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Larimer Square - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Larimer Square

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.

Hotels near Larimer Square

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Attractions Near Larimer Square

Skyline Park

Skyline Park

0.2km from Larimer Square

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.

Daniels & Fisher

Daniels & Fisher

0.28km from Larimer Square

The Daniels & Fisher Tower is a distinctive historic landmark located in Denver, Colorado. It was built as part of the Daniels & Fisher department store in 1910, it was the tallest building between the Mississippi River and the state of California at the time of construction, at a height of 325 feet. The 20-floor clock tower has clock faces on all four sides. A 2½ ton bell occupies the top two floors of the building, above the observation deck.

Ellie Caulkins Opera House at Denver Performing Arts Complex

The Ellie is a world-class acoustical hall designed in the lyric style with four levels: balcony, loge, mezzanine and orchestra. It seats 2,225.Originally, the building was a multi-purpose structure: it accommodated concerts, operas, theatrical shows, conventions, basketball, auto shows and even circuses, with flags flying from its domes and light bulbs outlining its pediments, cornice, and corners.

The Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Denver Branch

This museum offers a unique and up-close look at the nation’s financial system in action. Visitors can learn more about the Fed, view aspects of the payments system and discover how the Fed promotes a healthy economy which positively impacts our daily lives. it is located in the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Denver Branch.

16th Street Mall

16th Street Mall

0.35km from Larimer Square

The 16th Street Mall is a pedestrian and transit mall in Denver, Colorado. At over 1.25 miles long, it has FREE shuttle rides going end to end, giving you easy access to more than 250+ stores lining the street making it a favorite tourist destination. There are 42 outdoor cafés along the mall, making it the perfect place to grab a bite to eat or have a drink.

Big Blue Bear

Big Blue Bear

0.54km from Larimer Square

The big blue bear has become an iconic symbol of Denver, a 40-foot, three-story bright blue bear standing outside the Colorado Convention Center staring in through the soaring front windows.The piece was installed at a cost of US$424,400, and was immediately popular with both the public and art community.

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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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