Bus stop hot spots – RTD in Denver

As the year continues, some of us are getting tired of going the same old places time and time again. So why not bring out the RTD bus passes that Mines students receive for free. This week, there are four more locations to find some entertainment.

Hit up the Butterfly Pavilion
Looking for an outdoor experience indoors? Are you intrigued by creepy-crawlers, but prefer to have glass between you and them? Then your destination might just be the Butterfly Pavilion – a non-profit invertebrate zoo. You can walk through the garden to see over 1200 free flying butterflies. After you’ve got your fill of flapping, you can head on over to the water’s edge to touch a sea star and check out a few other oceanic creatures. Finally, you can wrap up your adventure at the “Crawl-a-See-Em” where you can see some even creepier crawlies then ever and perhaps even hold Rosie the Tarantula, if you are lucky. The pavilion is open year-round.

Play at Dave and Busters
Grab your friends (or at least the ones with free bus passes) and head on over to D&B’s for some grub, drinks, and healthy competition.  Let your inner child lose in the arcade, challenge your friend to skee ball, or even “bet” on a horse derby. Not into arcade games? No worries – play some shuffle board and then finish up the evening of fun with a relaxing game of pool. D&B is open 7 days a week and is always changing up their promotions to keep it fresh and to keep you coming back.

Take in the Denver Art Museum
There is something for every interest at this museum, which features art from all over the world. Exhibits change frequently, but the current ‘must-see’ exhibit is “Tutankhamen: The Golden King & the Great Pharaohs.” Check out www.denverartmuseum.org to find the latest tour information and exhibits that the museum is offering.

Play in the [City] Park
Are you sick of studying in the library? Trying to keep the “Freshman 15” at bay? Need a unique date idea? City park has just what you need for all of these issues and even more. Find a peaceful spot to read beneath one of the many trees in this 320 acre park. Or perhaps you would like to watch the ducks play in Duck Lake. You can always take a study break and walk through one of the many flower gardens to clear your mind or check out the historic buildings located throughout the park. If being active sounds better, bring along a friend and play some catch, fly a kite, or swing at the playground. Make a day date, and rent a paddle boat from the boathouse. No matter what your mood is, City Park has everything you need.

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