The Denver Aquarium - An Unusual and Wonderful Night Out

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Real Estate Agent with Rocky Mountain Homescapes, Keller Williams, Denver Colorado

IMG_1547What do you think of when the Denver Aquarium comes to mind? A weekend outing for the kids? If you are looking for an unusual place to meet friends or have a wonderful night out, the Denver Aquarium may be just the spot.

Start the evening in the restaurant with some of the fabulous entrees. Take your time. You'll enjoy watching the fish swimming by, sharks included, as you dine. They will not, however, allow your to pick your dinner from the many varieties in the tank.

Then it is time to take a stroll through the main aquarium features. What makes this outing so great is that you and your family or friends will have most of the place to yourself. IMG_1519

There is something about sharks that fascinates me. I don't have to wait for my turn at the glass and then hope that the sharks swim somewhere close. I can press my nose up against the glass and really look at those incredible teeth. If I want to spend hours looking, I can. Then there are the clown fish. If you here someone say, "Nemo", you know that those colorful swimmers are just around the corner. There is also large snake collection for reptile lovers.

So, if you haven't made plans for Friday night and it looks like all the restaurants are already full, take the leap and visit the aquarium at night. You may enjoy it enough to make it a habit.

The Denver Aquarium is open until 10:00 pm. on weekdays and 11:00 pm. on Friday and Saturday nights. Dinner will run about $40-$50 per person with a wonderful entree, appetizers and drinks. The visit to the aquarium will add an additional $13.75 per person for adults. It will be a memorable and enjoyable night out on the town, especially when the kids come along.

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Comments (8)

Chris Griffith
Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL - Bonita Springs, FL
Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent
Who doesn't love going to an aquarium and (now) who doesn't just love Nemo.  One of my favorite restaurants is full of salt water fish. I can stare for hours.
Nov 18, 2007 01:22 AM
Dena Stevens
Rocky Mountain Realty - Canon City, CO
Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
You know I couldn't wait for the Denver Aquarium to open, then I moved down to Southern Colorado and still haven't seen it. One day I'm going up just to see it! I'll call ya, maybe we can make it a day or at least lunch.
Nov 18, 2007 04:43 AM
Jennifer Steck
Rocky Mountain Homescapes, Keller Williams, Denver Colorado - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate

Chris- Even though our aquarium isn't as big as the coastal ones, we still have a fabulous place we can learn and enjoy. I get addicted to the fish. I wonder how many times the waitstaff have to move people on. I can sit there for hours too.

Dena- Call me and we'll meet there for lunch. I'd love to go through it again especially with you!

Nov 18, 2007 06:42 AM
Dena Stevens
Rocky Mountain Realty - Canon City, CO
Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
It's a date! Don't be surprised when I give you a call.
Nov 18, 2007 08:14 AM
Birmingham Alabama Real Estate, Stephen Wolfe
LivingInBirmingham.com - Birmingham, AL
Jennifer, isn't there something about aquariums that is just always fun. We took our kids to their first one this weekend. It was loads of fun. Our oldest was mesmerized the entire fun... I wish ours had been that inexpensive to get in
Nov 19, 2007 01:39 AM
Jennifer Steck
Rocky Mountain Homescapes, Keller Williams, Denver Colorado - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate

Dena- I can't wait!

Stephen- I love aquariums as well. I'm glad you had a wonderful time. I'm sure ours is much less expensive because we don't have the range of fish that you do, but I love it anyway. You kids will remember their first trip forever. That is a bargain!

Nov 19, 2007 11:53 AM
Veronica Harbert
Select Home Staging - Denver, CO
Select Home Staging

Jennifer,

When the Denver Aquarium used to be Ocean's Journey, the Junior League of Denver held a fund raiser there. It was a fantastic venue for that size of an event (and a huge success).

If anyone out there is looking for a large location for an event (corporate Christmas party?) Check into the Denver Aquarium.

Best wishes (and Happy Thanksgiving!)

Veronica

Select Home Staging

Denver, Colorado

www.selecthomestaging.com 

Nov 20, 2007 09:07 AM
Jennifer Steck
Rocky Mountain Homescapes, Keller Williams, Denver Colorado - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate

Veronica,

The aquarium does have a wonderful room for an event. I am considering hosting a client event there in the spring. Thanks for contributing that information.

I hope all is well with you and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Nov 21, 2007 02:09 AM