Dr. Lack is a really friendly & gentle dentist. He's great if you have any apprehension about your dental visits. He'll do a thorough exam and before you know it, you're done! His dental assistants and office staff are professional and helpful. I've recommended Dr. Lack to my family and friends!
At Best In Sight, you get quality care and a pretty good selection of glasses or contacts. This company is on Tom Martino's Troubleshooter List, so their customer service should be up to par. I've seen a few different eye doctors here, and everyone has been professional and kind. In addition, they'll really help you pick out the best pair of glasses for your lifestyle, and offer a limited return policy in case the glasses don't work out.
I'm not really into hardware stores, but I actually enjoy going to McGuckin Hardware! In addition to general hardware stuff like fasteners, tools, nuts & bolts, you can find a garden center full of plants & trees (even Bonsais!), art supplies, pet food & toys, and Holiday decorations. The store has a laid back attitude- you can bring your dog (on a leash please!) while you shop. This is a comfortable alternative to a traditional hardware store, and a great place to go if you're accompanied by someone who doesn't enjoy spending hours looking for the right light switch.
This is THE bookstore in Denver. Amazing selection of books, magazines and accessories, visiting authors (names you may recognize, like Bill Clinton), lectures, coffee... The Tattered Cover is a place to browse, then buy.
I always take visitors to the Tattered Cover. It's a place to check out great products as well as people watch. -All types hang out here, and everyone gets along magnificently.
I've been to aquariums throughout the US, including Baltimore, Chicago and Miami, and Ocean Journey just doesn't compare. -The fish are hard to identify, and the place just doesn't hold you for more than a few hours. It's pricey, and there are no shows like at other aquariums. Sorry to say that you can find a pretty comparable display at the Denver Zoo.
I'm quite impressed with the Denver Zoo. -Although some of the exhibits are less than amazing (like the big cats & the primates), others, like the aquatic animals, are great. -I've been able to identify more fish at the zoo than at Ocean Journey Aquarium!
Lots of free parking and seasonal exhibits make this a family favorite.
I'm sorry to say that Babies R Us isn't super great, but I've gone there because it's convenient and has a good online registry. The store is big, with lots of clothing and baby item choices, but prices are rather high. This Babies R Us gets really busy on weekends, and there are never enough lines open (including in Customer Service/Returns), so you always have to wait. Some of the staff is really helpful, others are less so.
PROS: Big selection
CONS: High prices
I delivered my daughter at St. Joseph hospital, and it was a wonderful place to bring her into this world! The birthing rooms are extremely spacious and well-furnished. (During the labor I didn't care too much, but the room had lovely details like stamped ceiling tiles, wood trim, and a radio w/CD player.) The postpartum room was quite nice as well. Food was good and the staff was pretty nice. (Some of the on-call nurses were a bit pissy, others were kind and helpful.) I'd deliver my next child there!
Ulta is a great place to treat yourself. They have everything from OPI nail polish to Goody hair products, salon-quality haircare, all sorts of cosmetics, and perfume. There's also a decent selection of accessories. -I got my sister a pair of sunglasses that she couldn't find anywhere else. There's a salon where you can get your hair and nails done, as well as facials and waxing.
The staff at this Ulta is pretty helpful, although I had to ask a few people to help me with the sunglasses.
The Children's Museum of Denver is a place where kids can learn and play at the same time. Exhibits vary, and cater to the youngest visitors (infants & their parents), to those who want to explore art and theater.
Multicultural events like "Noon Year's Eve Around the World" allow kids to celebrate the new year Mexican, Japanese and Irish-style.
Lots of cool classes and hands-on displays make for a fun day for kids and their parents/guardians.