Known as the Mile High City, Denver itself is relatively flat, as it is exactly one mile above sea level. However, the Rocky Mountains and High Plains are a picturesque presence that can be seen from most parts of the city. The area is known for hiking in summer and skiing in winter, but don't discount the educational and cultural activities Denver has available. There are also plenty of opportunities for the family to just have fun and create memories that will stay with your kids for a lifetime.

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The Denver Art Museum is home to amazing artworks and programs that will spark your children's imagination. The First Light Family Space is open daily and has hands-on activities for kids to create their own art, while gallery games are fun ways to help families look closely at the gallery's pieces. The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver is another cultural destination that welcomes kids. There's free admission to anyone under 18 and the site hosts the Bubble Garden, a space designed by artists to engage kids creatively.