3-days pretour in the Mile High City

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Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown
Read my review - 3/5 stars

Flag of United States  , Colorado
Monday, May 7, 2012

This is only the beginning of a National Parks and Canyons Tour with Globus that will visit some of the major parks and canyons in the Western US.   For those of you who have never visited the national parks, I can only highly recommend this very tour offered by Globus, because it's one that covers some 2,700 miles and some of the most interesting sites offered in the US. It's about geological history that spans over 1.8 million years, and US history from the 19th century into the future - the project at Crazy Horse Monument.   We covered a lot of ground during the 12-days of our tour.   

* You can enlarge any picture by clicking on it.   

 
Map of Denver
 
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The 16th Street Mall runs diagonally in the middle of the map.  Top left corner is LODO or Lower Downtown with Union Station, and lower right is where the capital and other attractions such as the art museum are located.   The central area is where the convention center, theater, and the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown is located. 

We had an early flight out of San Jose, but with the loss of one hour traveling east, we arrived in Denver at 10:35AM.

It was past 12-noon when we arrived at our hotel, but we couldn't check into our room, so we walked 2 blocks to the 16th Street Mall, the main restaurant, bar, and shopping street in downtown Denver.
 
 
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MAY 7 – 10: DENVER.
During the 3.5 days we spent in Denver, we visited some varied and interesting sites. We visited the 16th Street Mall,  Sakura Square (Japanese block), Denver Museum of Art, capital building, Molly Brown Museum, city library, Denver Botanic Garden, and the Federal Reserve Museum.

Sakura Square is a one block area that contains a small park with the statues of some notables, the TriState/Denver Buddhist Temple, a few restaurants, and a small market with Asian products for sale.
 

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GOVERNOR RALPH R. CARR:  Colorado Governor Ralph L Carr was the only government official who apologized to the Japanese-Americans after the war started for their internment, and welcomed them to his state to settle during the duration of the war. It cost him the 1942 US Senate election, but won him the gratitude of all Japanese-Americans who installed his bust in Sakura Square.
 
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MINORU YASUI:  Mr Yasui fought laws that targeted Japanese-Americans and Japanese-immigrants. His first case was to test the constitutionality of the curfews targeted at minority groups. The US Supreme Court affirmed his conviction for breaking curfews. His criminal conviction was overturned in 1986.   
 
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16th Street Mall 
  
 
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YouTube clip on WICKED: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGuBgfVghko 
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From Civic Center Station on free shuttle

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We took the bus to see the Molly Brown House Museum  *No pictures were allowed inside
 

Learn about Molly Brown here: 
http://www.mollybrown.org/ 
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We returned to the Denver Museum of Art area
 

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We returned to LODO area on the free shuttle
 
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We visited the Denver Botanic Gardens on the following day
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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We returned to the 16th Street Mall
We had lunch at Greens, then saw this guy playing on one of many colored pianos on the 16th Street Mall, then visited the Federal Reserve Bank Museum

 
 
 
 
 
          
 
 

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