Take a drive to Denver
Denver hosts the world's largest rodeo, called the National Western Stock Show, every year. Over 600,000 people attended the January 2015 show, and every year more and more people come to see rodeo clowns, watch bucking broncos and visit baby animals.
The stock show is not all this town has to offer. Here, you can see a baseball game in the field Mark McGwire once called home. You can also check out flowers from all over the globe that bloom no matter what time of year it is!
Also learn about local animals, prehistoric creatures and Silk Road travel at a Denver museum. There is something for every member of your family in Denver. Check out all the beautiful city has to offer by visiting these fun attractions:
Drive your Denver rental car to 2001 Blake Street to catch a Colorado Rockies Major League Baseball game. The stadium opened in 1995 when Colorado beat the New York Mets 11-9. Famous player Mark McGwire played for the team on this historic field.
The Blue Moon Brewing Company can be found at 22nd and Blake Street inside of the facilities, offering seasonal and regular release brews to fans looking for a refreshing beer. Stop by the right corner of the stadium to grab dinner at the Mountain Ranch Bar and Grille, where you can sit outside on the patio, or inside to enjoy a delicious meal and drinks.
Want to see if you've got what it takes to play for an MLB team? Head to Gate A in the main concourse where you can try out your skills at the interactive area. Test your pitching speed and see if you can hit a ball in the batting cages.
Got an amateur radio personality in your family? Stop by the 850 KOA fantasy broadcast booth, where you can call a half an inning of the game live and take home a souvenir DVD of your broadcasting adventure. You're sure to see a great game and enjoy this beautiful stadium when you cheer on the Colorado Rockies.
Denver Museum of Natural Science
Drive your Denver rental car to 2001 Colorado Boulevard for some scientific fun! Learn about Egyptian mummies and riding camels along the Silk Road. Check out the gems and minerals exhibit to go through a mine shaft into a Mexican silver mine!
You'll learn about the history of Colorado mining while looking for gold and engaging in other hands-on activities.
Does your family like dinosaurs? Check out the prehistoric journey to see big predators and their pointy teeth! You can even learn about wildlife like moose and walruses and see dioramas of their beautiful habitats.
Denver Botanic Gardens
Head 10 minutes east of downtown Denver to 1007 York Street to visit the Denver Botanic Gardens. Here, you can enjoy indoor waterfalls, smell the enchanting aroma of gorgeous colorful flowers and relax among the greenery.
The gardens do have Wi-Fi if you are looking to get some work done, but this is a really great place to unwind and de-stress. The plants here are native or adapted and are planted with drought resistance in mind.
There are flowers from all over the world that are flourishing in the Colorado sun. No pets are allowed and smoking is also not permitted. There is free parking between Josephine and York streets or at nearby Cheesman Park.
You'll want sunscreen and shades for this delightful botanical location. It's also beautiful in the wintertime and a great way to enjoy some greenery when the outside world is a little gray.