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Denver, one of the fastest growing cities in the country, has abundant cultural, recreational and natural resources. Founded in 1858 as a gold mining camp, Denver is located at the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains, 5,280 feet above sea level—exactly one mile high. It is a clean, young, and green city with over 200 parks, 650 miles of bike and pedestrian trails, and dozens of tree-lined boulevards.
Denver boasts 300 days of annual sunshine and brilliant blue skies. It also has enviable mountain views. The city is home to three new sports stadiums and more than 300 restaurants. Visitors enjoy perusing the restored historic district, an large collection of museums, and a variety of galleries and shopping.
The city is home to the second largest performing arts center in the nation—it even has a unique downtown amusement park.