jetblue777
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What To Do In Denver For 3 Hours?

Sun May 22, 2011 2:02 am

We'll be arriving in DEN at 4:49PM, go to our hotel and leave by the next day at 7AM for our one week bus tour. So we have between 5PM-8PM-ish to roam around Denver and explore the city. Do you have any suggestions? Any well known restaurants worth visiting? Any Aviation-related museums or attractions? I watched a show on the Travel Chanel about the best steak houses in the country and one of which was in Denver, I forgot the name but it is the oldest standing restauarant in the city and they serve exotic and unusual meats (buffalo, rattlesnake, etc)

We're also returning in DEN after 7 Days, though it's going to be at around 5 or 6PM and our flight the next day is going to be at 8AM.

Another thing, one of our stops on our tour is SLC, I've heard that they have an In N' Out and I'm not sure about our scheduled arrival but are they open for 24 Hours and do they accept deliveries?

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RE: What To Do In Denver For 3 Hours?

Sun May 22, 2011 2:12 am

Quoting JetBlue777 (Thread starter):
ey open for 24 Hours and do they accept deliveries?

No deliveries; the time depends on the location, (you can probably find it online) But the latest time that I know of an In N Out being open is 1 AM.
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RE: What To Do In Denver For 3 Hours?

Sun May 22, 2011 4:05 am

What day of the week are you visiting Denver?
Where in Denver is your hotel?
Will you have a rental car or other transportation?

The steak house you are referring to is the Buckhorn Exchange. It has liquor license #1 issued in Denver (back in the 1890's) on display near the bar. It is easily accessible from the 10th and Osage light rail station. I had a birthday dinner there a few years ago...it was an awesome place!
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RE: What To Do In Denver For 3 Hours?

Sun May 22, 2011 6:53 pm

Quoting Brick (Reply 2):
What day of the week are you visiting Denver?
Where in Denver is your hotel?
Will you have a rental car or other transportation?

August 5 and 12, Friday and Saturday. We're not renting a car and we're staying at the Hyatt Place near DEN.

Quoting Brick (Reply 2):
The steak house you are referring to is the Buckhorn Exchange. It has liquor license #1 issued in Denver (back in the 1890's) on display near the bar. It is easily accessible from the 10th and Osage light rail station. I had a birthday dinner there a few years ago...it was an awesome place!

YES, that's the restaurant. Thanks!
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RE: What To Do In Denver For 3 Hours?

Sun May 22, 2011 7:40 pm

Your options are going to be extremely limited. The airport hotels are still quite a distance from downtown Denver and public transportation in the area isn't all that great. Arriving DEN at 4:49pm, by the time you deplane, take the train to the main terminal, claim luggage, and take the shuttle to the hotel it's going to be after 6:30pm by the time you open the door to your room. Your best bet is to take a cab from the hotel to The Buckhorn Exchange, have a nice meal, and take a cab back to the hotel.

Reservations are strongly suggested for the Buckhorn Exchange, especially on the weekends. I'd personally put a reservation in at least 2-3 weeks in advance.
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RE: What To Do In Denver For 3 Hours?

Mon May 23, 2011 11:34 am

Quoting Brick (Reply 4):


Thanks for the tip! Do you have suggestion what to order on the menu? And oh, we're not bringing any checked-in luggage, so that'll save us some time.
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RE: What To Do In Denver For 3 Hours?

Mon May 23, 2011 11:38 pm

Quoting JetBlue777 (Thread starter):
Any well known restaurants worth visiting?


Patsy's Inn. The very best spaghetti anywhere (I've had it a lot of places), the noodles are amazing. It has been around for years and I loved it when I went their almost weekly with my dad in the 1980s. I don't get to Denver much anymore but when I do I head straight for Patsy's. The place looks about the same as it did 30 years ago, except the bar is a bit different. I bet it looks a lot like it did 60 years ago! Don't waste your time with chains or gimicky modern restaurants.

http://www.patsysinn.com/Welcome.html

3651 Navajo Street
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 477-8910

Another Favorite from the 80s and still a favorite today is Famous Pizza at 98 South Broadway. Dad and I went there a lot too. If you like model trains Caboose Hobbies at 500 South Broadway is a can't miss.
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