16th Street Mall, Denver (must see)
There are more than 40 dining establishments and over 300 retail locations throughout the 16th Street Mall. There are also a number of entertainment venues both inside the buildings and on the streets themselves. Street performers are favorites with Denver tourists and can be seen any time of the day or night.
The architecture of the 16th Street Mall is unique. Rarely is a stretch of street so thoughtfully crafted by a world-famous architect. I.M. Pei, who known for his architecture of grand buildings, such as the Louvre. The promenade of the 16th Street Mall was designed by Pei with the inspiration of a rattlesnake. From above, the street looks like a rattlesnake's diamond patterned skin.
The mall is easy to find and reach via foot for anyone walking through Denver. The street can be reached on foot from Civic Center Park or from any number of other locations in downtown Denver. Other nearby spots of interest include Larimer Square, Union Station, Coors Field and the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art.
Tourists will also enjoy Denver Pavilions for even more shopping and dining options. In addition, Denver Pavilions is home to a bowling alley and cinema.
The 16th Street Mall may be of particular interest to people on walking tours because they can take a much-needed rest by enjoying the free shuttles that populate the mall.
Why You Should Visit
16th Street Mall is Denver's top tourist attraction. It offers carefree people watching by day and bustling activity by night.
Tourists can plan multiple trips to 16th Street Mall and never see the same thing twice. Those staying nearby are particularly well-positioned to repeat visits.
This sight is featured in a self-guided walking tour of Denver, Colorado within the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play. Please download the app to your mobile phone or tablet for travel directions for visiting this sight. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.
16th Street Mall on Map
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