In days past, visitors to Denver would arrive by train at the beautiful Union Station in what we now call LODO. Today, visitors can also arrive via train, and train from Denver International Airport, at that same architectural beauty. This weekend, the Denver Architectural Foundation invites you to visit many of the great buildings in the Queen City of the West as part of Doors Open Denver.
Residents and visitors are welcome to explore Denver’s architecture. There will be over 60 buildings open for free, self guided tours, along with “insider” tours that require registration to attend ( and, for some, a fee). Free sites include places you may have visited like Union Station, Denver Central Library and the Elle Caulkins Opera House, along with many you may not, such as the Counter Terrorism Learning Lab on 12th Ave and the Sugarcube Building on Blake St. Guided tours give you a behind the scenes look at Sports Authority Field and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. There are also guided walking and bike tours in various neighborhoods.
Of course, the best tour of Denver is on the Banjo Billy Bus, but we don’t take you inside any of the places we visit. So, it you have taken our tour and want to learn more about some of the places you saw, now is a good time. Of course, you might want to take our tour first!