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Denver
There's a lot to see and do at the DAM from our world-class art collection to special events, kid-friendly areas and activities, shopping, great food, and more. Plan ahead to make the most of your visit!
Denver
A rich, family friendly experience designed to ignite imaginations of all ages about Colorado history, through exhibits, media and artifacts.
Denver
The mission of Historic Denver's Molly Brown House Museum is to accurately portray the story of Margaret Tobin Brown within the context of her lifetime through ongoing research, artifact collection, preservation, and educational programming in order ...
Denver
Follow the bootprints of a firefighter on a tour of the Museum. Learn about the equipment firefighters used, how firefighters used horses and dogs to help fight fires, see real fire trucks and utilize more than 20 hands-on activity stations designed ...
Denver
Dig, explore and play at one of the top five botanic gardens in the country! Families can explore the 24-acre campus and 42 different gardens, and kids will love Mordecai Children’s Garden, a 3-acre garden just for them.
Denver
Featuring displays of mansions in miniatures, toy cars, giant teddy bears, a tiny circus, antique, international and iconic dolls and special temporary exhibition, the museum will amaze you. Hands-on areas and scavenger hunts make the museum a great...
Denver
For more than a century Elitch's was one of the most popular entertainment destinations in Colorado. It was nationally known for its lush gardens, the Trocadero Ballroom, the Theatre at the Gardens and the premier wooden roller coaster, Mister Twiste...
Denver
Experience the underwater dining adventure as you are seated around a 200000-gallon tank home to a wide variety of fish, sharks, stingrays & more!
Denver
Where children and their grownups come to explore, discover, create, play and learn! Hands on experimentation.
Denver Zoo
(2 Miles)
Denver
the Denver Zoo is home to 4,000 animals representing over 750 species and is one of the most popular zoos in the United States. With an exciting 15-20 year master plan in place, the 21st century will see the Denver Zoo transformed into an exciting co...
Denver
Our unique bikes, Surrey cycles & boats offer outdoor recreation & exercise for the entire family. Sunbathe or sightsee and let our knowledgeable, friendly staff answer all your questions. Ages 1-99
Denver
A variety of exhibitions, programs, and activities help Museum visitors experience the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe, respectively.
Water Ways
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(3 Miles)
Julian
Water park fun for kids of all ages, as well as a cool 18 hole mini golf course and picnic spots!
Casa Bonita
(5 Miles)
Lakewood
Great Mexican food PLUS over 30 attractions - cliff divers, escaping gorillas, cowboy shootouts, lost caves and caverns, amusement arcade and more.
Denver
A large facility with excitement, history and charm - on a picturesque lake (with great mountain views), steam trains, roller coasters, a merry-go-round, a drop tower. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with ki...
Denver
If your looking for high flying aerobatics, loud airplanes, and fun for the kids, come join us this summer when we attend air shows and fly-ins through out Colorado. We offer a variety of hands on activities for kids and adults to participate in.
Thornton
A cluster of courses, classes and impressive challenges providing the whole spectrum of childhood with exhilarating, skill building, super fun activities. You can also enjoy their open play for a more casual fling with the fun!
Waterworld
(9 Miles)
Denver
We feature the biggest variety of attractions (42) in America, from Wally World for the tots, to Voyage to the Center of the Earth for the entire family. Water World has more family tube rides than any other park in America. Thrill rides are in abund...
Jumpin Jordys
(10 Miles)
Westminster
Offer a range of exciting inflatables from slides and mazes to assualt courses and bounce houses for kids under 9 to entertain, exercise and exhaust themselves on.
Westminster
Three of the most incredible, most unique and beautifully landscaped, 18-hole miniature golf courses in the country! Then get behind the wheel of real NASCAR-themed electric go-karts designed for single and double seating so dad can help. Plus high t...
Arvada
Apex Park and Recreation District is located in northeast Jefferson County (northwest Metro Denver). This center encompasses Activity Centers,Indoor & Outdoor Pools and Fitness Facilities.
Westminister
Butterflies, both tropical and local, are their specialty! The Tropical Conservatory is home to thousands of butterflies from around the globe.
Golden
Lose track of time year round at the Depot Museum featuring over 100 engines, cabooses and coaches. Frequent train ride opportunities throughout the year for guests to ride behind a vintage steam locomotive.
Northglenn
Miniature Golf, Go-Karts, Slick Track, Rookie Track, Bumper Boats, a 20 lane Bowling Center, Laser Tag, Huge Arcade and Prize Center, plus Kiddie Cove play zone.
FatCats
(12 Miles)
Westminster
Tenpin Bowling, Laser Maze, Glow in the Dark Pirate themed mini golf and Water Walker plus extensive arcade.
Golden
Heritage Square is a unique amusement park, theater, and shopping village with delightful Victorian architecture -- a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy great fun and beauty in the Golden foothills. Enjoy Colorado's be...
Lollipop Park
(12 Miles)
Centennial
Indoor Kids Amusement Park! Adults ride for free! Horse Carousel, 35 foot tall Ferris Wheel, Teacup Ride, Train Ride, Swing Ride, air bounce & more!
Golden
The Buffalo Bill Memorial Park was ranked by the Denver Post as one of the top five tourist attractions in the Denver metro area for 1996 and proclaimed by Westword (Denver's News and Arts Weekly) to have the best view from a coffee shop in 1989. The...
Tiny Town
Tiny town was created at the site of the Denver-Leadville stagecoach stop in a scenic mountain canyon southwest of Denver in 1915. That's when moving-company owner George Turner began constructing one-sixth-sized buildings with a turn- of-the-century...
Parker
The Wildlife Experience is an educational and entertaining museum that connects visitors with wildlife and habitats in a fun learning environment! A unique blend of interactive exhibits, large format film, fine art, natural history and community edu...
Lafayette
Hosts a variety of art, science, dramatic play and cultural exhibits that engage children and families in unique learning experiences.
Boulder
Lose yourself in the straw bale maze or in the 1 1/2 acre corn field maze. See the 1906 Case steam tractor and other farm equipment, and watch the calves, sheep, goats, chickens and Cole, the farm dog. Pick out an organically grown pumpkin, and finis...
Shredder
(22 Miles)
Boulder
Dedicated to creating the total indoor ski experience for the whole family. We have classes and camps starting at 10 months going up to Teenagers. We provide family nights, summer camps and parent's night out programs!
Boulder
Amenities include family trails, cross country trails, cyclocross courses, a slopestyle terrain park, dirt jumps, a dual slalom race course, 2 pump parks, and kids' bike play areas. 40 solid acres of awesome!
Parker
The purpose of the Colorado Horse Park is to showcase the history and heritage of the West using the horse as the primary teaching tool through hands-on educational programming, museum exhibitions, competitions, boarding and training, recreation, ent...
Boulder
A classic outdoor roller rink for all ages! Great for family outings, parties and group events!
Anderson Farms
(25 Miles)
Erie
At Anderson Farms, enjoy the spectacular views of the Front Range, Longs Peak and the serenity of this country farm as the beautiful backdrop for your celebration. Take a hayride out to the pumpkin patch on a wagon pulled by an antique Oliver tractor...
Boulder
Come sit on the bronze donkey, or bronze saddle in our Outdoor Sculpture Garden. Come inside to see all the crazy cowboy humor inside the Museum. Both are FREE.
Boulder
An all weather amusement center that has go karts, mini golf, batting cages, golf driving range, human maze, indoor arcade and is a great place for birthday parties and family outings for kids of all ages.
Family FunPlex
(48 Miles)
Greeley
Fully equipped water park with slides and features, water balloon battle ground, park with playground, miniature golf, game zone and more! An absolutely full day out, if you have the energy to do it all!
Greeley
Indoor water park, outdoor mini golf, sports arena and surrounding parkland offers huge adventure playground and a variety of interesting walking terrains.
Fraser
Dogs are therapy! We love our dogs and you will, too. No age restrictions and no ability requirements on all but 1 of our dog powered activities. Beautiful dogs, beautiful scenery, friendly staff and great memories for the whole family! Open year...
Greeley
Train and models fans will love this one-of-a-kind facility with over 600 railroad-related artifacts, and an incredible working model railroad that will captivate
Windsor
Kids On The Move offers weekly enrichment classes for children 18 months through 8 years of age. Classes are led by a pediatric occupational therapist in a structured yet playful format. The facility has a zip line, climbing structure, monkey bars, ...
Dillion
Snow sports including tubing, skiing and snow boarding with a custom equipped play park teaching 3 to 6 years olds to snow board. Extensive green and blue runs available.
Ride A Kart
(53 Miles)
Estes Park
Ride-A-Kart has been Estes Park's Premiere Family Entertainment Center for nearly 50 years. We are located in Estes Park Colorado at the entrance and gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. Ride-A-Kart features fun rides and attractions for the en...
Cool beans
(55 Miles)
Fort Collins
A trendy playhouse that brings the outdoors IN! Kids will enjoy a great treehouse & tons of toys to encourage imaginative play, including a healthy cafe and coffee bar! Birthdays, WIFI, classes, play!!
Colorado
Our setting on the North Fork of the Colorado River, bordering Rocky Mountain National Park and the Arapahoe National Forest, offers you limitless beauty and recreation.
Cascade
Visit the North Pole!.Home of Santas Workshop.A Christmas Themed Family Amusement Park. This enchanted family theme park has something for every member of the family. Meet Santa Claus and his elves. Come ride with us on the unique Christmas Tree R...
Breckenridge
Welcome to Tiger Run Resort! Operates on a nightly basis, 365 days a year. Designed to accommodate RVs that are totally self-contained. Sorry, we do not allow pop-up campers, tents, tent trailers or truck campers.

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near Denver with kids

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Lollipop Park

(12 Miles) Kids Fun in Centennial

2

Jumpin Jordys

(10 Miles) Indoor Play in Westminster

3

Denver Museum of Miniatures- Dolls and Toys

(1 Miles) Museums in Denver

4

WOW Childrens Museum

(19 Miles) Museums in Lafayette

5

Gateway Park Fun Center

(27 Miles) Indoor Play in Boulder

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Family FunPlex

(48 Miles) Waterparks in Greeley

7

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center

(11 Miles) Zoos in Westminister

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The Colorado Railroad Museum

(11 Miles) Museums in Golden

9

Xtreme Challenge Arena

(8 Miles) Things to do for Active Kids in Thornton

10

Downtown Aquarium

(2 Miles) Zoos in Denver

Fun places to visit in Denver with kids

Colorado is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of Colorado's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in Colorado with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

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There are so many fun places to go with kids in Colorado - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), great historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look below, lots of the best things to do with children in CO