Colorado boasts over 300 days of sunshine; however, even we have some gloomy days! We have compiled a list of over 25 indoor adventures in Denver to save for a rainy day. Take the day to learn something new, grab a drink, or explore hidden gems of the city! You are sure to find something to do for everyone in the mile high city.
Grab a drink at these unique places:
-Check out the terminal bar located in Union Station’s old ticketing office inside The Great Hall. They have a myriad of locally brewed craft beers and cocktails that you can sip on before exploring the nearby local shops.
-Play a round or two of indoor mini-golf at Urban Putt while you sip on cocktails. Make it a date night and make reservations to dine in with them! Check them out during happy hour on Tuesday through Friday 4-6PM to save some cash.
-Tease your brain and tastebuds at Escapology located in downtown Denver; they have plenty of drinks and escape rooms to keep all of your senses stimulated. Our favorite room is Under Pressure with a difficulty of 9/10.
-Get nostalgic at an arcade bar featuring all of the classic games, pinball, and in true Denver fashion, beers on tap.
-Drink coffee and cuddle with an adoptable cat at one of Denver’s cat cafe. The Denver Cat Company is open daily at 10 am, leave with a drink and maybe a new furry friend.
-Check out a wine bar and snack on a cute cheese board; La Bouche located in Uptown Denver has wine on tap and Deep Roots Wines located in LoDo has a weekly special where they offer curated food items and a bottle of wine.
Watch a show:
-Check out a live show at the Denver Center for Performing Arts. They have shows like Hamilton and Whose Afraid of Virgina Woolf.
-Solve a murder during dinner at Adams Mystery Play House! Bring your friends and make an evening out of it.
-Grab tickets for the Colorado Ballet located in downtown Denver.
- Watch the light show and meditate at the International Church of Cannabis, it's a favorite for many of our guests!
-Go shopping and then catch a movie at the Cherry Creek Mall, their AMC theater offers dine-in and heated seats!
Have an indoor adventure:
- Play “archery dodgeball” (don’t worry, they don’t use real arrows) at Archery Games Denver or practice the real thing at an indoor archery range like Bear Creek Archery.
-Urban Air Adventure Park has a ton of activities and experiences to check out; you could take the whole family here for a day of fun. You are sure to find an activity for everyone from virtual reality snowball fights to rooms covered in trampolines to dodge ball fights.
-Get competitive at an indoor go-karting track. K1 Speed and Unser Karting are popular choices!
-Go indoor rock climbing! You can find our guides at the Movement gyms when the weather is too cold to go outdoors. They have locations all around Denver, but their location in Englewood is the largest climbing gym in the United States.
-Get a taste for snowboarding or skiing at one of Denver’s indoor snowboarding and ski centers. Shredder and Snobahn are popular options.
-Let some anger out at Axe Whooping in their rage room or practice your target skills with axe throwing.
-Throw on some skates and glide around an indoor ice skating rink. Big Bear Ice Arena located near Lowry has public skate times, be sure to check out their calendar to see when it’s open to the public!
- Test your balance on four wheels at an indoor roller skating rink! Roller City in Lakewood is one of the largest roller skating floors in Colorado. Be sure to check out their website to see what kind of events they have going on and when they are open to the public.
Learn something new at a museum or two
There is no shortage of museums in Denver! You are bound to find at least one, or two, or a dozen that piques your interest. We have listed our favorites down below.
- Spend the afternoon at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. They have a bunch of exhibits; our favorites are the gem and mineral exhibit and the North American Indian Cultures exhibit.
-I do not even know how to explain what Meow Wolf is; it’s like a crazy immersive art experience tied in with a mysterious storyline. We 100% recommend booking tickets to check it out, and we suggest planning on being there for around 3 hours.
- Check out the Denver Art Museum and then spend the day browsing books at the Denver Public Library
- Take cute photos at the Denver selfie museum
-Other museums include the Molly Brown House Museum (for Titanic buffs), Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art, Wings over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, National Ballpark Museum, the Denver Firefighters Museum, and the American Museum of Western Art.
Get creative & expand your skill set
-Paint your own pottery at Pot Luck, pick your piece and decorate how you please! Be sure that you have enough time to pick it up, it takes about 8 full days for your masterpiece to be ready.
-Take a coffee course at Novo Coffee, they have a bunch different offerings on their calendar such as an espresso class and a seed-to-cup class.
-Learn how to decorate a cake at My Make Studio or pick out a kit from their website to bring home.