111 Places in Denver That You Must Not Miss
- The ultimate insider's guide to Denver and Boulder, Colorado, for locals and experienced travelers
- Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides
- Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 650 titles and 3.8 million copies in print worldwide
- Appeals to both the local market (more than 2.9 million people call Denver home) and the tourist market (more than 17.7 million people visit Denver every year!)
- Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographs
Framed by the Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains, Denver was founded on the banks of the South Platte River in 1858, where the buffalo actually roamed. This former mining depot and crossroads town is steeped in Western history, and it has grown into a hip place for artists, athletes, breweries, and startups. Nearby Boulder is a beacon for anyone wanting to be in a place distinctly known for its healthy outdoor lifestyle.
111 Places in Denver That You Must Not Miss invites you to discover the compelling stories and extraordinary locations unique to this part of the American West. A colorful cast of characters built this town – from Native Americans, pioneers, gold miners, and visionaries to skiers, entrepreneurs, beer-lovers, and thinkers – and they shape the region’s evolving nature to this day. Walk in the footsteps of the literary giants of the Beat generation. Pay homage at a powerful memorial to a World War II massacre. Or stand at the grave of a conductor on the Underground Railroad.
Denver and Boulder are kinetic, and people chase fun here. Learn the art of parkour, pick up a recycled bike, or float on a liquid cushion of salt water. Gaze upon buffalo that are the descendants from the original herds. Sip on what is (un)arguably Denver’s tastiest martini. And listen to the sounds of 10,000 bees in an acoustic garden.
Whether you’ve lived here forever, you’re a more recent resident yearning to explore your new home town, or you’re a visitor who keeps coming back, this guidebook opens doors to the exceptional wonders of Denver and Boulder.