Denver Colorado is an extremely popular city in the United States to both visit and live. They have some of the most interesting forms of entertainment and some of the best people, but there are a lot of things that most people simply do not know about this great city. Read on to learn some interesting facts, they may just lead to you wanted to check the city out for yourself.
While it is not a little known fact that Denver is known as the Mile High City, those of the younger generation may believe that it’s due to the fact that the city legalized marijuana for recreational use. While that is rather amusing, the city has been known for that for decades due to the fact that it literally sits one mile above sea level at 5,280 feet. It is one of the highest large cities in the country, but fortunately it is just low enough that you will not run the risk of suffering from altitude sickness.
Another interesting fact is that the city has a team from all four of the major sports leagues in the country. Not only do they represent all four sports, but all of their stadiums are centrally located with only a three mile radius containing all of them. If you are a sports fan this is a great city to live in and enjoy seeing your favorite sports year round.
Finally, the capitol building has something it can boast that no other building in the world can. When the capitol building was built from 1894 to 1900 the residents decided that the city should stand apart from others. To ensure this they decided that they would find all of the Beulah Red marble that they could from around the world. In fact, they used every source that was available and spent the better part of those six years cutting and polishing each piece to fit the design plans. This may sound like an extravagant endeavor, but it definitely does give Colorado’s capitol building something that no one else can say they have.
There are countless reasons to visit Denver Colorado, that go far beyond the interesting facts listed above. Even if these facts don’t entice you there are other reasons that are sure to please including the arts and music scene. The more you learn about this great city the more likely it is you will make it your next travel destination.