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Lower Downtown, Denver, CO 80202 (Downtown)
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Ranked #50 of 144 Attractions in Denver
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Activities: Shopping, Dining, Drinking, Nightlife
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Owner description: Short for Lower Downtown, this 29-block section of trendy bars, restaurants and shops also contains preserved buildings from the city's original settlement.
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Cleveland, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This the second time I have been there. It only gets better. Nothing better sitting on an outside patio, drinking a beer overlooking the Rockies in the distance as the sun goes down.

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Denver, Colorado
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

If your planning a trip to Denver, and are already set on going, then you have to check out LoDo. Known as Lower Downtown, this is the best place in downtown to catch it all. Wonderful shopping, restaurants, and nightlife, LoDo has something for everyone....One of the best places to experience the Denver culture and excitement!

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
37 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Three years ago I was in Denver, and explored various areas, LoDo was just emerging. Amazing difference three years make. Union Station is going through a major re-haul, the new structures look great. MCA fun, but, never fully curated. Love Larimar Square, good people-watching, restaurants, and, locally owned stores. While in Denver find the RiNo District, a fast-growing arts community... More

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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152 reviews 152 reviews
37 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The restaurants, bars, breweries and nightlife is very good, but overall I had the go with an average rating. Go if you are hungry or thirsty.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

LoDo, as the neighborhood is called, is a well executed urban renewal project. It hits all the right notes one would expect, with a wide variety of statuary, benches, chess boards, gardens, etc etc. It plays host to the 16th St Mall, which as the review title implies, is the shopping heart of Denver. You can expect to find all... More

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Rochester, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I agree that the place has gotten seedier over the years (this was my 3rd time there.) but it is till a decent place to walk and eat with a lot of choices. I did not see "dive-looking bars" at least along 16th street. The art museum itself is worth a look if you are interested in modern art; it... More

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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

In Lodo, make sure you step off 16th St. and head to Larimar Square, a very cute street with fabulous eateries and boutiques. The Market, is a great place for lunch or coffee, worth a browse around too...the chocolate choices are extravagant. The Square is the oldest in Denver and renovated with precision...meaning it is authentic.

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236 reviews 236 reviews
62 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We planned to spend a week's vacation staying in LoDo , Lower Downtown Denver, and bicycling around the city. On arrival, we found many stores deserted and boarded up, freaky-looking young people walking around with liquor bottles, and a lot of dive-looking bars. Downtown Denver is not what it once was. We got out of town fast and suggest you... More

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Kildare, Ireland
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101 reviews 101 reviews
36 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We spent an evening strolling through the LoDo area and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. There's plenty of restaurants and bars to stop in to along the way. The streets are really clean, we didn't see any rubbish at all and all the shops and restaurants look very pretty.

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Butte, Montana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We vacationed for 4 days in the city of Denver and attended a Grace Potter & the Nocturnals concert at Red Rocks (which was FABULOUS!). We stayed in the City Center at a hotel near the 16th St Mall. We visited Lodo twice. The first time we walked up 19th Street to our hotel about 8:30 in the evening. It... More

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