Photos: Denver's best free attractions and tours -- the top nine
Yesterday, on the heels of posts such as Denver's top eleven hidden tourism gems and the thirteen best free day trips from Denver, we shared part one of a new list: Denver's best free attractions and tours. In it, we counted down the first half of a roster featured on Visit Denver's Denver.org site -- slots seventeen through ten.
Today, you'll find picks nine through one, complete with photos, links and Visit Denver text. Check them out below.
Number 9: Littleton Historical Museum
Ever wonder about the stories of the places you pass? On Denver Story Trek you'll explore the stories behind Denver's historic landscapes and landmarks on an interactive, self-guided tour of the city. It's simple to use and free!
Continue to keep counting down Denver's best free attractions and tours, part two. Number 7: Colorado State Capitol Tour
Carved from towering red rock monuments, this 9,000-seat arena is one of the world's most renowned concert venues. When there's no concert, the free Visitor Center has a museum and Performers of Fame, while the surrounding park has hiking trails that weave in, around and over the colorful red rocks.
Continue to keep counting down Denver's best free attractions and tours, part two. Number 5: National Center for Atmospheric Research
This expansive area -- one of the most renowned skate parks in the country -- is filled with bowls for all levels of skating skill. Admission is free. Helmets are required.
Continue to keep counting down Denver's best free attractions and tours, part two. Number 3: Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) Free Days
Located 60 miles from Denver, the awe-inspiring Garden of the Gods features gigantic 500-foot high red sandstone rock monuments at the base of Pikes Peak.
Continue to keep counting down Denver's best free attractions and tours, part two. Number 1: U.S. Mint Tour
Learn how to make money! The Mint produces 50 million coins a day, each one stamped with a little "D" for Denver. Free tours show every step in the process of turning a dull, blank, metal slug into shiny pocket change.
More from our Things to Do archive: "Photos: Denver's best free attractions and tours, part one."
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