Ten fun facts about Denver
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Dubbed the "Mile-High City," Denver's official elevation is exactly one mile above sea level.
Legend has it that the first permanent structure ever built in Denver was a saloon.
Denver was the first city in the United States to legalize the adult use of marijuana in 2005.
Historically, the area where Denver stands now was shared by three cities. As the story goes, the other two cities incorporated with Denver in exchange for a barrel of whiskey.Fact 5
Featuring one of the largest city park systems in the United States, Denver features over 80 golf courses, and about 700 miles of paved trails.Fact 6
Denver's view is notably fantastic. The panoramic view of the mountain ranges around Denver stretches over 140 miles.Fact 7
Over 200 ounces of 24-karat gold cover the dome of the Denver Capitol Building. Additionally, the world's only known supply of a rare stone, Colorado Onyx, was used to create the building's wainscoting.Fact 8
The early settlement of Denver was destroyed twice, by flooding and by fire. Natives had warned settlers not to use the land.Fact 9
Led Zeppelin, the internationally famous band, played their first-ever American show in 1968 in Denver.Fact 10
Denver is home to America's longest street, Colfax Avenue. Go to more u.s. city facts ❯
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