The Denver Civic Center is a large park-like space between the Capitol and the City and County Building. After the idea of Mayor Speer the Civic Center was designed by Edward H. Bennett in 1919, following the principals of the City Beautiful movement of Chicago architects.
Union Station is one of the most iconic buildings in Denver. In 1880 the owners of 4 railway companies agreed to build a common train station. Union Station was built in 1881. Union Station was modernized and expanded in 2014 by the famous architects from Chicago Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Union Station is now an architectural highlight of Denver. As a result of the renovation there are now shops and numerous restaurants and cafes in the building.
The 130 hectare Denver City Park was created in 1880 when Denver only had 35,000 inhabitants. When the weather is good, the park has a wonderful view of the skyline with the snow-capped Rocky Mountains in the background. This is one of the most famous photo opportunities in the Denver. Unfortunately you can't see any mountains in our photo, I hope the weather will be better next time we visit Denver. City Park is also home of the Denver Zoo and the Museum of Nature and Science.
Marijuana was legalized in Colorado in 2014. Since then Denver has developed ancannabis industry with hemp products. There are guided tours that offer a visit of hemp plantations and smoking pot with lodging in Cannabis friendly hotels. Caution: THC-containing products can be illegal in other federal states!
Welcome to Denver
Denver is the capital of Colorado, with about 600,000 inhabitants and is located on a plain at the edge of the Rocky Mountains. Because the city is on an altitude of 1,600 m, the city is also called "Mile High City". Denver is located in a densely populated area with over 2.5 million inhabitants. Because being so close to the Rocky Mountains, Denver has a high quality of life.