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My husband has been working in a little town in Colorado. My girls and I drove out from WA to stay the month of May with him. We are in the little town of Leadville. It is a very cute town. But I am wondering if anyone has some good ideas for me about field trips. We brought school with us while we are here. I also want to take the girls on some little outings. Any ideas would be great.



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Well, since we are doing a Research project on CO right now here's a few.


Fairplay - South Park City - a replica of a mining town, has 20 + buildings.

Denver - The Zoo, The Denver Mint, The Denver Museum of Nature and Science, The Aquarium

Georgetown - The Georgetown Loop Railroad (they also have a tour in a real silver mine)

Colorado Springs, Focus on the Family, Pikes Peak, The Pioneer Museum, Seven Falls, Teh Cave of the Winds

Canon City - The Royal Gorge

Durango - The Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Mesa Verde is about 45 min from Durango. (Just got back from Durango and it was amazing!)

Glenwood Hot springs - The World's Largest Hot Springs Pool

La Junta - Bent's Old Fort


One of the best books for ideas is, "Fun with the Family Colorado" by Doris Kennedy.


Hope you have a great time!

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Thank you very much for all the ideas. I am looking into all of them.


On a side note-We took our girls to a dinosaur museum in Woodland Park, CO. It was amazing. We were able to touch real T-rex fossils and lots of other dino fossils. You guys should check it out. We took the tour there and it was so worth it. Now my girls love dinosaurs and want to learn all about them.


Thanks again ladies.

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