Denver Mint, Art Museum, and Children's Museum

Trip Start Aug 14, 1998
Trip End Aug 19, 1998

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Wednesday, August 19, 1998

After standing in line outside for awhile, we all took a tour of the Denver Mint, located downtown. The tour is free and lasts 15 to 20 minutes. The Denver Mint has been in service since 1863. It was quite interesting to learn about the process of making our countries coins.

From there we went to the Denver Art Museum. Had a good time looking at the art. My favorite painting, Childhood Idyll, by Bouguereau is there. Had fun in this one room where you can try on period costume pieces, like a ruff collar, top hat, and other various items; we all got to play dress-up.

Next we went to the Denver Children's Museum. DD really liked the play Wild Oats grocery store, which was all set up for children to use carts to shop for fake food, go through check out, etc.

We then walked around the grounds of the Capitol Building and the Civic Center some more, which includes the City & County Building, the Greek Theater, Statues, etc. The flowers were all in bloom, and it was just beautiful.

For dinner, we ate at The Broker Restaurant. It is in the old Denver National Bank building. You walk through the huge bank vault door to enter the restaurant. The food was great; most memorable was the huge bowls of peel-and-eat shrimp they bring out (instead of bread). Yumm!

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