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Pizzeria Locale on Albion Street
If you like the outdoors—and who in Colorado doesn’t?—there’s a lot to love close to Pizzeria Locale’s Albion Street location. Parks, museums, botanic gardens, and the zoo are all waiting for you to explore. Come on over after your visit to restore your energy the best way we know how—with a pizza and a Denver craft beer!
Denver Botanic Gardens
If you’re a gardener, or just someone who loves plants and flowers, then this is the place for you. The Denver Botanic Gardens include an assortment of carefully planned gardens—international gardens, ornamental gardens, shady gardens, water gardens, and our favorite, gardens of the west. But there’s more: a regularly changing series of events and special exhibitions, along with conservation and educational opportunities, will lure you back again and again.
Although it is one of Denver’s smaller parks, this one has long been a local favorite. Maybe it’s because of the breathtaking vista of the surrounding Rocky Mountains; labels along the perimeter of the red sandstone viewing platform trace the outline of the surrounding mountain range, helping visitors identify the peak in front of them.
Or maybe it’s what else is here…
- Cranmer House: It was designed in 1917 by Denver architect Jules Jacques Benois Benedict in his favorite Italian Renaissance style. The couple that lived there is important to Denver’s history: George Cranmer was an extraordinary Denver manager of improvements and parks; it’s thanks to him that the city constructed Red Rocks amphitheater, acquired the Winter Park Ski Area, built parkways, made improvements to the channels of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River, and developed or improved parks within the city. Not to be outdone, his wife was a moving force in Denver’s cultural community, serving as president of the Civic Symphony Society and becoming one of three founders of the Denver Symphony Orchestra in 1934. (To help defray costs for the fledgling orchestra, visiting musicians often stayed in the Cranmer home and performed in the vaulted living room!)
- Sundial: Cranmer Park’s curious focal point is a large Chinese-style quartz sundial. Destroyed once in 1965 (via a bomb) and a second time through wear and tear, the sundial has now been fully restored. Although originally designed in a Chinese style, at its base the polar chart features Western astrological signs.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is a municipal natural history and science museum and a resource for science education in the Rocky Mountain region. A variety of exhibitions, programs, and activities help museum visitors learn about the natural history of Colorado—as well as moving out to the earth and the universe. There are over a million objects in the museum’s collection that include natural history and anthropological materials as well as archival and library resources.
Who doesn’t love a zoo? The Denver Zoo provides our community with an intimate, inspiring, and informative first-hand encounter with the wonders of nature. The 84-acre property can be viewed as an amazing urban field station for observing over 3,000 wild animals. Education and outreach teams spark curiosity for learners of all ages, and for more than two decades field conservation and emergency wildlife response teams based at the zoo have protected species threatened by the disasters of human encroachment, habitat loss, and catastrophic events.
And if all that isn’t enough, there’s the Denver Tennis Club within walking distance of the pizzeria. In other words, truly something for everyone! It’s a vibrant area full of life and possibilities, and we hope you’ll spend many happy hours here—and return again and again to Pizzeria Locale for the best Neighborhood Neapolitan pizza and craft beers anywhere.