D-Tours' on-foot expeditions cater to tourists, as well as longtime residents who want to learn the secrets of Denver's past. Haunted tours make stops at time-worn cemeteries and historic buildings that are allegedly occupied by ghosts, including Hotel Teatro, where voices have been heard coming from vacant rooms. Some of D-Tours' jaunts are self-guided, allowing participants to travel at their own pace and on their own horses.
Celebrating their grand opening, Pinot's Palette combines wine and beer with art to create a unique and enjoyable night out with friends, a date, or for a special occasion. Each painting party brings out adults' inner artists whether they have any painting experience or not. This results in light-hearted conversation, fun, and new friends while painting and enjoying drinks from the bar. Every session features a different painting in a variety of styles, ranging from classic masterpieces to whimsical creations. Under the guidance of an experienced artist, guests follow step-by-step instructions and take their painting home at the end of the night.
Tour guide Marvin Neer knows the Mile High City like John Elway knows a 2-minute offense. His Segway tours zip around Denver's historic spots, such as the Colorado State Capitol and scenic destinations, including the Platte River and Estes Park. Each rider gets a helmet and safety course before embarking on the tour, which could last anywhere from one to three hours, and there are always plenty of stops for photos.
Children’s Museum of Denver was originally founded in a converted school bus in 1973. Since then, its surroundings have changed, but its mission has remained the same: to engage visitors in learning through play. Its collection of 13 hands-on playscapes is designed to stimulate the minds of children from birth to age 8, earning Children's Museum of Denver a spot on Forbes's 2012 list of the 12 Best Children's Museums in the US.
Amid the museum's two stories, visitors learn about fire safety in Fire Station No. 1, shop for healthy foods in the market, and unleash their creative sides with paint and stage costumes at Arts a la Carte. Dedicated to nurturing a love of math and science, the museum also features a recyclable-material assembly plant, a bubble experimentation lab, and a newly opened kinetics exhibit with a gigantic marble run.
Christmas spirit hangs thick in the air at Tree Town Wonderland, called to mind by the verdant scents of pine and fir. There, a lush forest of Christmas trees ripe for the choosing populates the two-acre grounds, lit by more than 100,000 lights that evoke the season’s air of magic and mystery. On certain days, the busy Claus family stops by to visit with children: Santa listens to gift wishes, Mrs. Claus hosts story times, and the reindeer even arrive to bow their heads for a friendly pet. Because the holiday village is located at Putter's Pride mini golf course, on rare warmer days families can hop over for a few putts before heading home to deck their halls.
Though Wheel Fun Rentals bicycle stables are scattered from sea to shining sea across the North American continent, the seeds of the enterprise were sown in Italy. On vacation in the late '80s, founder Brian McInerney discovered the four-wheeled Surrey cycle, a pedal-powered vehicle capable of carrying as many as six passengers. Before returning to the States, he made sure to pick up a full set of Surreys from the manufacturer, and a new chapter in his life began. Today, the business rents not only bikes and Surreys, but also multiple cycle-style mutants such as the three-wheeled Deuce Coupe and its cousin the Chopper. They even carry more advanced land vehicles such as electric cars and scooters. Kayaks, one-person pontoons, and stand-up paddle boards also unlock access to some of the country's wettest byways.