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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.
Children's Museum of Denver
Children's Museum of Denver

(303) 433-7444

2121 Children's Museum Dr
Denver, CO 80211   Directions Website

Give the kids a fun and educational experience they won't soon forget at the Children's Museum of Denver. The museum is packed with hands-on exhibits and attractions that explore subjects from the alphabet, to math, to the arts. Some of the more imaginative activities include dressing like a fire fighter to learn fire safety, or pretend-play as a veterinarian or grocery clerk to encourage social interaction with other kids.

Colorado Railroad Museum
Colorado Railroad Museum
17155 W 44th Ave
Golden, CO 80403   Directions Website
Local number

(303) 279-4591

Toll Free

(800) 365-6263

Denver Art Museum
Denver Art Museum

(720) 865-5000

100 W 14th Ave Pkwy
Denver, CO 80204   Directions Website

Explore over 68,000 pieces of art from around the globe at the Denver Art Museum. Art attractions on display include architecture, design and graphics, modern and contemporary art, painting and sculpture, photography, native arts, textile arts, and more. The museum features works by artists like Claude Monet, Andy Warhol and David Hockney.

Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys
Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys

(303) 322-1053

830 Kipling St
Lakewood, CO 80215   Directions Website

Check out the unique, classic toys at the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys. Exhibits showcase antique dolls; miniature houses, trains, planes and cars; giant teddy bears, foreign toys and more. The museum gives insight to the cultural significance of toys and their changes throughout the years.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

(303) 370-6000

2001 Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80205   Directions Website

Take a closer look at the natural history of Denver and the world at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The nation's largest natural history museum explores the Earth and the city in the fields of anthropology, geology, health science, paleontology, space science and zoology.

Forney Museum of Transportation
Forney Museum of Transportation

(303) 297-1113

4303 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216   Directions Website

Planes, trains, and automobiles - they're all on display at the Forney Museum of Transportation. Check out over 500 exhibits showcasing antique cars, carriages, railcars, cabooses, fire engines, aircraft, motorcycles, bicycles, tricycles, a Big Boy locomotive, Denver's only cable car and many others.

Molly Brown House Museum
Molly Brown House Museum

(303) 832-4092

1340 Pennsylvania St
Denver, CO 80203   Directions Website

Learn about the life of one of America's most famous socialites at the Molly Brown House Museum. For those who don't know, Molly Brown was an American socialite, philanthropist and activist who gained notoriety for surviving the sinking of the Titanic. She has been immortalized in Broadway plays and movies; the Molly Brown House is one of the most visited attractions in Denver.

Wings Over the Rockies | Air & Space Museum
Wings Over the Rockies | Air & Space Museum

(303) 360-5360

7711 E Academy Blvd
Denver, CO 80230   Directions Website

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