What are some hotspots I should visit while in Denver for the 72nd Annual Meeting

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Q: What are some hotspots I should visit while in Denver for the 72nd Annual Meeting?

A: There’s so much to do and see in Denver! Make the most of your trip to the 72nd Annual Meeting by planning to visit some of the local attractions.

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Denver attractions


Make plans to explore Denver with this list of some of the city’s top attractions. Plan your trip in advance by visiting the websites below for more information.


Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Denver Museum of Nature and Science
www.dmns.org  
The fourth-largest museum in the United States is a maze filled with treasures of the earth: Dinosaurs, dioramas, space exhibits, science experiments, a digital planetarium, IMAX theater, and touring shows.

Denver Zoo

Denver Zoo
www.denverzoo.org  
Lions and tigers and bears — and so much more, on lovely grounds make this the fourth-most-popular zoo in America. Go underwater with polar bears at Northern Shores, or eyeball-to-eyeball with a gorilla in Primate Panorama. Predator Ridge recreates the plains of Africa with a pride of lions, and Tropical Discovery is a rainforest teeming with crocodiles and gila monsters.

Cherry Creek Shopping District

Cherry Creek Shopping District

www.shopcherrycreek.com
www.cherrycreeknorth.com 

More than 500 department stores, boutiques, galleries, spas, and one-of-a-kind shops grace this browsing paradise — the largest concentration of stores between St. Louis and San Francisco. Cherry Creek Shopping Center is an upscale mall with Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Tiffany's. Across 1st Avenue, Cherry Creek North offers tree-lined streets with cafes, spas, and galleries amidst fountains and public art.

Denver Botanic Gardens

Denver Botanic Gardens

www.denverbotanicgardens.org  

This 23-acre oasis in the middle of the city has 45 different gardens (some 33,000 plants), as well as one of the nation's top 10 conservatories. Relax in the Japanese Garden, climb through the Rock Alpine Garden and explore the new Mordecai Children's Garden.
 

Golden

Golden

http://www.cityofgolden.net/

Colorado's first capital celebrates its Old West history and mountain location with a trendy downtown filled with galleries and recreation shops. Sip a beer at an outdoor café while kayakers float by on fast-rushing Clear Creek.
 

Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Visitors Center

Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Visitors Center

www.redrocksonline.com 

Carved from towering red rock monuments, this 9,000-seat arena is one of the world's most renowned concert venues and has hosted everyone from the Beatles to Bruce Springsteen. Listening to a concert here is on the "bucket list" of every true music fan. When there's no concert, the Visitor Center has a museum and Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. The surrounding park has hiking trails that weave in, around, and over the colorful red rocks.
 

Coors Brewery Tour

Coors Brewery Tour

http://www.millercoors.com/who-we-are/locations.aspx 

The world's largest brewing site still uses the same Rocky Mountain spring water that Adolph Coors discovered in 1873. Free, self-guided tours show every step in the brewing process, and end with free samples for those over 21.
 

Buffalo Bill Museum and grave

Buffalo Bill Museum and grave

www.buffalobill.org 

Buffalo Bill Cody's exciting story as Pony Express rider, army scout, buffalo hunter, and showman comes to life at this fun museum, high atop Lookout Mountain. Enjoy views of the snow-capped Rockies in one direction, the Great Plains in the other. For those with strong nerves, drive to the museum on the hairpin Lariat Loop Drive and then continue to I-70, exit 250, to see a live herd of buffalo.

Colorado Railroad Museum

Colorado Railroad Museum

www.coloradorailroadmuseum.org
 
Surrounded by towering Western buttes, the Colorado Railroad Museum combines a spectacular location with more than 100 narrow and standard-gauge locomotives, cabooses, and cars. Exhibits include a working Roundhouse, model railroads, photographs, and artifacts, much of it housed in a replica of an 1880s-style depot. Train rides every Saturday on the Galloping Goose take guests on a third of a mile loop of track, and "Steam ups" and special events occur throughout the year.

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