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Exploring Denver with the Kids
Denver, Colorado, the "Mile High City", has attractions for kids like no other place in Colorado.

World-class museums, castle-like playgrounds, sweeping parks with mountain views, plus great restaurants and hotels all cater to a child’s every whim.

Denver treats families like sky-high royalty.





Photo: Babies love the Denver Botanic Gardens
Kids and their parents can spend hours following winding paths through amazing gardens. Read about it in our article:
Explore the Denver Botanic Gardens with the Kids 







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Photo: Kids meet a polar bear cub up close and personal at the Denver Zoo.
Photo Credit: Denver Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau
 

From diaper decks in the bathrooms to helpful docents at many of the exhibits, the zoo makes learning about the animals of the world easy and entertaining for kids of all ages

Learn more in our article about visiting the Denver Zoo with kids









Photo: Denver's skyline shows against mountains silhouetted by the sunset.
Photo Credit: Denver Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau


Families traveling in Colorado will find more to do with the kids in Denver than in any other town in the state. Before rushing into things, though, take a minute to get to know this beautiful city:


Location:
Denver is Colorado’s capitol city. It sits in the north-central part of the state, about 85 miles south of the Wyoming Border and 150 miles west of the Nebraska state line.
It was built at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, and has great views of the Front Range.

Landscape:
The city lies in the Denver Basin, a wide, shallow valley between the High Plains to the east, and the foothills, to the west.

The South Platte River, Denver’s main waterway, emerges from the Rocky Mountains south of Denver and flows northward through the city, parallel to the mountain front.

Cherry Creek, which drains the prairies east of town, meets the South Platte River in an urban wild land of viaducts and train tracks, kayaking courses and bicycling trails. This is Confluence Park, and the heart of Denver.

Denver’s natural vegetation is mostly high prairie grass, laced with Cottonwood forests along the rivers and streams. To this day, many of the large trees that shade the sidewalks and houses of Denver are cottonwoods.


Population:
The City of Denver, itself, is home to just over 554,000 people. The population of the Denver Metro Area is nearly 2.8 million people.


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