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Living in Denver has plenty of perks; the weather is great (mostly), the mountains are close and best of all, there is always something fun to do to get you out of the house. Below we have compiled a list of our favorite free activities in Denver that are sure to entertain both parents and kids.

  1. Visit the Denver Art Museum. Kids 18 and under can visit for free every day, and the whole family receives free admission on the first Saturday of every month.
  1. Learn how money is made by touring the United States Mint in Denver. Take a free, 45-minute tour to learn about the history and current coin production methods at the Mint. Tours run Monday to Thursday from 8am to 3:30pm (excluding federal holidays).
  1. Watch how candy being crafted at the Hammond’s Candies Factory tour. Tours run every half hour on weekdays from 9am to 3pm, and on Saturdays from 10am to 3pm.
  1. Did you know that the dome that covers the Colorado State Capitol building is that is covered in 24-karat gold leaf? Take a tour of Capitol building to learn more about the history of the building. Public tours are offered hourly Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm. Reservations aren’t required for groups of less than 10 people.
  1. Explore Red Rocks. On non-event days Red Rocks opens one hour before sunrise and closes one hour after sunset. On event days, the park closes earlier.
  1. Go Ice Skating. From November 26nd until February 16th, Ice Skating at the Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park is free.



For a calendar of free days and other free events in Denver, visit the DenverRAP Activity Calendar.

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