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50 Fun Summer Things to Do in Colorado with the Kids

50 Fun Summer Things to Do in Colorado with Kids

by Regan

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Summer vacation is in full swing for all of us now. How are you holding up? We’ve been out of school for a month already and the natives are getting restless. Thankfully we have a lot of things to do in Colorado with kids, which is going to be a life saver for us for the remainder of the summer.

50 Fun Summer Things to Do in Colorado with the Kids

Keeping the kids entertained during summer break can sometimes seem like a never-ending task. Whether you want to explore the natural beauty of Colorado or do something indoors, there is something here for everyone. So get out of the house and have some summer fun!

Animal Attractions

Fun Summer Things to Do in Colorado with the Kids

Denver Zoo (Denver)

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (Colorado Springs)

Pueblo Zoo (Pueblo)

Wild Animal Sanctuary (Keensburg)

Colorado Gators Reptile Park (Mosca)

Downtown Aquarium (Denver)

Dinosaur Ridge (Morrison)

Butterfly Pavilion (Westminster)

Museums

Fun Summer Things to Do in Colorado with the Kids

Denver Museum of Nature & Science (Denver)

Morrison Natural History Museum (Morrison)

CU Museum of Natural History (Boulder)

Children’s Museum of Denver (Denver)

Trailhead Children’s Museum (Crested Butte)

Buell Children’s Museum (Pueblo)

Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum (Fort Collins)

Space Foundation Discovery Center (Colorado Springs)

Denver Firefighters Museum (Denver)

Ghost Town Museum (Colorado Springs)

Trains

Fun Summer Things to Do in Colorado with the Kids

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum (Durango)

Colorado Railroad Museum (Golden)

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad (Antonito)

Royal Gorge Route Railroad (Cañon City)

Georgetown Loop Railroad (Georgetown)

Tiny Town & Railroad (Morrison)

Amusement & Water Parks

Fun Summer Things to Do in Colorado with the Kids

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Elitch Gardens (Denver)

Water World (Federal Heights)

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park (Glenwood)

Just Plain Fun

Fun Summer Things to Do in Colorado with the Kids

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Lyons Classic Video Arcade (Lyons)

Adventure Golf & Raceway (Westminster)

Boondocks (Northglenn)

Putting Edge Indoor Mini Golf (Lakewood)

Miner’s Maze Adventureland (Golden)

Colorado Journey Miniature Golf (Littleton)

Gateway Park Fun Center (Boulder)

Amaze’n Steamboat (Steamboat Springs)

Fat Cats (Westminster)

Rollerland (Fort Collins)

Tiny Town (Morrison)

Outdoor Activities

Fun Summer Things to Do in Colorado with the Kids

Garden of the Gods (Colorado Springs)

Denver Botanic Gardens (Denver)

Flatirons Vista (Boulder)

Red Rocks (Morrison)

Rocky Mountain National Park (Estes Park)

Pearl Street Mall (Boulder)

Colorado Trails Dude Ranch (Durango)

Whistling Elk Ranch (Rand)

Denver Adventures (Conifer)

Great Sand Dunes (Mosca) 

Seven Falls (Colorado Springs)

Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings (Mesa Verde)

50 Fun Summer Things to Do in Colorado with the Kids

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