Doors opening to Denver’s landmark buildings for the public this weekend

On the balcony around the tower of the Denver City and County Building during Open Doors Denver 2013.

On the balcony around the tower of the Denver City and County Building during Open Doors Denver 2013.

DENVER — This weekend the public will get a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes of Denver’s most interesting buildings.

Doors Open Denver is a free annual event and runs both Saturday and Sunday.

You can simply wander into a dozen buildings around town or sign up for tours of significant places.

There are 61 buildings participating this year including the Zang Mansion, the Buckhorn Exchange, the D&F tower and the Denver Center for Performing Arts.

The Denver Architectural Foundation sponsors DOD. Some of the tours require signups, so be sure to check the website.

The weather Saturday should be nice, so we recommend you consider on of the walking tours including the historic pathways bike tour or the downtown Denver public art bicycle tour.