The Symposium committee members are gearing up to present a
wonderful experience for you in Denver, September 2002.
Plan to come for Labor Day weekend and enjoy the many
activities that Denver offers before the conference begins!
Easily located around downtown Denver
and the Adam's Mark Hotel, you will be able to participate in
the "Festival of Mountain and Plain, Taste of
Colorado." The festival takes place Friday, August 30th
through Monday, September 2 in Civic Center Park.
Admission is free with events for the
whole family. Enjoy gourmet foods, demonstrations by local
chefs, arts and crafts, carnival rides, mining exhibits,
Colorado history with Native American demonstrations, hands on
activities for children and some fine musical entertainment on
a variety of stages. Visit the Taste of Colorado website at www.atasteofcolorado.com.
located closely to the downtown area are Six Flags Elitch
Gardens, an amusement park, and Ocean's Journey Aquarium -- www.oceanjourney.org.
offers a great Botanical Garden as well as the historical
landmark the Molly Brown House, as well as the Capitol
building, all located in downtown.
Take a short drive west of Denver and
tour the famous Coors Brewery in Golden. The brewery offers
free tours daily (expect Labor Day) with tasting and a gift
shop with plenty of souvenirs.
those interested, there is also a quilting museum in downtown
Golden as well as the School of Mines.
Denver is the home of the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.
The Rockies will play the San Francisco Giants August 26-29,
then after a road trip, return to play at Coors Field with
games against the San Diego Padres September 6-8. Coors Field
is available for tours during away game dates. Call
800-338-ROCK after February 23 for home game tickets.
The Cart Races are part of the 2002 CART FedEx Championship
Series, the Grand Prix of Denver is scheduled for the weekend
of August 30 - September 1, 2002.
The temporary street circuit near downtown Denver is
1.65 miles long, comprises nine turns and features 12
spectator grandstands. Two
support races include the Trans-Am Series for the B.F.
Goodrich Tires Cup and the Toyota Atlantic Championship.
For ticket information, call (888)82-SPEED or visit www.denvergrandprix.com.
of the spouse/guest tours will take us to Red Rocks Park, the
rock formation outdoor auditorium, and continuing to Boulder,
CO for a visit to Celestial
Seasonings Tea Factory (www.celestialseasoning.com)
where we will sample tea, have lunch, tour the factory and browse the
gift shop. A
short distance from Celestial Seasonings, we will tour the
Leanin' Tree Museum of Western Art (www.leanintree.com),
one of the nation's largest private collection of Western Art.
Leanin' Tree also produces western greeting cards which may be
purchased at the museum.
For the adventurer, North Fork Guest Ranch will provide a
"dude ranch" experience. Located in Shawnee, CO you
will find many family activities. The ranch still has openings
for Labor Day weekend. (www.northforkranch.com,
If golfing is your style, check out Keystone Resort (www.keystonesummer.com).
The Resort has two golf courses and lodging available. Click
here to learn more about the Resort. Keystone Lodge
phone: 970-468-2316, Inn at Keystone phone: 970-496-4825.
Visit Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Lake
phone: 970-577-6400) has many activities available. Click
here to learn more about these activities
We hope you will bring the family for
Labor Day weekend before the Symposium and enjoy the many
activities Colorado can offer. Don't forget the great
outdoors---hiking, fly fishing, rafting, and Rocky Mountain
National Park. The weather should be great for this
Destination Denver 2002.
Denver 2002 IMAPS Symposium