Best activities in Denver

Check out the top activities in Denver, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Denver Museum of Nature & Science
1. Denver Museum of Nature & Science
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375 local reviews
2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver
Closed · Opens Thursday 9:00 AM
+1 303-370-6000
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Samantha
We highly recommend the museum of nature and science, especially if you have children. They have an entire…
Jalena
Natural history exhibitions, IMAX and planetarium shows, activities, and lectures that explore the wonders of…
Angela And Henry
Large nature and science museum near downtown and overlooks City Park. Has fun activities for kids and a…
1. Denver Museum of Nature & Science
1. Denver Museum of Nature & Science
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375 local reviews
2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver
Closed · Opens Thursday 9:00 AM
+1 303-370-6000
Samantha
Samantha
We highly recommend the museum of nature and science, especially if you have children. They have an entire section for kids to play with…
Jalena
Jalena
Natural history exhibitions, IMAX and planetarium shows, activities, and lectures that explore the wonders of science, Colorado, Earth, and…
Angela And Henry
Angela And Henry
Large nature and science museum near downtown and overlooks City Park. Has fun activities for kids and a dinosaur exhibit. They always…
2. Denver Art Museum
2. Denver Art Museum
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535 local reviews
100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver
Closed · Opens Thursday 10:00 AM
+1 720-865-5000
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Stay Alfred
The DAM's galleries showcase more than 68,000 works by famed artists like Dali and Van Gogh. Unlike many art…
Eric And Brandy
Amazing art museum. They have a great backpack program for kids with puzzles and games leading kids through…
Amy
The Denver Art Museum is HUGE! You'll never see it all! Take the kids and stop at the backpack kiosk for a bag…
2. Denver Art Museum
2. Denver Art Museum
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535 local reviews
100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver
Closed · Opens Thursday 10:00 AM
+1 720-865-5000
Stay Alfred
Stay Alfred
The DAM's galleries showcase more than 68,000 works by famed artists like Dali and Van Gogh. Unlike many art museums, the DAM is entirely…
Eric And Brandy
Eric And Brandy
Amazing art museum. They have a great backpack program for kids with puzzles and games leading kids through exhibits and an activity room…
Amy
Amy
The Denver Art Museum is HUGE! You'll never see it all! Take the kids and stop at the backpack kiosk for a bag full of interactive…
3. Washington Park
3. Washington Park
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294 local reviews
Washington Park, Denver
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Paul
Washington Park is a natural mecca for Denver residents and visitors. The two lakes, walking paths and open…
Brooke
Undoubtedly one of if not the best park in all of metro Denver. With tons of activities available to do from…
Jessica
One of the most notorious parks in Denver for its 2.5-mile perimeter and all the activity that never ends, no…
3. Washington Park
3. Washington Park
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294 local reviews
Washington Park, Denver
Paul
Paul
Washington Park is a natural mecca for Denver residents and visitors. The two lakes, walking paths and open fields are in constant use,…
Brooke
Brooke
Undoubtedly one of if not the best park in all of metro Denver. With tons of activities available to do from volleyball to cycling or…
Jessica
Jessica
One of the most notorious parks in Denver for its 2.5-mile perimeter and all the activity that never ends, no matter the season. March…
4. REI
4. REI
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156 local reviews
1416 Platte St, Denver
Closed · Opens Thursday 9:00 AM
+1 303-756-3100
Shoe storeBicycle storeClothing store
Alena
REI is a massive outdoor activities store with clothes, a bike shop, a coffee shop, an indoor climbing wall…
Adam
Massive Flagship location for the international outdoor retailer... Retail chain carrying gear, apparel &…
Drew
Massive REI flagship store with rock climbing wall inside, plus gear, apparel & footwear for a wide range of…
4. REI
4. REI
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156 local reviews
1416 Platte St, Denver
Closed · Opens Thursday 9:00 AM
+1 303-756-3100
Alena
Alena
REI is a massive outdoor activities store with clothes, a bike shop, a coffee shop, an indoor climbing wall and more! If you become a…
Adam
Adam
Massive Flagship location for the international outdoor retailer... Retail chain carrying gear, apparel & footwear for a wide range of…
Drew
Drew
Massive REI flagship store with rock climbing wall inside, plus gear, apparel & footwear for a wide range of outdoor & fitness activities.
5. Denver Zoo
5. Denver Zoo
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292 local reviews
2300 Steele St, Denver
Closed · Opens Thursday 10:00 AM
+1 720-337-1400
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Emily
Great little zoo, not so far from the house. It's probably just over a mile away, but if you feel like…
Lindsay
Denver Zoo will have their Lights at the Zoo during the holidays which is an affordable and fun activity to do…
Peter
A large zoo with tons of awesome animal exhibits. A great family activity, especially if the weather is nice!
5. Denver Zoo
5. Denver Zoo
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292 local reviews
2300 Steele St, Denver
Closed · Opens Thursday 10:00 AM
+1 720-337-1400
Emily
Emily
Great little zoo, not so far from the house. It's probably just over a mile away, but if you feel like walking, you can. Otherwise hop on a…
Lindsay
Lindsay
Denver Zoo will have their Lights at the Zoo during the holidays which is an affordable and fun activity to do with the entire family.
Peter
Peter
A large zoo with tons of awesome animal exhibits. A great family activity, especially if the weather is nice!
6. Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
6. Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
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78 local reviews
2121 Children's Museum Dr, Denver
Closed · Opens Thursday 9:00 AM
+1 303-433-7444
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Jill & Britt
I took my 4 year old grandson. It was amazing. Every exhibit was hands on, educational and very fun. I had a…
Dan And Ash
This is a great place to visit if you have little ones! It was recently renovated and has really neat indoor…
Linda
If you have children with you or are visiting some, you have to take them to the Children's Museum. Fun…
6. Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
6. Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
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78 local reviews
2121 Children's Museum Dr, Denver
Closed · Opens Thursday 9:00 AM
+1 303-433-7444
Jill & Britt
Jill & Britt
I took my 4 year old grandson. It was amazing. Every exhibit was hands on, educational and very fun. I had a hard time getting him to leave…
Dan And Ash
Dan And Ash
This is a great place to visit if you have little ones! It was recently renovated and has really neat indoor and outdoor activities for…
Linda
Linda
If you have children with you or are visiting some, you have to take them to the Children's Museum. Fun activities for all ages.
7. Red Rocks Amphitheatre
7. Red Rocks Amphitheatre
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687 local reviews
18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison
+1 720-865-2494
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Caitlin
This has to be the only music venue that gets almost as many visitors during the day just to take in the view…
Alec
Red Rocks is quite possible the most amazing concert venue in the US!! They also have events throughout the…
Kailoni
One of the world's most beautiful and iconic music venues, they have plenty of activities to do as well…
7. Red Rocks Amphitheatre
7. Red Rocks Amphitheatre
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687 local reviews
18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison
+1 720-865-2494
Caitlin
Caitlin
This has to be the only music venue that gets almost as many visitors during the day just to take in the view and be amazed at the gorgeous…
Alec
Alec
Red Rocks is quite possible the most amazing concert venue in the US!! They also have events throughout the week along with activities on…
Kailoni
Kailoni
One of the world's most beautiful and iconic music venues, they have plenty of activities to do as well including yoga, movies, church,…
8. 16th Street Mall
8. 16th Street Mall
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349 local reviews
1001 16th St Mall, Denver
+1 303-534-6161
Shopping mallPoint of interestEstablishment
Jeremiah
This 10 block pedestrian mall has an assortment of shopping, dining, and entertainment activities. The RTD 43…
Stephanie
Just a quick walk to the heart of Denver's shopping and entertainment. With a movie theatre, concert and…
Patrick & Lauren
Wander up and down the 16th Street mall for food, drinks, shopping, and entertainment. There's a movie…
8. 16th Street Mall
8. 16th Street Mall
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349 local reviews
1001 16th St Mall, Denver
+1 303-534-6161
Jeremiah
Jeremiah
This 10 block pedestrian mall has an assortment of shopping, dining, and entertainment activities. The RTD 43 bus route takes you straight…
Stephanie
Stephanie
Just a quick walk to the heart of Denver's shopping and entertainment. With a movie theatre, concert and comedy venues, restaurants and…
Patrick & Lauren
Patrick & Lauren
Wander up and down the 16th Street mall for food, drinks, shopping, and entertainment. There's a movie theater, live jazz (Jazz at Jax),…
9. Denver Botanic Gardens
9. Denver Botanic Gardens
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420 local reviews
1007 York St, Denver
Closed · Opens Thursday 9:00 AM
+1 720-865-3500
MuseumParkPoint of interest
Kathleen
If you haven't been to the Blossoms of Light exhibit at the Denver Botanic Gardens, you're missing one of the…
Jessica
So close by, how could you miss it! They always have something fun going on, music or a seasonal activity.
LauraRose & Andy
Amazing gardens, kid-friendly activities, music, and even wonderful in the winter!
9. Denver Botanic Gardens
9. Denver Botanic Gardens
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420 local reviews
1007 York St, Denver
Closed · Opens Thursday 9:00 AM
+1 720-865-3500
Kathleen
Kathleen
If you haven't been to the Blossoms of Light exhibit at the Denver Botanic Gardens, you're missing one of the coolest winter activities in…
Jessica
Jessica
So close by, how could you miss it! They always have something fun going on, music or a seasonal activity.
LauraRose & Andy
LauraRose & Andy
Amazing gardens, kid-friendly activities, music, and even wonderful in the winter!
10. Evergreen Lake
10. Evergreen Lake
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54 local reviews
Evergreen Lake, Evergreen
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Ryan
The epicenter of downtown Evergreen, the lake offers an array of boating activities in the summer, and ice…
Troyann
Located just minutes away from the mountain town of Evergreen. The lake offers majestic views, as well as out…
JJ & Sam
Ice skating and ice fishing in the winter, water activities in the summer! It doesn't hurt that it's…
10. Evergreen Lake
10. Evergreen Lake
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54 local reviews
Evergreen Lake, Evergreen
Ryan
Ryan
The epicenter of downtown Evergreen, the lake offers an array of boating activities in the summer, and ice skating , hockey, and ice fishing…
Troyann
Troyann
Located just minutes away from the mountain town of Evergreen. The lake offers majestic views, as well as out door activities for all ages…
JJ & Sam
JJ & Sam
Ice skating and ice fishing in the winter, water activities in the summer! It doesn't hurt that it's beautiful!
11. City Park
11. City Park
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360 local reviews
City Park, Denver
NeighborhoodPolitical
Stetson & Megan
Denver's largest park featuring running paths and paved sidewalks, several playgrouns, water fountains, large…
Katie
City Park is just a mile down the street from us. It's a great place to take a walk and view the city…
Lori
City park is beautiful with a huge lake and lots of activities going on. The Denver Zoo and The Denver Museum…
11. City Park
11. City Park
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360 local reviews
City Park, Denver
Stetson & Megan
Stetson & Megan
Denver's largest park featuring running paths and paved sidewalks, several playgrouns, water fountains, large lake with water activities,…
Katie
Katie
City Park is just a mile down the street from us. It's a great place to take a walk and view the city skyline. City park also houses the…
Lori
Lori
City park is beautiful with a huge lake and lots of activities going on. The Denver Zoo and The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is…
12. ViewHouse Ballpark
12. ViewHouse Ballpark
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87 local reviews
2015 Market St, Denver
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+1 720-878-2015
RestaurantBarPoint of interest
Daisy
Fun activities in their courtyard and great view from the rooftop. Daytime restaurant turn to bar and dancing…
Bowtique
Great rooftop bar to hang out at before a Rockies game. Lots of outdoor activities like corn hole and…
Aaron
Perfect for large groups or when you want to catch a game. There are outdoor activities to enjoy while…
12. ViewHouse Ballpark
12. ViewHouse Ballpark
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87 local reviews
2015 Market St, Denver
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+1 720-878-2015
Daisy
Daisy
Fun activities in their courtyard and great view from the rooftop. Daytime restaurant turn to bar and dancing at night.
Bowtique
Bowtique
Great rooftop bar to hang out at before a Rockies game. Lots of outdoor activities like corn hole and volleyball.
Aaron
Aaron
Perfect for large groups or when you want to catch a game. There are outdoor activities to enjoy while imbibing.