Why Everyone Should Visit Denver Co One Time

Most people have heard of the Mile High City, otherwise known as Denver. Located in the state of Colorado, that is how most people have heard of it. However, they may have never been there. If you don’t go, you really don’t know what you are missing. There are so many things that you can do, and once you have Found the Cheapest Flight, and accommodations, you should definitely plan a trip for at least a week. This is what you will be able to do once you reach Denver CO on your next vacation.

What Is There To Do In The City?

There are quite a few things that you will be able to do when you get to Denver. If you are a fan of going to a zoo, the Denver Zoo is one of the best. It is perfect for people that just like to see animals, and if you have children, this is going to be the perfect place for them to spend a couple of hours. Once you have seen the animals, you might want to go see fish. The Downtown Aquarium is the next place to go. Again, it is the right place to go if you are bringing children with you, however adults will also like this destination.

Landmarks To See

Although you could do fun things like go skiing, hiking, or go for a run in the park, you might want to consider looking at some of the landmarks that have made Denver so popular. There is the famous Union Station and also the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception which is a church that Catholics absolutely love. Even if you are not religious, it is a place that you will definitely enjoy because of how well-designed the building is. There is the Molly Brown House Museum which is of historic value. There are other destinations to see. If you are spending at least a week or two, you can fit all of this in, plus plan many other trips as well. You would never like to miss amazing Denver Fashion Show.

The places that you decide to go in Denver should be part of your itinerary. You will want to mix things up, and if you are only there for a week, you will want to plan accordingly. There are always going to be places to go shopping, great places to eat, and sightseeing tours that you will enjoy. The Mile High City is a place that many people will visit multiple times in their life because of all that it has to offer tourists and the general public.

Glendening recorded an assist during a 5-1 defeat against Colorado on Sunday.

Although that was just Glendening’s second point in his last 15 games, he’s been pitching in with a more physical presence lately, logging 33 hits and blocking 23 shots as well during the span. The 28-year-old also now sits with 16 points (four goals, four assists) in 60 games on the season, falling just four tallies shy of eclipsing the 20-point mark for the second time of his career. Although, since Glendening’s currently lining up with the fourth forward unit, the odds might not be in his favor, as he likely won’t see many offensive opportunities.

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Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin, right, works the ball inside as Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER — Nikola Jokic had 23 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for his eighth triple-double of the season, Jamal Murray added 26 points and the Denver Nuggets’ playoff hopes received a much-needed boost with a 120-113 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night.

Will Barton hit a big basket down the stretch and later knocked down two free throws to help the Nuggets hold off a Pistons team that trailed by as many as 26 points in the third quarter. The Nuggets now hit the road for a pivotal seven-game trip.

The fading Pistons dropped their 11th straight road game despite Andre Drummond scoring 21 points and grabbing 17 rebounds. It was Drummond’s 51st double-double of the season.

Blake Griffin added 26 points and nine assists.

The Pistons cut the deficit to 102-97 with 6:55 remaining. Gary Harris hit a scoop shot and then had a fast-break dunk in which he was fouled. He landed awkwardly on his right leg and after a timeout he hit the free throw. He then left the game.

Jokic was a handful for his center counterpart Drummond — and vice versa. Jokic had trouble with Drummond’s strength down low, and Drummond struggled with Jokic’s range as he frequently took Drummond outside.

Jokic’s eight triple-doubles are the most by a Nuggets player in a season since Fat Lever had nine in 1988-89.

Denver’s big second-half lead melted away with the Pistons heating up behind the play of Dwight Buycks, who had 19 of his 22 points in the second half.

Pistons guard Reggie Bullock returned to score 17 points after missing a game with a sore back.

Detroit’s last road victory was Jan. 10 at Brooklyn, and the Pistons were coming off a 110-79 loss at Utah on Tuesday.

The Pistons are at Portland on Saturday in stop No. 3 on a six-game trip, while the Nugget begin a long road trip at Memphis on Saturday.

Ben Wallace is joined by family members during his jersey retirement ceremony with the Detroit Pistons in 2016.
Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris drives past the Pistons’ Stanley Johnson during the first meeting between the teams this season.

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John Elway is looking to free agency for his fix at quarterback following a season in which all three of his drafted QBs fell flat in Denver.

After sitting out the playoffs in each of the last two years following their Super Bowl 50 triumph, the Broncos have apparently found their next signal-caller. Case Keenum plans to sign with Denver when free agency opens Wednesday, ESPN reported early Tuesday.

That would leave the Vikings, Cardinals and Jets vying to land ex-Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, who is expected to sign a record-breaking contract this week.

The 30-year-old Keenum is considered the second-best QB available on the open market. He guided Minnesota to the NFC championship game after replacing an injured Sam Bradford last season.

Keenum went 11-3 with 3,547 yards passing, 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions and threw that last-second heave to Stephon Diggs to stun the New Orleans Saints 29-24 in the playoffs.

The Vikings, who were subsequently blown out at Philadelphia in the conference championship, decided to let all three of their QBs — Keenum, Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater — test free agency.

With a sparkling new stadium, stacked roster and head coaching stability, the Vikings jumped to the head of the line of potential suitors for Cousins.

The Broncos, who own the fifth pick in next month’s NFL draft, also considered Cousins following a 5-11 season in which Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiler and Paxton Lynch all struggled behind a porous offensive line and questionable play-calling before Mike McCoy was replaced by Bill Musgrave as offensive coordinator.

All three quarterbacks were draft picks by Elway, the Hall of Fame quarterback who has only had success at quarterback in free agency.

Six years ago, Elway landed Peyton Manning, the biggest free agent prize in NFL history, following his release by the Colts and a series of neck fusion surgeries.

Manning had a spectacular closing chapter in Denver, leading the Broncos to the playoffs in all four of his seasons, reaching two Super Bowls and winning one.

Manning retired a month after Denver’s 24-10 win over Carolina in Super Bowl 50, and Elway brought in veteran Mark Sanchez, then moved up to grab Lynch in the first round of the draft.

But it was Siemian, a seventh-rounder from Northwestern, who emerged as Manning’s surprise successor in 2016.

Gary Kubiak stepped down as head coach over health concerns following a 9-7 season that ended the Broncos’ five-year playoff run.

Siemian again handily beat out Lynch last summer, but the Broncos would cycle through their trio of homegrown QBs during a 5-11 season that nearly cost rookie head coach Vance Joseph his job.

Keenum is a player the Broncos know well because Kubiak, now the Broncos’ senior personnel adviser, coached him for two seasons while he was head coach of the Houston Texans.

Keenum would have veterans Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders as his targets in Denver after Elway chose not to release either of the expensive wide receivers.

At the NFL scouting combine this month, Elway said, "we’ll continue to look at all of the options out there when it comes to quarterback."

That included choosing among the draft prospects that include Josh Allen, Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield and others.

Despite his swings and misses at QB before, Elway said, "Believe me, I’m not done swinging and missing. Misses don’t bother me. We just have to figure out a way to get it right. That is what we are working on."

Siemian, Lynch and Chad Kelly, a seventh-rounder last year who sat out his rookie season with injuries, remain on the roster.

Elway insists the Broncos can get right back into the playoff picture with the right quarterback and tweaks to other areas of the roster.

"I still think we’re not too far away," Elway said at the combine. "Obviously, we have to get better at that (quarterback) position. We didn’t play well there last year. That doesn’t all go on the players. There were some things that we should have done differently that we didn’t do. I feel like we can get right back in the thick of the things rather quickly."


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DENVER — The former Colorado governor behind Denver’s historic snubbing of the Olympics and the man who spearheaded the effort to stop Boston from hosting the Olympics think Colorado voters should be able to weigh in on whether Denver should host the Winter Games.

Speaking at a community forum on Denver’s consideration of a possible 2030 bid on Saturday, former Gov. Dick Lamm said democracies make up their minds by voting and said lawmakers should put a referendum on the ballot this fall.

“Let’s vote,” Lamm, part of a newly formed Olympic opposition group, told the crowd of about 200.

In 1972, Lamm was a state lawmaker who helped lead a campaign to convince voters to reject funding for the 1976 Winter Games in Denver, making it the only city to ever walk away from a successful bid. Besides cost concerns, Lamm said Colorado now would also have to worry about having enough snow to host the games because of climate change.

No Boston Olympics co-chair Chris Dempsey also said Colorado voters should have a referendum, adding the International Olympic Committee “hates them.”

Dempsey called the Olympic bidding process the “world’s most expensive auction” and said that the promises that cities make to win Olympics usually can’t stand up to democratic scrutiny. He warned attendees that hosting the Olympics could mean giving up one lane of Interstate 70 — Colorado’s often crowded highway to the mountains — to Olympic officials, including royal members of the IOC, and said it would be impossible to avoid having taxpayers be responsible for budget overruns despite the promises to the contrary.

“Bid books are the greatest fiction ever written,” Dempsey said.

Steve McConahey, a member of a committee convened by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock to study whether Denver should pursue an Olympic bid, said the committee will not include any taxpayer subsidies in its budget plans and that insurance would cover any unexpected expenses.

While Olympic exploratory chairman Rob Cohen said that the IOC recently told Scion, Switzerland, that it would look at allowing insurance to cover a limited amount of cost overruns, Dempsey said such insurance coverage does not exist.

The Olympic exploratory committee is expected to make a recommendation to Hancock and Gov. John Hickenlooper on whether to pursue an Olympic bid in early May. Committee chair Rob Cohen told the audience that the committee will discuss whether to ask for a vote as part of its deliberations.

After the forum, Lamm said there are no talks underway to introduce a referendum and that it would be better if the committee and Olympic opponents jointly ask state lawmakers for one.

However, state lawmakers finish up their session around the same time that the Olympic committee will be making its recommendation, making it unlikely there would be enough time for lawmakers to agree to pursue a possible joint request. Olympic opponents still have the option to collect signatures to put their own measure on the ballot.

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Dylan McCaffrey (10) took a redshirt his freshman season at Michigan. (

Michigan quarterback Dylan McCaffrey and his brothers are being called heroes this week after they rescued a man who fell 25 feet climbing in Colorado.

According to KDVR-TV, the Fox affiliate in Denver, Colorado, McCaffrey and his older brothers Max and Christian were climbing in Castle Rock when 72-year-old Dan Smoker fell trying to climb down.

"I heard what sounded like a shoe slipping on some rock and then I heard him say, ‘Oh,’" Elijah Smoker, the 13-year-old grandson who accompanied Smoker on the trip, told KDVR.

"It sounded like this voice, and then I turn around about halfway through his fall and I see him hit the ground."

Seven people were there to call for help, including the McCaffreys, and comfort the grandson.

Smoker suffered life-threatening injuries, according to the report, including a broken neck, fractured femur, fractured pelvis, nine broken ribs and bleeding from his abdomen and brain.

"It was such a crazy experience," Elijah Smoker said. "But the McCaffreys changed how the story went. I can’t thank them enough."

On Sunday Smoker’s son, Dan, thanked the McCaffrey brothers publicly, writing on Twitter: "Yesterday, they helped save my dad’s life. after he fell off of Castle Rock. They comforted my son when he was alone. Then showed up to the hospital to check in.

"This (Ohio State football) fan may be torn come November 24."

Not pictured – @dcaf20 – he was there to help when my dad fell, but had to head back to @UMichFootball before this picture. This @OhioStateFB fan may be torn come November 24. https://t.co/1pvMPRboJq

— Dan Smoker (@dsmokexu) March 6, 2018

Christian McCaffrey played football at Stanford, while Max McCaffrey played at Duke and went on to crack the practice squad with the NFL’s Green Bay Packers.

Dylan McCaffrey, meanwhile, redshirted his freshman season at Michigan and is expected to be involved in a quarterback competition this spring and fall.

McCaffrey was recruited to Michigan from Castle Rock, Colorado, where he was a consensus four-star prospect and ranked as the sixth-best quarterback in the 2017 recruiting class.

Bill Murray’s son Luke is an assistant coach for Xavier. (Charlie Riedel | AP Photo)

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NHL math doesn’t add up when it comes to the league’s standings, but the Nashville Predators nonetheless extended their winning streak to nine games over the Avalanche with Sunday’s 4-3 overtime triumph at the Pepsi Center. For the Preds, it’s a win in the win column. For the Avs, it goes down as a tie.

Nashville, which sits atop the Western Conference with 93 points, has now won five consecutive games in Denver, but for the Avs, they are 0-4-1 during that stretch.

Colorado (76 points) hasn’t defeated the Preds since late in the 2015-16 season, with Nashville outscoring the Avs 38-20 in that stretch. The Avs lost at Nashville by 4-1 and 5-2 scores on Oct. 17 and Nov. 18, respectively. They host the Preds for the fourth and final meeting of the regular-season series March 16.

Sunday’s win was Nashville’s eighth consecutive, tying a club record.

Another concussion. Avs forward Colin Wilson missed the game with the head injury he sustained in Friday’s 7-1 victory over Minnesota. He is going through concussion protocol and is doubtful to travel with the team Monday when it embarks on a two-game trip.

Wilson had previously missed 13 games to three ailments (hip, lower-body, illness) and is the third Avs player to sustain a head injury within the last month. Goalies Jonathan Bernier and Andrew Hammond also have been out with head injuries, although Bernier is expected to come off injured reserve Monday and travel with the team to Chicago. Bernier has missed the last eight games.

Footnotes. Defenseman Nikita Zadorov, who had the Avs’ first goal, has three points (two goals) in his last four games. … Center Carl Soderberg has four points (two goals) in his last three outings. … Wilson is one of four Avs to have been drafted by Nashville. The others are forwards Gabriel Bourque and Vladislav Kamenev and defenseman Sam Girard. Kamenev and Girard were acquired from the Preds in the three-team Matt Duchene trade Nov. 5. … Referee Brad Watson of Highlands Ranch worked the game. Watson, 56, is the NHL’s oldest ref who recently signed up to work next season.

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Broncos general manager John Elway said Wednesday that he expects Wolfe to remain with the team for the start of the 2018 campaign and make a full recovery from offseason neck surgery, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports. "Sounds like [Wolfe] is doing really well. He’s happy with the surgery so far," Elway said. "[Wolfe] is another one we plan on going forward with."

Elway’s comments mimicked what was suggested earlier Wednesday by head coach Vance Joseph, who said he "absolutely" wants to see Wolfe with the Broncos in 2018 and beyond, according to Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com. Wolfe, who signed a four-year, $36.7 million contract extension with Denver in January of 2016, was placed on injured reserve shortly after suffering a neck injury Nov. 26 against the Raiders, finishing the season with 31 tackles and two sacks in 11 contests. He was later diagnosed with spinal stenosis, but despite the severity of that condition, the 28-year-old dismissed the possibility of retirement. While he could remain limited or unavailable for the Broncos’ offseason program, Wolfe is expected to be back to full strength by the end of training camp and settle into a starting role at defensive end.

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Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States attends a press conference on day 14 of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on Feb. 23, 2018 in Gangneung, Pyeongchang, South Korea.

It may have been a down year for Team USA at the Olympic Games in PyeongChang, but athletes from Colorado represented the Centennial State well. They brought home enough silver and gold to make Yukon Cornelius sing.

By The Numbers


Number of medals won by Coloradans.


Percentage of Team USA’s medals that were won by Coloradans.

Colorado Olympians who won Olympic medals in PyeongChang

The 22-year-old EagleVail skier was the big winner of the Games for Colorado — she took home gold in the giant slalom and won a silver medal in the alpine combined. Despite her two medals, she was disappointed to miss out on a repeat victory in the slalom, an event in which she was heavily favored. “Every single loss that I’ve ever had, I remember that feeling — ugh — so thoroughly,” Shiffrin said of her disappointment. “It’s like a piece of my heart breaks off and I can never get it back.”


The 17-year-old from Silverthorne — fresh off a late night Netflix binge-watching session — won the first gold medal for the U.S. during the PyeongChang Games, putting together an amazing final run in the snowboard slopestyle. Gerard became a huge hit, appearing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and having his hometown unofficially change its name in his honor.

The 23-year-old goaltender was a member of the Team USA’s gold-medal winning hockey team, that defeated Canada to with the first U.S. hockey gold in 20 years. Hensley shut out the Olympic athletes from Russia early in the tournament — and the images on her goalie mask became a talking point. However, the Lakewood native and Green Mountain High School grad did not get the start in the gold medal game.

The 23-year-old halfpipe skier from Aspen claimed the silver medal — although it took a massive performance from fellow American David Wise to edge him out for gold. During the event, Alex’s father Marcelo Ferreira recruited 50 school children from Seoul to sing and dance for his son in a magical moment in Phoenix Park.

In one of the most unlikely Olympic stories, Gibbs was discovered four years ago working out at a Denver gym. A friend told her she’d be good at the bobsled. Turns out Gibbs was great, as she earned a silver medal in the two-person bobsled, along with teammate Elana Meyers Taylor.


The 20-year-old first-time Olympian from Silverthorne won the silver medal in the Big Air competition — the second medal of the Games for the town of Silverthorne. And he did it be pulling of an incredible front side 1440 one-of-a-kind bloody Dracula grab.

It was a comeback story for Arielle Gold, the Steamboat Springs snowboarder, who won a bronze medal in the halfpipe. The 21-year-old Gold — a.k.a. the biggest Broncos fan at the Olympics — nearly quit snowboarding after suffering an injury during practice for the Sochi Games.

After one bobble cost her a medal in the super-G, the 33-year-old Vail skier won the bronze medal in what could be her final Olympic downhill race. The medal was some vindication for Vonn, who had been heckled by internet trolls in the lead-up to the Olympics. After her races, Vonn scattered her grandfathers ashes near the downhill course. After the Games, not everyone was convinced Vonn’s Olympic career is over.

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Players throughout Major League Baseball wore caps with an "SD" logo Friday to honor the 17 victims of the recent mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

For Colorado Rockies minor leaguer Colton Welker, the gesture hit especially close to home.

Welker, a top infield prospect in the Rockies’ system, played for Stoneman Douglas’ state title team in 2016 and was a fourth-round draft pick by Colorado in June of that year. Along with Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo and Oakland Athletics minor league pitcher Jesus Luzardo, he’s one of three alumni of the Parkland high school playing in the Cactus League this spring.

Welker, called upon to pinch-hit by Rockies manager Bud Black in the eighth inning Friday, was robbed of a hit by Arizona’s Rey Fuentes in a line drive to center field. He came on to play third base and flied out to center field again in the 10th inning of the Diamondbacks’ 7-6 victory.

"There were definitely a lot of emotions after the tragedy,” Welker told ESPN after the game. "To come out here and get to strap it on with the big team felt good. The last time I wore this hat I was over there [in Parkland] playing baseball. That’s what got me here, so it meant a lot to me.

"I tried not to make it a big deal of it today. But it was very cool to be out there with these guys and watch them work and watch what the best do every day. It’s just a great experience being around them.”

Welker was friends with Parkland athletic director Chris Hixon and football coach Aaron Feis, both of whom died along with 14 students and a teacher in the Feb. 14 shooting. Feis, who was killed while throwing himself in front of students to protect them, was a security guard at the school and let Welker into the building each day.

As a middle school student in Parkland, Walker rode the bus to school each day with Nikolas Cruz, the gunman who confessed to the killings.

"All my friends are still down there,” Welker said. "My mom still lives down there. She says the town is quiet and it’s still healing. It’s going to take some time after something like that happens. But they’re doing a great job regrouping and staying together and staying strong. They’ll get back to school soon and get athletics going, and that will be good.”

Welker, ranked as the Rockies’ No. 7 prospect by ESPN’s Keith Law, has hit .341 with a .496 slugging percentage in his first two minor league stops with Grand Junction of the Pioneer League and Asheville of the South Atlantic. As he embarks upon his third professional season, his heart and mind are constantly with the people back home in Parkland.

"That’s where I want to raise my kids,” Welker said. "It’s the greatest place on earth. They have great schools all the way from elementary through high school. It’s a beautiful place to grow up. I’m beyond proud to say I’m from there.

"It’s sickening to know that our name is on the map for that, and not for the other great things that we’ve accomplished. But [baseball] is something I can use to help people, and maybe represent the school and lift people up even more.”

The Rockies were among many teams to wear the Stoneman Douglas caps Friday, with several managers taking time to reflect on how baseball can offer a diversion.

"Anytime people are hurting, and we know the community is hurting right now, baseball can sometimes play a part with the healing process," New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. "And so to honor them and try and have a little bit of thoughts and prayers, and our thoughts are with people who are hurting, it’s something small that it was cool to be a part of."

More than 2,500 of the Stoneman Douglas caps were ordered from New Era, MLB spokesman Steven Arrocho said, with many of them expected to be signed and auctioned off to benefit those affected by the shooting.

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Friday’s gesture "puts everything in perspective."

"Wearing the hats today, I think that means a lot to all of us. It puts everything in perspective," Cora said. "Something that obviously, it gets your attention. My daughter turns 15 in a few weeks, and I got an email the other day from her school talking about them having a drill. That’s not normal."

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Colorado House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, who was a Columbine High School sophomore at the time of the 1999 mass shooting, is pushing legislation that he says would protect students — by getting rid of gun restrictions in schools.

He has introduced the bill annually since he was elected in 2014, The Washington Times reported. Previous attempts have been turned down.

Neville, a Republican, told The Times the current law “creates a so-called gun free zone in every K-12 public school.”

Shepard Smith reads list of school shootings since Columbine

Under Colorado law, concealed-carry permit holders may bring firearms onto school property, according to The Times, but must keep them locked inside their vehicles.

“Time and time again we point to the one common theme with mass shootings, they occur in gun-free zones,” Neville told The Times.

He added law-abiding citizens should be able “to defend themselves and most importantly our children from the worst-case scenarios.”

The massacre on Valentine’s Day of last week in Florida has renewed a nationwide debate about gun violence and how to prevent mass shootings.

Nikolas Cruz, 19, was suspected of opening fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where he was a former student, killing 17 people and injuring more than a dozen others.

Neville has contended, according to The Times, that more of his classmates would have survived the attack if faculty had been armed. In April 1999, two teens killed 12 fellow students and a teacher before killing themselves inside Columbine High School, in Littleton, Colorado.

The congressman’s office did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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