Peacebuilding and Trauma Recovery:
Integrated Strategies in Post-War Reconstruction
University of Denver
February 22-24, 2007
Colorado offers many opportunities for all sorts of activities, from excursions up into the mountains, to adventures in Denver and along the Front Range. If you are interested in extending your stay, here are a few websites that offer information to help you make your plans:
At an altitude of 5,280 feet, Denver's proximity to the Rocky Mountains offers visitors an abundance of recreation options. In less than two hours, skiers and snowboarders based in Denver can enjoy a day on the slopes of one of Colorado's famed ski resorts.
For information on skiing at most resorts close to the Front Range:
In the City of Denver
Activities in the metro Denver area are available to suit all ages. Finned creatures and Sumatran tigers reside at Ocean Journey, Denver’s aquarium, and the starry night sky provides the perfect outdoor concert canopy at the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheater. The Denver Zoo is a year-round attraction for young and old alike.
Nighttime entertainment is abundant in Denver’s lower downtown area, known as LoDo, where many historical buildings have been fully renovated – transforming the area into a sophisticated and cosmopolitan neighborhood. Coors Field and the Pepsi Center adjoin the district. Larimer Square, the heart of LoDo, is complete with dining and upscale, trendy shopping.
The 16th Street Mall shuttle connects LoDo to numerous attractions throughout downtown Denver. The Denver Pavilions, a premier entertainment and retail complex featuring stores, restaurants, nightclubs and a movie theatre; the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Complex, a showcase for live theatre, nurturing ground for new plays and a preferred stop on the Broadway touring circuit; the historic Tattered Cover Book Store and many more restaurants and shops can be found throughout downtown.
Denver actively supports the arts and is home to a full-range of cultural attractions. The Denver Art Museum presents the finest permanent and traveling exhibits. Experience the Rocky Mountain region’s leading resource for informal science education, including the new Space Odyssey Exhibition and Gates Planetarium at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Other fascinating educational museums include the Aurora History Museum, Black American West Museum & Heritage Center, Children’s Museum, Colorado History Museum, the National Mint, Mizel Museum of Judaica, Molly Brown House Museum, Museo de las Americas and the Museum of Outdoor Arts.
Other cultural attractions include the Denver Center for Performing Arts Complex, one of the best in the country with a venue for national touring companies, in addition to locally produced plays and attractions. Boettcher Concert Hall is home to the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and features world-class performers in both classical and popular productions. The city of Denver also has many wonderful restaurants.
For more information on all these things and many others:
If you are interested in visiting Boulder, Colorado, home to the University of Colorado, the outdoor Pearl Street Mall, and beautiful views of the Flatiron mountains:
Colorado Springs, Colorado
About an hour south of Denver by car within the city of Colorado Springs is the Garden of the Gods,a registered National Natural Landmark. For more information and spectacular scenery: