If you are looking for fun free things to do in Denver, there's plenty to choose from, both downtown and further out. Here are five of the best free things to do in Denver, as recommended by your friends at Blake Street Tavern.
Tour the Colorado State Capitol
The magnificent Colorado State Capitol is modeled on the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC, and you can even climb the great spiral staircase within to get great views of the city and the Rocky Mountains beyond.
This historic landmark is higher than its surroundings in downtown Denver and its interior features Colorado Rose Onyx, a rare rose marble sourced nearby. Remember to check out the famed stained glass windows when you take one of the complimentary tours offered Monday through Friday.
See Where Your Money is Made at the U.S. Mint Denver
Second on our list of free things to do in Denver is seeing where your cash comes from. Unfortunately, there are no free samples, but you can see how money is manufactured without handing any over at the U.S. Mint production facility. Free tour tickets are available the same day at the window near the gift shop entrance. Remember to go early, as advance reservations are not taken and admittance is limited.
See a Show at Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre
Red Rocks Amphitheatre is known for hosting some of the most spectacular concerts in the country because its natural structure makes the music sound astonishing. Check out the venue's upcoming events and buy tickets to a show you'll never forget.
When it's not being rocked by the biggest names in music, you can visit the free visitors center to see the Red Rocks museum and the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. If you remembered to bring your hiking boots, the park has many excellent trails to explore around the atmospheric red rocks.
Indulge Your Sweet Tooth at Hammond's Candy Factory
Learn how Hammond's makes their delicious lollipops, candy canes, and other sweet treats on one of their complimentary guided factory tours. This event is perfect for the whole family, and everyone will love watching the expert candy makers at work. At the end, you'll even get free samples that couldn't be any more fresh.
Drop by the Tattered Cover Book Store
This locally-owned indie bookstore is a popular Colorado destination with four locations in Denver, including two right downtown. Browse to your heart's content and check ahead on their website to learn about upcoming events and author appearances.
After you've tired yourself out with all the things to do in Denver for free, refuel at Blake Street Tavern. Our tavern is conveniently located one block away from Coors Field. Here you'll find great food, a fun atmosphere, and great specials on our drinks and menu items, especially if you arrive during happy hour.