Theater and opera houses
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts was founded in
1972 and is operated by the Arts and Venues Center in
the capital city of Colorado as a non-profit
organization. It is the largest tenant of the 49,000 mē
Denver Performing Arts Complex, which can accommodate
around 10,000 spectators and provides the stage for
countless excellent and professional shows.
However, visitors are not only thrilled by the
performance of talented and well-known performers, but
also by the gigantic building itself. Especially in the
evening it lights up 110 13th Street in downtown Denver.
The Center for the Performing Arts also includes the
Opera, Philharmonic, Musicals and the Denver Center
Museums and exhibitions
Molly Brown House in Denver
The Molly Brown House, also known as the House of Lion,
is a listed building since 1972 where Margaret Tobin
Brown (1867-1932) once lived. Today, the house functions
as a museum and is dedicated to the former
philanthropist and women's rights activist who survived
the Titanic's decline and became known through it.
Margaret Brown also went down in history as the
Unsinkable Molly Brown. The house, built in 1880, is
located at 1340 Pennsylvania Street in Denver.
Denver Museum of Nature and
The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is a science
museum that opened in 1990 and is located in the capital
city of Colorado. It deals, among other things, with the
history of the region around the Rocky Mountains,
especially the Colorado River. The site is around 47,000
mē and includes a planetarium, an IMAX cinema, several
libraries and 6 main subject areas with approx. 1
million exhibits. These subject areas are:
Furthermore there are permanent educational programs,
numerous workshops and eight permanent exhibitions on
general topics such as:
• Children discover with their hands
• Health Discovery
• Jewels and Minerals
• Native Americans
• Prehistoric Journey
• Air and Space
Denver Art Museum
This Denver art museum was founded in
1893 as the Denver Artists Club and renamed the Denver
Art Association in 1916. The museum got its current name
in 1932. The museum is located in the North Building,
built by Gio Ponti in 1971, and in the Hamilton
Building, built in 2006 by the architect Daniel
Libeskind, which is near the Civic Center Park in the
city center located. A highlight of the exhibitions is
the collections of Indian handicrafts.
Canyons of the Ancients
The Canyons of the Ancients National Monument comprises
three of the four sub-areas of the Hovenweep National
Monument in the southwest of the state between Utah and
Colorado, which is managed by the National Park Service.
The largest number of archaeological sites in the United
States are spread over an area of approximately 630
kmē. In 2005 there were over 6,000.
These include entire Pueblo cities and settlements.
Traces of human existence can be traced back to the
Paleo Indians around 10,000 years ago. Today the region
around the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument is
home to a number of lizards, snakes, birds and smaller
The following cities with over 100,000 inhabitants are,
with the exception of the capital Denver, alphabetical
and not according to their population.
Monuments and memorials
Colorado National Monument
The Colorado National Monument is a nature reserve in
western Colorado, but is managed as a National Monument
by the National Park Service. Its area is almost 85 kmē,
and it forms part of the famous Colorado Plateau in the
north-east. The Colorado National Monument is committed
at the highest level to the conservation of many birds
of prey that breed in the region. In 2000 it was even
designated as an important bird area at the state level.
But other animals such as cougars and coyotes also live
in the mostly densely forested regions of this huge
Dinosaur National Monument
The Dinosaur National Monument is a protected area in
the foothills of the Uinta Mountains, a mountain range
in the Rocky Mountains in Utah and partially Colorado.
It covers an area of approximately 830 kmē and is
located at the confluence of the Green and Yampa Rivers,
the gorges of which are the main attractions of the
National Monument. However, the name is derived from
fossil finds around 1915, in which countless skeletons
of dinosaurs were unearthed in the region. However, this
site, the so-called Dinosaur Quarry, only makes up 0.3
kmē of the total area of the Dinosaur National
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monuments
The Florissant Fossil Beds National Monuments
is located approximately 55 km west of Colorado Springs
in Teller County. The monument extends over an area of
almost 25 kmē, which is marked by forests and meadows.
About 35 million volcanic eruptions and repeated
erosions occurred here, which spilled plants and animals
and preserved them as fossils. Around 1,700 different
species were found here in good condition. So they range
from the smallest insect to the giant sequoia.
Yucca House National Monuments
The Yucca House National Monuments is located in
southwest Colorado and protects the ruins of Yucca
houses from the 12th-13th centuries. Century - buildings
of an Anasazi settlement that have not yet been fully
excavated. The 0.14 kmē national monument is maintained
by the nearby Mesa Verde National Park and can be
visited free of charge.