Denver Culture & history

Our most recommended Denver Culture & history

Denver: BEYOND Light Show and Meditation

1. Denver: BEYOND Light Show and Meditation

Enjoy a fully-immersive experience with BEYOND: A Guided Meditation & Laser Light Experience featuring a guided mediation, enchanting music, wondrous sound, and an awe-inspiring laser and projection light experience designed to elevate the soul. See custom audiovisual art installations created by world-famous artists that explore powerful themes. For those who enjoy thinking and meditating while immersing themselves in music and visuals, this planetarium-style, classic rock laser light show is designed to electrify your consciousness. Each Beyond Light Experience starts promptly at 20 minutes past the hour, every hour, during operating hours. This is a non-consumption, family-friendly experience.

Downtown Denver Food Tour with Tastings By Junket

2. Downtown Denver Food Tour with Tastings By Junket

Discover the flavors of downtown Denver on a walking food tour. Try a range of different cuisines as your guide introduces you to some of the most exciting restaurants in the area. Take your taste buds on a journey and head home with a full belly and a new insight into the city's culinary scene. Meet your foodie guide in front of Tamayo, where you can sample sizzling tacos with fresh and creative salsas. From there, wind through the bustling streets of the "Mile High City", visiting taste the flavor of Denver. Sample delectable pairings at a local hidden gem and satisfy your sweet tooth at a foodie favorite ice cream shop. Try samples of chocolate , and browse authentic Native American art and jewelry. Along the way, snap Instagram-worthy selfies at historic Denver landmarks like Coors Field and Union Station as you delve into the history of this Colorado capital.

Denver: History and Architecture Walking Tours

3. Denver: History and Architecture Walking Tours

Select from 5 unique walking tours to learn more about notable buildings in Denver, and the individuals who built them. Join a knowledgeable guide on one of the following tours to learn more about architecture and local history. Lower Downtown Walking Tour (LoDo) Begin the tour at Union Station, and admire the beautiful architecture of LoDo as you learn how Denver went from a small grouping of tents to a major railroad hub to skid row to an urban hot spot. Capitol Hill Walking Tour Begin the tour outside the Molly Brown House Museum. Explore the beautiful and charming historic mansions of Capitol Hill and uncover the stories of families who lived in these stately homes at the end of the 19th century. Historic 16th Street Tour Wander down 16th Street in downtown Denver, which has been a vital thoroughfare since 1858. Hear of Denver’s history, enjoy the architecture, and see what is now known as the 16th Street Mall in a new light. Mansion of Quality Hill Tour Discover Quality Hill which boasts architectural gems like the Governor’s Mansion, Malo Mansion, and the Zang Mansion. Learn more about the individuals behind the homes, and their legacy in Denver. Larimer Square Tour Explore Denver’s oldest block and how local citizens saved the block from ruin and dilapidation and created the city’s first historic district.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

The tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable & engaging. She provided us a welcoming experience to better understand the history of Denver & why the architecture & landscape changed over the years. During the history tour, we were fortunate to come upon local residents that currently owned & were staying in one of these places. These residents were friendly & invited us inside their home to quickly see the interior architecture, the remodeling changes they did, etc. We also got a rare chance to meet a local actually redesigning many of these historic homes to make it more inviting for residents to live. And though we got lucky with these opportunities, our tour guide still managed to keep us within our designated tour timeframe. If you want to get a different historical perspective of the city, I highly recommend you attend this tour.

Walking distance from the Capitol, starts right outside the Molly Brown museum. Great way to learn about the history of Denver and see all the changes that have come and gone through a 2 mile walk around Capitol Hill.

We had our tour with Pam. She was super energetic and gave a great tour. She gave a lot of great insights and it was a lot of fun. Can definitely recommend the tour was very interesting!

Tour Guide was very knowledgeable of the history of these beautiful buildings. He was freindly and answered all of our questions. I would take a tour again with him.

Our guide was super knowledgeable and passionate about Denver history. I have already recommended her tour to all my Facebook friends!