The heart of the Mile High City is celebrating its 140th anniversary this month, Denver’s very own Union Station! First opening its doors in 1881, the Station has stood as the central hub for transportation and travelers ever since.
Through its journey to the present Union Station has undergone renovation and restoration, to now claim its spot on the top for Denver attractions. While the Station serves as a transportation hub, it’s home to shopping, dining, and arts, a truly central location for all things Denver. After the announcement of the 2010 Union Station Revitalization Project the neighborhood saw installments of upscale hotels, 122 new commuter rails, and miles of added rapid bus transit, all within only four years.
Surrounding neighborhoods have thrived since the Station’s revitalization. Citywide transit makes any adventure easy, but with just about anything one could need within walking distance the Union Station area is becoming one of the few places in Denver locals live without cars. New developments of condominiums have made city-life more accessible than ever, and it shows.
Just inside Union Station are some of Denver’s defining landmarks, such as the Museum of Contemporary Art. Minutes away you’ll find Larimer Square, one of Denver’s more opulent shopping scenes. At the heart of shopping, the arts, travel, and dining, Union Station has served 140 years of Denver’s locals and tourists alike.