7 Denver Facts And Figures To Check Out Before The 2018 Rave User Summit

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The 2018 Rave User Summit event offers the chance to see and explore one of the most beautiful cities in the United States. Here is a list of interesting facts and figures about Denver, Colorado.

The Rave User Summit will take place in Denver, Colorado, on April 16-18th. The event is an opportunity for customers from all over the country to come together and connect with other people in their field, sit in on kick-off presentations from nationally recognized leaders as they kick off each day, provide input for our products in early development, and ask questions about Rave’s solutions and products with a guru in the Guru Lounge. Registration for the event is open, and you can sign up today.

The 2018 Summit is a chance for customers to educate their peers on best-practices while help Rave optimize solutions and products. Of course, it’s also a chance to explore the city of Denver, which is a historic and scenic city. Many travelers are familiar with the sites and attractions that Denver has to offer, including museums, a variety of restaurants, nightlife, and awe-inspiring nature. It’s well-known that the city is a popular destination for hiking, mountain-climbing, and skiing, and any adventurous Rave customer will be able to explore the surrounding nature.

Denver is best known for its mountain views – it is, after all, nicknamed the “Mile High City”. It stands at one-mile above sea level, making it the highest city in the United States.  There is just one of many interesting facts and figures about the Colorado capital.

Here are 7 more interesting facts and figures about Denver, Colorado to check out before you register for the 2018 Rave User Summit.

1.The city population in Denver is 554,635, making it the most populous city in Colorado. It’s a major hub for communications, transportation, energy, aerospace, and tourism. Colorado, the Centennial State, became the nation’s 38th state in 1876. Denver was founded in 1858 and was named after the governor James Denver.


2.  Led Zeppelin played their first show in the United States in Denver. The legendary group took the stage on October 20th, 1968 at the Denver Auditorium Arena. The concert was part of a short string of shows, and the not-yet-famous band was an opening act for Vanilla Fudge.

The Denver Auditorium Arena is still standing today and remains a popular spot for concerts and other performances. It’s just one of many venues around the city were locals and guests can find live music, including the Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Summit Music Hall, and Hi-Dive.


3. In 1935, Louis Ballast trademarked the cheeseburger at the Humpty Dumpty Barrel, a drive-in restaurant in Denver. The fast-food stop has since closed, but there is a stone marker in the downtown location where it once stood.

There are plenty of places for visitors to get a cheeseburger today. According to the Denver Ear, the best burgers in the city can be found at the 5280 Burger Bar, Crave Real Burgers, or Cherry Cricket.



4. Denver is one of the sunniest cities in the United States. It’s a popular saying that the city sees 300 out of 365 days per year reporting sunshine, and while this isn’t scientifically true, the weather is something to brag about. The Rocky Mountain region tends to see plenty of clear days, and there is a statistically high chance that any time you are in the city it will be a sunny, or at least partly cloudy, day.


5. Denver is one of the few cities that isn't built on a river, lake, ocean or major body of water. The reason for this is that the city was established during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush, later known as the Colorado Gold Rush. Denver and Boulder City were built to service the mines during this time.


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6. Denver's downtown area is one of the most walkable in the country. Tourists can plan to see the city's sports stadiums, performing art center, museums, aquarium, and restaurants - all within walking distance of each other. Many of the city's top restaurants and shopping experiences can be found on one has a recognizable city street that is lit with strings of lights year round.


7. Denver is one of the only cities in the United States to have 7 professional sports teams. This is because sports are a huge part of city life, boasting plenty of facilities for a variety of sports, including baseball, basketball, football, mountain climbing, and rodeo. The professional teams include the baseball team the Colorado Rockies, NFL team the Denver Broncos, hockey team Colorado Avalanche, and the NBA's Denver Nuggets.


Tomorrow's the big day, go Broncos! #SuperBowl 📷: @rjamartinez

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Denver, Colorado is a city with a unique history, and it's definitely a place to visit for any traveler who enjoys the great outdoors, sports, or a variety of dining and live-performances. There are plenty of professional reasons to attend the 2018 Rave User Summit, and it's an opportunity to network and make sure that you're optimizing Rave's platform of solutions. However, the Summit is also an opportunity for you to explore the mile-high city of Denver, Colorado, where the event will be hosted.

Sign up for the 2018 Rave User Summit today!

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Mary Kate McGrath

Written by Mary Kate McGrath

Mary Kate is a content specialist and social media manager for the Rave Mobile Safety team. She writes about public safety for the state & local and education spheres.


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