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10 Fun Things to Do in Denver With Kids

Updated on November 16, 2017
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Niccoy is a soon to be mother of three, living in northern Colorado. She holds a degree in business but has always had a passion for writing

Elitch Gardens

This amusement park has been around for a long time and is very popular during the warmer months of the year. They have lots of rides for little kids and even more for the whole family. They also have a water park, which comes in handy during the summertime. There are plenty of dining options and, of course, gift shops. Day passes are around $55 for an adult and $35 for a child. although you can purchase them for cheaper online. Kids 3 and under are free.

Water World

The smell of sunscreen is in the air and flip-flops can be heard everywhere! oh yeah, it's summer and the giant wave pool is something everyone dreams about. They have tons of options: kiddie pools, wave pools, lazy rivers, giant slides, and of course a giant dinosaur themed ride. Adult tickets can be purchased for $42 and child tickets for $37.

The Denver Zoo

Going to the zoo with the family is always fun, but going to The Denver Zoo is even better. There are all kinds of wild and exotic animals to watch and take pictures with. Plus, this zoo is huge and there are tons of activities to try, food to eat, and even shopping. The Toyota elephant Passage is reason enough to check this place out; it features one of the largest elephant habitats on the continent. The best thing about visiting though is how inexpensive it is; adult tickets are $13 and child tickets are only $9.

The Denver Aquarium

Mermaids, a shark cage, a carousel, train rides, and a 4-D movie theater? Yup, this place has it all. You can even dine with the fish in their impressive restaurant and lounge after you get done looking at over a million gallons of underwater exhibits. Adult tickets are around $20 and child tickets are around $14, kids two and under are free.

Coors Field

What's more perfect than watching a baseball game with the fam with a hot dog in your hand? Watching it at Coors Field. Even if baseball isn't your thing, the atmosphere alone is totally worth it. Plus, you can purchase a ticket for as little as $20 to $30 bucks.

Casa Bonita

This long standing restaurant attraction is every kids ultimate destination. It's an immersive experience with a 30 foot water fall, cliff divers, a man in a gorilla suit, mariachi bands, caves, arcade, gift shop, and the best sopaipillas ever! The entrees may not be that great but who can eat with all the excitement!

The Denver Children's Museum

They are constantly adding new and fun activities for kids while teaching and inspiring at the same time. Let your child Zip line through the park or pretend they are a tiny woodland creature. They have areas for all ages to enjoy, including zones for toddlers. Tickets are around $13 for adults and children.

Mile high flea market

If it happens to be a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday then you should be at the Mile High Flea Market. You could spend the entire day here and still not see or taste everything this place has to offer. Great food, music, rides, and vendors selling everything you could possibly need or want at a bargain price. It's only $3 to enter, so get on a good pair of walking shoes and let the smell of roasted green chiles take you away.

Lakeside amusement park

This family-owned amusement park has been open since 1908, impressive right? Don't worry, all rides are up to code but that old-timey feel lives on. It's a great way to spend time with the family for only $4 per person.

Heritage Square

Although, this park may not be as popular as it once was it still has a lot to offer. Amusement park rides, go-karts,bumper cars, mini golf, zip line, and an arcade plus dining is still a good way to pass the day!

© 2017 Niccoy Walker

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