Some top attractions in Denver including Nuggets basketball, Zoo and National Ballpark Museum- Jan. 2024

Denver Activities/Attractions:

Let’s start with heading to a Denver Nuggets game. A big matchup between two of the top teams in the NBA with the Denver Nuggets hosting the Milwaukee Bucks at Ball arena in Denver Colorado on January 29th.  The NBA champion Nuggets and finals MVP Nikola Jokic were too tough to handle after a close game throughout until late in the fourth quarter. Jokić ended with a triple double with 26 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists and Jamal Murray was on fire and led the team with 35 points with some incredible shots and drives to the basket. The Bucks were led by former MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, who had 26 points but, in the end, it was the Nuggets defense that won the game. Aaron Gordon played some great defense throughout before fouling out as did Caldwell Pope, who had the job to guard all-star Damian Lillard, who had an average night. This was the debut of new Bucks coach, Doc Rivers, who signed a contract through the 26–27 season to help get this team over the hump.  They fired head coach, Adrian Griffin, even though the team had a 30-13 record as there’s just been some inconsistencies & the front office made the big move. The Nuggets are in third place in the Western Conference and a formidable foe in the playoffs if everybody’s healthy. Coach Mike Malone was very energetic on the sidelines and never let up. The final score was 114-109 and you can see more

I didn’t spend a lot of time in Denver but got to check out their awesome Denver Zoo with their friendly staff. They had a great variety of animals from Africa and all over the world. All of them seem to be out as well, which was not super common when you go to zoos, but we got to see most of their animals.

Then we headed over to the National Ballpark Museum located a few blocks from Coors Field. Its nonprofit company is run by enthusiastic baseball fan Bruce Hellerstein’s lifelong love of baseball., who helped build it and decorate it all with baseball memorabilia from any of the stadiums, including stadium seats, many articles, photos, banners, and much more. There are a few features of Babe Ruth who Bruce will tell you is the best player of all time.