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Hotels in Denver near National Western Complex

National Western Complex Introduction

Although there a wide range of events at The National Western Complex, the venue comes alive for 16 days in January when it hosts The National Western Stock Show. Established in 1906, the show is recognized as the premier livestock, rodeo, and horse show in the U.S. With over 600,000 sq. ft. of space, the complex is also in demand throughout the year, with beer festivals and Motorcycle Expositions among the annual events. Located just north of Downtown Denver, the complex is across Interstate 70 from the Denver Coliseum and the Forney Museum of Transportation.

Hotels near National Western Complex

The closest hotels are found just to the west of the I-25 and I-70 interchange. Here you can find down-to-earth options with restaurants and outdoor pools, as well as free Wi-Fi. With Downtown only 3 miles away, city center hotels are also a good choice. Most cater for middle and upper price ranges, and include 4- and 5-star hotels. The best room deals are normally found during late fall and early winter. Rates rise from January as the ski season kicks in, and the Western Stock Show brings in the crowds.

Where to stay near National Western Complex

In central Denver, the hotels are concentrated in Downtown and “LoDo” (Lower Downtown). LoDo is an arty enclave in a historic neighborhood with restaurants, brewpubs, coffeehouses, and independent bookstores, as well as the Museum of Contemporary Arts and the major transport hubs. Downtown also has a good choice of upscale hotels, as well as theaters and a convention center. Heading east from the National Western Complex, you may find plenty of hotels off I-70, which are ideal for nature-lovers due to their proximity to the 17,000-acre Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge.

Things to see near National Western Complex

You might want to start at the Mile High City’s oldest and most vibrant block, Larimer Square. Set up as a pioneer camp for gold prospectors in the 19th century, it's now a bustling hub of independent shops, restaurants, bars, and clubs. Sports fans may want to visit the Coors Field stadium in LoDo, which is the home of Major League Baseball's Colorado Rockies. For a cultural fix, there are two major galleries in central Denver, The Museum of Contemporary Art and Denver Art Museum. A 3.3-mile trip south of the complex brings you to Denver Zoo, best known for its Bear Mountain.

How to get to National Western Complex

The National Western Complex can be easily reached by bus or train from the center of Denver. The nearest bus stop is a 5-minute walk away (Brighton Blvd & 47th Ave). For train services, the 38th / Blake Station is a 25-minute walk away, and has direct trains to Union Street Station in LoDo, and to Denver International Airport. The Complex is also conveniently located for drivers, just off I-70 and I-25, and it has 6,500 parking spaces. For travelers arriving by air, Denver International Airport is a 21.5-mile drive away.

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