Denver Art Museum

Type: Art Museums, Museums

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Denver Art Museum is highly regarded for its collection of Indigenous art of North America, which includes over 16,000 pieces from more than 100 tribes. The original seven-story contemporary building,...  Read More


  • Best Attractions & Activities: "Although the museum's wonderful backpack program is temporarily suspended, there are still engaging family and children's activities, including challenges families can do on their own. One fun option: Create a photo that makes someone look as large as the humongous Scottish Angus Cow & Calf sculpture behind the Hamilton Building."
  • Free Things to Do: "All year long, general admission is free to children 18 and under, and you can check the museum's website for the selected free days for adults during the year."
  • Museums: "Ask about Create-N-Takes, facilitated drop-in activities offered weekdays during school breaks and weekends during the school year. Kids create a variety of themed projects and take them home."
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: DAM holds its own against any museum in the country, and is an architectural marvel.
  • Best for Free Things to Do Because: It's Denver's premier art museum and one of the most impressive art museums west of the Mississippi--and it has free days every month.
  • Best for Museums Because: It's the largest art museum between Chicago and the West Coast and offers incredible family programs and art collections.