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15 Free Things to Do in Denver

by Akanksha Verma 2 months ago in travel tips / family travel / america / activities
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Denver is known as "The Mile High City". It is a great city to visit if you are looking for dining, breweries, museums, and more.

Denver, Colorado


Denver is the center of the Colorado mountain range and has been a tourism mecca since its founding in 1858. Whether you're looking for something new to do or just want to go and explore, Denver has plenty of activities to keep any visitor busy for hours.

Here are some of the favorite free things to do in Denver:

1. Visit the Molly Brown House Museum

The Molly Brown House Museum is a historic home that was restored to its original state and opened to the public in 1922. It's located in Denver, Colorado, which makes it an easy day trip for anyone who wants to see some of the city's best attractions.

The museum has been restored so that visitors can experience what it would have been like when it was first built and they'll get a chance to meet one of their favorite people: Molly Brown.

2 . Take a Free Tour of the Capitol Building

If you're a history buff, take a free tour of the Capitol Building. The tour is self-guided and lasts about an hour, but if you want to see it all in one sitting, there's no need to reserve ahead of time, you can simply show up on any day between 10 AM and 4 PM.

The tour takes visitors through several floors of Colorado's capitol building, including many rooms that have been used by government leaders over the years. You'll learn about some of these artifacts while walking through their history; for example: There are lots of highlights on this tour (including the Governor's office), but perhaps best known are two legislative chambers where laws are passed every year!

3. Enjoy an Outdoors Concert at Levitt Pavilion Denver

If you're looking for a fun evening of outdoor music and food, Levitt Pavilion Denver is the place to be. Each summer, this park hosts an array of musical performances from local artists and national acts like Mumford & Sons and The Avett Brothers.

The venue sits in front of the Denver Botanic Gardens and features a wide variety of seating options (some even include access to an outdoor swimming pool). There are also two stages-one indoors, one outdoors and plenty of opportunities to get up close with your favorite performers!

Tickets vary depending on what day you want to attend but start at $30 per person (depending on how many people are in your party). For more information about pricing or who will be performing at Levitt Pavilion Denver next summer, you can visit its official website.

You can find several furnished apartments in Denver near this venue.

4. Attend Free Friday Flicks at Skyline Park

On Fridays, beginning at dusk, you can take your family or friends there to watch an outdoor movie under the stars. There will be food vendors operating throughout the grounds and even games for younger children. You’ll also have to bring blankets or chairs if you want to sit down for this one; however, it’s not necessary! The best part about going here is being able to walk out into nature while watching a movie on one of Denver's most scenic open spaces!

5. Watch a Sunrise on Red Rocks Amphitheater

If you've ever been to Red Rocks Amphitheater, then you know how amazing it is. It's one of the most iconic places in Denver, and if you're looking for something new and exciting to do on your next trip here or even if you haven't been before! This will be a great way to start off your time in Colorado.

Red Rocks is located just outside of Morrison at the base of Table Mountain (the tallest mountain in Colorado). You can take public transportation or drive yourself there; however, we recommend taking public transportation as parking at this location can get expensive quickly if you don't have any reservations ahead of time. This site has some tips on how best deal with parking fees when visiting this area so make sure those are taken care off before heading out on foot!

The sunrise starts at 6:45am every day but they don't always appear directly over Red Rocks Amphitheater itself so keep that in mind when planning what time would work best for seeing them rise above these beautiful rocks formations! If possible try arriving early enough so as not only avoid crowds but also experience some breathtaking views from atop these towering cliffs themselves - which is exactly what we did last year during our visit here too :)

6 . Hike to Dinosaur Ridge

Dinosaur Ridge is a short, easy hike that takes about an hour. The trail is well maintained and the path is clearly marked. There are many different paths to take. Some that lead to the dinosaur bones and tracks, while others lead to cliffs overlooking the valley below or towering green mountains in the distance. You can also see other interesting features along your way such as petroglyphs and rock formations.

7 . Walk Along Confluence Park

Confluence Park is a beautiful place to go for a walk, but it's also packed with history. The park was once the site of an industrial complex that manufactured oil and gas equipment. Today, you can still see some of these old buildings that were once used by William Evans Company (now known as Whiting Petroleum). While many people only visit to see what remains from this era in Denver's past, there are plenty of other things to do at Confluence Park!

If you're visiting during warmer months like spring or summer time then there are plenty of attractions within close proximity including:

• The Denver Botanic Gardens which has over 2 million plants from all over the world including native species;

• Cherry Creek Trail which runs along Cherry Creek through downtown Denver;

• Confluence Park which features several trails including one leading up Mount Morrison where visitors can hike up 1000 feet above sea level before coming back down again (you may want some oxygen tanks along);

8. Play in Civic Center Park

If you're looking for a place to get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors, Civic Center Park is the perfect spot.

There are plenty of activities there that will keep you entertained while also giving your body a good workout:

• Hiking

• Jogging on the paths around the park (they're paved!)

• Skating on their rink! It's free if you have skates or helmets. Or both! If not, they have rentals available at certain times during weekdays only from 10-11am and 3-4pm (unless otherwise noted). You can also bring your own skates if they're old enough and sturdy enough! That's what my mom does when we go skating together as family members who live too far away from each other so often get together only once every few months--she brings her own pair with her even though she never sticks them in water again after purchasing them at Walmart."

9. Wander Around the Denver Botanic Gardens (Free Admission on Tuesdays)

If you're looking for something to do on a Tuesday afternoon, the Denver Botanic Gardens is a great place. It's free, it's open to all ages (and pets), and there are plenty of activities to keep your mind occupied while you're wandering through their beautiful gardens.

There are also free concerts and lectures throughout the year at the Gardens as well as monthly film series where guests can enjoy watching films outdoors under giant tents in their courtyard area called "The Lawn." The lawn also has other amenities like BBQ grills available for use by visitors!

1 0. Hike Back to Square One at Mount Sanitas

You can hike Mount Sanitas for free, but only if you're willing to pay $5 for parking. It's located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains near Denver and is accessible by car or public transportation. The hike is about 2 miles round trip with an elevation gain of 1,000 feet and takes around two hours to complete.

If you're interested in seeing what's up there, start your journey at 8:30am when it will be cooler and less crowded than at other times during the day. After that, make sure your camera is charged (it will take a long time) before heading back down again shortly after noon; this path leads directly through some beautiful forest areas which are worth taking photos of along with all those rocks!

1 1. Visit the Denver Art Museum (Free Admission on Saturdays)

The Denver Art Museum is a great place to visit. It’s located in the heart of downtown and features an impressive collection of art from around the world, including works by famous artists like Mark Rothko and Pablo Picasso.

On Saturdays, the museum is free for everyone! Make sure you check out their schedule before going because some days they may have special events or exhibits running at the same time that don't require admission fees (for example: if you're interested in seeing one of their current exhibitions).

1 2. People Watch in Larimer Square

Larimer Square is a great place to people watch. The shops and restaurants are packed with locals who enjoy relaxing after work, as well as tourists from all around the world. It’s also an ideal location for getting some exercise because it has many street performers and musicians playing in the evenings.

If you want to see what downtown Denver has to offer, start at Larimer Square on your way back from Red Rocks Amphitheater or any other activity in the area!

13. Check Out an Exhibition at Museo De Las Americas (Free Admission)

Museo De Las Americas is a museum located in the heart of downtown Denver, Colorado. The museum offers free admission on Tuesdays, so if you're looking to take advantage of this opportunity and explore some great art while saving money at the same time, make sure that you check out an exhibition at Museo De Las Americas!

14 . See What's Brewing With Partake in a Free Brewery Tour at Great Divide Brewing Company

Great Divide Brewing Company is a great place to visit if you want to learn about beer and how it's made. They offer a free brewery tour on Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm, which includes four samples of their beers. You can also check out their website for more information about what they have on tap or in bottles, or sign up for one of their classes if you're interested in becoming an expert brewer yourself!

15. Denver has so many free things to do, you'll never get bored!

Denver is a great city to visit, live in and work in. It also happens to be one of the most beautiful places on earth. There are so many things to do here that you'll never get bored!

Denver is home to some great parks, beautiful views and plenty of activities for everyone from kids to seniors. There's no shortage of things for families or couples who want some alone time together or just want an excuse not go back home after work has ended (which isn't always easy).


If you're looking to get out and explore the city, Denver has plenty of free things to do. It's a great place for all ages and interests, so don't miss out! Whether it's lounging on the beach or getting into nature at Red Rocks Amphitheater, there are plenty of ways to enjoy yourself in this vibrant city.

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Akanksha Verma

Akanksha Verma is a travel blogger who loves to travel around the world. She likes to write content and share with the audience over the internet. Also, she loves to read books, listen music and cook sometimes.

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