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Denver Places and Events


Denver has no shortage of interesting places and events within a short distance of our conference.  Since the Sheraton Downtown Hotel is on the vibrant 16th Street Mall, you will be able to walk to or take the free bus just outside the conference hotel to get to these sites.  In lieu of formally offered tours, you can visit history and art museums, tour government buildings (the Capital, Civic Center and Federal Mint), take in a professional sports game, or go to local bookstores and gift shops after enjoying conference events.

We will have volunteers available at the Conference Welcome and Information Booth near the conference registration in the Sheraton if you need help. We are also planning to offer host-free dinners so that you can go out to one of the many restaurants in the area with a group of conference attendees; sign up for these at the Information Booth.  Maps at the Booth will show locations of nearby drug stores, grocery stores, medical facilities, places of worship, and restaurants.   While we will have some brochures at the Booth, on 16th Street, there are local Denver Ambassadors at Information Centers who can direct you to sites, give you other brochures, and provide information on connections from the free 16th Street bus to Denver’s light rail transit system.  In your room you will find a comprehensive Denver magazine highlighting current events.

Since we know that conference goers often research the city they’ll be visiting before they leave home, we have listed links on our conference web site that might help you plan what you would like to see while you are in Denver: http://www.nade2013.com/things%20to%20do.htm.  Of course, the conference team is not responsible for these sites or companies and we will not benefit from the sales of any tickets. Our intent is to offer ideas that will lead you to areas of interest while you are not at conference events.

The 2013 Conference Team hopes that you will enjoy the NADE conference and all that Denver, The Mile High City, has to offer. 

 

General
   Sheraton Hotel Downtown, http://www.sheratondenverdowntown.com/

   1550 Court Place (near 15th Street and Broadway, just north of Colfax), 303.893.3333

   Local Map and Things to Do: http://www.sheratondenverdowntown.com/things-to-do-in-denver


Overview of Denver

   Welcome to Colorado: http://www.colorado.com/

   Visitors’ Bureau: Overview of City: weather, itineraries, etc.: http://www.denver.org/metro
   Free things to do in Denver: http://denver.about.com/od/attractions/tp/free.htm

   Frommers’ Overview of Denver: http://www.frommers.com/destinations/denver/0007010008.html

Museums
   Denver Art Museum (DAM): http://www.denverartmuseum.org/

   100 W 14th Ave. Parkway. Map: http://www.denverartmuseum.org/visitor-info/hours-location-parking

   Denver Museum of Nature and Science: www.dmns.org/ 2001 Colorado Blvd., 303.370.6000

   Black American West Museum and Heritage Center: http://ww2.blackamericanwestmuseum.com/

   3091 California Street, 303.292.2566.

   Children’s Museum of Denver: http://www.cmdenver.org/ 2121 Children’s Museum Drive, 303.433.7444

 

Government and History
   History: www.historycolorado.org

   Molly Brown House Museum, http://www.mollybrown.org/ 1340 Pennsylvania Street, 303.832.4092

   Byers-Evans House Museum: http://www.historycolorado.org/museums/byers-evans-house-museum/

   1310 Bannock Street, 303.620.4933

   U.S. Mint. Free tour; reservations are required. http://www.usmint.gov/ 320 W. Colfax Avenue, 303.405.4761

   Free tour of the State Capitol, Information at http://www.colorado.com/articles/colorado-history-colorado-state-capitol-denver.
   Request a tour at http://www.colorado.gov/capitoltour. Colfax and Sherman

   $10 tour of Lower Downtown (LODO) Historic Walking Tours: http://www.lodo.org/lodo-walk-tour.html

   $5 history tour in conjunction with Friday Art Tour: http://www.artdistrictonsantafe.com/events/history-tour

 

Professional Sports
   Denver Nuggets: http://www.nba.com/nuggets/ Mar. 1 vs. Oklahoma City, Pepsi Center

   Denver Avalanche: http://avalanche.nhl.com/index.html/ Feb. 28 (7 pm) vs. New Jersey, Mar. 2 (1 pm) vs. Ottawa, Pepsi Center

 

Nightlife
   Art District First Friday night tour, free guided shuttle coaches: http://www.artdistrictonsantafe.com/events/firstfriday

   Denver Microbreweries Guided Walking Tour: http://www.denvermicrobrewtour.com/


Shopping
   16th Street Pedestrian Mall, http://www.denver.org/what-to-do/attractions/detail?memid=2435.

   Just a short walk or ride form the Sheraton, 16th Avenue and

Broadway

   Tattered Cover Book Store: http://www.tatteredcover.com/ Colfax Avenue and Lower Downtown locations