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Enjoy a Day of Winter Fun in the Mountains

::: Winter Park Express

Plan a ski day, weekend or week and take the Winter Park Express by Amtrak from Denver’s Union Station to the base of Winter Park Resort.

With one-way tickets and service on Saturday and Sunday you can make it a day trip, a weekend-long trip or an extended vacation. Customize your length of stay at Winter Park Resort and get as much skiing/riding in as you’d like.

Here’s a look at the Winter Park Express schedule:

  • Depart Union Station at 7 am
  • Arrive at Winter Park at 9 am
  • Depart Winter Park at 4:30 pm
  • Arrive at Union Station at 6:40 pm
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Museums & Historical Sites

:: DENVER MUSEUM OF NATURE & SCIENCE | 2001 COLORADO BLVD.

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain region’s leading resource for informal science education. A variety of exhibitions, programs, and activities help Museum visitors experience the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe.

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:: DENVER ART MUSEUM | 13th AVENUE between BROADWAY and BANNOCK

Known for its wide range of Native American art, this museum also contains the only major Asian art collection in the Rocky Mountains.

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:: KIRKLAND MUSUEM OF FINA & DECORATIVE ARTS | 1311 PEARL STREET

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art displays an internationally important collection of decorative art from about 1875 to about 1990. More than 3,500 works are on view, including notable examples of Arts & Crafts, Aesthetic, Art Nouveau, Glasgow Style, Wiener Werkstatte, De Stijl, Bauhaus, Art Deco, Modern, Pop Art and Postmodern. Colorado and regional art is also shown, with over 200 artists represented by more than 650 works.

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:: DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY | 10 W. 14TH PARKWAY

The largest library in the greater metro area is known for its books, photographs and maps about Denver’s frontier history.

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:: ART DISTRICT ON SANTA FE | 828 SANTA FE DRIVE

A unique, nationally known art and cultural district with over 100 galleries, restaurants, theatres and specialty shops. The Art District is open every day of the week and opens its doors freely to lively crowds for popular events such as the First Friday Art Walk and Third Friday Preview Night, a more intimate gathering held every third Friday. Group tours available.

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:: AMERICAN MUSEUM OF WESTERN ART | 1727 TREMONT PLACE

The American Museum of Western Art, located in the historic Navarre Building, is the permanent home of the Anschutz Collection. Over 300 paintings by more than 180 artists are displayed in a salon style, providing guests with a survey of Western art, as well as a better understanding and appreciation of the history and beauty of the American West over time.

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Parks & Other Venues

:: DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS | 1007 YORK STREET

Denver Botanic Gardens strives to entertain and delight while spreading the collective wisdom of the Gardens through outreach, collaboration and education. Our conservation programs play a major role in saving species and protecting natural habitats for future generations.

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:: MOUNT EVANS SCENIC BYWAY |

This high-altitude scenic drive climbs more than 7,000 feet in just 28 miles, reaching an altitude of 14,264 feet.

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:: COORS FIELD | 2001 BLAKE STREET

A modern stadium with an old-fashioned feel, this is one of the National League’s first new parks built exclusively for baseball since 1962.

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:: DENVER ZOO | 2300 STEEL STREET

Adventure Awaits! Every day, Denver Zoo seeks to inspire exploration and discovery, and creates connections with people, animals and nature. And every day, we’re working to save animals and conserve wildlife here and around the world. Your visit and support aids in all these efforts- Thank you. Denver Zoo is home to 3,800 animals representing more than 650 species and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

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:: DENVER MOUNTAIN PARKS |

Denver’s Mountain Parks system—more than 14,000 acres of scenic “pleasure ground in the mountains” just west of Denver, Colorado, USA—awaits your exploration! Find hiking, picnicking, sightseeing, and historic shelters and museums in the Rocky Mountains and Front Range foothills. From grasslands to glaciers, bison to Buffalo Bill—you’ll discover great mountain destinations and experiences for the whole family. Denver’s 46 Mountain Parks are unique not only for their incredible range of scenery and activity, but because all of them are located outside of the city’s borders, most less than an hour’s drive away.

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:: SPORTS AUTHORITY @ MILE HIGH | 1701 BRYANT STREET

Representing the people and the personality of Colorado, Mile High honors the unique and special traditions of original Mile High Stadium, one of the most storied and beloved stadiums in National Football League history.  Located less than 50′ from the site of original stadium, Sports Authority Field at Mile High stands at an elevation of 5,280 feet above sea level, a characteristic that remains today as one of the most internationally recognized of any sports venue in the world.

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:: DOWNTOWN AQUARIUM | 700 WATER STREET

Downtown Aquarium was purchased by Landry’s Restaurants, Inc. when it was Colorado’s Ocean Journey Aquarium. Landry’s reopened the redesigned complex as Downtown Aquarium. The entertainment and dining complex features a public aquarium boasting more than a million gallons of underwater exhibits that highlight fascinating ecosystems around the world. Downtown Aquarium houses over 500 species of animals, the interactive Stingray Reef touch tank, Aquarium Restaurant, Dive Lounge, the Nautilus Ballroom and amusements for the entire family.

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:: MOLLY BROWN HOUSE MUSEUM | 1340 PENNSYLVANIA STREET

Historic Denver’s Molly Brown House Museum is among the most visited historic sites in the state of Colorado, and one of only a handful of sites nationally dedicated to the interpretation of a woman’s story. Open for more than 43 years, the Museum serves nearly 50,000 people every year, including 10,000 youth, successfully achieving its mission to enhancing the city’s unique identity by telling the story of Margaret “Molly” Brown’s activism, philanthropy and passion through educational programs, exhibits and stewardship.

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Shopping

:: PARK MEADOWS RETAIL RESORT | BISHOP STREET @ DAVIS STREETT

Located just 5 miles from Denver and 40 minutes from Colorado Springs, Park Meadows is Colorado’s biggest and best shopping mall. Explore 185 stores and restaurants, from the largest selection of athletic apparel stores to the best in branded fashion and dining. It’s all set against a backdrop of Grand Mountain Lodge architecture enhanced by commissioned artwork by Colorado artists.

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:: ROCKMOUNT RANCH WEAR | 1626 WAZEE STREET

This landmark at 1626 Wazee Street has been making Western wear in Denver since before the streets were paved, and it has survived because a well-made Western shirt is always a joy to find. Fans will do anything to get one with a little pizzazz — just ask Ralph Lauren, Sting, John Travolta or any of the other celebrities who venture into Denver’s old warehouse district for Rhinestone Cowboy couture served up Rockmount style.

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:: CHERRY STREET SHOPPING CENTER | 3000 E. FIRST AVENUE

Cherry Creek Shopping Center always places among Denver’s top 10 attractions, but it isn’t the only retail game in town. A number of unique boutiques flourish in The Mile High City, adding spice to the standard fare offered at regional shopping malls in all seven Metro Denver counties. Work your way through these local favorites, starting Downtown and radiating outwards through some of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods. Each has enough one-of-a-kind shopping opportunities to qualify as an outing, especially when combined with a little sightseeing and a quick meal at a nearby bistro.

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Dining & Drinking

:: Historians Ale House | 24 Broadway

is a restaurant and bar that has been designed to bring attention to the history and wonders of Colorado with its unprecedented views of downtown Denver and the Rocky Mountains from our rooftop patio.  The long bar at Historians Ale House is reminiscent of something you would find in Boston or Chicago, with its never-ending line of taps surrounded by warm brick walls and sky-high ceilings. In addition to the forty beers it’s got on tap, the bar has a Brewery of the Month program, in which it showcases the beers of one brewery from around the country, promoting beer education for all. Head upstairs to the rooftop patio for some of the best views in the city. The menu features food that’s locally grown and raised and includes entrees, burgers, sandwiches and appetizers.

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:: JAX Fish House LoDo | 1539 17th Street

Jax Fish House LoDo has served FRESH and sustainable seafood to the masses that pack into this hot spot since 1996. Our restaurant is a counter bar surrounded by table seating. Come pack yourself into this wild vibe of rocks popping, drinks shaking, pots and pans a clattering, and laughter a happening. This scene is a place you want to be in, and a spot you wont want to leave. It’s your neighborhood seafood bar, and we will know you by name before long!

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:: ACORN | 3350 BRIGHTON BLVD.

Stephan Pyles is located within the Dallas Arts District, originally built in 1963 and designed by noted architect George Dahl. A combination of elements contribute to the overall dining experience: the restaurant’s design, the available dining options, and the showcased artists.

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:: FRASCA FOOD & WINE | 1738 PEARL STREET, BOULDER

There’s a grace to Frasca Food and Wine, and it transcends the seamless service, the microregional food inspired by Friuli, Italy, and the intimate space. No other restaurant in the state creates the same spell that washes over you when you sit down at the table.

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:: MERCANTILE DINING & PROVISION | 1701 WYNKOOP STREET

Seidel bought a farm and started a dairy, and then…he waited, all the while growing as a chef and restaurateur (and farmer and craftsman) and crystallizing his vision for restaurant number two. Mercantile Dining & Provision is that second venture, and it sings. Mercantile is significantly larger than Fruition (it’s also open all day), and it radiates urban elegance and confidence. Go during dinner for the most exquisite of dishes—don’t miss the Spanish octopus or the green garlic budino—but don’t write off lunch, as that’s when you’ll find casual fare.

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:: CHOLON | 1555 BLAKE STREET

Lon Symensma doesn’t want to color within the lines. His food is fragrant with the exotic spices of Southeast Asia, and you’ll detect influences from Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and even China. Recent menus, though, indicate a subtle nod to the West: a heavenly green curry béarnaise sauce drapes Colorado wagyu beef; Chinese black vinegar offsets a salad of strawberries, mizuna, and futuristic goat cheese spheres. Even if Symensma is tweaking the ChoLon formula slightly, there’s no doubt he continues to be a whiz at bringing texture, color, and dazzling, exotic flavors to his diners.

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:: THE POPULIST | 3163 LARIMER STREET

The word “restaurant” comes from the French verb meaning “to restore”—and this is the very essence of the Populist. The RiNo spot was built around the ideas of sharing, of coming together, and of sinking into the moment. Three years on, the restaurant—sustained by Jonathan Power’s exquisite seasonal dishes—does this perfectly. The menu (dishes are identified with minimal description: “grilled leek pesto bucatini” and “rockfish donburi”) encourages interaction with your server and masks the complexity and beauty coming out of the kitchen. This is a place that quietly pulls people through the door and, even after the check has been paid, continues to entice.

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:: WORK & CLASS | 2500 LARIMER STREET

Delores Tronco, Tony Maciag, and Dana Rodriguez’s Work & Class is a brilliant mashup. This no-reservations RiNo spot hums with diners—often a line forms as early as 3:45 p.m.—and it’s totally low-key and cacophonously loud. It’s easy to get caught up in the happy energy of the place. Figure out what you want in your cocktail (mix and match spirits and house-made mixers), and then prepare for the main event. Chef and partner Rodriguez’s American and Latin dishes—comforting eats such as roasted goat, blue corn empanadas, and posole—have a pedigree and depth that belies Work & Class’ casual vibe

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:: BEAST & BOTTLE | 719 E. 17TH AVENUE

After a few bumps last year, this tiny Uptown bistro has found its groove. Chef and proprietor Paul Reilly’s seasonal cuisine has never been more finely tuned, Jon Feuersanger’s bar runs like a Swiss watch, and Aileen Reilly’s front-of-the-house aptitude knits the experiences together. Dinner at Beast & Bottle is so easy and delightful that the restaurant has become a staple for all occasions: birthdays and anniversaries, nights on the town, and even casual evenings when you just want to get out of the house. The best seats are at Feuersanger’s bar or at the six-top that abuts the front window. Both spots allow you to see what’s coming out of the kitchen—consider it a preview of what’s to come.

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:: MIZUNA | 225 E. SEVENTH AVENUE

For diners seeking the graces of a white-tablecloth dinner, a brilliant wine list, and agile service, Mizuna always delivers. Here, the menu slants more classic than modern, more formal than casual, with dishes like beef Wellington, frog’s legs, and escargot. All are terrific , but more than ever, Frank Bonanno’s flagship seems to be adhering to sure-footed French territory. That sentiment does not carry over to the cocktails, however—barman Austin Carson is pushing the drinks forward. Sit at the bar for the secret “reserve list” of choices.

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