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Downtown Aquarium - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

700 Water St, Denver, CO 80211, USA

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About Downtown Aquarium

This is a public aquarium and restaurant located in Denver, Colorado at the intersection of I-25 and 23rd Ave. The 107,000 square feet main building sits on a 17-acre site adjacent to the South Platte River. Its freshwater and marine aquaria total approximately 1,000,000 US gallons, and exhibit a variety of fish and other animals.


Attractions Near Downtown Aquarium

Elitch Gardens
Elitch Gardens0.38km from Downtown Aquarium

Elitch Gardens is Colorado's only world-class combination theme and water park owned by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment. Guests will discover many reasons to visit the park from the hottest rides to the coolest water slides, 15 KiddieLand attractions, and edge-of-your-seat extreme thrills.

Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus

The Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus is located in downtown Denver at 2121 Children’s Museum Drive. The Museum focuses on early childhood education, serving children newborn through age eight and their caregivers through interactive exhibits and educational programming. The 46,902 square foot building is located on a 9-acre campus and has 20 exhibits and approximately 450,000 visitors annually.

Confluence Park
Confluence Park0.65km from Downtown Aquarium

This is a living laboratory that allows visitors to gain a greater understanding of the ecotypes of the South Texas region and the function of the San Antonio River watershed. The park includes concrete trails often filled with walkers, runners, and bikers. Some grassy areas, river overlooks, and park benches are also available. Two pedestrian bridges cross the South Platte River and Cherry Creek at Confluence Park.

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
Museum of Contemporary Art Denver0.84km from Downtown Aquarium

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) explores the art and culture of our time through rotating exhibitions and public educational programs in two locations: the Fries Building at 1485 Delgany Street and at the Holiday Theater in Denver's Northside neighborhood.As Denver's first institution devoted entirely to contemporary art, MCA DENVER is housed in a new environmentally sustainable facility designed by David Adjaye.

Larimer Square
Larimer Square1.37km from Downtown Aquarium

This is the Denver's urban shopping and dining district. Victorian buildings house specialty boutiques and unique chef-driven restaurants. It served as the city's main business area for years, but by the 1900s, it had deteriorated into a run-down area. In 1965, Larimer Square Associates began restoring it as a historical and commercial centre.

Skyline Park
Skyline Park1.56km from Downtown Aquarium

This one-acre linear park and plaza was a central feature of the Skyline Urban Renewal District, a revitalization plan conceived in the 1950s for Lower Downtown Denver. The park incorporates the Daniels and Fisher Tower in a narrow urban canyon created by stepped, raised planting areas of ruddy concrete. Sunken walkways and courtyards lead to fountains, some with paths through them. Berms of evergreen and deciduous plantings suggesting mountain settings screen the park from the street.

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Denver is a consolidated city and county, the capital, and most populous city of the U.S. state of Colorado. Denver is an outdoor city known for its world-class cultural attractions, thriving craft breweries, chef-driven dining and red-hot music scene, all within easy reach of the Rocky Mountains.

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