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My husband and I are bringing my niece and her two boys, 6 and 15 up fto Morrison for a concert on Wednesday in July. Will be able to be in the area the Friday before and leave the Friday after the concert. We are looking for something that the entire family can do while in the area. We don't mind traveling to see things, but just don't know what top attractions are. Boys are into animals and prehistoric dino.. I think the little one is a little small for canoening. Can someone help me with some ideas.

Thanks....frog

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Morrison is on the western side of the Denver metro area, so if you have a car, you've got the whole city to explore! There's a wonderful Zoo (www.denverzoo.org) and Museum of Nature and Science(www.dmns.org/main/en) that both boys will enjoy and if you're in the mood for a major amusement park, Elitch Gardens (www.elitchgardens.com) will thrill them, I'm sure.

In Morrison itself, there's Dinosaur Ridge which is a preserved slope of actual dinosaur footprints (http://www.dinoridge.org/). If you want wonderful hiking, there are plenty of spots, including my favorite, South Valley, a little south of Morrison (…jefferson.co.us/openspace/openspace_T56_R19…) or Roxborough State Park (http://parks.state.co.us/Parks/roxborough) both which have the incredible red rock formations you'll find at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. You could also drive a short distance to Golden and explore Heritage Square which is a small old west "village" with an amusement park and shopping area (http://www.heritagesquare.info/). Oh, there's also a great water park in Golden which will feel good in July! (ci.golden.co.us/SectionIndex.asp?SectionID=71)

I think the whole family will enjoy all that Morrison and Denver has to offer!

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