Metro Denver

Arts & Culture

“To the extent that they are moving at all, young adults are headed to metro areas which are known to have a certain vibe – college towns, high-tech centers & so-called “cool cities” with Denver topping the list.” – Brooking Institute Demographer William Frey

Denver is a cultural city with the second highest educated population in America.

In its Old West days, Denver had a performance of Macbeth before it had a school or hospital. Today, the Denver Performing Arts Complex has nine theaters seating 10,000 people and is second only to New York’s Lincoln Center. The seven-county metro area has a self-imposed sales tax for the arts that raises up to $40 million a year, which is distributed to 300 arts organizations and facilities. Denver’s live music scene entertains year-round, ranging from intimate venues like the Paramount Theatre to legendary open-air spots like Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, where the Beatles, U2, Pearl Jam and many more have played.

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Local Attractions

  • Denver Museum of Art
  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • Denver Zoo
  • Denver Center for the Performing Arts
  • Denver Botanic Gardens
  • History Colorado Center
  • Colorado Ballet
  • Colorado Symphony

Red Rocks Amphitheater

  • 738 total acres of deer, dinosaurs, pines and prairie, geological wonders and spectacular vistas
  • 6,450 feet above sea level
  • A geological phenomenon – the only naturally-occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheater in the world
  • Amphitheatre Seating Capacity: 9,525

The Great Outdoors