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Family Activities

Family Activities
Family Activities

© Ishmael Orendain

Denver caters to families, with a multitude of parks, ski resorts, hands-on museums and many cultural facilities offering family activities and programs year-round. From catching a Colorado Rockies baseball game to exploring the Denver Children's Museum, Denver is the perfect city for a fun family excursion.

Denver | Family Activities

Black American West Museum
  • Black American West Museum
  • Few things are more fascinating than the fiery mystique of the old American west. Somewhat lesser known to western aficionados are tales of African American cowboys and frontier gallants.
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Boondocks Fun Center
  • Boondocks Fun Center
  • With the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop, you'll feel adventurous as soon as you drive into Northglenn, but that's nothing compared to the action of the Boondocks Fun Center.
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Colorado Hall of Fame
  • Colorado Hall of Fame
  • Sportsmanship, courage, sacrifice and leadership––the important tenets found in a hall-of-fame athlete. Each year, at the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, athletes representative of these qualities are inducted into the prestigious ranks of Colorado's great.
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Colorado Railroad Museum
  • Colorado Railroad Museum
  • Maybe you haven't spent years hunting down the last remaining steam locomotive from the 1890 Denver & Rio Grande train line. Maybe you don't know the difference between a narrow gauge and a standard gauge railroad.
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Coors Field
  • Coors Field
  • Peanuts, hotdogs and cold beer, plus 50,000 dressed in purple and black. For Colorado sports fans, this can mean only one thing: Rockies baseball at Coors Field! Established in 1995, Denver's...
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Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • Did you know that a blue-jay's feathers are actually brown? Did you know that Genghis Khan's empire grew to be twice the size of the Roman Empire? There is a plethora of did-you-know...
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Downtown Aquarium
  • Downtown Aquarium
  • Where's the best place to see a tiger in Denver? The Downtown Aquarium. Don't let the name fool you, this is no ordinary aquarium.
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Lakeside Amusement Park
  • Lakeside Amusement Park
  • Lights…camera…amusement. The art deco architecture of Lakeside Amusement Park reflects against the adjacent lake in yellow and orange neon bursts. Set beneath the inspiring Rocky Mountains, Denver's first amusement park opened its gates in 1908.
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Pepsi Center
  • Pepsi Center
  • What do Carmello Anthony, Celine Dion, and Cirque du Soleil have in common? Each has performed at Colorado's premier sports and entertainment venue—the Pepsi Center.
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Six Flags Elitch Gardens
  • Six Flags Elitch Gardens
  • As the saying goes, "Not to see Elitches is not to see Denver." Elitch Gardens, located in downtown Denver, is one of the main attractions of the Mile High City and stands as a 70-acre amusement park that has been in business for more than 100 years.
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The Children's Museum
Water World
  • Water World
  • Nothing counteracts a hot summer sun like 64 acres of refreshing water rides. In its 30th year, Water World has quickly become a destination for those seeking relief during the summer months, whether floating the Lazy River or taking the plunge down Screaming Mimi.
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