Looking for a family vacation that won't break the bank? Denver's free attractions and activities guarantee affordable family fun year-round.
16831 W. Alameda Pkwy, Morrison
Denver's history goes deep. Millions of years ago huge reptiles roamed the Front Range and today, you'll find Jurassic dinosaur bones, such as Allosaurus, Apatosaurus and Stegosaurus at Dinosaur Ridge in Morrison. Take a free, self-guided tour that includes 16 interpretive signs that describe the fossil remains and other fascinating features of the area. Kids will love putting their hands in the fossilized footprints of these giant prehistoric beasts.
FREE TUESDAYS AT THE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF DENVER AT MARSICO CAMPUS
2121 Children's Museum Dr.
The first Tuesday of each month is free from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. At the Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, they believe in kid-powered learning. Their one-of-a-kind exhibits open doors for young minds to create, discover, explore - on their own terms. Whether painting or sculpting, building and launching a rocket, climbing to the top of our 3 ½ story climber, or making 8 foot tall bubbles, an adventure is ready for you!
DENVER SKATE PARK
20th St. & Little Raven St.
Denver Skate Park - one of the largest and most renowned skate parks in the country - is filled with bowls for all levels of skating skill. Admission is free. Helmets are required.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH (NCAR)
1850 Table Mesa Dr., Boulder
Learn about global warming, the 21st century's hottest topic, at the fascinating National Center For Atmospheric Research. See a hailstone the size of a softball, watch as a miniature tornado is whipped up in front of your eyes, and get an up close look at how lightning is created.