Sightseeing in Denver West

50% Off at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Golden Proper

$12 $6

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xhibits full of family heirlooms and historically significant artifacts including quilts from the 1800s and contemporary art

Up to 53% Off at Natural History Museum

Morrison Natural History Museum

Morrison

$16 $8

Visit or join a paleontology museum whose exhibits include remains from the first stegosaurus ever found and a T. rex skull you can touch

Up to 44% Off at Ancient Treasures Alpaca Ranch

Ancient Treasures Alpaca Ranch

Indiana St. & 78th Ave., Arvada

$30 $19

Visitors to the ranch can feed grain to the alpacas at the ranch and purchase knit hats, scarves, and gloves made from their soft fur

Up to Half Off at Pepsi Center Tours

Pepsi Center Tours

Auraria

$20 $10

Explore the home of the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, and Colorado Mammoth during a 90-minute tour of the 675,000 sq. ft. facility

50% Off a Haunted Pub Tour

Nightly Spirits

Blake Street Vault

$44 $22

Starting at one of Denver's first saloons, guides draw on hundreds of hours of research to spin tales of haunting history at several pubs

50% Off Museo de las Americas

Museo de las Americas

Santa Fe Arts District

$10 $5

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Collection of more than 4,000 artifacts ranging from pre-Columbian to contemporary creators provides a history of Latin American culture

55% Off Scavenger-Hunt Adventure Race

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

Rock Bottom Brewery

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

Up to 50% Off Visits to Denver Firefighters Museum

Denver Firefighters Museum

Central Business District

$24 $12

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Bunking gear, horse-drawn fire trucks, and hands-on fire safety activities exhibited inside a 1909-built former fire station

54% Off Scavenger Dash

Sierra Adventure Sports

Blake Street Tavern

$127.59 $59

Teams of two traverse the streets of Denver as they find clues, collect items, take pictures, and complete challenges

Up to 53% Off Counterterrorism Museum Visits

CELL Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab

Golden Triangle

$16 $8

Developed by counterterrorism experts, the interactive exhibit educates visitors about global terrorism's history, tools, and media coverage

50% Off a Pub Crawl

Denver Coed Soccer

Krewe Crescent City BBQ

$40 $20

Crawl the bars in Downtown Denver for food and drink specials and get crowned the champion of games like cornhole, beer pong, and darts

Up to 60% Off Urban-Race Entry

CitySolve Urban Race

Stoney's Bar and Grill

$50 $20

Teams race on foot past city landmarks, solving clues and tackling obstacles for a chance at cash and other prizes

Up to 63% Off Haunted Historical Walking Tour for Two or Four

D-Tours

Subculture

$60 $24

Groups take a jaunt through the city, visiting historic sites such as Millionaire's Row

Up to 54% Off Air Museum and Flight Simulation

Aviation Xtreme at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

Lowry Neighborhood

$46 $24

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Learn how the pros pilot a fighter jet during simulated flights; explore a former Air Force hangar with more than four dozen airplanes

50% Off Planetarium Visit in Boulder

Fiske Planetarium

Boulder

$20 $10

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Planetarium's dome glows with shows about cosmos & music-filled laser shows; kid-friendly shows available

Up to $31 Off Boulder Walking Tours

Boulder Walking Tours

Hotel Boulderado

$40 $25

Walkers explore Boulder's downtown historic districts or still-operational Chautauqua campus

47% Off Prairie Fest

Plains Conservation Center

Plains Conservation Center

$15 $8

Celebrate the beauty of the prairie at a summer festival that includes live music and dance performances as well as games and activities

Up to 54% Off History Museum Visits

Greeley Museums

Multiple Locations

$36 $19

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History museums, many with costumed guides and interactive exhibits, teach visitors the storied history of Greeley and the country itself

Up to 54% Off Distillery Tour

Syntax Spirits Distillery

Greeley

$24 $12

Tour distillery before sampling signature cocktails or flights of award-winning vodka, rum, whisky, and infused spirits

Up to 50% Off Visit to ProRodeo Hall of Fame

Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy

Colorado Springs

$16 $9

Rodeo history comes alive through Western artifacts including equipment, awards, clothing, and trophies of famous champions and rodeo clowns

Up to 53% Off Pedal-Powered Party-Bus Tour

Breckenridge Bikebus

Breckenridge

$60 $29

In a pedal-powered party bus, up to 16 passengers whisk themselves to local bars where they enjoy drink specials

Up to 40% Off Historical Tours and Ghost Tours

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance

Breckenridge

$20 $13

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Tour-goers explore Breckenridge's historic district, either learning about its founding families and gold seekers, or its haunted past

Up to 53% Off Farm Museum Admission

Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum

Timnath-Wellington

$20 $10

10-acre museum on historic 160-acre farm showcases original equipment such as tractors; hands-on activities include milking a wooden cow

Up to 60% Off at The Great Escape Mustang Sanctuary

The Great Escape Mustang Sanctuary

Deer Trail

$100 $45

Guests tour this non-profit, wild horse sanctuary and get to interact with Spanish mustangs, American mustangs, and burros

Museum of Colorado Prisons – 50% Off Visit

Museum of Colorado Prisons

Cañon City

$14 $7

Visitors can browse through exhibits covering more than 140 years of Colorado's incarceration history

Up to 55% Off Tent or RV Camping

Arrowhead Point Campground & Cabins

Buena Vista

$88 $44

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Explore ghost towns and take in the scenery at mountain-side campground and former weigh-station for the Pony Express

Up to 50% Off at the Holden/Marolt and Wheeler/Stallard Museums

Aspen Historical Society

Aspen

$12 $6

Learn about mining, ranching, and the regional history of Native Americans with admission to two museums with distinct collections

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The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum displays quilts from the 1800s alongside contemporary art pieces. Seeing these works in a shared space helps visitors understand how quilt making has evolved over the years. To that end, people can explore the exhibits full of family heirlooms and historically significant artifacts including the quilt that George Washington wrapped his beloved cherry tree in on cold nights. The museum also maintains volumes of historic patterns, technique resources, and out-of-print literature on quilts to help enthusiasts satiate their curiosity.

651 Corporate Cir
Golden,
CO
US

Like a small-town railroad depot in the 1880s, the Colorado Railroad Museum’s main building features wide eaves and a bright-yellow exterior. The building reflects the Museum’s overall goal: to hark back to Colorado’s railroad era, a time when the state relied on its groundbreaking, narrow-gauge mountain railroads for supplies and information. Since 1959, the Museum has showcased the machinery of that time with an array of locomotives, passenger cars, freight cars, and cabooses. Alternatively, they present visitors with a glimpse of Table Mountain on the Museum’s train rides, enabling them to ride the rails in a bygone style without just taking the subway in an Abe Lincoln costume. To supplement its trains, the Museum hosts thousands of related rare photographs and artifacts, such as a replica of a 10,000-gallon water tank, humorously dubbed No Agua, that was once used to refill steam locomotives on the Chili Line to Santa Fe.

17155 W 44th Ave
Golden,
CO
US

D-Tours' on-foot expeditions cater to tourists, as well as longtime residents who want to learn the secrets of Denver's past. Haunted tours make stops at time-worn cemeteries and historic buildings that are allegedly occupied by ghosts, including Hotel Teatro, where voices have been heard coming from vacant rooms. Some of D-Tours' jaunts are self-guided, allowing participants to travel at their own pace and on their own horses.

9629 W Colfax Ave
Lakewood,
Colorado
US

Spider Mansion coaxes terrified patrons through narrow, wraith-consumed corridors accented by flashing lights, live spiders, and chainsaws. More than 15 trained actors wait to lurch in front of horrified visitors throughout 25 separate scare points, as live spiders taunt guests with scary faces. Spooky sounds permeate the narrow corridors, exploiting claustrophobic fears throughout the winding labyrinth of terrors. Past petrifying scenes have included ominous bloody bathrooms and asylum trailers, and this year’s spooky expanse, like an infant cookie monster, has doubled in size since last year.

18301 W Colfax Ave
Golden,
CO
US

Children run in trails marked by prehistoric footprints, and fingers run across fossils during each visit to Dinosaur Ridge, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of ancient artifacts. Around every corner of the outdoor museum—which rests on land designated as a national natural landmark—bones and impressions protrude from their earthy abodes as evidence of the area's once larger-than-life inhabitants. Paleontologists of all ages can examine curious tracks on surrounding hiking paths, such as Triceratops Trail, or hop on a guided bus tour to examine fossil sites and valleys where brontosauruses used to question the meaning of life.

Lurking inside the visitor center is the Trek Through Time exhibit, where interactive children's games, replica fossils, and massive murals join forces to lead explorers into different prehistoric eras. In addition to its day-to-day operations, Dinosaur Ridge also plays host to various events during the year, including Boy Scout days, birthday parties, and lectures that explain how T. rex stayed humble despite his large stature.

16831 W Alameda Pkwy
Morrison,
CO
US

According to United Airlines' Hemispheres magazine, three perfect days in Denver aren't complete without fly-fishing with Golden River Sports. Writer Rachel Sturtz was quite satisfied with her four-hour lesson, which isn't surprising, considering the the company's sterling reputation with sportsmen of all ability levels. The company's willingness to engage every clients comes from the experiences of instructors like Nick Adler, a self-taught fly fisherman who would have been grateful for guidance from a more experienced angler.

In that spirit, he and his fellow teachers offer four-part fly-fishing lessons, which begin with an introduction to fishing styles and equipment, and follow all the way through to advanced casting and how to read the water. Fly-tying clinics help out total beginners, guided trips take learning fishermen out to various creeks and rivers, and rentals allow schooled sportsmen to embark on their own adventures. An on-site store is loaded with all necessary equipment and accessories and gear for fly fishing and fly tying, including hooks, fly boxes, and a library of DVDs including fly-tying videos and each fish's favorite romantic comedy.

806 Washington Ave
Golden,
CO
US