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Interesting Facts about Denver, Colorado

• Denver has 300 days of annual sunshine, more annual hours of sun than San Diego or Miami. The sun feels warmer because you’re closer to it.
• Colorado is the third fastest growing state in the last decade.
• Denver International Airport is the sixth busiest airport in the United States and the 11th busiest in the world.
• Denver is the second most educated city in the United States.
• Denver has spent more than $8 billion in the last decade on new attractions including building three new sports stadiums; a new downtown amusement park; a new world-class aquarium; three new art museums; a new opera house; a new 1,100-room Hyatt hotel; and doubling the size of the Colorado Convention Center.
• Denver boasts the largest city park system in the country, 90 golf courses and 650 miles of paved trails.
• Denver is home to the second largest performing arts complex in the nation with 10 theatres seating 10,000 people for theatre, symphony, opera and ballet.
• Denver brews more beer than any other city with 80 different beers brewed here daily.
• With less water vapor in the air at this altitude, the sky really is bluer in Colorado.
• In winter, Denver is dryer than Phoenix, with an average daily high of 45 degrees in February.
• In Denver’s rarified air, golf balls go 10 percent farther. So do cocktails. Alcoholic drinks pack more of a punch than at sea level.
• There are 200 named peaks visible from Denver, including 32 that soar to 13,000 feet and above. The mountain panorama visible from Denver is 140 miles long.
• Metro Denver collects more for the arts on a per capita basis than any other city. The seven county Denver metro area (an area the size of Connecticut) has a self-imposed 10th of a cent sales tax for the arts that raises up to $36 million a year, which is distributed to 300 arts organizations and facilities.
• The dome of the Colorado State Capitol is covered with 200 ounces of 24K gold, but the really priceless building material was used inside as wainscoting. It is Colorado onyx, a rare stone found near Beulah, Colo. The entire world's supply was used in this building and no more has ever been found. State law prohibits building any structure that would block the view of the mountains from the State Capitol.
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