There are plenty of amazing sights that you can enjoy while you’re in Denver. In fact, there’s so much to see and do that you may not be able to visit all the sights in a single visit. These attractions, which are all a short distance from Denver’s downtown area, should be at the top of your itinerary.
1. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Anyone with a curious mind and an interest in science will enjoy a trip to this museum! There are many exhibits on display, and they’re suitable for children and adults alike. If you are traveling with kids, you’ll want to make sure you take them to the Discovery Zone. Here, kids can conduct experiments and enjoy hands-on exhibits. If you have an interest in ancient cultures, there are plenty of exhibits to keep you busy. You can see artifacts from Native American tribes and Ancient Egypt. There are also precious gems on display. After your visit is over, you can continue the fun at the museum’s website. Here, you can interact with museum exhibits and enjoy all kinds of activities.
2. The Forney Museum of Transportation
Anyone with interest in trains, planes, automobiles, or other modes of transportation will be fascinated by this museum. The museum serves as a living history of transportation. There are vehicles dating back six decades, and there are more than 600 artifacts to see in total. If you can’t make it to the museum, Visit Denver virtual tours are also an option.
3. The Denver Art Museum
This large non-profit museum is home to over 70,000 works of art. This is one of the biggest museums in the United States, and it showcases artwork from across the globe. Here, you’ll find ancient and modern art. There are pieces from countless cultures and many different types of art to see. If you can’t make it to the museum in person, you can also view the galleries online. Denver Art Museum from Home offers virtual tours (https://www.denverartmuseum.org/).
4. The Molly Brown House Museum
Sometimes referred to as the “Unsinkable Molly Brown,” this landmark showcases the life of Margaret Brown, a socialite and activist that survived the Titanic disaster. Since it was built, all kinds of people have lived on this property. Some of the state’s governors called it home, and at one point, it was a boarding house. Not only can you appreciate the property’s elegant Victorian architecture, but you can see many photographs and paintings, as well as exhibits that tell Molly Brown’s story.
5. The Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
Older children and young kids don’t always enjoy the same activities. Thankfully, you’ll be able to entertain every child at your party at this museum. There are all kinds of exhibits and activities here, and some of them are suitable for kids as young as one. There are four different types of exhibits: Create, explore, imagine, and investigate. Whether you have toddlers or older children, they’ll love the art activities, experiments, and adventure courses here.
6. The Museum of Outdoor Arts
If you’re on a budget, you’ll be glad to know that this outdoor museum is free. However, it’s not open every day of the week. It’s best to check the weather and the museum’s hours before you stop by. This is a very unusual museum with exhibits that have to be seen to be believed. For example, the Dikeou Collection has rubber bunnies that stand 16-feet tall. It’s a great place to take photos and make memories.