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Free Every Day in Colorado (8)

Bison at Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge

There are many places that are always free in Colorado! Fun doesn’t need to be complicated or expensive. It’s just about everywhere. Here’s a list to help you out. 

This list will be updated on a regular basis. (Last update: 03/2024)

The Aurora History Museum collects and exhibits artifacts and documents pertaining to the history of Aurora and Colorado. If local history is your thing – this is a great add-on to your visit in the Denver Metro Area. Visit the Official Aurora History Museum page to learn more about the collections, special programs, and events.

The Broomfield Veterans Museum in Broomfield has permanent exhibits that highlight Colorado’s role through U.S. military history. In addition, there are limited-time exhibits at the museum. The museum features Coffee and Conversation both online and in -person with various featured speakers. Visit the Official Broomfield Veterans Museum page to learn more about the exhibits and other special events.

Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park Gazebo and Boardwalk

The Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park in Centennial has a trail that connects to the Cherry Creek Trail. The are ponds with wildlife, such as ducks, frogs, and birds. Visit the Arapahoe County Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park page to learn more about the features of this park. 

City Park in Denver offers picnic areas, lakeside trails, and playgrounds. It is near the Denver Zoo and Museum of Nature & Science. One of my favorite things about this park is that it is a great place to sit and relax while people watching, nature watching, or just looking at the clouds.

Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs  has a nature center, Junior Ranger program, self-guided audio tours, and 21 miles of trails. The 300 foot orange sandstone rocks in the Garden of the Gods are throughout the park from when it was once a sand dune. Visit the Official Garden of the Gods page to learn more about the trails, geology, and different programs.

The Hammond Candy Factory in Denver has tours where you can watch the candy being made in front of you. A reservation is required for the free tour. There is also a store where you can buy Hammond Candy. Visit the Hammond Candy Factory Tour page to learn more and schedule your tour.

Helen Hunt Falls in Colorado Springs is open seasonally from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The falls can be seen from a short walk across the parking lot. There is also a path with many stairs to the top which you can see for miles and miles. Visit the Helen Hunt Falls page to learn about the falls, trails, and visitor center.

Littleton Museum is a living history museum, which means there are often opportunities to interact with history. Our favorite visit there was while interacting with a blacksmith who created small objects for the kids to take home. Favorite souvenir ever! Experiences may vary. We recommend checking the schedule of events for your visit. Visit the Littleton Musem page to learn more about the museum, exhibits, and area.

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