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The Brown Palace, located in the brilliant center of Downtown Denver, has been a treasured landmark since 1892. Our upscale hotel offers easy access to an abundance of Mile High City attractions within easy walking distance or a short car ride. From the Denver Art Museum to the 16th Street Mall to the Pepsi Center, if you're looking for what to do in Downtown Denver, look no further. See some of our favorite attractions below and then check out our walking distance guide to see what else you can expect to see when you stay at The Brown, one of the best hotels in Downtown Denver.

Denver Museums

Explore arts and culture with The Brown Palace, located within close proximity of the Denver Art Museum, the Clyfford Still Museum, History Colorado Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA), the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Molly Brown House Museum.

Shopping & Dining

Our hotel near 16th Street Mall affords guests easy access to a variety of shops and dining experiences. The 16th Street Mall is home to 42 outdoor cafes, movie theaters and such shops as Victoria's Secret, Forever 21, H&M, and PACSUN. The Brown Palace is also located near shopping and dining at Larimer Square and the LoDo area.

Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre

Located 10 miles west of Denver, this open-air amphitheatre hosts some of the city's hottest concerts and special events. Past acts have included Keith Urban, BB King, Peter Frampton, Sublime, Phoenix, Bruno Mars and John Mayer.

Denver Zoo

The Denver Zoo began with a special gift to the mayor of Denver, a black bear cub that came to live at City Park. Since then, the zoo continued to flourish with creative new ways to connect guests to diverse animals that were gradually added to the exhibits, including South African lions, lemurs, rhinos, camels, Asian elephants and more.

Denver Performing Arts Complex

The Denver Performing Arts Complex is the largest performing arts complex under one roof, and the second-largest center of its kind in terms of number of venues and seating capacity. It is home to a Tony Award-winning repertory theatre company, Broadway touring productions, contemporary dance and ballet, a major symphony orchestra, internationally-acclaimed opera and more.

Professional Sports Stadiums/Arenas:

Also used for concerts, the Sports Authority Field at Mile High is home to the Denver Broncos, the Pepsi Center to the Nuggets and Avalanche and Coors Field, home to the Rockies, so every sport enthusiast can get their game on no matter their sport of preference.

Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park

This 70-acre amusement and water park features thrill rides and family-friendly attractions, such as Brain Drain, a 7-story thrill ride with loops, an assortment of water rides, dive-in movies, arcade games and even concerts for a fun-filled experience you won't soon forget. Read More: https://www.elitchgardens.com/

Outdoor Adventures

From The Brown Palace you can seek adventures at Rocky Mountain National Park, 70 miles from Denver, try kayaking in Confluence Park or take to scenic Denver Bike Paths for an outdoor excursion that will let you see the sights of Colorado from a unique vantage point.

The Craft Beer Capital of the West

Denver is considered the craft beer capital of the West, with its abundance of micro craft breweries located right in the downtown area, such as the famous Denver Beer Company.

Green Denver

Go Green in Colorado by visiting these local powerhouses: The National Center For Atmospheric Research in Boulder, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden and Environmental Cleanup at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City.

Make a reservation today at The Brown Palace, the best choice among hotels in downtown Denver.

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Denver Art Museum 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204 (720) 865-5000 0.53

One of the largest art museums between the West Coast and Chicago, the Denver Art Museum presents a variety of international art throughout the year including traveling exhibits and displays.

Clyfford Still Museum 1250 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204 (720) 354-4880 0.65

This Golden Triangle museum is a tribute to the works of Clyfford Still, a controversial Abstract Expressionist.

History Colorado Center 1200 Broadway St, Denver, CO 80203 (303) 447-8679 0.58

Designed to inspire imaginations of all ages about Colorado history, this museum creates a rich experience for visitors through exhibits and programs that blend technology, media, environments and artifacts.

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver 1485 Delgany St, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 298-7554 1.21

Founded in 1996, this museum is the first dedicated home for contemporary art in the city of Denver.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205 (303) 322-7009 2.79

This Denver museum holds natural history exhibitions, IMAX and planetarium shows, activities, and lectures that explore the wonders of science, Colorado, Earth, and the universe.

Molly Brown House Museum 1340 Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80203 (303) 832-4092 0.78

Visit the home of the American philanthropist, socialite, and activist Margaret Brown in downtown Denver.

Denver Performing Arts Complex 1345 Champa Street, Denver, CO 80204 (720) 865-4220 0.75

This arts complex is home to a Tony Award-winning repertory theatre company, Broadway touring productions, contemporary dance and ballet, a major symphony orchestra, internationally-acclaimed opera and more.

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16th Street Mall 1001 16th St, Denver, CO 80265 (303) 534-6161 0.54

Running along 16th Street, from Wewatta Street to the intersection of 16th Avenue and Broadway, this area is home to a variety of open-air cafes and shops.

Coors Field 2001 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205 (303) 292-0200 0.93

Show support for the Rockies at this popular baseball venue, also used for concerts throughout the year.

Pepsi Center 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204 (303) 405-1100 1.48

Home to the Denver Nuggets basketball team and the Colorado Avalanche hockey team, this multi-purpose arena also houses concerts.

Denver Zoo 2300 Steele St, Denver, CO 80205 (720) 337-1400 2.73

The Denver Zoo constantly finds creative new ways to connect guests to diverse animals like South African lions, lemurs, rhinos, camels, Asian elephants and more.

Denver Performing Arts Complex 1345 Champa Street, Denver, CO 80204 (720) 865-4220 0.75

This arts complex is home to a Tony Award-winning repertory theatre company, Broadway touring productions, contemporary dance and ballet, a major symphony orchestra, internationally-acclaimed opera and more.

Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park 2000 Elitch Circle Denver, CO 80204 (303) 595-4386 1.73

This 70-acre amusement and water park features thrill rides and family-friendly attractions, as well as dive-in movies and concerts.

Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO 80465 (720) 865-2494 16.32

Located 10 miles west of Denver, this open-air amphitheatre hosts some of the city's hottest concerts and special events. Past acts have included Keith Urban, BB King, Peter Frampton, Sublime, Phoenix, Bruno Mars and John Mayer.

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Colorado Convention Center 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 228-8000 0.57

The Colorado Convention Center features some of the best conference, exhibit, and event center space in the world.

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Great Divide Brewing Company 2201 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80205 (303) 296-9460 0.69

This tap room offers a rotating lineup of impressive beers, including nine year-round beers and twelve seasonals,

Denver Beer Company 1695 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 433-2739 1.66

Denver Beer Company prides itself as a "farmer's table" of beer as they often change up the beer menu according to the season and freshest ingredients.

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery 1139 20th St, Denver, CO 80202 (720) 689-2337 0.65

Make an adventure out of your beer drinking. Jagged Mountain loves to take chances with unique ingredients and higher levels of alcohol. Are you brave enough?

Fiction Beer Company 7101 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220 (720) 456-7163 4.49

Each beer is inspired by a specific author whose literary style fits the style of the beer. As you sip, feel free to take a book -- or add one -- to the free mini-library in the tasting room.

Wynkoop Brewing Company 1634 18th St, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 297-2700 0.89

Housed in a classic 19th century building, this is the oldest brewery in the city and right by Coors Field.

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El Charrito 2100 Larimer St. Denver CO 80205 (303) 523-1688 0.76

Experience the nightlife scene of one of Denver's classic dive bars.

Herb's Hideout 2057 Larimer St Denver CO 80205 (303) 299-9555 0.78

Watch live jazz or catch an open jam while enjoying a nightlife scene that claims they'll solve the world's problems "one drink at a time."

The Celtic Tavern 1801 Blake St Denver, CO 80202 (303) 308-1795 0.8

Opt for the full Irish pub experience at Celtic Tavern.

Howl at the Moon 1735 19th St Denver, CO 80202 (303) 291-0880 1

This popular music venue/piano bar is a big hit with bachelor/bachelorette parties.

Green Russell 1422 Larimer St Denver, CO 80202 (303) 893-6505 0.85

This speakeasy-inspired bar is a hotspot for jazz and classic cocktails in a sleek lounge setting.

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Coors Field 2001 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205 (303) 292-0200 0.93

Show support for the Rockies at this popular baseball venue, also used for concerts throughout the year.

Pepsi Center 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204 (303) 405-1100 1.48

Home to the Denver Nuggets basketball team and the Colorado Avalanche hockey team, this multi-purpose arena also houses concerts.

Denver Performing Arts Complex 1345 Champa Street, Denver, CO 80204 (720) 865-4220 0.75

This arts complex is home to a Tony Award-winning repertory theatre company, Broadway touring productions, contemporary dance and ballet, a major symphony orchestra, internationally-acclaimed opera and more.

Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO 80465 (720) 865-2494 16.32

Located 10 miles west of Denver, this open-air amphitheatre hosts some of the city's hottest concerts and special events. Past acts have included Keith Urban, BB King, Peter Frampton, Sublime, Phoenix, Bruno Mars and John Mayer.

Sports Authority Field at Mile High 1701 Bryant St, Denver, CO 80204 (720) 258-3000 1.94

Previously known as Invesco Field at Mile High, and commonly known as Mile High or Mile High Stadium, this stadium is home to the Denver Broncos and occasional concerts.

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ChoLon 1555 Blake St #101, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 353-5223 0.85

This modern Asian bistro led by Chef Lon Symensma serves elegant Southeast Asian cuisine in a sleek dining destination.

Guard and Grace 1801 California St, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 293-8500 0.29

This modern steakhouse serves chops, small plates and fine wines in an airy space with a raw bar and patio.

Panzano 909 17th St, Hotel Monaco Denver, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 296-3525 1.02

Dine on Northern Italian cuisine in a posh setting at Panzano, located within Hotel Monaco.

Rioja 1431 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 820-2282 0.84

Feast on locally sourced, imaginative Mediterranean dishes and wines in a high-energy dining room.

Work and Class 2500 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205, (303) 292-0700 0.97

Work and Class serves homestyle Southern & Latin American cuisine plus cocktails in a relaxed setting.

1515 Restaurant 1515 Market St, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 571-0011 0.85

Enjoy vibrant New America Cuisine that changes by the season in a historic setting located in LoDo.

Sushi Sasa 2401 15th St, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 433-7272 1.62

This innovative Japanese restauant that focuses on minimalism is famous for its sophisticated preparations of fresh sushi

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Confluence Park 2250 15th St, Denver, CO 80202 (720) 913-1311 1.44

This urban park encompasses the confluence of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River in Denver's Lower Downtown and is a great spot for kayaking.

Denver Bike Paths 620 16th Street Suite 300 Denver, CO 80202 0.28

There are numerous opportunities for exploring Denver by wheels with an assortment of scenic bike trails throughout the city.

Rocky Mountain National Park Rocky Mountain National Park 75.75

Whether you visit in summer or winter, there is always something to enjoy in the Rockies, from skiing and snowboarding to hiking scenic trails.

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16th Street Mall 1001 16th St, Denver, CO 80265 (303) 534-6161 0.54

Running along 16th Street, from Wewatta Street to the intersection of 16th Avenue and Broadway, this area is home to a variety of open-air cafes and shops.

Larimer Square 1430 Larimer St #200, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 534-2367 0.84

Fashionistas will love Larimer Square's selection of unique boutiques, including Blue Ruby, Moda Man, Element and Lash.

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University of Denver 2199 S University Blvd, Denver, CO 80208 (303) 871-2000 5.33

The University of Denver, founded in 1864, is the oldest private university in the Rocky Mountain Region of the United States.

The University of Colorado Denver 1201 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80204 (303) 556-2400 0.99

CU Denver offers more than 130 programs in 13 schools and colleges at the undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and first professional (health) levels

Metropolitan State University of Denver 890 Auraria Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204 (303) 556-5740 1.36

Founded in 1965, MSU Denver provides an amazing selection of majors, minors, certificate programs and even custom-degree options to meet any need or interest.

The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa
321 17th Street, CO, 80202, USA
Phone: (303) 297-3111