Denver is the capital and the most populous city of the state of
Colorado, nicknamed the 'Mile High City' as it is exactly one mile
above sea level. A settlement here initially came into being in
1858, when gold was discovered in the area. Whilst there was
actually very little gold to be found, the prospective gold diggers
uncovered silver in the mountains. From this time the city
prospered, with the population increasing rapidly until the end of
the 19th century.
With almost every street enjoying a dramatic mountain view, you
are sure to find something to tempt you in this fascinating city.
Denver boasts the tenth-largest "downtown" in the United States - a
bustling area centred on a mile-long promenade lined with cafés,
shops and pretty flower baskets. The city's zoo and Denver Aquarium
both take you a bit closer to nature, while the Denver Museum of
Nature & Science boasts the world's most advanced digital