Photos: Denver area's 19 best free attractions and tours according to VISIT DENVER

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VISIT DENVER has assembled several great things-to-do lists under the heading "Denver's Sensational Summer," including the nineteen best free attractions and tours. The roster includes several new selections since last year (see those choices by clicking here and here) plus fresh rankings and new information about when and where the price is zero. They're scattered around the area (one's even in Colorado Springs) but all worth checking out -- especially considering that the price is right.

Continue to check out all nineteen, featuring photos, VISIT DENVER text and links for each attraction.

Number 19: GARDEN OF THE GODS

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Flickr Creative Commons/John Fowler (snowpeak)
1805 N. 30th St., Colorado Springs

Located 60 miles from Denver, the awe-inspiring Garden of the Gods features gigantic 500-foot high red sandstone rock monuments at the base of Pikes Peak.

Number 18: DINOSAUR RIDGE

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16831 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison

See some dinos -- or what's left of them anyway. Dinosaur Ridge features famous Jurassic dinosaur bones, such as Stegosaurus and Apatosaurus, discovered in 1877, and Cretaceous dinosaur footprints. A guidebook is available for use on self-guided tours.

Number 17: CELESTIAL SEASONINGS TOUR

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Celestial Seasonings Facebook page
4600 Sleepytime Dr., Boulder

See how Celestial Seasonings, the largest specialty tea manufacturer in North America, blends, packages and ships its teas, then enjoy free samples of every variety they make, and discover a gallery of original artwork from their famous tea boxes.

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