Denver Family Attractions
6715 W Colfax Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80214 (303) 232-5115
Sun. - Thurs. 11 am - 9:30 pm; Fri. - Sat. 11 am - 10 pm
With over 52,000 square feet and seating for 1,100 guests, Casa Bonita is one of the largest and most entertaining restaurants in the West.
Live entertainment includes cliff divers plunging from a spectacular 30-foot waterfall, strolling mariachis, authentic Mexican dancers and gunfights.
Kids can explore Black Bart's secret hideout, then watch as the Sheriff and Black Bart engage in a shoot-em-up Western gunfight. There are also puppet shows, magicians and a large game room.
Children's Museum of Denver
I-25 at 23rd Ave. (Exit 211); Denver. (303) 433-7444
Mon. - Fri. 9 am - 4 pm; Sat. - Sun. 10 am - 5 pm
At The Children's Museum of Denver you'll find interactive playscapes where children can touch and explore, try out roles and pretend to their heart's delight.
The 9,000 square foot playground includes: Alphabet Soup, a play area with large colorful letters, shapes and numbers that can be attached to an 28-foot long activity wall; Maze-eum at the Museum, a life-size 900 square foot maze with twists, turns and adventures; Wild Oats Community Market, a child-size supermarket filled with role-playing activities; Inventions, an assembly line to construct a toy car from beginning to end; ScienceLab, filled with experiments in electricity, air, water pressure and motion; and Children's Theatre with drama, music, dance and more.
Slip and slide down KidSlope, Denver's only year-round ski mountain, with lessons available in skiing, snowboarding and sled dogging, or strap on some skates for a KidSkate Rollerblading® lesson. All KidSport lessons are available for children and adults and include complete equipment rental, safety gear and two-hours of instruction by professional instructors.
Tiny Town and Railroad
6249 S. Turkey Creek Road, Tiny Town CO 80465 (303) 697-6829
10am - 5pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day (Sept. - Oct. open on weekends)
Nestled in a scenic mountain canyon just 30 minutes west of Denver, Tiny Town is a unique 1/6-scale village with its own authentic steam locomotive.
Tiny Town was originally opened to the public in 1920 and is the oldest miniature village and railroad in the U.S. There are more than 100 handcrafted buildings, including the Tiny Town Tribune newspaper and Diesel Engine Round House. The steam-powered locomotive takes children around the tiny village, making stops along the way.
Families can also enjoy picnics, snacks and a gift shop in this quaint mountain town.
9670 W. Coal Mine Ave., Littleton CO 80233 (303) 972-4344
Open Daily 4pm - 10pm
Fat City offers bowling, skating, laser tag, a 3-story foam factory, over 200 arcade games, air hockey, billiards, a bar, restaurants, virtual reality rides, an 18-hole miniature golf course, birthday party packages, group rates and events, live deejays, booming sound systems and more.
18301 W. Colfax, Golden CO 80401 (303) 279-7800
Heritage Square is a re-constructed Colorado mining town from the 1870s with an old fort, elaborate Victorian buildings and storefronts, shops, restaurants and a cabaret theatre.
Amusement park rides, a water slide, bungee tower, go-karts, miniature golf, miniature railroad, alpine slide and bicycle rentals are some of the other attractions.
The center features 35 specialty shops and Chassen's on the Square, a dinner-theatre with home-style meals and original musical cabarets.
The Heritage Square Music Hall is a unique dinner theatre featuring a buffet dinner followed by comedy plays and musical comedy revues.
Lakeside Amusement Park
I-70 and Sheridan Blvd., Denver CO 80212 (303) 477-1621
Open weekends in May, daily from June; 10am - 11pm
An amusement park that is fun for the entire family, including 15 kiddie rides, classic Cyclone roller coaster, scenic miniature train, 40 rides, plus arcade games and refreshments.
Riverside Miniature Golf & Go-Kart
2201 W. Oxford, Englewood CO 80110 (303) 762-9873
45 holes of challenging miniature golf; 18 holes are wheelchair-accessible. Denver's largest Go-Kart speedway, where you do the driving! Open year-round, weather permitting. Please call for hours.
1800 W 89th Avenue, Denver CO 80221 (303) 427-SURF
Open Memorial Day - Labor Day 10am - 6pm
America's largest family water park features more than 40 attractions on 64 beautifully landscaped acres, including two ocean-like wave pools, twisting water slides and whitewater raft adventures. Travel Channel recently named Water World the 5th Best Water Park in the World.
Thrill rides include Voyage to the Center of the Earth and Lost River of the Pharaohs. Slides, two wave pools, a river float ride, a fun house and Calypso Cove are other highlights.