Sometimes you just want to get out and explore. We try to strike a good balance of places that you will really enjoy. Finding ideas for family friendly outings, or interesting places to go in Colorado with your friends, both are at your fingertips here with America Top 10. We aim to give you plenty of ideas without you having to do all the research. That way you can easily decide if you want to explore Colorado sites or check out the sites in another state.
You have also heard how it is becoming a lot more popular to have staycations (where you stay home instead of going to far off places) and discover new and interesting places in the near vicinity. We try to make that easier for you. Check out the sites in Colorado that have become local favorites easily with our site.
We hope that we have provided you plenty of choices in Colorado whether this is a new area for you or your own back yard. Something a little different from the typical amusement park. If you really loved somewhere but don’t see them on our list let us know, we are always looking to improve our lists and we can only do that with your help.
The Buell Children’s Museum was recognized as the second best children’s museum for art in the nation by Child Magazine. With innovative, hands-on exhibits focusing on the arts, science, and history, it’s no wonder the Buell Children’s Museum has been voted the “Best Museum in Pueblo” for over a decade. This 12,000 square-foot, two-level facility offers innovative, hands-on exhibits focusing on the arts, science and history for people ages 1 to 101.
Manitou Springs, CO
Explore the fascinating architecture of the ancient Anasazi and browse through two museums featuring cultural displays all overlooking the historic town of Manitou Springs. Be sure to include Manitou Cliff Dwellings during your visit to the Pikes Peak Region. The magic and mystery of the Native American culture is sure to delight visitors of all ages.
The Denver Art Museum is one of the largest art museums between Chicago and the West Coast, with a collection of more than 70,000 works of art divided between nine permanent collections including African, American Indian, Asian, European and American, modern and contemporary, pre-Colombian, photography, Spanish Colonial, and western American art. Their holdings reflect their city and region—and provide invaluable ways for the community to learn about cultures from around the world.
Open all year, 7 days a week. Come for an hour, come for a day. Perfect year-round as a destination or a vacation stopover for kids from 0-99+. Enjoy a leisurely, flat, family-friendly stroll through exotic and colorful habitats, gardens and exhibits. Home to more than 400 animals and 120 species including guest favorites, lions, playful otters and penguins. Establish in 1934, the Pueblo Zoo features some of the best examples of historic WPA/CC architecture.
Landry’s Restaurants, Inc. purchased downtown Aquarium in 2003, when it was Colorado’s Ocean Journey Aquarium. On July 14, 2005, Landry’s reopened the redesigned complex as Downtown Aquarium. The entertainment and dining complex features a public aquarium boasting more than a million gallons of underwater exhibits that highlight fascinating ecosystems around the world. Downtown Aquarium houses over 500 species of animals, the interactive Stingray Reef touch tank, Aquarium Restaurant, Dive Lounge, the Nautilus Ballroom and amusements for the entire family.
Colorado Springs, CO
The Devil’s Backbone itself is one of the most impressive and visible geologic landmarks in Larimer County, as well as an important cultural feature with a rich and colorful history. Its 12 miles of trail connect to Rimrock Open Space and Horsetooth Mountain Open Space for hiking, running, horseback riding, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, observing nature, as well as enjoying close-up inspection of the rock outcrop and long vistas.
Colorado Springs, CO
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is about sharing the wonders of the natural world with kids of all ages and providing memories for a lifetime. Explore newly renovated and award-winning exhibits. Discover more than 30 species of endangered animals. Interact with our giraffes and don’t miss the chance to hand-feed them. Soar over your favorite animal exhibits and take in breathtaking views of the city below on the Mountaineer Sky Ride.
Fort Collins, CO
The Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures is dedicated to showcasing international folk art. Exhibits are created to engage and inspire visitors to learn more about world cultures, people, art, and history in order to promote understanding and peace.
Fort Collins, CO
FCMOA is a nationally recognized leader inspiring others to experience the world differently through arts and culture. FCMOA is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization funded by member & donor contributions.