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    Breckenridge Ski Resort

    4.5
    88 reviews

    Breckenridge has a historic reputation of welcoming new comers and enticing new comers to return time and time again. It is easy to "fall in love with Breck" for its 374 yearly powder inches, for having North America’s highest lift, or for encompassing Colorado’s biggest historic district. To entertain yourself at the resort in non-ski ways, ride the new Gold ...

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    Winter Park Resort

    5
    49 reviews

    If you want to get off the beaten path in Colorado, but don't want to drive 5-6 hours to get there, Winter Park is a perfect destination. Actually 2 huge mountains, Winter Park and Mary Jane, the resort offers a ton of terrain for skiiers of all types. Mary Jane is the more advanced mountain, with tons of steep, fun ...

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    Peak 8 Base Area and Summer Fun Park

    4.5
    40 reviews

    A longer drive, but we make this a day trip every year because the kids LOVE it (ages 9 and 11). They have (an expensive but worth it) day pass for the alpine slide, alpine coaster, trampoline, climbing wall, chair lift, mini golf, maze, gemstone panning, and bouncy house. They also have fantastic downhill mountain biking. You can buy a ...

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    Garden of The Gods

    4.5
    91 reviews

    Great place! There is a lot of history and interesting stories around this park. It's beautiful and hot during summer but the entire place changes after a snowfall in the area during winter. If you like photography this is one of those places the time of the day and the season of the year can give you endless fun.

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    Rocky Mountain National Park

    5
    41 reviews

    Rocky Mountain is the best place to get an up close view of Colorado's ecosystems and wildlife. With dozens of well maintained trails you can hike anywhere from 9000 to 13,000 feet. Trail Ridge Road will take you up to the tundra and across the Divide to Grand Lake. For wildlife spotters, the elk aren't shy.

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    Pikes Peak Cog Railway

    5
    14 reviews

    Sleek red cars made in Switzerland ferry passengers from the Gold Rush town of Manitou Springs to the dizzying heights of Pikes Peak.

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    Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

    4.5
    21 reviews

    Absolutely beautiful scenic ride! We just took the train one way because a whole day on the train seemed like it would be a long day. We did a jeep tour in the morning and then took the train back to Durango which was a great combo and super fun! I'd recommend the outdoor cars because it was much easier ...

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    Pikes Peak

    5
    56 reviews

    Pikes Peak is one of the most famous mountains in America. The westernmost of Colorado's famous 14'ers, settlers crossing the Great Plains could spot it from more than 50 miles away and would know they were approaching the fabled lands of the American west. Pikes Peak is one of two 14'ers that you can drive up. The road is over ...

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  • 9

    Water World

    4
    11 reviews

    Water World should not be confused with Elitch Gardens' water park. Both are fantastic places to cool off on a hot day but Water World is a bit bigger and more popular.

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  • 10

    Denver Botanic Gardens

    4.5
    31 reviews

    We have a family membership to the gardens and it is worth every penny. Whether it is taking the kids in the summer to view the Koi pond, or strolling in winter to the see holiday lights, I love this place. It is always well maintained with something new to see!

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  • 11

    Keystone Ski Resort

    4.5
    32 reviews

    Only 10 mins. away has festivals every weekend of Summer.

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  • 12

    The Foundry Cinema & Bowl

    5
    23 reviews

    Can't go wrong here... comfy seats in the movie theater plus you can take your food wood oven baked pizza and your beer (or choice of cocktail) in the theater with you. Just get there early enough so they can make it all for you before your movie starts!

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  • 13

    Denver Museum of Nature and Science

    5
    20 reviews

    Highly recommended if you have children, love science or just like to browse... the exhibits are amazing, lots to see, takes hours to go through! Everything from geology, dinosaurs, health science, wildlife, space, etc.... check it out! well worth the small fee to get in!

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  • 14

    Copper Mountain Ski Resort

    5
    23 reviews

    Copper Mountain is the "go-to" ski mountain for locals!! Convenient location from Denver. Family Friendly! The mountain is set up perfectly for everyone! You can still ski Vail without paying those higher room rates!

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    Denver Art Museum

    4.5
    28 reviews

    The Denver Art Museum looks like a cross between a paper weight and a space ship. You can't not love something so irresistibly gaudy. There are a number of outdoor cafes that have decent views of the museum.

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    Downtown Aquarium

    4.5
    20 reviews

    The Denver Aquarium is situated on the east side of Lodo near the REI and Coors Field. When my wife's family came to visit a few years back we split up one day with some of us going on a hike and others going to the Aquarium. My niece and nephew remember the sharks to this day.

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  • 17

    Fraser Tubing Hill

    4.5
    15 reviews

    Great place for tubing for the entire family, with several levels available.

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  • 18

    Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

    4.5
    32 reviews

    Great time with the kids! I didn't expect this to be a full sized zoo but it is! It's also very educational. The staff is at every station to offer information about the animals, their habitat and conservation. We had a great time!

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    Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District

    5
    14 reviews

    State of the art work out equipment. Full size swimming pool, lazy river and hot tub as well as a steam room. There is a basketball court and a climbing wall as well.

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  • 20

    Coors Field

    5
    37 reviews

    Coors Field is a great place to watch the Rockies, have a hot dog and a cold beer! Located in Lodo (Lower Downtown) it is within close proximity to our City House!

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