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Top Museums For Dates In Denver

May 26, 2014 6:00 AM

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(credit: Museum of Contemporary Art Denver)

(credit: Museum of Contemporary Art Denver)

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (credit: Museum of Contemporary Art Denver)

When planning your perfect date, you may want to consider taking your sweetheart to one of the many incredible museums in the Denver area. There are so many different museums, in fact, that you can have a new date every weekend for a few months without ever checking out the same space twice. Plus, many of these museums even rotate their exhibitions, so you have reasons to check them out again and again. Museums are wonderful places for a date, as they provide ample conversation opportunities and allow you to show off your own knowledge while learning something at the same time. Here are a few of the best museums to take a date in Denver.

Denver Art Museum
100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway
Denver, CO 80204
(720) 865-5000
www.denverartmuseum.org

Just picture strolling hand in hand with your date while wandering the many floors of the Denver Art Museum. You’ll enjoy impressive works of art from every genre, in every media and from many very famous artists. Each work of art is sure to inspire wonderful conversation as you take in all of the amazing pieces. From classics to contemporary, the Denver Art Museum has it all, so it will have something for everyone to enjoy. There is also a lovely café on site so you can sit and enjoy a meal or even just a glass of wine after your tour, allowing that art-inspired conversation to linger even longer. Swing by the Museum Gift Shop for a memento of your date and you have the perfect afternoon for two.

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
1485 Delgany St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 298-7554
www.mcadenver.org

If contemporary art is more your style, then you simply must bring your next date to the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. This beautiful facility is home to a rotating exhibition schedule, meaning each time you visit you’ll see new collections and new works of art. The curatorial team works hard to bring in modern masterpieces from all over the world, each on display for two to four months. Wander through the beautiful museum, take a seat on the many different benches and join in a rousing discussion of all of the brilliant art you have just taken in.

Related: Top Smaller-Scale Museums In Denver

History Colorado Center
1200 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 447-8679
www.historycolorado.org

Why not spend the day checking out the one museum that is dedicated to telling the story of the state of Colorado? This is especially perfect for anyone that may be new to the area, plus you’ll look like you know all there is to know about Colorado as you impress your date. There are a lot of great exhibitions to check out at the History Colorado Center, with lots of hands-on and high-tech exhibits perfect for a fun and interactive date for two. If either of you have children, this is also a great place to bring the kids, as there are lots of fun things to explore for all ages here. Make sure to allow plenty of time for this one, there is so much you’ll want to see that you want to make sure you won’t be rushed.

Denver Museum of Nature and Science
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 370-6000
www.dmns.org

Spend the day learning a little bit about everything. You and your date will have a blast as you wander through this huge museum. Explore life with the dinosaurs, wander through the exhibitions featuring animals from all over the world, learn about your health at the Expedition Health exhibit or check out ancient Egyptian Mummies. Really, there is so much to do at The Denver Museum of Nature and Science that you won’t know where to start first. You may need to pick a handful of your favorite stops for this first date, and then plan a second date to take in the rest. Of course, you can also stop in at the Museum café for a quick bite and to plan your attack as you decide which exhibits to visit.

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Red Rocks Amphitheater and Visitors Center
18300 W. Alameda Parkway
Morrison, CO 80465
(720) 865-2494
www.redrocksonline.com

Red Rocks is much more than one of the most amazing amphitheaters in the world. It is also home to a truly legendary list of music icons, history and memorabilia. You can start your date by enjoying the hike to the visitors center, perfect for showing off true Colorado beauty. Once you get to the center, check out the huge collection of memorabilia, show bills and video presentations of past performances on the famous red rocks. There is also a huge timeline showing the history of the venue showing off all of the famous people that have played on the stage. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a bite on the steps of the amphitheater, take in the beautiful Colorado weather and you’ll surely enjoy this perfect date.

Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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