Things to Do in Denver with Kids

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Things to Do in Denver with Kids

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  • JohnPatsi
    Tullahoma, TN661 contributions
    Very restful place to spend some time away from the bustling city of Denver.

    Wonderful variety of trees and bushes and other flora.

    Well worth a visit for serenity
    Written September 25, 2022
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  • Ann M
    26 contributions
    What a drive with switchbacks, great views, and thinner air at the top. Be sure to take your time and enjoy the ride up to the top. Bring a jacket for the top it's colder, This is higher than the famous Pike Peak however no train! You must drive it. We loved it. If your comfortable with mountain driving this is worth the drive.
    Written September 11, 2022
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  • Francesca13
    Arizona82 contributions
    This is a must-see if you’re passing through Denver! Aside from the obvious eye catching architecture, the inside of the station is warm and bustling; perfect to stop into on a cold and rainy day ☔️ The inside smelled sweet and there are plenty of places to sit and lounge while waiting. Inside the station also offers a cute bookshop, and a few good looking restaurants. Don’t miss out on taking a look around this place!
    Written October 1, 2022
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  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL7,864 contributions
    Coors Field in Denver isn't the newest major league baseball stadium but it is one of the most enjoyable to visit, especially after a night game. The first time my wife and I attended a game at Coors, not long after it opened in 1995, we recalled that it was located in a dilapidated area, underdeveloped area. The only saving graces were it was only two blocks east of Union Station and we were able to walk to and from the park from the Brown Palace Hotel. How things have changed! Located at 20th and Blake Street in the now bustling and vibrant LoDo neighborhood noted for shopping, restaurants, bars, nightlife and entertainment, the home field of the Colorado Rockies is a go-to destination. One unique aspect of Coors is that fans can walk on a concourse that encircles the entire stadium. Fans sitting in the first base and right field areas are treated to a spectacular view of the Rocky Mountains to the west. Most seats are painted dark green but seats in the 20th row of the upper deck are painted purple to mark the elevation of one mile or 5,280 feet above sea level. Remember, Denver is the Mile High City. On this occasion, for a Giants/Rockies night game, we chose to purchase seats in the center field section known as the Rockpile, which is as popular in Denver as the left and right field bleachers are in Chicago's Wrigley Field. Sitting at the very top of the Rockpile reminds me of when I was a student at the University of Illinois and sat on the top row of the upper deck on the east side of Memorial Stadium. The Rockpile is a long distance from home plate and the nearest hot dog strand but the view is breathtaking even if the air can be a bit chilly. After the game, stop at nearby View House Ballpark for a late-night snack. It is one of the most entertaining sports bars in town.
    Written September 29, 2022
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  • GoingPlacesWanderlust
    Pennsburg, PA496 contributions
    Highest paved highway in North America- so you gotta go on it! Wonderful scenic sights with lots of pull off so you can go at your own pace. Echo lake is a wonderful sight on this byway as well. Take your time and enjoy the ride!!
    Written September 4, 2022
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  • GonzoDon
    Denver, Colorado34 contributions
    I'm a Denver resident and long-time supporter of the DMNS. It's definitely one of Denver's greatest assets. It has brought to town stellar traveling exhibits such as the Pharaohs of Egypt, the Aztec Empire, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and items that were recovered from the sea floor from the sinking of the Titanic.

    Of course, the museum's special exhibits change all the time. Among the *permanent* exhibits I enjoy: a phenomenal gem and mineral collection (including some amazing Colorado gold nuggets); a fascinating collection of mammal fossils found at Corral Bluffs near Colorado Springs documenting the rapid evolution of mammals in the first million years following the mass dinosaur die-off 66 million years ago; and a good 'Prehistoric Journey' through the history of life on our planet (if a billion years of species evolution interests you).

    Also, this museum has lots of good reconstructed dinosaur skeletons -- many from Colorado. Several exhibits are geared toward kids, but I can't speak to those, having no small children of my own.

    The DMNS also has a pretty decent cafeteria food selection, for a museum. So: take a cafeteria break midway through your visit to recharge and refresh! Allow yourself plenty of time.
    Written September 28, 2022
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  • LAW64
    Tonbridge, UK1,494 contributions
    Lovely building and great escape from the intense heat in late September. Friendly staff and a great museum shop - particularly the sand art.
    Written September 27, 2022
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  • Kelly
    1 contribution
    I 😘 ve the ability to purchase tickets and to have a live person to help in times of uncertainty.
    I also loved how the animals are cared for and how the staff is knowledgeable and educated.
    The one negative I experienced was the lack of care and poor interaction of the train staff. The young children who many are very young and don't yet understand time we're expected to wait an unreasonable amount of time to take a train ride. The staff spent way too much time standing around.
    Written September 24, 2022
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  • Ann M
    26 contributions
    Looking for something to do before a late evening flight out of Denver airport and found this listed in Trip Advisor. A car enthusiast so this was an easy pick. The show cars of 1957 perfect! A wide variety of cars for the era. The train cars on display were very interesting to view. The transportation includes a small helicopter, Indian motorcycles, bicycles, mail truck, and school bus. We were fortunate to meet the owner of the 1957 mercury. The staff is very nice. There is a small gift shop and the restrooms were clean. We spent 2 hours and one of us could have stayed longer! Thank you!
    Written September 11, 2022
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  • Deborah F
    Anacoco, LA31 contributions
    The tour guide was very knowledgeable, funny, engaging and sweet! The behind the scenes tour was very interesting. The stadium and facilities are beautiful and well maintained.
    Written September 27, 2022
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  • JCW703
    Moscow, Russia2,630 contributions
    This is an excellent park with a lake, play areas, large fields, jogging / biking trail, and small botanical garden. My only gripe would be the port a johns need to be serviced more frequently and the jungle gym, which was apparently vandalized, needs to be repaired.
    Written August 1, 2022
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  • Nikki W
    70 contributions
    I like that this museum put effort into showing Colorado's diversity with its exhibits. The exhibits tell the history of the state as well as its cultural history. They also try to be balanced with their perspectives, i.e. telling both sides of the story.
    Written September 15, 2022
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  • markz68
    Connersville, IN63 contributions
    Very nice aquarium, though smaller than we expected! Great displays! Great hsark and stingray exhibits. Great jelly fish tank! Well worth the cost!
    Written August 31, 2022
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  • LAW64
    Tonbridge, UK1,494 contributions
    Fun to visit for the mile high step - we visited when the building was shut for Labor Day weekend but it was still a good place to visit for the views of the city. There was an extremely hot market in the park nearby - it was boiling in early September.
    Written September 27, 2022
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  • Victoria N
    Gateshead, UK3,136 contributions
    This was my first visit to the museum from the UK. It was certainly interesting. M sister and I did find the entry cost quite expensive however, for what there was to see. The movie theater was also not operating on the day we visited sadly. There were some really interesting aircraft and it was great to walk up the balcony to get more of a birds eye view of the aircraft in the hangar. All of the aircraft were inside, we only saw one outside at the entrance. The simulators looked like fun and we enjoyed seeing a plane used in a recent Star Wars movie. I'm a keen Photographer and found it quite difficult to take photographs inside, as so many aircraft were put so close together. It would have been great to have taken a look inside some of them, however this was not possible. We also found that the gift shop would have been better if they had more items linked to the actual museum, such a museum t-shirts, souvenirs etc. Certainly an interesting visit and ideal for aircraft enthusiasts.
    Written August 28, 2022
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