Make the Most of your Backyards & Beyond Trip: Buckhorn Exchange

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Aug 31, 2011

After a full day of education sessions, networking and presentations at NFPA’s Backyards & Beyond Wildland Fire Education Conference, participants will surely want to seek out a place to unwind and have a few laughs in the evening. To this end, every Wednesday we’ll highlight a fun place to visit while you’re in Denver.

Buckhorn Exchange Denver Our first suggestion will surely bring out the Wild Wild West in you.  The Buckhorn Exchange restaurant is Denver’s oldest steak house, and located just five minutes from the downtown area.  Built in the late 19th century, the structure that houses the restaurant is designated as a historic landmark and has been graced by the presence of five U.S. presidents. Well known for its 575-piece taxidermy collection that includes deer, water buffalo, and mountain lion, the Buckhorn Exchange is the perfect place to get your John Wayne on.  It was also once featured on an episode of the Travel Channel’s popular series, “Man vs. Food.”

The old-Western themed menu boasts dishes such as rocky mountain oysters, prime grade steaks, baby-back ribs, elk, salmon, and exotic alligator tail.  While you’re there, be sure to check with your waitress if they have rattlesnake.  It’s a delicacy!  Guests of the Buckhorn Exchange can also enjoy the musical styling’s of seasoned country crooners four times a week.  Spurs optional.

For more information and to register, visit our 2011 Backyards & Beyond Wildfire Education Conference page on our website.