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Mile High Denver
Why is Denver called the Mile High City? Well, Denver truly is exactly 5,280 feet above sea level. Golf balls travel 10% farther in this mile altitude and the sky really is bluer due to less water vapour in the air.
Here are a few more interesting Denver facts:
You don't need a car in downtown Denver. Everything is within a few minutes walk.
Denver is ranked the 5th greenest major city in the USA.
The Denver Performing Arts Complex is the second largest in the United States.
Denver is one of America's craft beer capitals.
The city offers a free festival or activity every single month throughout the year
Denver is one of the brightest cities in the USA with an annual 300 days of sunshine.
The neighbourhood of Cherry Creek is THE place for shopping and dining.
The Denver mint is the single largest producer of coins in the world.
Contrary to popular belief, Denver is not in the Rocky Mountains, but at the base of the range.
Sports mad, Denver is one of two U.S. cities to have seven professional sports teams.
With more than 200 city parks, Denver has the largest city park system in the USA.
Every Mile High City needs a mile-long pedestrian shopping haven and that's 16th Street Mall.
One of the nation's largest American Indian gatherings is held in Denver every March.