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Children's Museum Of Denver

Education is fun at this top-notch museum built with young children in mind. 

Located just 10 minutes from central Denver, the Children’s Museum of Denver has a range of interactive exhibits designed to teach children about everything from science, to fire safety, to grocery shopping. It’s been an institution in Denver since it opened in a converted school bus in 1973. An average of 300,000 children and their parents visit the center each year. 

One of the most popular exhibits is the Fire Station No. 1, which features a real fire truck, dispatch station, 911-call center, pole and firefighter bunk, and kitchen. Children are encouraged to dress-up and let their imaginations soar. They can drive the truck, wield hoses and learn about what to do in an emergency.

There’s a child-sized grocery store and café called My Market, which is both realistic and fun. Kids stroll the aisles with a trolley and “purchase” items as they learn about making healthy food choices. This philosophy extends to the museum’s own café, which serves up healthy fare, including sandwiches, wraps, salads and pastas. It’s also possible to bring a packed lunch and use the seating in the café or outdoors.

Even infants will have a blast at The Center For the Young Child. There are plenty of soft, cuddly things to explore with Mom or Dad.

This museum brings out the child in everyone. Most of the exhibits are geared toward toddlers up to the age of six or eight. But even older kids and parents are sure to enjoy the chance to make bubbles, play hopscotch and build miniature railroad systems. 

There are some great classes and programs offered year-round, as well as holiday-themed events. Check the website for more information. There are also monthly themes, such as edible arts, stories for toddlers and backyard exploration.

The Children’s Museum of Denver is located in the Central Platte Valley, easily accessible from the Platte Bike Trail. It’s just a short drive from downtown, and free parking is available.


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Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center ¥16,108
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

650 15th St., Denver, CO
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Downtown Denver, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Colorado Convention Center and Paramount Theater. United States Mint and 16th Street Mall are also within 10 minutes. 16th - California Station and 16th - Stout Station are within a 5-minute walk.

    Quality Inn Denver Downtown ¥9,081
    Quality Inn Denver Downtown

    Quality Inn Denver Downtown

    2601 Zuni St, Denver, CO
       
      2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Jefferson Park, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Elitch Gardens Theme Park, Broncos Stadium at Mile High, and Pepsi Center. Coors Field and United States Mint are also within 3 mi (5 km). Pepsi Center-Elitch Gardens Station is 19 minutes by foot and Union Station-Coors Field-16th St. Mall Station is 21 minutes.

      Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel ¥12,022
      Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

      Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

      1550 Court Place, Denver, CO
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Downtown Denver, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Paramount Theater, United States Mint, and Colorado State Capitol Building. Denver Art Museum and Colorado Convention Center are also within 10 minutes. 16th - California Station is 5 minutes by foot and 16th - Stout Station is 7 minutes.

        The Crawford Hotel ¥21,613
        The Crawford Hotel

        The Crawford Hotel

        1701 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO
           
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in LoDo, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Union Station, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, and Coors Field. Larimer Square and 16th Street Mall are also within 10 minutes. Denver Union Station is only a 2-minute walk and Union Station-Coors Field-16th St. Mall Station is 6 minutes.

          Hilton Denver City Center ¥15,464
          Hilton Denver City Center

          Hilton Denver City Center

          1701 California St, Denver, CO
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Downtown Denver, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Paramount Theater, Colorado Convention Center, and 16th Street Mall. Colorado State Capitol Building and United States Mint are also within 15 minutes. 18th - California Station and 18th - Stout Station are within a 2-minute walk.

            The Curtis Denver - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel ¥16,158
            The Curtis Denver - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

            The Curtis Denver - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

            1405 Curtis Street, Denver, CO
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Downtown Denver, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Colorado Convention Center and 16th Street Mall. Union Station and Denver Art Museum are also within 15 minutes. Convention Center Station is only a 4-minute walk and 16th - Stout Station is 6 minutes.

              Residence Inn by Marriott Denver Downtown ¥13,692
              Residence Inn by Marriott Denver Downtown

              Residence Inn by Marriott Denver Downtown

              2777 Zuni St, Denver, CO
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Highland, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Larimer Square, Elitch Gardens Theme Park, and Broncos Stadium at Mile High. Denver's Downtown Aquarium and Pepsi Center are also within 1 mi (2 km). Union Station-Coors Field-16th St. Mall Station is 20 minutes by foot and Pepsi Center-Elitch Gardens Station is 20 minutes.

                Hilton Garden Inn Denver Union Station ¥15,481
                Hilton Garden Inn Denver Union Station

                Hilton Garden Inn Denver Union Station

                1999 Chestnut Place, Denver, CO
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in LoDo, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Coors Field and Union Station. Elitch Gardens Theme Park and 16th Street Mall are also within 1 mi (2 km). Union Station-Coors Field-16th St. Mall Station is only a 3-minute walk and Denver Union Station is 9 minutes.