Econo Lodge Denver International Airport
15900 E. 40th Ave
Aurora, CO 80011
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Arts & Museums
This museum occupies Hangar Number One on Lowry Campus, formerly known as the Lowry Air Force Base. Here, visitors can view 31 aircraft, from a World War II Corsair to the B1A Bomber. The museum also houses extensive exhibits on the history of Lowry Air Force Base, World Wars I and II, former President Dwight D. Eisenhower and even the Hubbell Telescope. A display on the science of flight includes a space station simulator.
The Mizel Museum examines and reflects upon the values of the Jewish religion and culture. Wandering around the place feels almost sacred, and the hallowed halls display art that is as forceful as it is beautiful. Utilizing art to explore social injustice, community, history, and healing, the museum takes you on a quest for understanding the basic elements of humanity. The museum's permanent collection features the popular Bridges of Understanding exhibit. This interactive presentation teaches the importance of tolerance, and seeks to show unifying factors between seemingly diverse cultures.
This museum is one of the city's most popular attractions, drawing almost two million visitors a year. There are permanent displays on North American Indians, Egyptian mummies, dinosaurs, and minerals, all stunningly detailed and vast. The museum also hosts such traveling exhibits as Ramses II, and Imperial Tombs of China. An IMAX cinema, gift shop and cafe are also on-site.
The Pearce-McAllister Cottage is a monumental site in the City Park West vicinity of Denver in Colorado. Constructed in the year 1900, the site is a historical house museum. It is a massive representation of the Dutch Colonial Revival style of architecture. Encompassing a land cover of 0.3 acres (0.12 hectares), the site is home to the Denver Museum of Miniature Dolls and Toys. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the year 1972.
Located in the Pearce-McAllister Cottage, a Dutch Colonial Revival home built in 1899, this museum features rotating displays. You can take a peek at how the Three Bears are doing and check in with countless other childhood friends. This "cottage" located just west of City Park is an easily accessible city destination. You can also shop at the gift store to add to your own collection, or participate in one of their many workshops.
If you are looking for authentic works of art from the southwest, West SouthWest is the place to go. Located in Cherry Creek, this posh gallery offers contemporary and traditional fine arts and crafts, as well as furniture and home accessories. Examples include seriographs by John Nieto, as well as jewelry by Ray Tracey and Colorado's U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell. While most of the art is traditional southwest in style, a lot of the work has a contemporary edge to it.
21st Century Art Consultants, which has been in the Cherry Creek North area for over 20 years, displays a diverse collection of painting, limited edition prints, sculpture, jewelry and ceramics. Although it primarily features work by Colorado artists, the gallery also shows art from acclaimed national and international artists. The paintings lean towards impressionistic and abstract and are bold with color. It is a pleasant place to wander around, especially during a weekend shopping spree.
Located in Cherry Creek, Show of Hands has been recognized by Niche Magazine as a 'Top 100 Retailer of American Craft.' The art in the store combines innovative form with complete function to make for wonderfully different home additions. Along with American crafts of pottery and pricey, inventive sculpture, the shop sells hand-woven scarves, handmade kitchen linens, jewelry, furniture and tapestry rugs. It also offers a great selection of 'how-to' books, so you can make your own creations at home.
Devoted to all things on wheels, this Denver museum features a collection of over 500 trains, cars, motorcycles, bicycles and other rare automobiles. Guests can explore one of the famed steam engines affectionately names Big Boys, peer inside a 1927 Rolls Royce and even drive off with one of their classic cars for sale! The museum can also be rented for private celebrations and corporate functions. Be sure to visit their website for upcoming events.
This museum, which started as a personal collection, explores a missing passage in the history of America. Through its exhibits of photographs and artifacts you learn that one-third of America's cowboys were African-American, and that the African-American pioneers were among some of the nation's earliest millionaires. African-Americans were an important part of the westward migration and you can learn all about it here.
This collective artist-run gallery is one of Denver's most dynamic spaces for emerging, boundary-crossing art. Featuring a diversified program of contemporary art, performance, multimedia, film, and installations, it is the go-to for culture buffs thirsty for cutting-edge talent. Julie Puma, Jerry Morris, Sarah Rockett and Amber Fries are just a few famous artists who have been featured here. Check website for detailed schedule.
Located in the River North Art District (RiNo), Ironton Studios and Gallery provides studio and gallery space to local artists free of charge in exchange for their commitment to this space. Ironton was one of the first art establishments to pave the way for the RiNo burgeoning arts district and is a vital space for the exchange and promotion of artistic ideas.