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Admission to Open Air Adventure Park

Admission to Open Air Adventure Park
Duration:
3 hours
From:
USD 31.50
<p>Release your inner monkey at the family-owned open-air adventure park in Estes Park, CO.  Jump from platforms, swing through the air, and climb over platforms with more than 32 challenges available to you seven days a week.  This adventure is perfect for corporate team building, family bonding, or just plain fun out in the mountains of Estes Park.  </p>

Private Day Tour of Mt Evans from Denver

Private Day Tour of Mt Evans from Denver
Duration:
8 hours
From:
USD 780.00
Join us on an adventurous private tour into the Rocky Mountains. We will drive up I-70 into the beautiful Rockies. On the way we will pass buffalo and small mining towns. Our first destination is a drive up one of the tallest 14'ers in Colorado, the infamous Mount Evans where you will see spectacular views, crystal clear mountain lakes, and wildlife including Rocky Mountain Sheep.

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Things to do in Denver if you have a Denver Airport Layover or Extended Denver Airport Stopover


If you have an extended layover at the Denver Airport or staying in town, why not consider getting out with some fun activities? We list a few here and there are many more on Denver.LayoverIdeas.com.


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Denver International Airport is located 23 miles from downtown Denver and so, if you are stuck at the airport for one reason or another, a longer layover has its benefits. Given eight or ten hours between flights you could find plenty of attractions and activities to keep even the most contrary traveller happy.


The Denver Zoo


With enough time to spare you could spend the day at the Denver Zoo. A veritable African wildlife experience in the heart of an American city, Denver offers amazing attractions such as Predator Ridge where African predators can be seen in an exhibit as close to their natural habitat as possible, and Tropical Discovery where visitors can walk through acres of rain forest, mangrove swamps and along tropical riverbanks as far away from airport hum drum as you can get. This option would be a great way for a family to while away a 10 hour or so layover as the zoo is located about 20 miles from the airport and there is plenty to see.


The 16th Street Pedestrian Mall


This hub of shopping, dining and entertainment has something to offer for everyone. Even the harassed business executive will be happy as 16th Street Pedestrian Mall is a wireless internet hotspot with free internet access anywhere along the Mall or Skyline Park. From the Mall you also have easy access to many of Denver’s other downtown attractions such as the Pepsi Centre and Coors Field. About half an hour to an hour from the airport by taxi, depending on traffic, you need to allow plenty of time to take in the sights and sounds. This option would make for an entertaining and vibrant way to spend your long layover, but make sure you leave enough time to get back to the airport to catch your connecting flight.



If you are unlucky enough to be left with a five or six hour delay or layover, venturing away from the airport could be a little stressful as most things are a fair distance away. Denver International Airport does, however, have a few interesting attractions within the airport compound that could be worth a look.


The DIA Public Art Program


This attraction offers an eye catching experience that will certainly take your mind off waiting. The permanent art collection features 26 site-specific works of art by 39 artists. The pieces can be found in the airport landscape and in the architecture of Jeppesen Terminal and Concourses. The train tunnels and communication systems also have their fair share of inspiring visual attractions. These permanent displays include sculptures, murals and installations. Alongside the permanent collection the airport has a number of changing exhibits in different locations. These can be found by accessing the official airport website.


Something to Eat


 

Denver International Airport has over 50 restaurants, cafés and eateries to choose from so you could settle down and enjoy a lengthy meal to while away another hour or so before your onward connection.



So do not despair if you are stuck at Denver International Airport, a medium length layover will ensure you are well fed and culturally enriched and with a long enough layover you can see many of the sights and sounds of downtown Denver.

Denver Attractions

Denver Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Denver Scavenger Hunt AdventureDuration:
3 hours
From:
USD 15.00
Turn Denver into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure! This challenge combines the excitement of the <i>Amazing Race</i> with a 3-hour city walking tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history.<em> </em><br><em></em>

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Hard Rock Cafe Denver

Hard Rock Cafe DenverDuration:
Flexible
From:
USD 19.99
Rock your senses with a prix-fixe menu at the Denver Hard Rock Cafe. Classic American cooking comes to the heart of the Mile High City, where you'll enjoy a 2- or 3-course meal with your choice of theme: Blue Grass, Hip Hop or Jazz. Each option comes with a drink (coffee, tea or soda) and dessert. Expect entrees like the classic cheeseburger, a half-rack of hickory-smoked ribs, salmon, steak and even some vegetarian options. Love All - Serve All!

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Cocktail and Spirits Tasting and Tour

Cocktail and Spirits Tasting and TourDuration:
60 minutes
From:
USD 20.00
In just 11 years the number of craft distilleries in Colorado has jumped from 1 to 70, and even better, most are right here in the Mile High City. That is why we are enjoying a professional tasting and tour at Mile High Spirits, and select local distilleries. Don't like drinking straight spirits generally, and prefer cocktails’ We've got you covered.

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Shuttle Transportation Service from Denver International Airport to Downtown

Shuttle Transportation Service from Denver International Airport to DowntownDuration:
Flexible
From:
USD 25.00
Reliable non-stop door-to-door shuttle service between Denver International Airport and downtown Denver hotels, Cherry Creek hotels and Denver Tech Center hotels.

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Nightingale Puzzle Room Experience

Nightingale Puzzle Room ExperienceDuration:
60 minutes
From:
USD 25.00
You and your friends, family or co-workers have 60 minutes to search the room for clues and solve puzzles in order to free the nightingale. Keen perception and good communication skills are the keys to success and loads of fun!

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Admission to Open Air Adventure Park

Admission to Open Air Adventure ParkDuration:
3 hours
From:
USD 31.50
<p>Release your inner monkey at the family-owned open-air adventure park in Estes Park, CO.  Jump from platforms, swing through the air, and climb over platforms with more than 32 challenges available to you seven days a week.  This adventure is perfect for corporate team building, family bonding, or just plain fun out in the mountains of Estes Park.  </p>

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History and Whiskey Tour in Denver

History and Whiskey Tour in DenverDuration:
2 hours 30 minutes
From:
USD 35.00
Tour includes one hour of Denver's history. The other half of the tour includes a behind-the-scenes tour of Mile High Spirits along with a whiskey, spirits, cocktails tasting.

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30-Minute Flight Simulator Experience in Denver

30-Minute Flight Simulator Experience in DenverDuration:
30 minutes
From:
USD 35.00
Have you ever dreamed of piloting a advanced fighter jet’ Come and experience a 30-minute rush of flight. Modeled after what real world pilots train in, these advanced simulators are like nothing you have ever experienced.

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Last Updated: 12 Jul 2016