We decided to play Denver tourists and visit the Denver Mint. Tours are free but they require a reservation online and a print-out ticket for admission. Some limited number of spaces are available for walk-ins. Tour is just a half-hour and is quite interesting. No purses, no cameras. More secure than airport check-in. They were producing pennies, but had Harrison gold dollars and Yellowstone silver quarters available for purchase. Old building is gorgeous; new one is pretty hi-tech. Only government agency to actually make money – literally and figuratively. Because of collectors, coins sell for much more than face value.
We then toured the Denver Art Museum. There are two buildings in the Denver cultural center. On the 7th floor of the taller building is the western art. Remington, Russell and more. Very impressive and very enjoyable. On the second floor of the other building is the contemporary art. Also quite good. We had lunch at Palette's, the museum's upscale dining room. Very tasty.
We did a walking tour of some of the buildings downtown, including the state capitol and the civil courts building. This was the 2nd of three state capitol buildings on our trip (Topeka, Denver, Cheyenne).
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From: Saint Louis lives in Saint Louis,MO and Bonita Springs,FL,United States
Favorite Book: Tuesdays with Morrie
Favorite Movie: The Way We Were
Favorite Music: iPod: pop, country, top 20, easy listening, Broadway
Hobbies: travel, golf, scrapbooking, photography, Billiken basketball, Golden Retrievers, iPhone word games, bridge
Languages: pitifully, just English
Bucket List: sleigh ride -- the real thing -- on an old fashioned sleigh behind a team of horses on freshly fallen snow
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