Eight Best Free Tours in Denver Metro According to Visit Denver

We recently shared with you a list of the ten most romantic spots in Denver according to an authority on the topic — Visit Denver, the city's tourist agency.

But while romance is great, free can be just as good.

The site's list of Denver area's best free tours includes eight attractions you can check out without charge, including purveyors of delicious candy, steamy beverages, potent potables (to use a Jeopardy phrase) and cold, hard cash. They're perfect for when you're entertaining visitors to Colorado — and just as fun to check out yourself.

Continue to see all eight, complete with photos, plus Visit Denver text and links. To see the original page, with much more information, click here.

2201 Arapahoe Street

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Denver's craft beer world on a free tour at the Great Divide Brewery in Downtown Denver. Tours take place at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and each hour starting at 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

320 W. Colfax Avenue

To see where your currency is conceived (sorry, no free handouts), follow the money trail to the Denver U.S. Mint, one of only two mints in the United States. Hour-long weekday tours led by knowledgeable guides provide a fascinating look into the history of coinage, and both kids and adults love getting up close and personal with the shiny pocket change that streams off the production lines. Admission is complimentary, but reservations must be booked in advance.

13th & Ford, Golden

"Taste the Rockies!" Coors Brewery, 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.

200 S. Kalamath Street

Free tours of the Stranahan's Distillery last approximately 30-45 minutes and include an overview of the company and a guided stroll through the production brew house, still house and rack house. See the bottling room floor and - most importantly — get a taste of Colorado's most precious gold, Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey. All guests are required to have a valid ID with proof of age. Reservations are highly recommended, especially on Fridays and Saturdays.

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