the underground walkway) to the Denver Art Museum. The Byers-Evans House Museum, a snapshot of Denver's Victorian beginnings, is just south of here on Bannock Street. Head back to 14th Avenue and turn left to reach the U.S. Mint, the source of all those coins stamped with a D. From the mint, continue north on Cherokee Street to Tremont Place and the Denver Firefighters Museum. A block away on 14th Street is the Trianon Museum and Art Gallery. Continue on Tremont Place to the Denver Pavilions, an open-air shopping and entertainment complex. Farther up the street is the 1892 Brown Palace hotel. Walk or catch a free shuttle up the pedestrian-only 16th Street Mall. As you head north you'll see the Daniels and Fisher Tower. Just past it is the festive Tabor Center mall. Across 16th Street from Tabor Center is Writer Square, whose shops line the entrance to classy Larimer Square. LoDo, the hip arts district, is northwest of Larimer Square.
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