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Destination(s): Denver

Denver Mint

Denver Mint

  • 320 West Colfax Avenue
  • Between Cherokee and Delaware Sts
  • tel:303 405 4761
  • Visit website
  • Denver, 80204

Before Sept. 11, 2001, the U.S. Mint in Denver was known for long, long lines as visitors walked up and waited for regularly scheduled tours to begin. Things are a bit different now since reservations are required, but the 45-minute tours are still free and just as interesting. Visitors get a look at how the coins are made—from inception to striking. Guides also present related facts about other U.S. facilities along with historical anecdotes. The onsite gift shop is full of books, DVDs and games, as well as a variety of collectibles. read more about Denver Mint

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

  • 2001 Colorado Blvd
  • City Park
  • tel:+1 303 322 7009 / +1 800 925 2250 (Toll Free)
  • Visit website
  • Denver, 80205

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science has always lured fascinating temporary exhibitions—including Titanic treasures and Egyptian artifacts. But its permanent displays are intriguing as well, always interactive, educational and entertaining. Here, visitors can learn about space, wildlife, ancient mummies and other workings of the world. Discovery Zone keeps younger children occupied with hands-on activities that include dressing up like a dinosaur and digging for fossils. The gigantic-screened IMAX Theater is next door, as is Gates Planetarium for out-of-this-world views. The entire complex is located in central Denver's City Park with welcomed free parking…along with plenty of trees, ponds and terrific views of the Rocky Mountains. read more about Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls & Toys

Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls & Toys

  • 1880 Gaylord St
  • Just west of City Park
  • tel:+1 303 322 1053
  • Visit website
  • Denver, 80206
Tiny Town

Tiny Town

  • 1/2 mile from the intersection of Highway 285 and Turkey Creek Road
  • Tiny Town, located 20 miles southeast of downtown via US 285 (Hampden Ave)
  • tel:303 697 6829
  • Visit website
  • Tiny Town, 80454
Children's Museum of Denver

Children's Museum of Denver

  • 2121 Children's Museum Drive
  • tel:303 433 7444
  • Visit website
  • Denver, 80211
Downtown Aquarium

Downtown Aquarium

  • 700 Water Street
  • Just east of I-25 via 23rd Ave (exit 211)
  • tel:303 561 4450
  • Visit website
  • Denver, 80211

Revamped in 2005, formerly known as Ocean Journey and newly renamed Downtown Aquarium has won over Denver visitors. The facility sits on 18 acres, with 500 species of both lake and saltwater creatures on view, plus corresponding land critters that include three resident tigers. Visitors can safely touch stingrays and avoid the sharks at the beach exhibit, or pan for gold in the Northwest Experience display. Watch dive demonstrations, or take part in a "Swim with the Fish" adventure experience onsite—no dive certificate required. At Aquarium Restaurant, guests are seated around a 150,000-gallon aquarium with a variety of fascinating fishes swimming nearby (don't worry, they aren't slated for the menu). read more about Downtown Aquarium