Indoor Activities Denver | Colorado | Fun & Interesting Activities

Indoor activities Denver, a lot of people think that there are not many indoor activities in Denver, considering that the city is known as The Mile High City and is known as the city of outdoor  adventures.

Denver skyline and the Pikes Peak at sunset - Super High Resolution Image

Denver skyline and the Pikes Peak at sunset – Super High Resolution Image

Actually, there are things to do in Denver that you will not find anywhere else. Forget about staying only a few days. You need time to explore this amazing place, such a fantastic combination of urban sophistication and a bit of craziness. Ax throwing? Indoor bungee jumping? Beer spa? Sure, why not.

Here is the list of just a few things you can do in Denver when the ski slopes and magnificent parks are not calling you. The list is far from comprehensive. This place offers just so much fun.

Indoor Activities Denver

Denver Art Museum

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Denver Art Museum

Art lovers should not miss this opportunity to see some world-class art. Two distinct buildings that make the Denver Art Museum contain some of the world’s greatest art from Indigenous nations. There are also 68,000 diverse art objects that include some of the biggest works of European masters and Old West classics. The museum frequently organizes great traveling exhibits.

Address: 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, CO 80204

Tel. (720) 865-5000 | https://www.denverartmuseum.org

Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave

 

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Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave tells the fascinating story about the Wild West, Pony Express, Bill’s years as the army scout, buffalo hunter and a famous showman. Located high up on top of Lookout Mountain, so you can also enjoy breathtaking views of the Rockies and the Great Plains.

The museum showcases many artifacts from Buffalo Bill’s shows, such as his leather western saddles, the bows and arrows that belonged to Sitting Bull and some intricately made Native American crafts.

Open from Tuesday to Sunday from10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The tickets are $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for seniors, 1$ for children and it is free for kids under five.

Address: Lookout Mountain Park, 987 Lookout Mountain Rd, Golden, CO 80401

Phone: 303-526-0744 | https://www.denver.org


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Colorado Railroad Museum

Colorado Railroad Museum is the kind of place that kids love – it promises adventure. It has over 100 standard and narrow gauge locomotives, cars and cabooses. It also includes model railroads, various artifacts and photos. Most of them are located in a replica of a 1880s-depot.

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Colorado Railroad Museum

Every Saturday, train takes guests on the Galloping Goose on a short loop of track. There are also special events on various occasions throughout the year. The museum is located in a lovely location surrounded by massive Western buttes.

The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday. The tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 2-17 and $8 for seniors.

Address: 17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden, CO 80403

Phone: (303) 279-4591 | https://coloradorailroadmuseum.org

History Colorado Center

If you were ever curious about the history of Colorado, this is the place to find out. History Colorado includes ten historic sites and inspiring museums all over Colorado. The Denver location showcases artifacts, art and stories that fuse seamlessly to paint the picture of Colorado and the old American West.

History Colorado Center consists of more than fifteen exhibits on four floors, telling the story about the pioneering and free spirit of Colorado. The museum also includes Colorado’s Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, a free public research center, and the History Colorado State Historical Fund, the largest preservation program in the country.

Open every day from 10 am to 5 pm. The tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, $10 for students, $8 for children and it is free for children under 4.

Address: 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203

Phone: (303) 447-8679 | https://www.historycolorado.org


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Denver Museum of Nature and Sciences

 

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Normally kids roll their eyes when you tell them that you are taking them to a museum, but they always love this one. Who can resist prehistoric fossils or a visual trip to outer space?

Denver Museum of Nature & Science includes the Gates Planetarium, one of the most sophisticated in the country, and the Phipps IMAX Theater that takes you to explore the frontiers in science and shows some of nature’s wildest places on a 3-story high screen.

The museum also has a number of permanent and temporary exhibits such as Passenger Pigeons and Ghostly Bugs.

The museum is open every day from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Check here for prices and discounts.

Address: 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205

Phone: (303) 370-6000 | https://www.dmns.org

Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus

You should save the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus for a truly miserable rainy day when the kids are ready to start climbing walls. The museum is designed to offer learning through play and activities that use a lot of energy.

The museum has one-of-a-kind exhibits such as a 6-foot bubble kids can step in. They will be zipping through the air, become firemen for a day, pretend to be veterinarians, sculpt masterpieces from clay, learn about the kinetics and gravity on the giant physics playground.

Tickets are free for kids under one, age 1: $13, ages 2 – 59: $15 and age 60+: $13.

Address: 2121 Children’s Museum Dr., Denver, CO 80211

Phone: (303) 433-7444 | https://www.mychildsmuseum.org


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Downtown Aquarium

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Downtown Aquarium is an underwater spectacle with fish and other underwater critters of all colors and sizes, in an environment that resembles their natural home as much as possible.

Visitors can swim with the sharks, feed the stingrays, pan for gold, watch a mermaid show, learn what it means to be a marine biologist and even spend the whole night in the aquarium.

There is also the fun Aquarium Express electric train that runs around the aquarium, the Aquatic Carousel, the IMAX theatre and a great restaurant.

The tickets for adults are $23.99, for seniors $22.99, children (3-11) $17.99.

Children (2 and under) enter free.

Address: 700 Water St., Denver, CO 80211

Phone: (303) 561-4450 | https://www.aquariumrestaurants.com

Denver Firefighters’ Museum

Denver Firefighters Museum is located in the historic 1909 building that was home to the Denver Fire Station No. 1 until 1974.

The visit is specifically designed for children and includes hands-on activities such as trying the working equipment, sliding down the pole, riding the fire track and generally pretending to be firemen.

Visitors also get information on fire prevention and safety. The museum has a fun gift shop that sells toys, books and more.’

The museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The admission for adults is $9.00, for senior/military/firefighters is  $8.00, for children 2-12:  $7.00 and for children under 2 is free.

Address: 1326 Tremont Pl., Denver, CO 80204

Phone: (303) 892-1436 | https://denverfirefightersmuseum.org

 Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum features over 50 real planes and some fascinating space-related displays. The massive space is home to giant bombers, antique planes, fighter jets, even a Vietnam-era Huey helicopter.

 

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There are also many seasonal exhibits and shows, and once a month, visitors are allowed to climb into the real plane’s cockpits. Visitors also get to try a virtual simulator.

The museum is open Friday–Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday: 12 p.m.–5 p.m. and Monday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. The tickets for adults are $10.00, for seniors & military – $8.00 and youth (4-16) – $4.00.

Address: 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Hangar 1, Denver, CO 80230

Phone: (303) 360-5360 | http://wingsmuseum.org


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Urban Air Adventure Park Denver

Most people know Urban Air as a place with fantastic trampolines. But there is so much more to do in this place, nobody can come only once.

OK, you will have to have some fun at the trampoline park first, but you will also have to try their  Warrior Obstacle Course, play virtual reality games, challenge yourself at The Adventure Hub’s  Sky Rider coaster, Ropes Course and Tubes, drive Spin Zone Bumper Cars, brave Climbing Walls, try Ropes Course, Trapeze, Wipeout, Battle Beam and much more.

This is a great place to bring friends for a birthday or any other celebration. There is something for everyone, fit or not, athletic, brave or not. Age does not matter, although there are some height restrictions on some attractions

Check here for the working hours and prices for various attractions.

Phone number: (303) 536-1951

Address: 9550 E 40th Ave Denver, CO 80238 | http://www.urbanairdenver.com

Monster Mini Golf

The first thing you will notice about the Monster Mini Golf is that the entire super modern facility is under the black lights luminescent glow. It makes everything spooky. The décor is also spooky monster-themed, but monsters are pretty likable.

The main attraction is the 18-hole miniature golf course. There is also Hi-tech video game arcade, Monstrous Prize Center, mini bowling, Laser Maze, Monster Themed Laser Tag, light concessions and much more.

This place is fun for all ages and is really not all that scary. It is fun for kids’ birthdays, kids love all that spooky stuff.

Monster Mini Golf is open Monday to Thursday: 12pm – 9pm, Friday – Saturday: 12pm – 10pm and Sunday: 12pm – 8pm.

Check here for the prices of various attractions and combos.

Phone number: (303) 993-6892

Address: 8227 S Holly St Centennial, CO 80122 | http://www.monsterminigolf.com

Indoor Activities for Adults in Denver

Axe Whooping

Axe-throwing in the 21st century? Why on earth? Well, it is actually a lot of fun. Whether you want to channel your inner Viking or try some original exercise, this activity has been around for thousands of years, for work and battle. It is now a fun type of exercise and the reason to get together with like-minded people. It is also a great stress relief.

Axe Whooping - Indoor activities for adults in Denver

Axe Whooping offers you the training, the safety gear and the tools to become the best axe-thrower you can be. If you get hooked to the sport, you might want to join the axe-throwing league.

Axe-Whooping also offers a Rage Room. It is a place where you can vent your frustration, stress and anger by smashing random things. You have to be properly suited for battle with armor that includes a coverall, a mask, welding gloves, and a helmet. You will get the tools of destruction from Axe Whooping.

One hour of axe-throwing costs $29.99 and includes a coach. One hour in the rage room is $25, much cheaper than therapy. You can bring your own stuff to smash or something will be provided to you at the room at cost.

Address: 437 N Broadway Denver, CO 80203

Phone number: (720) 823-5260 | https://www.axewhooping.com


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The Beer Spa by Snug

The Beer Spa is a unique oh-so-Denver wellness space where you can enjoy a day spa and a really good craft beer bar. But here beer is not only for drinking.

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You can come after work to relax, make it part of your vacation or treat a friend to this fun place.

You will want to try their private Beer Therapy Room for the ‘beer therapy’. The 60-minute Beer Therapy includes a beer bath, a rain shower, an infrared sauna, and a wooden deck.

The Beer Therapy Rooms are private and can be used for one or two people per session.

The on-site taproom offers local craft beer, cider, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks.

Address: 3004 N Downing St, Denver, CO 80205

Tel. (720) 810-1484 | https://thebeerspa.com

Free Indoor Things to Do in Denver

Colorado State Capitol

With its golden dome, standing exactly one mile above sea level, Colorado State Capitol is one of the city’s iconic buildings you should not miss. It is also a wonderful place from which to see the city and surrounding mountains if you climb to its magnificent rotunda.

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Colorado State Capitol Building, USA

Take a tour of the building full of murals, stained glass, government offices and much more. There are free tours of the building on workdays.

Address: Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80203

Tel. (303) 866-2604 | http://leg.colorado.gov/content/book-tour

Coors Brewery Tour

Coors Brewery is the largest brewing site in the world. It still uses the Rocky Mountain spring water used by Adolph Coors who established the brewery in 1873.

Denver, Colorado, USA Looking the rows of copper fermentation tanks inside the Coors Miller Brewery in Denver Colorado USA. Small fermentation chambers inside the Coors Brewery.

Looking the rows of copper fermentation tanks inside the Coors Miller Brewery in Denver Colorado USA. Small fermentation chambers inside the Coors Brewery.

A fascinating self-guided tour will take you step by step through the full brewing process and show you the journey from the hops and various fruits, spices and other ingredients to your favorite cold beverage.

To top it all, everyone over 21 gets free samples. Tours are free of charge.

The brewery is open for tours on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and on Sunday from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm.

Address:  1221 Ford Street and 13th, Golden, CO 80401

Phone: 800-642-6116 | https://www.coorsbrewerytour.com/

U.S. Mint

The U.S. Mint is the real money factory. It makes over 50 million coins every day, and stamps each of them with a little “D” to show that they are made in Denver.

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U.S. Mint

The guided tours are organized every day and show visitors each step in the process of turning simple metal slug into shiny money we call pocket change. The tours are free of charge.

Address:  Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80204

Phone: (303) 405-4761 | https://www.usmint.gov


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The Blue Bear at the Colorado Convention Center

There is a massive 40-foot tall bright blue bear peeping through the windows of the Colorado Convention Center. The likable sculpture is appropriately called  “I See What You Mean.”

Special Big Blue Bear statue on MAY 7, 2017 at Denver, Colorado

Special Big Blue Bear statue on May 7, 2017 at Denver, Colorado

If you also want to know what is the Colorado Convention Center all about, it is a huge facility with a theatre, ballrooms, various meeting rooms, space for exhibitions and lobbies for special events.

Something is always going on there, and now both you and bear know it. The bear is one of the most popular spots for selfies in Denver.

You can look at the bear, walk under it, touch it or film it free of charge.

Address: 14th and California Streets, Denver, CO 80202 | https://www.denver.org

Denver Union Station

Denver Union Station is a beautiful Beaux-Arts 1914 train terminal and one of the city’s best-known landmarks. It has been transformed into one of Denver’s most popular foodie, shopping and entertainment destinations.

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Union Station Denver Evening cloudy

The station has dozens of restaurants and bars such as the historic farm-to-table Mercantile, the Terminal Bar and shops such as the popular Tattered Cover Book Store. Union Station is still functioning as AMTRAK light rail and shuttle bus station. It has a direct rail service to Denver International Airport.

1701 Wynkoop St., Denver, CO 80202 | https://unionstationindenver.com

Stanley Marketplace

A popular food hall, Stanley is an urban marketplace and gathering spot that puts together more than 50 Colorado businesses under one roof.

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Stanley Marketplace

There are 21 places where you can eat and drink, ten boutiques, five fitness and yoga businesses, an events center, a maker-space, a public park, and more. Stanley is famous for all sorts of free events throughout the year.

Phone number: (720) 588-9158

Address: 2501 Dallas St Aurora, CO 80010 | https://www.stanleymarketplace.com/

Conclusion | Indoor Activities Denver

There are so many indoor activities in Denver that you do not have to worry about the weather when you are planning your trip. Outdoors in Colorado is so beautiful, you will probably leave exploring all indoor activities in Denver to rainy or too hot or too cold days. Most importantly, you will have fun in Denver whatever the weather.