Denver, the host of this year’s Democratic National Convention, is gearing up and gussying up. We’re happy to have so many visitors to our city.
I met my husband for lunch on Friday, and already the 16th Street Mall was buzzing. People were everywhere, and judging from the name badges hanging around their necks, many were from out of town. Another tell tale sign that we had strangers in our midst were the maps clutched in hands for reference.
A fun way to pass some time in the downtown area is to take Tom Noel’s walking tour of the area. Dr. Noel is one of Denver’s prominent historians and he has published many books on the history of the west, and Colorado in particular. His walking tour takes you from The Colorado History Museum, past the State Capitol and The Brown Palace Hotel.
You’ll also take in the Oxford Hotel, Union Station and Sakura Square, among other historic places. You’ll end up at Auraria Campus – just across the street from the Pepsi Center – where we’re making new history.
If you live in Denver now, or are thinking about relocating here, you’ll have fun getting in touch with some of Denver’s colorful past.