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Things To Do in Denver - Attractions

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Denver Center for the Performing Arts - A showcase for live theatre, a nurturing ground for new plays, a preferred stop on the Broadway touring circuit, an award-winning teleproduction facility, a national training school for actors and the site of some of this country's most innovative voice research.

Tiny Town Railroad - The Oldest Kid Sized Village and Railroad in USA. Unique one-sixth-sized town with over 100 colorful buildings. Enchanting train ride powered by authentic steam locomotive, nestled in scenic mountain canyon 30 miles from Denver.

Water World - America’s largest family waterpark with over 40 aquatic attractions on 64 beautifully landscaped acres just minutes from downtown Denver.

Lakeside Amusement Park - A great variety of amusement park rides awaits you at Lakeside. There are rides for every level of excitement and adventure. The park features a World-Famous Cyclone Roller Coaster, a coal burning miniature steam train that will whisk you around the park and lake, 15 rides just for kiddies in Kiddie's Playland, 40 rides, picnic areas and lots more.

Fat Cats - Of course, open play bowling doesn't get any better than at Fat Cats! Whether bowling with friends, family or with a large group event, you can't beat the fun or the prices.

The Adventures Golf and Raceway - You can golf on three of America's most unique 18-hole miniature golf courses and race around Colorado's first and only outdoor electric go-kart track, and much more.

Denver Museum of Nature and Science - Features a planetarium, IMAX Theater, a shop, and numerous exhibits related to the great scientific developments made in Denver as well as the surrounding environment.

Denver Art Museum - See one of the finest art collections in the West. Various hands-on activities for children and families are scheduled daily. During the summer of 2001, an exhibition drawn from one of the world's great European painting collections will be on view at the Denver Art Museum, in addition to other traveling exhibitions and the permanent collection.

Golden History Museums - Located in historic downtown Golden, the Astor House Museum, Clear Creek History Park and Golden History Center offer a unique look back in time of Colorado life in the late 1800s.

Plains Conservation Center - Learn to make cheese, butter, soap and even wine! Get outdoors and experience the Colorado Prairie up close. View birds of prey. Come out for a Full Moon Walk and enjoy a bask in the beautiful light of the harvest moon as you imagine the winter preparations completed by Cheyenne Indians and Colorado homesteaders.

Museum of Outdoor Arts - A forerunner in the placement of site-specific sculpture in Colorado. MOA specializes in creating environments that promote a range of sculpture, as well as performance art.

Wildlife Experience Museum - An educational and entertaining museum that connects visitors with wildlife and habitats in a fun learning environment! A unique blend of interactive exhibits, large format film, fine art, natural history and community educational programs and events.

Downtown Aquarium - Self-guided tours through a variety of exhibits, including the Colorado River Journey, the Indonesian River Journey, and Sea Otter Cove. Families can also participate in fun-filled Overnights, Workshops, and Guided Tours.

Denver Botanic Gardens - Enjoy a myriad of gardens containing collections of plants from all over the world, including Japan, the Mediterranean, Africa, Spain, France, Australia and the tropics, among others.

United States Mint - The Denver Mint produces coins for general circulation, commemorative coins and miniature medals. It's also the only other mint besides Philadelphia that gives tours. Free, 20-minute tours let the public view the pressing of coins from start to finish. The gift shop also has collectibles, toys, games and clothing.

Arvada Center - Proud to offer award-winning, professional regional theater (both plays and musicals); Denver’s best children’s theater; a wide variety of concerts; classical and contemporary dance performances; nationally recognized gallery exhibitions; a history museum; over 600 arts and humanities classes each year for students of all ages; and a banquet and conference facility.

Heritage Square Alpine Slide - Colorado's Best Alpine Slide, the only 70-foot licensed Bungee Tower, and a heated Water Slide.

Casa Bonita - Offers great Mexican food plus over 30 attractions including cliff divers, escaping gorillas, cowboy shootouts, lost caves and caverns, amusement arcade and more.

Elitch Gardens Theme Park - Features more than 100 rides, shows, and attractions that will spin, flip, and thrill you and your family! Also attached is a water park.

Jungle Quest - Calling all explorers (ages 5 to 12) to zoom on ziplines, buzz over our Burma bridges, swerve on our swings and ratchet up our rock wall!

Party On - An indoor party center featuring large inflatables and loads of fun. This unique facility provides families with a safe, exciting and fun environment for kids to jump and play.

Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave - The Museum illustrates the life, times, and legend of William F. Cody. It includes exhibits about Buffalo Bill's life and the Wild West shows, Indian artifacts, Western art and firearms.

Children's Museum of Denver - You'll find interactive playscapes where children can touch and explore, try out roles and pretend to their heart's delight. It's a place where play is learning. And learning is fun!

Molly Brown House Museum - Experience the Home of the Heroine of the Titanic. The Molly Brown House Museum has become a major tourist attraction in the state. Each year approximately 40,000 people visit the house to learn about the lifestyle enjoyed by Victorian Denver's upper-middle class and gain a glimpse into the life of Denver's unsinkable lady. Family activities and gift shop.

Denver Firefighters Museum - Houses an extensive archive of old photographs, documents, certificates, journals and news stories about early Denver and the development of firefighting technology. You can lean inside for a look at the dashboard controls, try on a fire fighter's helmet, and imagine that you are driving a team of horses.

Castle Rock Museum - Preserves and explores the history of Castle Rock and the surrounding areas, sharing their passion for local history with the community and visitors alike.

Morrison Natural History Museum - Offers a glimpse of the first important dinosaur discoveries in Colorado including fossils from the first Stegosaurus and Apatosaurus ever discovered. Exhibits also offer an overview of local life history.

Firing Line - Whether it be a pistol for self defense, learning to shoot that pistol or a top end hunting rifle it is all available at the Firing-Line. With it's indoor shooting range and over 1500 firearms in inventory the sporting public will never become bored here.

Butterfly Pavilion & Insect Center - The only stand alone non-profit insect zoo in the nation. Come see these small but fascinating creatures up close.

Denver Zoo - Houses more than 4,000 animals representing nearly 685 species - 157 of which are threatened or endangered. The Denver Zoo's animal collection is the 7th most diverse in the United States and represents animals from North and South America, Asia, Africa and Europe.

Colorado Railroad Museum - Recognized as one of the best privately supported rail museums in the United States. This "can't miss" site for the rail fans features over 70 historic narrow and standard gauge locomotives and cars exhibited on 15 acres at the foot of North Table Mountain, near Golden.