Denver International Airport

This airport is the largest in the United States.

A view of the Teflon-coated roof at Denver International Airport

Denver International Airport (DIA) is where you'll likely begin your trip. Before heading into the city, however, it's worth beholding the airport's stunning architectural design. The most dramatic feature of DIA, a Teflon-coated roof shaped to resemble the mountain peaks that symbolize the Rockies, supports wind and snow by a catenary cable system like that used in some bridges. The gorgeous marble used to build the terminal walls, hails from Marble, Colorado, a small mountain town that also supplied marble for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Lincoln Memorial.

One of the well-known art sculptures here is the Blue Mustang by artist Luis Jiménez. Its infamous for killing it creator — well, sort of. The art piece is quite a sight to behold. It stands at 32 feet tall, weighs 9,000 pounds, is crafted out of bright blue cast-fiberglass and has bright red eyes. In 2006, a portion of the sculpture fell on the artist's leg severing an artery. Jiménez has completed the head of the mustang and the rest was completed by others with the grand unveiling taking place in 2008.

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8500 Pena Blvd. Denver CO 80249 U.S.

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