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Denver offers activities and entertainment to match almost every personal taste. Using the public transportation system, you can visit many parts of the city without needing your own vehicle. Denver's official visitor information website Visit Denver is a great place to start when looking for ideas of things to do both in Denver and the surrounding area. We hope that you will take the time to explore Denver and learn what it has to offer you!

Denver-Area Attractions

Denver has a number of museums and outdoor gardens. Before your visit, check their website or call ahead to ask if discount student tickets are available. You can also visit the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District website to learn when admission is free.

Name Location
Denver Botanical Gardens 1005 York St.
Denver Zoo 2300 Steele St.
Denver Center for the Performing Arts 1101 13th St.
Denver Art Museum 100 W. 14th Ave Pkwy.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science 2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver Downtown Aquarium 700 Water St.
Six Flags Elitch Gardens 2000 Elitch Circle

Denver has many beautiful parks including some in the mountains and foothills west of Denver. Visit Denver Parks to find a great spot to enjoy Denver's natural beauty.

The Mile High City is also home to professional sports teams for baseball, basketball, American football, ice hockey, soccer and lacrosse. Several of these teams have stadiums downtown which are easy to reach using RTD light rail.

DU Campus Activities

The University sponsors many events and entertainment venues on campus. Student Life's Office of Student  Activities is a great place to look for upcoming events such as movies, concerts and other activities.

There are DU Pioneers sporting events such as hockey, basketball, soccer, and lacrosse throughout the year. Many of the games which are free or have student discounts.

DU's Newman Center for the Performance Arts has concerts and recitals year-round; many of which are free for students.

Colorado Attractions

During your time at the University of Denver, consider exploring other parts of the state. The official Colorado Tourism website has suggestions of things to do year-round whether you prefer outdoor activities or shopping, historical sites or great restaurants.


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