Denver, Colorado

Denver is located in north-central Colorado and is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. States of Colorado. In Denver, you will find everything a cosmopolitan city has to offer including a spectacular view of and easy access to the beautiful Rocky Mountains. The city embraces its cowboy and mining past, but also looks toward the future with vibrant arts and performing arts scene and dozens of great outdoor festivals.

To See And To Do In Denver

  • Colorado State Capitol Building
  • Children's Museum of Denver
  • Denver Botanic Gardens
  • Denver Art Museum
  • Chamberlin Observatory
  • Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls, and Toys
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
  • Pepsi Center - Colorado Avalanche Ice Hockey Team
  • Butterfly Pavilion

History Of Denver - Timeline

Denver was founded in 1858. The area was virtually unsettled until the 1850s when the region became a mining and supply settlement in Arapahoe County, Kansas Territory. People came to look for gold.

In 1859, the first edition of the Rocky Mountain News was published in the town. In 1861, Denver was incorporated and nearly 5,000 people lived in the city. In 1868, a telegraph line linked the city to the east coast.

Between 1870 and 1890 the city's population increased from less than 5,000 to over 100,000 when silver was discovered in the nearby mountains. In 1870, the railroad was completed. In 1878, the city had telephones. In 1881, the Union Station opened. In 1883, the city had electric lights. In 1889, the Denver Public Library was established. In 1896, the Denver Zoo opened.

In 1914, The city received 45.7 inches of snow in five days. In 1917, Buffalo Bill died, in Denver, of kidney failure. In 1920 there were over 250,000 people living in the city. In 1922, the radio station KLZ became the first commercial radio station in the city. In 1929, the Denver Municipal Airport opened. In 1952, the television station KFEL-TV began broadcasts. In 1971, the Denver Art Museum opened. In 1978, the Boettcher Concert Hall was built.

In 1984, Alan Berg was murdered at his home in Denver by members of The Order. The movie "Betrayed", with Debra Winger and Tom Berenger, was based on that incident. In 1995, the Denver International Airport opened. In 1996, the NHL-team, the Colorado Avalanche, won the Stanley Cup. It was the first major league sports team to bring a championship trophy the city. In 2007, the Denver Art Museum opened. In 2012, the History Colorado Center opened.