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Home of the Colorado Legislature, our capitol building is one of the key features in the memorable Denver skyline. The capitol building was built in the 1890’s and in 1908 they used 24 karat gold to plate the dome. The gold plated dome commemorates Colorado’s Gold Rush days, and the early pioneers and miners who helped build our great state. The dome towers 180 feet above, and contains stained glass dedicated to the 16 initial founders of the city of Denver. A round brass cap embedded in the west entrance stairway reads: Elevation 5280 Feet, One Mile High, 5-12-69.
In 1858, gold was discovered in Colorado and a year later the city of Denver was founded. In 1863, the US government established a mint facility in Denver. Today, the US Mint at Denver manufacturers all denominations of circulating coins, coin dies, the Denver “D” portion of the annual uncirculated coin sets and commemorative coins authorized by the US Congress. It also stores gold and silver bullion. Denver treasures its historic mint building, which is one of Colorado’s oldest institutions.
Denver Botanic Gardens
A 23-acre urban oasis which is one of the top-ranked botanical gardens in the US and features magnificent plants from all corners of the world. Denver Botanic Gardens offers spectacular plant displays, unlimited opportunities for lifelong learning and research that helps preserve Colorado’s precious natural resources. Denver Botanic Gardens has also opened the city’s first publicly accessible green roof, which is the first of its kind on a city-owned building in Denver.
Denver Pavilions is located on the 16th Street pedestrian mall in the heart of Downtown Denver. Featuring 40 shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues including a movie theater and a bowling alley, this two city blocks, three stories high, open-air mall offers convenient underground parking and is located next to the 16th Street Free Mall shuttle.
Larimer Square is located on Larimer Street from 14th to 15th Streets and includes 40 upscale restaurants and shops. Hours Hours vary by store and restaurant. Please visit website for more information.
Classic Arts & Culture
Denver Performing Arts Complex
he Denver Performing Arts Complex is the home of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA). Included in the complex are a Tony Award-winning theatre company, Broadway touring productions, contemporary dance and ballet, magnificent chorales, a major symphony orchestra, internationally acclaimed opera and more.
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
The “Ellie”, home of Opera Colorado, Ellie Caulkins is a world-class acoustical hall designed in the lyric style, encompassing four levels: the balcony, loge, mezzanine and orchestra. This magnificent space is humidified and provides acoustical excellence and clean sight lines.
The Historic Paramount Theatre is a vibrant, multi-event facility where Denver Metro residents and visitors can enjoy a wide variety of entertainment options each year. From rock concerts to dance performances, comedy to lectures and movies to Wurlitzer organ performances, the Historic Paramount Theatre remains a top choice in Denver's entertainment scene.
The Denver Coliseum offers a warm, friendly environment for families to share exciting performances. See the circus, Native American pow-wows, rodeos, motor shows, concerts, dances and more. The Coliseum is also home to the National Western Stock Show. Each seat offers an unobstructed view, and is no more than 28 rows from the floor.
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater
This naturally created, perfectly acoustical phenomenon is an incredible spot to view a summer concert. Constructed between two 300-foot tall rocks, this amphitheater provides a beautiful backdrop for concerts ranging from classical to country to hard rock. There are also hiking trails and Trading Post open to the public.
The Bellco Theatre is located inside the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver and is home to a variety of concerts, comedy and lecture series.
Home of the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Crush, Colorado Mammoth. Located in Denver’s lower downtown (“LoDo”) district. Grand Hyatt Denver is a hotel near the Pepsi Center, located just a mile away.
Bronco Stadium at Mile High
Home of the Denver Broncos, Denver Outlaws Grand Hyatt Denver is a hotel near Sports Authority Field, located just 2.2 miles from Downtown Denver.
Home of the Colorado Rockies. Located in Denver's lower downtown ("LoDo") district. Fans sitting in the first-base and right-field areas get views of the Rocky Mountains as an added bonus. Grand Hyatt Denver is a hotel near Coors Field, located blocks away.
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
Home of the Colorado Rapids. Located 9 miles northeast of downtown Denver in Commerce City.
Colorado Ski Resorts
Ski some of the best slopes in the world during your stay at Grand Hyatt Denver. Our luxury hotel is convenient to the top ski areas in Colorado putting you close to skiing, snowboarding, snow-shoeing, and more. Plan a day trip to Breckenridge or Vail Mountain for an exciting day on the slopes or check out one of the closer ski resorts like Echo Mountain and Loveland which are both less than an hour away. When you’re back from the slopes, head back to Grand Hyatt Denver for a cocktail at Fireside The Bar or explore the many exciting attractions located near our Denver hotel.
Elitch Gardens Theme Park
A 70-acre seasonal amusement park and water park located downtown. Take a ride on a thrilling rollercoaster, make a splash in the water park, or enjoy a free concert with admission to the park.
The entertainment and dining complex features a public aquarium boasting more than a million gallons of underwater exhibits. Downtown Aquarium houses over 500 species of animals, the interactive Stingray Reef touch tank, Aquarium Restaurant and the Dive Lounge.
There’s always something new at the Denver Zoo! Check out the daily schedule of fun, interactive events, and experience animals, big and small, from all over the world.
A hands-on educational and entertaining experience awaits kids and their grown-ups at the Children’s Museum of Denver. Programs and playscapes developed for all ages.