Things to Do in Denver with Kids

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Things to Do in Denver with Kids

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  • Maureen C
    Colorado Springs, CO4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The botanic gardens is my favorite escape. They have been adding a lot of new things and buildings to check out. I highly suggest going in the day and at night for different experiences. My favorite exhibit is the bonsai exhibit.
    Written June 15, 2024
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  • Mike W
    Viera, FL127 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We read some good things about this place and decided to visit. We were blown away by how well the exhibits are laid out. Yes, the museum is designed with a "kid vibe", but we are in our fifties and really enjoyed it. Many of the exhibits are interactive, and they are very informative. The place is HUGE, so it isn't overcrowded in the different exhibit halls. We went through the entire museum in about two hours, which was perfect for our day. If you go, be sure to go around to the park area behind the museum, where the views of the mountains are beautiful.
    Written June 3, 2024
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  • jguy14
    Louisville, ky36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome stadium to see a game. Prices for beers and food very reasonable. So many great places to sit. Must try the upper deck outfield!!
    Written June 5, 2024
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  • Samuel N
    Portland, OR5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great historic place to hang out. Love coming here although the downtown area can be a little questionable especially late at night. Good restaurants and vibe in the area.
    Written June 3, 2024
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  • Leo L
    Denver, CO5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Although our visit was short but we still can admire work of Renoir, Degas, Monet, O'Keefe and Picasso. Such an impressive collection this must be a Denver proud. I would like to return so we can appreciate the rest of the collection
    Written June 8, 2024
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  • Ken
    Orient, Ohio440 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great way to spend the day. Reasonable admission and parking is free. (Note that, as per the website, advanced ticketing is required at this time. Morning entry is also restricted during the week at this time to accommodate the volume of school groups.) Pretty big zoo so have your walking shoes primed and ready to hike. Very easy to get around, though, with mostly flat terrain and well maintained walkways.

    Staff and volunteers here are very knowledgeable and engaging. I encountered many crew members interacting with guests. Presentations are well done. Elephant training demo was a must and Billy was awesome in his participation...and he loves his broccoli.

    There are many cool, uncommon critters here not often seen and they have successful SSP husbandry programs resulting in new blood for the survival of these rarities. Specifically, the Malayan tapir...and Rinny was very active. And the gerenuk, a seldom encountered member of the antelope family.

    New baby kudu getting zoomies was a highlight and the playful interactions with Penny, the gerenuk, were unexpected. The elephant facility is impressive and the dynamics of the bachelor herd and it's purpose are an integral part of the SSP. Unfortunately, the bridge in elephant passage wasn't in use because of the necessity for creative arrangement of the occupants so missing that was a bummer since it's unlikely I'll be making a trip to Denver again soon. Mahali getting the zoomies was a surprise and he really wanted to sink his bouy.

    There is a carousel, train and 4D theater as well as feeding opportunities for lorikeets and stingrays.

    Note that 'Down Under' is still under construction but set to open to the public soon.
    Written May 9, 2024
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  • Cecilia S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles

    Mount Evans near Denver is a stunning escape into nature. The drive to the summit unveils breathtaking views, and at 14,264 feet, the panorama is simply awe-inspiring. Surrounded by wildlife and alpine beauty, it's a must-visit for nature lovers seeking a quick, unforgettable mountain getaway!!
    Written December 26, 2023
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  • williamjamesiii
    Las Vegas, NV21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The bartender at my hotel in Denver insisted if we had one day to see the mountains we must do the Mount Evans Scenic Byway and SHE WAS RIGHT! You can see for miles and miles, there is the cutest lodge at the bottom and a gorgeous alpine lake along the way. But the best part is the wild goats roaming the summit and parking lot!! The kids loved them. The drive is a little scary so put the best driver in your group forth and white knuckle your way to the top!! It's worth it!!!
    Written February 7, 2024
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  • williamrhinrichs
    Cohoes, NY8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    When my grandchildren learned we were going to Colorado, their first request was to visit Empower Filed at Mile High. We booked the tour and were not disappointed. Each one saw something that was of interest (ages 9 - 17.) Our guide was informative and engaging. The group size (15) was ideal. For Bronco fans, this was a "must see:" attraction.
    Written April 8, 2024
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  • Eva T
    United Kingdom2,342 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We saw the building from many streets when walking. Its position, many columns, golden top and flags telling everybody this is govermnental place. From the front you can see Rockies in the distance, Denver City Council building (also impressive one), Lincoln Veterans Memorial park and tall brown obelisk. On the stairs you can find mile high marker.
    Written June 5, 2024
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  • Ron W
    Yuma, CO6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This amazing museum has something for everyone! Huge collection includes pedal cars, bicycles, a large collection of motorcycles, trains, planes and automobiles. Home to the Big Boy #4005 steam locomotive and Amelia Earhart’s Kissel Gold Bug roadster. If that wasn’t enough, they have a special exhibit that changes every 3 months. It was an eclectic display of convertibles “Top Down Fun” when I recently visited. I found the museum staff and volunteers to be very knowledgeable and friendly. Be sure to spend some time in their gift shop before you depart.
    Written May 12, 2024
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  • Sandra D
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Is not nearly like the Boston Aquarium but got its charm. We arrived by public transportation. The smell in the aquarium is more like a zoo smell. We couldn't see the tigers or the parrots maybe because we arrived after 4 pm on a Sunday but the Aquarium closes at 10 pm, we couldn't find a guide to ask. Most of the fish are stunning, it's an experience for the smallest ones. They have an area where you can touch the Stingrays at the exit. Not so good for the bigger kids.
    Is a small Aquarium with some big fish. Cheapest entrance is 25 they have several experiences to choose from the cheapest to the most expensive.
    Written February 18, 2024
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  • Mason K
    Denver, CO3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge collection of aircraft to see and read about, seeing huey, f4 fantom, f111 and f14 is incredible, I wish I could see them in action. They even have the x-wing from Star War here an the flight simulator is fun too if you liked that.
    Written June 12, 2024
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  • Vanilla J
    Colorado Springs, CO4 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    It can get pretty packed, especially on weekends. Like, elbow-to-elbow kinda packed. But hey, that's part of the fun, right? Lots of cool shops, good eats, and street performers to check out.
    Written May 10, 2024
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  • Fearlesskaz
    Towson, MD48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful park! Fun to stroll around, bike around, lots of green space in a convenient location. Enjoyed the playground too—fun even for older kids!
    Written March 29, 2024
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