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Doors Open Denver 2010 Celebrates Denver's unique architectural landscape

Denver's Skyline
Denver's Skyline

Are you looking for something exciting and educational to do this weekend and you’re hoping for an adventure that’s a little bit off the beaten track? Well here’s your opportunity to explore some of Denver’s most unique and vibrant landmarks. In celebration of Colorado Architectural Month, the City of Denver and the Denver Architectural Foundation is presenting Doors Open Denver this weekend, Saturday April 17th and Sunday April 18th 2010.

Doors Open Denver gives Denver residents a chance to explore the Mile High city’s rich and historical architectural landscape. During this free two day event, participants can tour some of Denver’s most famous structures as over 80 different buildings open their doors to the public. With public tours of the Capital Hill and Grant-Humphreys Mansions, to the Gregory Inn and the Tattered Cover Bookstore, these unique tours offer something for everyone.

While this exciting event takes a rare peek inside of some of Denver’s most distinctive buildings and landmarks, it’s not limited to just historic buildings. Also included are tours of some of Denver’s most spectacular and unique parks such as the Civic Center, Northside, and Skyline Parks, and some of our more famous museums like the Black American West Museum, the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls & Toys, and the Denver Firefighters Museum–and for those of you who may want to add a little shopping to your day there are even tours of Larimer Square and the 16th Street mall.

Spend this weekend enjoying the annual celebration of Denver's diverse structural environment as you develop a new appreciation for the Mile High city and its amazing architecture. Visitors are welcome to participate in self-guided tours, Urban Adventures (self-guided tours that are tailored to a specific theme or interest) and Expert Tours (tours led by Denver historians and architects). Tickets to this amazing event are free but pre-registration is required due to the limited number of participants allowed on each tour. Be sure to visit the Doors Open Denver website for more information and ticket reservations.