Heading to the State Capitol and the stately Civic Center Park is essential for any complete tour of Denver. Walk to the 13th step on the front steps of the Capitol building to find the “Mile High” marker. At this step you are officially 5,280 ft. above sea level and can fully appreciate Denver’s nickname as the Mile High City.
Denver’s Capitol Hill notably is home to the Capitol, but it also holds the Denver Art Museum, Molly Brown House, Kirkland Museum of Fine Art and one of the four operating U.S. Mints. Visit the United States Mint for a tour of their coin production process and leave with fun money-themed memorabilia. Outside of the historic Capitol Square you’ll find a grittier, trendier part of town affectionately called Cap. Hill. Famous music halls and theatres, old book stores, record shops, bars and restaurants densely populate this hip area. Beautiful churches and awe-inspiring mansions provide a helpful reminder that you’re in a very historic part of town while your immersed in its trendier spots.