Downtown Denver, Colorado opens the doors to its most celebrated historical and modern architecture and design with two days of free Denver tours on the weekend of April 17th and 18th. Take this annual opportunity to explore the nooks and crannies of over 80 downtown Denver sites and buildings not otherwise easily accessible to the public. Bring your camera devices because your best angle of the city could be one of the best Denver photos in the “Doors Open Denver 2010 Photography Contest.”
Ways to Take the Free Doors Open Denver Tours
The Denver tours, mostly in Downtown, can be taken in three different ways. You can go your own on a self guided tour with a provisional site map. Or take a self guided tour, but with a special theme designed by Urban Adventures. Or take an expert tour led by architects and historians. There is no admission for the expert tours, but it is first come first serve so pre-registration is required the day of the tours at the Union Street Station Headquarters in Lodo, Downtown Denver.
The tours are on foot, but the great thing about Downtown Denver is the free shuttle that crosses the center of the city.
A site map of the over 80 destination points will be available at the historic Union Street Station in Lower Downtown or at the Doors Open Denver website. Destination sites consist of everything from downtown Denver hotels, historic mansions and loft spaces, to cultural and educational facilities, to office and government buildings.
Take The Opportunity to Take Rare Denver Colorado Photos
This free event opens doors to views of the city and its architecture that can be rare. You will have the freedom to take Denver, Colorado photos from all angles of the city. The DOCA and the Denver Architectural Foundation wants you to bring your camera and participate in the Doors Open Denver 2010 Photography Contest.
Categories for the photos are Interiors, Exteriors, Building Details and People/Urban Environs. Photographers are encouraged to take photos of the structures included in this year’s tour, but all photos of the city are eligible. There are some restrictions on interior photography with some of the buildings. A panel of judges will review photos and a People’s Choice winner will also be selected based on website voting.
More Information for Doors Open Denver
Visit Doors Open Denver online for a listing of building names and locations and for a site map. The site lists detailed information about specific days and hours each building is open, photography restrictions and tour suggestions.
Doors Open Denver” is modeled after other “Doors Open” events in cities around the world.