Denver, the Mile High city, is an exciting destination for adults and children alike. Surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery in the country and filled with tons of places to do and activities to participate in, it is safe to say that you will enjoy your stay, even if you are traveling on a budget.
Denver Locksmith presents you these 12 activities you can enjoy without taking a penny out of your wallet.
Taking a trip back in time
The Golden History Park in Golden
Just a 15-minute drive from Denver, the Golden History Park offers its visitors plenty of activities. If you like nature and history, why not pay a visit to Golden History Park. It’s like stepping into a time machine 150 years back. Many of the original buildings, from when it was the Pearce Ranch in Golden Gate Canyon, are still standing.
The Park is located at 11th& Arapahoe and it is open to the public seven days a week, from dusk till dawn.
Four Mile Historic Park
Another place lost in time is The Four Mile Historic Park and Museum. They offer free admissions every second Friday of each month. You’ll enjoy historic demonstrations, check out the farm animals and their Hay Bales & Tall Tales story time at noon.
Even if you are unable to attend on their free day, general admissions are only $5.00 and include a guided tour of the Four Mile House Museum.
Located at 715 South Forest Street, it isthe last stop before entering into Denver and the oldest residential structure in the metropolitan area. It’s been standing since 1859! It’s as if time stood still at Four Mile.
90’s Till Dawn!
Denver’s most popular 90’s cover band will be performing at Rusty’s Salon on Saturday, from 8 pm until midnight. You’ll be able to enjoy your favorite 90’s hits and take part in the costume contest and dance off which can win you bar tabs, beanie babies, 90’s DVDs and more. There’s no cover fee, so why not take advantage of free 90’s live music!
Wondering what’s on tap?
Take the Drink RiNo Circulator
This free shuttle service is offered for people to tour around the RiNo Art District and visit breweries, distilleries, wineries, and cideries but also allows you to visit different artist shops and restaurants.
Take the etuks for free the first Friday and Saturday of every month. But what is an etuk, you’re probably wondering? They are the electric version of a classic tuktuk; that colorful three-wheel motorcycles used in every street in India.
Check out everything RiNo has to offer and enjoy the free tours. Check out the map to see where it’ll take you!
Enjoying the art scene
Boulder Suzuki Strings
If you like violins, violas, and cellos, you’ll definitely enjoy the Boulder Suzuki Strings Free concert.
As part of their 2018 Tour, they’ll be performing at the Mountain View United Methodist Church located at355 Ponca Place in Boulder.
This stings group is composed of talented young musicians who will be playing their diverse and wonderful musical repertoire, which ranges from classical music to lively pop.
A Music Video Premiere
The local indie band, King Eddie, will be premiering the music video for their song “Enter the Man” on March 10. The band and DeCollage will be performing live before the premiere.
If you like indie music, you should not miss this opportunity. The free screening and performance will take place at The Alamo Drafthouse – Sloan’s Lake.
Lumonics Mind Spa
This is an art installation designed and created for people to experience new ways to expand their minds and achieve more spiritual awareness. Artist Dorothy Tanner created this sensorial experience for the McNichols Civic Center Building.
You’ll be able to enjoy light sculptures accompanied by music and video. This is a collaboration between Dorothy, the late Mel Tanner, and Marc Billard.
You can visit the exhibit from Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at 144 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80202. We recommend that you call them ahead of time, as the exhibit might be unavailable for public viewing due to private events.
Art in the Park at the Civic Center
Tree Transformation is an interactive installation that is currently being exhibited at the Civic Center Park. Merging art, music, and light, Nick Geurts and Ryan Elmendorf created an exceptional piece in the form of a tree rooted in a full-size upright piano.
Visitors can play the keys, which results in a display of light and harmony.
Don’t miss the chance to play this ingenious piece and visit the park before April 15 to check out this wonderfully unique combination of art, music, and engineering.You’ll find it at 101 W. 14th Ave.
Wrong Women, Myths from Sky
An art exhibit by Denver-based, Mongolian-American artist Eriko Tsogo, this display was inspired by “universal truths and struggles of the marginal identity.” This exhibit will be accompanied by a series of activities from February 17 through March 31 that include a live musical performance by Entrancer, and a talk and book signing By Ms. Togo. Leon Gallery is located at 1112 E 17th Avenue.
Enjoying the sports scene
Major League Rugby Exhibition Matches
If you’d rather enjoy some sporty action, check out the Glendale Raptors Rugby versus Nola Gold match at Infinity Park on March 10. This exhibition match is a part of their Free Fan Appreciation Day and if you’ve never experienced the thrill of a rugby match, you can take this opportunity to experience the magic. They’ll even have their Rugby 101 team in the stands to explain the game to newcomers.
Feeling like taking WALK AROUND THE city?
Take a Free Audio Tour of Denver Most Iconic Buildings.
All you need to do is download the free Geotourist app on the Apple iTunes and Google Play app stores. The tour, created by AARP Colorado, highlights the architectural and historical areas of the city, taking you to 20 points of interests such as the Governor’s Mansion, Capitol Hill, and the Art Museum.
The App works with your phone GPS and it will guide you from one point to the next. The audio corresponding to each site will automatically play once you get there.
Want to check what an IKEA chair can be transformed into?
Art Chair Auction
Ikea Centennial donated 50 of its IVAR chairs to different artists to transform into works of art. Some of them have become sculptures and other types of art displays, while others retain their chair function but have become one of a kind. The chairs are exhibited at the Arvada Center for the Human Arts, and they are being auctioned during the exhibit, which ends on April 1.
You can register for the auction online or via text message or simply enjoy the display of this functional items turned into works of art.
As you can see from the options above, you don’t need a big budget to enjoy the Mile High City. There are tons of activities both in- and outdoors to enjoy that don’t involve you breaking the bank.
Are you ready to enjoy Denver at its best?