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Kids activities that are active AND educational near Vail and Beaver Creek, stimulating eager brains and keeping little bodies busy.
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Timberline Tours in Vail Valley, CO

Timberline Tours in Vail Valley, CO

On this unique adventure, kids (and their parents) will explore real footprints, bones, and other dinosaur remnants. For archaeology sleuths and dinosaur lovers! Plus, enjoy an exciting river rafting trip for some vacation thrills.  Timberline Tours, the #1 rafting outfitter, for the Vail and Beaver Creek area, teams up with the Fossil Posse to offer a prehistoric journey back through time, to when the great dinosaurs roamed the Colorado River Valley.... Read More
Alpenglow Adventures Train Tours in Vail Valley, CO

Alpenglow Adventures Train Tours in Vail Valley, CO

Alpenglow Adventures Train Tours provides railroad tour packages every day of the year. Pickuup location in Frisco on I-70 and the spacious limo vans will get you to train stations throughout central Colorado. Choose from 3-, 5-, 8-, or 12-hour tour packages that include many additional family-fun activities along with the excitement of "ridin' the rails!" Most tour packages include complimentary beverages, lunch and free digital photos and videos of ... Read More
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Vail Valley, CO

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Vail Valley, CO

A million years in the making...Glenwood Caverns & Historic Fairy Caves is located on top of Iron Mountain in Glenwood Springs. The caves are a constant 52 degrees, making this a "cool" family activity for a summer day! Two kid-friendly, 40-minute walking cave tours available: Historic Fairy Caves Tour and King's Row Tour. Both travel deep into the mountain to some of the biggest and most decorated cave rooms in Colorado. Check out WhatToDo coupon. ... Read More
Walking Mountains Science Center in Lionshead, CO

Walking Mountains Science Center in Lionshead, CO

Walking Mountains Science Center is a state-of-the-art educational science museum that provides fun and interactive programs to help you explore your own curious nature. Learn about local wildlife, the vital watershed, and the alpine environment through indoor and outdoor exhibits or ask a Naturalist all your burning nature questions. Hands-on, rotating demonstrations, weekly adult and child programs and beautiful outdoor trails will entertain any age, ... Read More
Fossil Posse Prehistoric Journeys in Edwards, CO

Fossil Posse Prehistoric Journeys in Edwards, CO

Dinosaur enthusiasts can have a great time on their Vail or Beaver Creek vacation this summer! BE A FOSSIL POSSE DINOSAUR EXPLORER with Fossil Posse Prehistoric Journeys! A must-do adventure for any fledgling dinosaur enthusiast! Trip duration is roughly 3 hours. Kids ages 6-12 years-old learn about ancient Colorado with an entertaining dinosaur talk, then head off to a realm of dinosaur discovery with real fossils, teeth, bones, footprints, ... Read More
Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon, CO

Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon, CO

Join a Walking Mountains Naturalist for an easy, scenic hike that brings some education to your Vail or Beaver Creek vacation! Hike through aspen forests and streamside communities near the Avon Walking Mountains science center. Learn about the ecology and animal adaptations of this mountain environment. Walks will be conducted on snowshoes as necessary depending on snow levels. Please wear proper footwear and clothing for the outdoors in winter. ... Read More
Imagination Station in Lionshead, CO

Imagination Station in Lionshead, CO

Make your Vail vacation fun for the littlest members of your family with interactive activities at Vail's little children's museum. A thoughtful, indoor play space for ages two to 12, the Imagination Station features a "Thoughts Flow" to inspire experimental play, a "Play Wall" to integrate physical and cognitive learning, a light table and builder boards that inspire problem solving, a hyperbolic funnel that models planetary motion, and a vet clinic ... Read More
Walking Mountains Science Center in Vail Mountain, CO

Walking Mountains Science Center in Vail Mountain, CO

Naturalists will help you explore an assortment of Rocky Mountain nature exhibits atop Vail Mountain. Come inside to find out what wildlife you might encounter on the slopes of Vail Mountain, watch a short "Skicology" lesson, or learn about snow science! The mountaintop nature center is open during the winter ski season and is accessible via the Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead. All ages, Tuesday-Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday-Monday 11am-4pm. Visit the ... Read More
Winterhawk Dogsled Adventures in Leadville, CO

Winterhawk Dogsled Adventures in Leadville, CO

Enjoy a hands-on, educational experience featuring a kennel tour, a ride with a team of working sled dogs, and once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity with some adorable new furry friends. You'll meet some of the friendliest and most loveable Alaskan huskies around. Feel the power, excitement, and energy of our sled dogs as they are harnessed. Then enjoy the exhilarating ride and breathtaking views. The tours are in Leadville, a historical mining town ... Read More
Leadville CO. & Southern Railroad in Leadville, CO

Leadville CO. & Southern Railroad in Leadville, CO

Need a fun vacation activity for the whole family and the dog while visiting Vail, Beaver Creek or Summit County resorts? Catch one of the daily trains departing the Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad depot. Along the way, take some fantastic pictures of Rocky Mountain vistas, woods and streams. You can even join the engineer in the cab to see what a real locomotive looks like - and talk with the conductor while watching the flowing Arkansas ... Read More
Walking Mountains Science Center in Vail Village, CO

Walking Mountains Science Center in Vail Village, CO

This unique fly fishing program is comprised of education about stream ecology and entomology (study of insects), as well as the basic skills of fly fishing. Most importantly, it's about having fun on the water! No previous experience is required. Fishing equipment is provided. Ages 8-13, $45/person. Please pack appropriate outdoor clothing, a water bottle, and lunch or snack for each child. This program runs rain or shine with the exception of lightning.... Read More
US Forest Service Station in Minturn, CO

US Forest Service Station in Minturn, CO

Between Vail and Beaver Creek, you'll find fabulous hiking, views, photo ops and an informative Naturalist guide! A FREE activity for ages 10 and up. No pre-registration required, just show up! Ever wonder what lies within Colorado's beautiful Rocky Mountains? Join a Naturalist with the Eagle - Holy Cross Ranger District and Walking Mountains Science Center on a hike to learn about public lands, flora, fauna, wildlife and local history on a scenic hike. ... Read More
Vail Nature Center in Vail Village, CO

Vail Nature Center in Vail Village, CO

Want to explore and learn about nature on your Vail or Beaver Creek vacation? Interactive exhibits, informative outdoor tours and more are available for kids and adults! A farmhouse perched between a montane meadow and the forested bank of Gore Creek houses the Vail Nature Center. This seven-acre facility in the heart of Vail is a tranquil gem whose knowledgeable staff hosts informative bird, wildflower and beaver pond tours and backcountry hikes. From ... Read More
Walking Mountains Science Center in Vail Mountain, CO

Walking Mountains Science Center in Vail Mountain, CO

Join a Naturalist for an educational hike through the forest atop Vail Mountain. Learn about summer ecology and animal adaptations as you take in majestic mountain views. Come prepared to spend an hour outside with appropriate clothing, hiking shoes and water. Most ages and abilities. FREE vacation activity. The Nature Discovery Center is located at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola out of Lionshead and is open seven days a week. Call or visit the website ... Read More
Matchless Mine in Leadville, CO - (719) 486-1229
National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum in Leadville, CO - (719) 486-1229

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