Kid Friendly Attractions in Boulder

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  • Boulder Reservoir
  • Chautauqua
  • Folsom Stadium
  • Fox Theater
  • Pearl Street Mall
  • University Hill
  • There's only so many art museums a five-year-old can take. When it's time to let the kids run loose, it's time for Boulder's kid-friendly attractions. But it's not all playgrounds and jungle gyms; these attractions are truly fun for the whole family.

    In the warm months, bring the kids to Eben G. Fine Park for a picnic and a dip in the Boulder Creek. In the colder months, prearrange ski or snowboard lessons for the kids at Eldora Mountain Resort.

    The Gateway Park Fun Center has miniature golf, Go-Kart rides, and a full arcade. And while the kids play, mom and dad can hone their golf games on a full driving range or hit some homers in Boulder's only batting cage. For an evening activity, view the stars and planets at Fiske Planetarium on the University of Colorado campus.

    For an interactive, educational activity, the National Center for Atmospheric Research has on display satellites, weather balloons, robots, and supercomputers that can simulate the world's climate. There are also hands-on, weather-oriented exhibits and a theater, plus a  half-mile loop along a path with interpretive signs describing various aspects of weather and climate plus the plants and animals of the area.

    Into the Wind is perhaps the most colorful store in existence. Located on the Pearl Street Mall, this store specializes in intricate and colorful kites, and also carries a large selection of imaginative toys designed to entertain and educate. While playing here, you might just reconnect with your own inner child -- or at least Boulder's spirit of youth.

    Eben G. Fine Park

    3rd St. & Arapahoe Ave.

    Park for picnicking and creek for tubing... read more

    Gateway Park Fun Center

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    4800 North 28th Street

    Amusement park and arcade fun for kids AND adults...
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    Fiske Planetarium

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    Campus Box 408
    University of Colorado

    Stars on display... read more

    Into the Wind

    1408 Pearl Street

    Uplifting Kites... read more

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    Banjo Billy's Bus Tour

    departs from the Hotel Boulderado at 2115 13th St.

    Unusual historical bus tour with ghost stories...
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    Sombrero Ranches

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    3300 Airport Road

    One-hour to weekend-long guided horseback, fishing and sleigh trips... read more

    Boulder Reservoir

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    5100 North 51st Street

    Boulder's spot for summer fun... read more

    Underwater Fish Observatory

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    1345 28th Street

    See and learn about the fish that swim in the Boulder Creek... read more

    National Center for Atmospheric Research

    1850 Table Mesa Dr

    Learn about the weather... read more

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    Eldora Mountain Resort

    2861 Eldora Ski Road

    Great snow, few crowds... read more
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