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  • 1. Children's Museum of Denver

    Jefferson Park | Museum/Gallery

    This is one of the finest museums of its kind in North America, with constantly changing hands-on exhibits that engage children up to about...Read More

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    2. Denver Art Museum

    Civic Center | Museum/Gallery

    Unique displays of Asian, pre-Columbian, Spanish Colonial, and Native American art are the hallmarks of this model of museum design. Among the...Read More

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  • 3. Denver Museum of Nature & Science

    City Park | Museum/Gallery

    Founded in 1900, the museum has amassed more than 775,000 objects, making it the largest natural history museum in the western United States...Read More

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  • 4. Denver Firefighters Museum

    LoDo | Museum/Gallery

    Denver's first firehouse was built in 1909 and now serves as a museum where original items of the trade are on view, including uniforms, nets...Read More

  • 5. Denver Public Library's Central Library

    Civic Center | Library/Archive

    A life-size horse on a 20-foot-tall chair and other sculptures decorate the expansive lawn of this sprawling complex with round towers and tall...Read More

  • 6. Denver Zoo

    City Park | Zoo/Aquarium

    A bright peacock greets you at the door to the state's most popular cultural attraction, whose best-known exhibit showcases man-eating Komodo...Read More

  • 7. Downtown Aquarium

    Jefferson Park | Museum/Gallery

    On the north side of the South Platte across from Elitch Gardens, this is the only million-gallon aquarium between Chicago and the West Coast...Read More

  • 8. Elitch Gardens

    Auraria | Amusement Park/Water Park

    This elaborate and thrilling park was a Denver family tradition long before its 1995 relocation from northwest Denver to its current home on...Read More

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  • 9. History Colorado Center

    Civic Center | Museum/Gallery

    The three-story, interactive History Colorado Center opened in April 2012, replacing the flagship museum of the Colorado Historical Society...Read More

  • 10. Platte River Greenway

    Jefferson Park | Park/Playground

    Just behind the REI flagship store, this serene park is at the center of the South Platte River valley path. Its rocks and rapids are especially...Read More

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