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Rooftop view of Cheesman Park in Autumn

Rooftop view of Cheesman Park in Autumn

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Denver, Colorado is diverse; it has something that everyone in the family will love. It is outdoorsy, sophisticated, artsy, and just full of nature. The people here are as diverse as the activities. Hotels and restaurants can be quirky or sophisticated. You can find everything.

History and Museums

History buffs will love all Denver’s museums and galleries. Denver Art Museum is worth the visit with a large collection of Native American Art that spans 100 tribes. The Black American West Museum is all about how African-Americans have contributed to building the west. The Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum is on Lookout Mountain. The museum details his life and many others who were part of the Wild West. Denver Museum of Nature and Science provides exhibits of mummies, dinosaurs, a planetarium and much more. Four Mile Historic Park has three barns on 12 acres. There are carriage rides on the weekends and kids can even pan for gold. Visit the Four Mile House, the oldest home in the city.

Outdoor Activities

You can find many active outdoor activities in Denver. There are tons of bike paths in the city that lead anywhere you want to go. Castlewood Canyon is nearby and has many trails on which to hike. Take a walk in the Denver Botanical Gardens and see the many flowers and plants that grow there.

Summer Festivals

There are all kinds of festivals all through the summer in the city. The Colorado Renaissance Fair is nearby and goes from June 13 to August 2; the Cherry Creek Arts Festival in early July is very popular; the Dragon Boat Festival is in late July; and the Rocky Mountain Balloon Festival (Hot Air Balloons) is during the end of August.

Family Entertainment

For great family fun see the Downtown Aquarium or the Denver Zoo. Water World is a great water park with raft rides and slides. If that isn’t enough try Lakeside Amusement Park with 40 rides including a wooden coaster built in 1940. There is a great 15-ride Kiddie land there too. 

Shopping

Shopping in Denver is quite an experience. Downtown you can visit Rockmount Ranch Wear that has been there forever. Larimer Square is a block of unique shops in historic buildings. Western Theme abounds in most of these stores. Find a store called BoulderSpace where you will find clothing and household goods you can’t find anywhere but here. Cherry Creek North will put any shopper into fits of pleasure and has just about any type of shopping experience from shoes to designer clothing.

Truly, you can find something for everyone in your family in Denver making it a great idea for your next family vacation.

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