This family knows no limits! Always looking for the next thrill, the Family Adventurer is ready to explore all that the city has to offer while making lasting memories with loved ones. Never missing a beat, this group is either on a roller coaster, experiencing nautical adventures at the aquarium or exploring the wild at the zoo.
Where to Go | Family Adventurer
Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park
A great destination for families, Elitch Gardens is America's only downtown theme and water park. Open from May to October, it features 53 rides and live entertainment.
Denver Downtown Aquarium
Home to over 500 species of animals, the Denver Downtown Aquarium is a must-visit for animal lovers and families alike. Enjoy attractions like the Stingray Reef touch tank, Aquarium Restaurant and the Dive Lounge while visiting this Denver favorite.
In February 1895, Congress provided funding for the establishment of a new Mint in Denver. This new Mint would have the capacity to make gold and silver coins. After they began making the coins, the Denver facility advanced to the status of Branch Mint. In the first year of operation, the Denver Mint produced 167,371,035 gold and silver coins, valued at $27 million dollars. The bulk of the first year’s gold coins were valued at $23.8 million, and silver coins being valued at $3.2 million.
Boasting over 3,500 animals from 650 species - including elephants, tigers and orangutans - the Denver Zoo is one of the city's most adventurous things to do.
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Head to The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and prepare for a day of adventure. Feed the giraffes with the kids or take a fantastic ride above the mountain and catch amazing views of Denver.
Platte Valley & Denver Trolley
Explore the Denver area on the nostalgic Platte Valley Trolley. Discover Confluence Park, head over tot he Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, go on an excursion in Downtown Denver or head over to the Children's Museum of Denver.
Children's Museum of Denver
Opened in 1973, The Children's Museum Denver Marsico Campus has always been a sought after experience. Reaching record numbers within months, the museum relocated to a larger space in 1984 in the current West Bank Platte River location. Create with the kids in the Art Studio, go on an adventure in Box Canyon, or test the laws of physics in a kid-friendly way at the Kinetics exhibit.
Backpacks at the Denver Art Museum
Grab a backpack and experience the Denver Art Museum through a different lens. Filled with puzzles, games and art supplies, the entire family can have an exciting day at the museum. The backpacks are available on weekends and weekdays during the summer.
Offering public access to Colorado's cultural richness, the History Colorado Center prides itself on being a dynamic tourist attraction, this destination is perfect for a family that wants to delve into Colorado's history.