Fun in Colorado

Whether you are from here or just visiting, there is so much to do year-round in Colorado! We are still exploring and finding our way around but here are some of our favorites.

Winter time list:
Longmont
The Longmont Museum is small but fun with kid-friendly exhibits
Check back when it gets closer- they have discovery days for little ones with crafts and games 
Longmont Rec center- fun indoor pool: https://goo.gl/BSJhm8
Downtown Longmont has plenty of shops and restaurants. The library is down here as well for another inside activity. 

Sunflower farm – http://www.sunflowerfarminfo.com/  Very fun little play farm for kids. Not sure of their winter hours though.
Denver
– Hammond’s candy factory tour (free!) http://www.hammondscandies.com

– zoo and science museum are excellent
– the US mint is here- I think you try to get tickets the morning of. Not quite as fun for little ones though.
– Red rocks is fun to visit during the day and dinosaur ridge is nearby and fun.

Boulder
-pearl Street is always fun to walk around and eat and shop.
– Nederland is a beautiful drive about 35 minutes from Boulder and a cute little town with a reservoir to wade in and a fun carousel
– celestial seasonings tea factory (free!) (kids have to be 5 & up for the tour but there is a great gift shop and a cafe too.
– CU has a beautiful campus and a planetarium and science museum

Estes park-
– YMCA of the Rockies has lots of fun activities
– Rocky Mountain national park- we love bear lake, alluvial fan, and Alberta falls trails. There is also a sledding hill here: http://rockymountainnationalpark.com/things-do/winter/tubing-sledding

Colorado springs:
– Garden of the gods (this is driveable if the weather isn’t great)
-Cheyenne mountain zoo
– focus on the family headquarters (free!) and has an indoor playground
– cave of the winds
– pikes peak and manitou springs (you can drive up or take the cog railway, weather dependent)
These articles mention lots of these same things and have web links too.
https://www.milehighonthecheap.com/free-cheap-things-kids-denver/

https://www.denver.org/things-to-do/family-friendly/free-denver-family-activities/

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