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What is There to Do in Denver With Children?

Lakeside Amusement Park features a real stem locomotive.
Denver is home to the Lakeside Amusement Park.
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With over half a million inhabitants, Denver is the largest city in the state of Colorado. Colorado's capital city is also home to some of the best tourist attractions in the area and one of the most visited. People visiting Denver with children also have access to world class attractions that are unique and extraordinary.

The Children's Museum of Denver is a classic example of what families visiting Denver with children can expect. Named one of the best children's museums in the country, it offers kids a chance to build their own mini-cars, step into a real fire truck, put on their own puppet show, and go shopping at the mini-grocery store. A giant magnetic wall and an assembly plant where children can put together whatever their imaginations can conceive are just some examples of what makes the museum so special for those visiting Denver with children.

For older kids, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science is a popular stop, especially because of its mummy exhibition. Older kids may also enjoy a trip on the Ski Train, a scenic railroad traveling along the Rockies. Travelers can hop on the Ski Train for just a few miles or a long, multiple-day trip, depending on their schedule.

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If you are in Denver with children and want to see something unique, you may consider visiting the home of Titanic's survivor, Molly Brown. The museum offers several educational programs geared towards children, and is open year-round. The Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys is another unique attraction available to those visiting Denver with children. Exhibits include miniature houses, antique dolls, Native American toys, and giant teddy bears. Other unique museums that may be of interest to families visiting Denver with children include: the Forney Transportation Museum, the Denver Firefighters Museum, and the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum.

Another popular attraction for families visiting Denver with children is the Lakeside Amusement Park, which features historical rides such as the Cyclone Roller Coaster and a century-old Merry-Go-Round, together with high-tech rides such as the Loop-O-Plane. Kiddie's Playland, inside the park, offers rides designed especially for the little ones in the family. The park also offers some unique rides, such as a real steam locomotive and kiddie canoes. For more thrilling rides, visit the Six Flags Elitch Gardens park, where extreme roller coasters are the rule.

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