My family recently made our first visit to the Mile High City, and I was honestly surprised by just how much we enjoyed the trip. As a native southern Texan, I mainly envisioned Colorado as one giant mountain, where hiking was everyone's only amusement. Ironically, Denver is mostly flat and is surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains, which makes you feel like you're standing in the middle of a Bob Ross painting.
Denver offers so much more than hiking—with big city attractions that range from museums and animal sanctuaries to quirky restaurants. There are even hot air balloon rides! Read on for 25 things to do with kids of all ages.