Stop by this Mural Painted by a Local Woman

The Lindee Zimmer Mural

Courtesy of Linda Zimmer

Courtesy of Linda Zimmer

Zimmer draws inspiration from the colors of tropical birds and the patterns in leaves to paint the vibrations of love. Zimmer is a Denver-based, Colorado native who has been painting for over six years. One of her recent murals can be found on the side of the Ramble Hotel. Look for additional mural locations on her website.

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Celebrate Women's Historical Impact on Colorado

Byers-Evans House Museum

Women protesters in Ludlow, CO | The Center for Colorado Women's History

This freshly minted museum focuses on the accomplishments of women past, present, and future who helped shape the American West. Find homages to the “Unsinkable” Molly Brown of Titanic fame, and famous brothel owner Pearl de Vere—The Soiled Dove of Cripple Creek—in addition to "forgotten" names of western history. This museum highlights women’s activism and advocacy, personal safety in the workplace, activism against sexual harassment, advocacy for equal job access, equal pay and treatment, and organizing efforts.

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Visit the City’s Only Independent, Women-Owned Adult Store

Awakening

Interior of Awakening Boutique | Coutrsey of Awakening

Interior of Awakening Boutique | Courtesy of Awakening

Founded on mutual respect, trust, and orgasms, Awakening is an independent sex and wellness boutique. Co-Founders and lifelong best friends, Tory Johnson and Rose Kalasz, started Awakening with a mission to create a safe, inclusive, fun, and a community-driven space for people to learn about and explore their sexuality. This all-inclusive space welcomes all and is Denver’s only independent and women-owned adult novelty store. You can also find sexual health products, handmade lingerie, art, select apparel, and home goods sold here. 

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Visit the First Black-Owned Cannabis Dispensary in Denver

Simply Pure

Hands offerig cannibus buds | SimplyPure_Facebook Page

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Simply Pure is the first black-owned dispensary in Denver. Founders Wanda James and Scott Durrah, both military veterans having served in the Navy and the Marines respectively, make veteran patients and customers a top priority. The shop offers small-batch, organic, cannabis and CBD products and welcomes people from all walks of life.

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Unwind at this Woman-Owned Beauty Bar

Ella Bliss Beauty Bar

Pedicure salon chairs at Ella Bliss | Courtesy of Ella Bliss

Courtesy of Ella Bliss Beauty Bar

Family-owned Ella Bliss is a one-stop beauty salon and spa that strives to create a fun and caring community for its customers and staff alike. Sisters Brooke and Kelly saw a need for multiple beauty services offered under one roof. Ella Bliss offers nail services, a blow-dry bar, a facial and massage spa, lash extensions, bikini waxing, and more.

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Wine Meets Books at this Female-Founded Bar

BookBar

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Courtesy of BookBar

BookBar is a hybrid bookstore and wine bar created by Nicole Sullivan. Inspired by reading a book and drinking, you guessed it, a glass of wine, Sullivan sat on her concept for a dozen years before deciding to make her idea a reality. BookBar is more than a place to unwind with a book and a glass, it is also a community gathering space encouraging discussion. Sullivan asks that all visitors take a moment to savor the good things in life. 

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Catch a Burlesque Show at the Famous Clocktower Cabaret

Clocktower Cabaret

Courtesy of Clocktower Cabaret in Denver

Courtesy of Clocktower Cabaret in Denver

Beneath the historic Daniels & Fisher Clock Tower building, the cabaret is centrally located on the 16th street mall. Founded in 2006, The Clocktower Cabaret offers live music, traditional burlesque, comedy, drag, circus, and dance most Thursdays through Sundays. Enjoy both national and local acts while you nosh on small bites and libations in this intimate theater.

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Connect with other Moms and Moms-to-be

Mama’hood

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Courtesy of Mama’hood

Mama 'hood is a community of expecting and new mothers that address all of their pre- and post-natal needs. Co-Founders Linda Appel Lipsius, Amanda Ogden, and Allison Schnieder built a multi-faceted model serving moms and families out of their Lower Highland (LoHi) location for seven years. Stop in for prenatal yoga classes, postnatal baby and me yoga classes, mini 'hood open play, and more. Momma 'hood also offers consultations from birth to breastfeeding and a network of Doulas. 

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Cheer on The Rocky Mountain RollerGirls at their Next Game

The Rollerdome

Courtesy of the Rocky Mountain Roller Girls Facebook Page

Courtesy of the Rocky Mountain Roller Girls Facebook Page

The Rocky Mountain Roller Derby Girls are the first flat-track roller derby league in Denver. Founded in 2004, the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls organization is one of the founding members of the WFTDA (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association), which has qualified for the playoffs each year. Make sure to check the Derby Girls’ website for upcoming games you can attend at their Rollerdome. 

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Pay Homage to the Incredible Dr. Ford

The Black American West Museum

Statue of Dr. Justina Ford | 303 Magazine/Karson Hallaway

Statue of Dr. Justina Ford | 303 Magazine/Karson Hallaway

Dr. Justina Ford was Colorado's first black female doctor. In her home, you can find the Black American West Heritage Center. The intimate space holds artifacts chronicling life in the West. Unable to practice medicine at the hospital in Denver, Dr. Ford delivered over 7,000 babies in her home over the course of 50 years. 

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Get Crafty with a Drink in Hand at this Female-Founded Spot

Upstairs Circus

A DIY beer caddy project | Courtesy of Upstairs Circus

A DIY beer caddy project | Courtesy of Upstairs Circus

Created by Kelly Johannsen, Upstairs Circus is for those of us who want to get crafty with a drink in hand. Check out their calendar to sign up for a Project Social. Select a date and time that work for you and make a reservation. Best part? There are over 25 DIY crafts from which to choose and you are free to select any project that speaks to you. From leather making to crafting jewelry, Project Socials also features a full bar to help those creative juices flow.

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Get your Twerk On at this Body-Positive Studio

Studio 3SixT

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Courtesy of Studio 3SixT

Looking for a little brow wiping excitement after eating your way through Denver? Body positive fitness classes offered by 3SixT include pole dancing, naughty-ography (seductive art of lap dance), Twerk-lesque (twerking and burlesque) as well as core and dance training. Founded in 2011 by Jen West and Missie Jonhson-West, Studio 3SixT was created as a supportive environment for women and men both physically and mentally. You don’t need heels or experience to take part in the classes, all levels are welcome. Private parties can be arranged for larger groups.

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Take a Walking Tour that Celebrates Women and Wine

Denver Local Tours

Blue Bear statue at the Denver Convention Center | Courtesy of Denver like a Local Tours

Blue Bear statue at the Denver Convention Center | Courtesy of Denver like a Local Tours

Denver Locals Tours, founded by couple Will and Rachel, serves up a 1.5-mile walking tour featuring the women who helped shape Denver. Guests can meet their guides at 2PM daily by the big blue bear at the Denver Convention Center. Men and women are welcome on this two-hour tour of the city.

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Spoil your Taste Buds at Woman-Owned Work and Class

Work and Class

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Courtesy of Work and Class

A Chihuahua native, Executive Chef Dana Rodriguez serves up "no fuss" American and Latin American flavors designed to highlight seasonal offerings. A James Beard Foundation nominee, Rodriguez’s journey began as a child on a farm without running water or electricity. From dishwasher to prep cook, pasta making and the bakeshop, and finally to becoming a sous chef at Panzano—an upscale Italian restaurant in Hotel Monaco—Rodriguez learned to become an effective leader. In late 2012 she was invited to become the Executive Chef at Work & Class.

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Support Sustainability at LGBTQ+ Friendly Triangle Bar

Triangle Bar

Courtesy of Triangle Bar in Denver

Courtesy of Triangle Bar in Denver

The eco-friendly, Triangle Bar offers an elevated experience for the LGBTQ+ family and allies. Locally sourced and sustainable products are offered wherever possible. Between the sustainable energy and killer composting program, Triangle Bar diverts enough waste to keep one whole truckload from ending up in landfills each month. Located in downtown Denver you can catch live entertainment seven nights a week in a lovingly restored modern space.

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Book a Stay at this Women-Designed Hotel

The Ramble Hotel

Hotel lobby of The Ramble | Courtesy of The Ramble website

Hotel lobby of The Ramble | Courtesy of The Ramble website

Inspired by Madame Rambouillet’s French Salons of the 17th-century, The Ramble aims to serve as a gathering place for community engagement. Every element of the hotel has been designed to foster the free exchange of ideas. Located in Denver's River North Art District (RiNo), The Ramble is home to the first Death & Co. bar west of the Mississippi. The interior is designed by the all-female team at Avenue Interior Design in Los Angeles.

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