Denver conference planners have arranged several tours for you to get to know downtown Denver, Denver’s parks, neighborhoods and cemeteries, and the cities of Colorado Springs and Boulder.

  • Denver Cemetery Tour: learn more about Denver through its departed denizens. Professor Annette Stott from the University of Denver, a local cemetery scholar, will lead this tour of Riverside and Fairmount cemeteries. Find out how local cemeteries reveal Denver’s transition from the Wild West to civilization, about the excavation of stone for markers, the stone carvers, and those who are buried and commemorated.
  • Denver Parks and Neighborhoods: join guide Carolyn Etter, a former manager of the Denver Parks and Recreation Department, for a tour that starts on the east side of town in City Park, with its view west over downtown Denver to the Rocky Mountains. The next stop is Cheesman Park, which borders the Capital Hill neighborhood, then you’ll have time to walk around and explore Denver’s 23-acre Botanic Gardens (admission included in tour price) [http://www.botanicgardens.org/ourgardensnew/yorkstreet.cfm.] Next, to Washington Park on the south side of town-with its lake and boating Pavillion, this is one of the most popular local spots for runners. Two parks on the west side of town, Berkeley and Sloan’s Lake, will cap the tour with views of the mountains to the west and downtown Denver to the east.
  • Denver Mountain Parks: Denver’s mountain park system comprises over 14,000 acres, from the renowned Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, to Genesee with its bison herd, to Buffalo Bill Cody’s gravesite and museum, which overlooks the entire Denver area. This tour to the west of town will take you into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, including the scenic towns of Evergreen and Golden, Colorado.

For the full list of tours with their dates and times, check the program on the conference web site: http://arlisna-mw.lib.byu.edu/denver2008/

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