Politics

Delegating Denver #11 of 56: District of Columbia

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Recommendations for District of Columbia Delegates:

Most DCer Denver Neighborhood: Five Points

Most DCer Bar: The Fillmore Auditorium 1510 Clarkson Street Denver's answer to the 9:30 Club, D.C.'s most prolific music venue, only the Fillmore Auditorium holds three times more people.

Most DCer Restaurant: Blue Bonnet 457 South Broadway A DCer will feel right at home among the diverse clientele but blissfully far from D.C. when they eat the authentic Mexican food that they crave and cannot find inside the Beltway.

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Best Day Trip: Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre From the reflecting pools between the Lincoln and Washington monuments to the nineteen-foot Duncan Phyfe chair at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. and V Street in Anacostia, D.C.’s many landmarks are highlighted in the broad vistas of Pierre Charles L'Enfant's spectacular street plan. DCers who have grown accustomed to living in a landscape of monuments will be amazed to see that at Denver's most important landmark, the natural landscape is the monument. Red Rocks Park Amphitheatre is owned and operated by the City of Denver and is, without a doubt, the most important piece of architecture in the state of Colorado. This magnificent structure was designed by Denver native Burnham Hoyt and was built by the workers of the Civilian Conservation Corps between 1936 and 1941 with funds provided by Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal program. The amphitheatre houses a Visitor Center, where DCers can vote to induct their favorite musicians into the Red Rocks Performers’ Hall of Fame. And to prove to friends back in D.C. that life does exist outside the Beltway, the neighboring Red Rocks Trading Post carries the best Denver souvenirs in the state.

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