Our Guide to the Best Museums in Denver

October 10th, 2018 by

boy and little girl at excursion in historical museum near exhibits of ancient relics in glass cases

Whether you’re a fan of Modern Art, prefer a walk with nature, or want something truly unique to jazz up your day trip to the Mile-High City, you’ll find it in our list of must-see museums in Denver. Check it out and, if we’ve missed something good, leave a message in the comments section below.

Museum of Outdoor Arts

Just north of Littleton sits the Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA), a unique facility dedicated to making art and art education a part of everyday life for every Denver resident. Wander the exhibits, explore the sculpture garden, and delight in the Cabinet of Curiosities and impossibilities at your leisure.

Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum

Head over to Aurora and see the history of flight up close and personal at Wings Over the Rockies. Located in the former Lowry Airforce Base Hangar 1, the museum boasts vintage and modern aircraft, spacecraft, artifacts, military paraphernalia, flight simulators, and much more. A new interactive exhibit opening soon will even offer a sneak peek into the future of flight and the challenges man must overcome if we are to find our place among the stars.

Highlands Ranch Mansion

Located just southwest of Centennial, the Highlands Ranch Mansion is one of the most unique homes in the region. Featuring 27,000 square feet of living space and 50 acres of stunning parklands, the mansion is a favorite with wedding planners and makes a breathtaking backdrop for artists and photographers.

The Vehicle Vault

If your as partial to automotive history as we are, then the Vehicle Vault in Parker. The Vault houses a wide array of rare and exotic vehicles from around the world, including those from the Prohibition era, the Brass era, examples of Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, and more. It’s a must-see for any vintage auto lover.

Denver Museum of Science and Nature

If exploring the wonders of the natural world is closer to your idea of bliss, then the Museum of Science and Nature is for you. Explore the Discovery Zone, learn about your body in Expedition Health, solve mind-bending puzzles, visit the Planetarium, watch a movie, and so much more.

Explore New Horizons in Learning in Denver

If you’re going to the museum without family (perhaps on a date), then check out our guide to enjoying the nightlife. Or, for a night under the stars, check out the best movie theaters in Denver or the best campgrounds in Denver. And, let us know in the comments below if you have any tips for great museums in the Denver area!


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