A Denver, Colorado sunset. Denver is one of the nation's fastest growing cities, and with its location at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, has great access to spectacular natural beauty and endless outdoor activities.
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Every Labor Day, Denver's Civic Center Park hosts the Taste of Colorado festival, a four-day event featuring, live music, arts and crafts, and offerings from dozens of local restaurants and food purveyors.
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With its striking blade-like design, the new Frederick C. Hamilton wing of the Denver Art Museum cuts a dramatic silhouette on the Denver skyline. A collaboration between superstar architect Daniel Lebiskind and Denver's own Davis Partnership Architects, the building opened in 2006 and is considered a catalyst in the ongoing revival of the city's Lower Downtown neighborhood.
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Coors Field, the home of the Colorado Rockies. Coors is known for being Major League Baseball's best park for hitters because batted balls travel farther in Denver's thin, high-altitude air.
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Colorado's State Capitol Building in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Denver. Completed in 1894, the building is composed of Colorado white granite, and features a gold-plated dome, added in 1908 to commemorate the Colorado gold rush.
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The historic Rossonian Hotel in Denver's Five Points neighborhood opened in 1912 and later, in the '20s and '30s, became one of the most important jazz clubs between St. Louis and L.A. Legends including Duke Ellington, Dinah Washington, Count Basie, and Louis Armstrong stayed and performed there.
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Red Rocks Ampitheater, in Morrison, Colorado. Just west of Denver, Red Rocks is renowned for its beautiful natural setting and has been the site of a number of concert films and live recordings, including U2's Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky.
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A Stegosaurus battles an Allosaurus in a reconstruction at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
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Belcaro, also known as the Phipps Mansion, was the home of Colorado senator and philanthropist Lawrence Phipps. The 33,000-square-foot mansion, which contains more than 70 rooms and numerous works of art, was donated by the Phipps family to Denver University in 1960 and is currently available for use as an event space.