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Attractions Near Colorado Convention Center

16th Street Mall-This outdoor shopping mall is a favorite of shoppers from all over the country. Over 100 stores line the brick paved 16th street, which is served by a free mall shuttle that is the only motorized traffic permitted on the tree-lined mall. World-class restaurants occupy the corners and side streets.

U.S. Mint-Visitors can go on free tours by making advance reservations. Founded by Congress in 1792, the U.S. Mint offers a fascinating glimpse into the past history and the modern day coin manufacturing process. Visitors will experience the entire coin making process from design to the actual striking of the coins.

Colorado State Capital-Free tours Monday through Friday offer visitors a historical tour of Colorado history. The gold-coated dome is currently closed for renovation, but Mr. Brown’s Attic, devoted to the early history of the state is a fascinating repository. A guided tour of the legislative chambers is available from mid-May through mid-January.

Coors Field-Home of The Colorado Rockies and also a venue for stadium concerts, Coors Field, offering views of The Rocky Mountains to the west, is one of the most beautiful baseball parks in the country. Baseball fans will never forget taking in a night game in Colorado’s superb climate.

Sports Authority Field at Mile High-Home of the never-boring Denver Broncos Professional Football Team. While home games have been sold out for at least thirty years, there are some tickets available for visitors whose convention travel includes a visit by their home team for those who plan well in advance.

Pepsi Center-Home of the Denver Nuggets Basketball team and Colorado Avalanche Hockey Team, the Pepsi Center usually has seats available for anyone interested in taking in a top flight basketball or hockey game in this modern facility that can brag of not having a single bad seat in the house.

Red Rocks Amphitheater-Just minutes west of downtown Denver; Red Rocks has featured the biggest names in music since it opened in 1941. A concert here on a beautiful Colorado summer evening will remain in your memory forever. There is also a large park where abundant wildlife can be seen, along with enough dinosaur fossils to please even the most discriminating geological history buff.

Denver Center for the Performing Arts-Within easy walking distance of the Convention Center and downtown hotels, the DCPA is home of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and is also the location of touring productions of hit Broadway shows.

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