Denver with Kids: A Travel Guide

For the past year, we have been exploring Denver and all that it has to offer families.  I am fairly certain that we could live in the Mile High City for ten years and not hit everything that I want to do.  As we share some of our favorite things (and we have a lot more to share!), we will continuously update this page.



3 Days in Downtown Denver

Museums, Tours and More

Butterfly Pavilion

Coors Factory Tour

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Denver Zoo

Dinosaur Ridge

Holiday Activities

Denver Botanic Gardens Blossoms of Light (Winter)

Day Trips and Overnighters from Denver

Celestial Seasonings Factory Tour in Boulder, Colorado

Echo Canyon River Expeditions in Canon City, Colorado

Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Great Sand Dunes in Mosca, Colorado

Ski Destinations Near Denver




Winter Park


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    Hi Jen,
    Thanks for the great tips. We are headed to Denver and Boulder for the first time at the end of March as my husband has a conference there. My 3-year-old and I will spend the day alone in downtown, probably at the 16th Street Mall.

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    You’ve done more in your one year than I have in 14. Thanks for motivating me to get out and explore my backyard.

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    We are heading to Denver soon – this is a great source of info! Thanks for putting it together