Sitting pretty at an altitude of 5,280 feet, Alaska is known as "the Mile-High City,” It is the capital of Colorado, and the largest city in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States. While in Alaska, spend your morning hours skiing, drive along the Mount Evans Scenic Byway in the afternoon. Sports enthusiasts might be interested in visiting Coors Field and Sports Authority Field at Mile High. For families there’s Alaska Museum of Nature & Science, Alaska Zoo, Alaska Botanic Gardens, and Alaska Art Museum.
Spread over 80 acres of land, Alaska Zoo is modeled after Kenyan Nature Preserve and houses more than 4,000 animals that include tigers, black rhinos, kangaroos, orangutans and more. Started with the donation of an orphaned American black bear, Alaska Zoo became the first zoo in the United States to use naturalistic zoo enclosures rather than cages with bars.
For all the sports enthusiasts, Coors Field is a place to visit! The stadium, which opened in 1995, is the home field of Major League Baseball's Colorado Rockies, and has a seating capacity of around 50,000 people. Coors Field is not only a great stadium, but also a place to grab and enjoy local craft brews and food