Top 10 Colorado Attractions


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When planning a trip with your family the one thing that you need to make sure of that there is something fun and exciting for everybody to do no matter what age you are. If you are looking for your next travel adventure one of the best places to go in the country is the beautiful, scenic and culturally rich state of Colorado. You will never run out of fun things to do here. These are the top ten must-do and must-see activities in the gorgeous Colorado state:

Pikes Peak America's MountainPikes Peak America's Mountain
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1: Pikes Peak America's Mountain

The best way to be one with nature during your trip to Colorado is to take a trek up to Pikes Peak. This is known as the most visited mountain in the country and is open the whole year round. You can go on an exciting hike on the 19-mile Pikes Peak Highway or have a thrilling trail adventure on the Barr trail. Nature lovers will have a grand time here and the best of all, the entire park is pet friendly.

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www.pikes-peak.com

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 Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
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2: Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre

For the ultimate Colorado experience make sure to visit the Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. It is world renowned as the only naturally-occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheater where visitors get to see and discover the region's different flora and fauna. Music lovers will enjoy their summer concert series bringing some of the best acts from all over the country. Adventure lovers will also enjoy their guided hiking and biking tours that will take them through some of the most stunning Colorado views.

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www.redrocksonline.com

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State Capitol BuildingState Capitol Building
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3: State Capitol Building

While in Colorado make sure to take a snap of the gorgeous golden-domed Colorado State Capitol. This structure is one of the most defining features of the state's skyline so do not go home without a beautiful photograph of it. If you love learning about history you should join one of the free guided tours of the capitol which is offered from Mondays through Fridays.

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www.colorado.com

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Denver Art MuseumDenver Art Museum
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4: Denver Art Museum

Having been recently hailed as one of USA Today's Top Ten Family-Friendly Museums, this is the best place for you to take your children for several hours of discovery and exploration. Their ‘Just For Fun Center’ is a wonderful little corner of the museum where they can feast their senses on color and music. Take them to the Gallery Games and Art Making to encourage their creativity and to help bring out the little Picasso in them. If you are an art enthusiast you will have a grand time exploring galleries upon galleries of the most exquisite paintings and art works from all over the world.

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www.denverartmuseum.org

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Denver Museum of Nature and ScienceDenver Museum of Nature and Science
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5: Denver Museum of Nature and Science

If you are taking your school age children with you to Denver make sure to drop by the Denver Museum of Nature and Science for a day of education and exploration. They will love the museum's interactive displays, shows and exhibits ranging from the pre-historic dinosaur era to futuristic space odysseys.

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www.dmns.org

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Denver ZooDenver Zoo
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6: Denver Zoo

With over 3500 animals representing 650 different species, the Denver Zoo is one of the most popular zoos in the country. You and your children will delight in seeing and interacting with the zoo's friendly animals. Denver Zoo prides itself in showcasing some of the most modern zoo exhibits by providing their exotic animals with naturalistic habitats. Check out the Predator Zoo, the Tropical Discovery, the Primate Panorama and the Dragons of Komodo Exhibit.

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www.denverzoo.org

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Denver Botanic GardensDenver Botanic Gardens<
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7: Denver Botanic Gardens

This is the best place to take family where they will enjoy a day of exploring lush greenery, breathtaking landscapes and some of the most beautiful collection of flowers. The Denver Botanic Garden is not just a place to take great pictures with lovely backdrops but also a place to learn more about conservation programs.

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www.botanicgardens.org

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Colorado State ParksColorado State Parks
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8: Colorado State Parks

Colorado boasts of 42 state parks which attract over 11 million visitors from all over the world yearly. With a multitude of things to do there including fishing, hunting and horseback riding, you and your family will have your grandest adventure of a lifetime. You will also get to enjoy some of the state's most exotic wildlife in their natural habitats.

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www.parks.state.co.us

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Elitch Gardens Theme ParkElitch Gardens Theme Park
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9: Elitch Gardens Theme Park

Elitch Gardens offers something fun and exciting for both the young and the young at heart. Knows as America's only downtown theme and waterpark, this has been one of the most-visited attractions in Colorado since 1980. You and your children will enjoy some of the most thrilling rides and challenging games. If you want to take a reprieve from the Colorado heat have a wet and wild adventure at their water park that features slides as high as 42 feet.

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www.elitchgardens.com

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Rocky Mountain National Park, ColoradoRocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
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10: Rocky Mountain National Park

Adventure seekers must not miss out on a day of trekking and hiking at the Rocky Mountain National Park. No matter what activity you love to do, there is something for you to do here. You can go skiing, snowshoeing or sledding or you can go on a spectacular wildlife viewing to see some elk herd or you can go fishing, hunting and horseback riding.

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www.nps.gov/romo

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