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 m² 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 Theater.
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.
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Denver Museum of Nature and Science
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 m² 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 National Monument
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 km². 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 mammals.
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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 km², 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 semi-desert.
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 km² 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 km² of the total area of the Dinosaur National Monument.
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 km², 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 km² national monument is maintained by the nearby Mesa Verde National Park and can be visited free of charge.