“The premier pedestrian destination in the Rockies!”
Designed by famed architect I.M. Pei, the pedestrian promenade is made of red, white and gray granite in a repeating pattern that, seen from above, resembles the skin of a Diamondback rattlesnake. Free electric shuttle buses travel up and down the Mall, stopping on every corner. Hop on and hop off, the free shuttles come every few minutes and make everything downtown easy to reach. As the commercial heart of Downtown Denver, it is a main attraction for a rapidly growing number of visitors, workers, residents and conventioneers. The Mall is filled with outdoor cafes, renovated historic office buildings, sparkling glass-walled skyscrapers, shops, restaurants and retail stores.
Definitely one of the hubs of the city, stretching from Union Station up to the Capitol building. There are plenty of restaurants, bars, clothing shops, specialty stores, and my all time favorite bookstore (The Tattered Cover). It's a great place to spend an afternoon touring the shops, grabbing a coffee/meal/beer outside on a patio in beautiful Colorado weather, or spend a night out.
The mall is pretty long, and pleasant to walk along by design (there are also some interesting street performers on the way), but for those that prefer not to walk, free buses run up and down the mall, stopping at each block. They are the only autos allowed on the mall, and you never have to wait more than a minute or two. Definitely worth a visit.
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16th Street Mall
- Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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