YOUR Family Guide to Denver, Colorado! ALL of the Coolest Things to See, Do, Eat, and Drink in the Mile High City!

DENVER, COLORADO
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ATTRACTIONS

GREAT FOR KIDS!

Meow Wolf Denver

Children’s Museum of Denver

Denver Zoo

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Downtown Aquarium An Underwater Adventure

WOW! Children’s Museum (Lafayette, CO)


NATIONAL PARKS

Rocky Mountain National Park (Estes Park, CO; Grand Lake, CO)

ALL Colorado National Parks


STATE PARKS

ALL Colorado State Parks


AMUSEMENT PARKS

Elitch Gardens Theme Park

Lakeside Amusement Park

Distortions Monster World

Meow Wolf Denver

Water World

Unser Karting

Carousel of Happiness Nederland, CO

Tiny Town & Tiny Town Railroad (Morrison, CO)


SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Gates Planetarium

The University of Denver’s Historic Chamberlin Observatory

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

Wings Over the Rockies Exploration of Flight (Englewood, CO)

Dinosaur Ridge (Morrison, CO)


MUSEUMS, LIBRARIES, AND HISTORIC HOMES

Meow Wolf Denver

Children’s Museum of Denver

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

Wings Over the Rockies Exploration of Flight (Englewood, CO)

Denver Art Museum

History Colorado Center

Molly Brown House Museum

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Clyfford Still Museum

Museum of Contemporary Art MCA Denver

Forney Museum of Transportation

American Museum of Western Art: The Anschutz Collection

Denver Public Library – Central Library

Denver Public Library System – All Locations

Denver Firefighters Museum

Denver Police Museum

National Ballpark Museum

Center for Colorado Women’s History

Byers-Evans House

Denver Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank

Black American West Museum & Heritage Center

Denver Selfie Museum

Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Museum

Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls, and Toys

Museo De Las Americas

The Old Map Gallery

Mizel Museum

Grant-Humphreys Mansion

Eugene Field House

WOW! Children’s Museum (Lafayette, CO)

Colorado Railroad Museum (Golden, CO)

The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave (Golden, CO)


HISTORIC LANDMARKS AND BUILDINGS

Colorado State Capitol

Colorado Governor’s Residence at the Boettcher Mansion

Denver City and County Building

United States Mint Denver Facility Tours

Four Mile Historic Park

The University of Denver’s Historic Chamberlin Observatory

Denver Millennium Bridge

Denver Gas & Electric Building

Daniels & Fisher Tower Clock Tower Tours

Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Company Headquarters Building

9th Street Historic Park Neighborhood

Denver Architecture Foundation Walking Tours and Events


PARKS, PLAYGROUNDS, GREENSPACES, AND BEACHES

City of Denver Parks

City of Denver Mountain Parks

City of Denver Trails

City of Denver Bike Parks

City of Denver Boating Areas

City of Denver Dog Parks

Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre

Washington Park

City Park

Cheesman Park

Sculpture Park

Civic Center Park

Sloan’s Lake Park

Confluence Park

Genesee Park


SPORTING VENUES AND EVENTS

Coors Field

Empower Field at Mile High Stadium

Ball Arena

Magness Arena at the University of Denver


OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND ADVENTURES

City of Denver Mountain Parks

City of Denver Trails

City of Denver Bike Parks

City of Denver Boating Areas

Mount Evans

Mount Evans Scenic Byway

AVA Rafting & Zipline

Denver Climbing Company

Cherry Creek Regional Trail

South Platte River Trail

Confluence Kayak & Ski

Rocky Mountain Hot Air

Rocky Mountain Paddleboard

Disc Golf

City of Denver Golf Courses

High Line Canal Trail (Centennial, CO)

Lawson Adventure Park & Resort (Lawson, CO)

Dinosaur Ridge (Morrison, CO)


ZOOS AND ANIMAL EXPERIENCES

Denver Zoo

Downtown Aquarium An Underwater Adventure

Butterfly Pavilion

The Wild Animal Sanctuary (Keenesburg, CO)


BOTANICAL GARDENS AND NATURE CENTERS

Denver Botanic Gardens

Bluff Lake Nature Center

Wild Bear Nature Center (Nederland, CO)


PERFORMING ARTS

Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre

Ball Arena

Empower Field at Mile High Stadium

Sculpture Park

Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Ellie Caulkins Opera House at Denver Performing Arts Complex

Opera Colorado

Colorado Symphony

Colorado Ballet

Scotty Wiese Mile High Magic

Adams Mystery Playhouse

Paramount Theatre

Bluebird Theater

John Hand Theater

Levitt Pavilion Denver

Ogden Theatre

Bellco Theatre at the Colorado Convention Center

Curious Theatre Company

The Oriental Theatre

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance

The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver


CREATIVE AND CONTEMPORARY ARTS

Civic Center Cultural Complex

Whimsy Studios

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

The Art Garage Denver


COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCES

University of Denver

University of Colorado Denver


FACTORY TOURS, PRODUCT EXPERIENCES, AND TASTINGS

Hammond’s Candy Factory Tours

Coors Brewery Tour


AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCES

Lone Creek Farms (Franktown, CO)


SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICTS

Downtown Denver

LoDo Lower Downtown Neighborhood

Dairy Block

Larimer Square

Riverfront

RiNo River North Art District

Five Points

Federal Boulevard

Boulder

North Metro

West Metro

Golden

Belmar / Lakewood

Olde Town Arvada

East Metro

Airport

Central Park / Lowry / Northfield

Hangar 2 at Lowry

South Metro

DTC

Park Meadows

Littleton

Capitol Hill

Golden Triangle Creative District

Uptown

East Colfax

City Park

Cherry Creek

Colorado Blvd

Denver Highlands

Highlands Square

LoHi

Berkeley

Tennyson Street Cultural District

South Broadway

Washington Park

South Pearl

Old South Gaylord

Baker

40 West Arts

Art District on Santa Fe

El Distrito Artístico de Santa Fe

Lone Tree Entertainment District


INDOOR ENTERTAINMENT

The International Church of Cannabis

BEYOND Light Show & Meditation

Distortions Monster World

Earth Illuminated

Denver Selfie Museum

Meow Wolf Denver

Landmark’s Mayan Theatre

Game Lounge Denver

VR Arcade

King’s Escape Room Denver

Sprightly Escapes: The Denver Escape Room Experience

Escape the Room Denver

Room 5280

EscapeWorks Denver

Epic Escape Game Denver

Escapology: The Live Escape Game

Puzzah! (Broomfield, CO)

iFLY Denver (Lone Tree, CO)


RELIGIOUS SITES, SHRINES, AND MONUMENTS

Cathedral of Immaculate Conception

Holy Ghost Catholic Church

St. John’s Cathedral

St. Patrick’s Mission Church

Trinity United Methodist Church

Orgyen Khamdroling Dharma Center

Mother of God Catholic Church

Annunciation Catholic Church

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Denver


HISTORIC MEMORIALS AND CEMETERIES

John Swigert Memorial Statue

Fort Logan National Cemetery

Fairmount Heritage Foundation Historical Cemetery Tours

The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave (Golden, CO)


GROWN UP FUN!

The Clocktower Cabaret

Bad Axe Throwing

Coors Brewery Tour

Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey Distillery

Laws Whiskey House

Leopold Bros Distillery

The Infinite Monkey Theorem Urban Winery

Wild Women Winery & Tasting Room

Balistreri Vineyards

Stem Ciders

Colorado Cider Company

Downtown Brewery Trail Walk

Great Divide Brewing Co

Rock Bottom Brewery

Station 26 Brewing Co

Denver Beer Company

Ratio Beerworks

Tivoli Brewing Company

Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery

Prost Brewing Co & Beirgarten

Woods Boss Brewing Company

Cerebral Brewing

Epic Brewing Company

Black Shirt Brewing

Cheluna Brewing Co

Wynkoop Brewing Co

Little Machine Beer

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SPECIAL EVENTS!

Meow Wolf Dark Palace

Crush Walls

Cheesman Park Art Fest

Colorado Indian Market & Southwest Art Fest

National Western Stock Show & Rodeo

Denver Pop Culture Con

Denver.org Special Events


OTHER GREAT IDEAS!

Denver Convention Center

McNichols Civic Center Building

Peeking Blue Bear

Denver Trolley

Denver CityPASS

Mile High Culture Pass


NEARBY CITES TO EXPLORE

Golden, CO

Arvada, CO

Aurora, CO

Boulder, CO

Broomfield, CO

Nederland, CO

Lafayette, CO

Morrison, CO

Belmar, CO

Lone Tree, CO

Lakewood, CO

Northfield, CO

Lowry, CO

Littleton, CO

Englewood, CO

Longmont, CO

Centennial, CO

Loveland, CO

Henderson, CO

Thornton, CO

Greeley, CO

Fort Collins, CO

Keenesburg, CO

Westminster, CO

Idaho Springs, CO

Lawson, CO

Grand Lake, CO

Estes Park, CO

Elbert, CO

Parker, CO

Franktown, CO

Colorado Springs, CO

Manitou Springs, CO


PLANNING RESOURCES

Colorado.com

Denver.org Things to Do

Uncover Colorado

Denver Tourist Information Centers


RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

Read Around America: Colorado Book List


SHOPPING

Boulder County Farmers Markets

South Pearl Street Farmers Market

City Park Farmers Market

16th Street Mall

Union Station Denver

Stanley Marketplace

The Philadelphia Print Shop West

Tattered Cover Book Store

Broadway Market Denver

Rockmount Ranch Wear

Regal Vintage

Platt Park

The Room of Lost Things

Cherry Creek Shopping Center

Cherry Creek North Market

The Source Hotel + Market Hall

Denver Pavilions

Mile High Flea Market (Henderson, CO)


DINING

LOCAL FLAVOR

Buckhorn Exchange

Brown Palace Dining


ASIAN CUISINE

D Station

New Saigon

Denver Pho Vietnamese Restaurant & Grill

Obento

Pho Duy Restaurant

Jennie Pho (Broomfield, CO)


MEXICAN CUISINE

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LATIN CUISINE

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ITALIAN CUISINE

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OTHER GREAT MEAL IDEAS

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FRUITS, JUICES, BOWLS, & SHAKES

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VEGAN & VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY

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COFFEE SHOPS

Brown Palace Coffee Shop

Capital Tea – Superior Teas & Treats

Kochi Cafe

The Coffee Bean Tea & Leaf

TeaLee’s Tea Co Tea House & Bookstore


BUBBLE TEA

Tea Street *

MeetFresh

Boba Chic

Tea Cloud & Poke

TBaar

Ding Tea

Beau’Tea’ Bubbles

Boba & Crepes

Colorado Tea Station *

KUTEA – Boba Milk Tea & Vietnamese Desserts

Arden Teahouse (Lakewood, CO) *

Happy Lemon (Greenwood Village, CO)

Snowl Cafe (Aurora, CO)

Wonder Tea (Aurora, CO)

Volcano Tea House (Aurora, CO)

Presotea (Aurora, CO)

Trap Tea (Aurora, CO)

World Juice Bar inside H-Mart (Westminster, CO)

Bougie Boba Tea Bar (Brighton, CO) **

Boba Tea & Snacks (Centennial, CO)

Mini Moo’s Tea Shop (Centennial, CO) **

Boba Boba (Arvada, CO)

Spill the Tea (Northglenn, CO)

Boba Zone (Littleton, CO)

Dcha Cafe (Lakewood, CO)

Mo Mo Milk Tea House (Englewood, CO) **

Like Tea (Lone Tree, CO) *

Dream Bubble Tea (Broomfield, CO) *

Milkit! Rolled Ice Cream * Boba * Tea (Greenwood Village, CO)

Plentea (Thornton, CO) *

Heckin’ Good Bubble Tea Food Truck

Sharetea

Kung Fu Tea


SWEET TREATS

Babe’s Tea Room

Zero Degrees

Milkit! Rolled Ice Cream * Boba * Tea (Greenwood Village, CO)

Lynn’s Tea Shop & Cafe (Littleton, CO)


LODGING

HOTELS / MOTELS

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CONDOS / APARTMENTS

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PRIVATE HOMES / CABINS

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BED & BREAKFASTS

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RV PARKS / CAMPGROUNDS

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OTHER IDEAS

Lawson Adventure Park & Resort (Lawson, CO)

Platte River Fort (Greeley, CO)


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