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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. Black American West Museum and Cultural Center

    Five Points | Museum/Gallery

    The revealing documents and artifacts here depict the vast contributions that African Americans made to opening up the West. Nearly a third...Read More

  • 5. Byers-Evans House Museum

    Civic Center | Museum/Gallery

    Sprawling and detailed, red and black, this elaborate Victorian went up in 1883 as the home of Rocky Mountain News publisher William Byers...Read More

  • 6. Clyfford Still Museum

    Golden Triangle | Museum/Gallery

    Though he showed very little of his work and sold even less during his lifetime, artist Clyfford Still has nonetheless been credited as a significant...Read More

  • 7. 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

  • 8. 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

  • 9. Forney Museum of Transportation

    Globeville | Museum/Gallery

    Inside a converted warehouse are an 1898 Renault coupe, Amelia Earhart's immaculately maintained "Goldbug," and a Big Boy steam locomotive,...Read More

  • 10. 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

  • 11. Museo de las Americas

    Lincoln Park | Museum/Gallery

    The region's first museum dedicated to the achievements of Latinos in the Americas has a permanent collection as well as rotating exhibits that...Read More

  • 12. Colorado History Museum

    Civic Center | Museum/Gallery

    The state's frontier past is vibrantly depicted in this flagship of the Colorado Historical Society. Changing exhibits highlight eras from the...Read More

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