Our team at Corken + Company loves serving our clients in the Denver area. We know it can be hard at times to find things the whole family can enjoy. Below are some fun weekend excursions everyone will love!
City Park is an expansive greenway boasting tennis courts, picnicking areas, playgrounds, lakes for paddling. Check out City Park Jazz, a free, spectacular summer concert series.
At the eastern edge of City Park sits the Denver Zoo, where education comes alive. More than 3,000 animals await at Denver’s most popular cultural attraction. See elephants swim, watch orangutans swing and hear lions roar while enjoying up-close animal experiences that provide moving connections to wildlife. For an extra thrill, take a ride on the Conservation Carousel or aboard the Denver Zoo Railroad.
DENVER MUSEUM OF NATURE & SCIENCE:
Just adjacent to the zoo is the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, where visitors can explore fossils and dinosaurs, ponder the mysteries of space at Gates Planetarium, discover Egyptian mummies and watch larger-than-life films at the Phipps IMAX 3D Theater . The Discovery Zone has dozens of hands-on activities for kids of all ages, from archaeological sandpits to moving water features.
ELITCH GARDENS THEME & WATER PARK:
Nearby, Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park offers exhilarating adventures on more than 50 rides, including Meow Wolf’s mind-bending voyage, Kaleidoscope. There’s also an area for young kiddos, plenty of family rides and a 10-acre swimming area with slippery slides, crashing waves and lazy rivers.
Just a short walk away is the Downtown Aquarium, a seaworthy spectacle of kaleidoscopic fish coupled with reptile, bird and tiger habitats. Here, amid astounding marine life, kids can feed the stingrays, swim with the sharks, pan for gold, see a mermaid show, become a marine biologist for a day or even spend the night in the aquarium. Kids will also enjoy taking a ride on the Aquarium Express electric train or the Aquatic Carousel.
While you’re in the area, hop aboard the Denver Trolley, an open-air streetcar that resembles the trolley on the “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” TV show. The narrated tours provide a fascinating historical account of Denver from its Gold Rush days to the present.
Have fun exploring the beautiful area we live in. If you are looking to relocate closer to the Denver area please contact us today!