School’s Out! Fun Things to Do with Kids in Black Hawk

Anyone who’s researched Black Hawk or even visited knows about the excellent gaming facilities in the city. There are plenty of options to keep adults entertained. However, Black Hawk and the surrounding area also have activities and events for the kids. Check out some of these suggestions to ensure your entire family is entertained when you visit.

Blue Lantern Ghost Tours

If your kids like to hear tales of the wild and strange, this walking tour is sure to excite. It takes guests to downtown Denver as well as Central City as the tour guides tell spooky tales from days gone by. Some of these locations are even underground, making them more eerie.

Gilpin History Museum

Learn what Colorado was like in the 19th century during the 1860’s when you bring the kids to this history museum. They will see a school room from the period as well as Main Street as it would have looked during this time. There are mining displays along with other attractions to make history come alive.

Trail Rides

The A&A Historical Trails Stables offers a unique horseback riding experience. Not only do you get to enjoy a nice trail ride with a gentle horse, you will learn more about the history of the area. You can choose either a guided or unguided tour, and you’ll be able to visit old cemeteries and gold mines as well as the Colorado casinos.

Mt. Evans Wilderness

If you’re looking for an activity to wear down your energetic kids, this is the one. Hike the wilderness where you will see magnificent views in the arctic tundra and pine forests. The high altitude makes this place a unique experience.

Russell Gulch Trail

Walk along the eight-mile trail where you will see a ghost town much like it would have looked in the 19th century. You’ll see mines as well as many other wooden structures while you learn about life in those days.

Flipper McGill’s Pinball Parlor

Relive your own childhood when arcade games and pinball machines were all the rage. Try out some of your favorites and introduce them to your kids. When you need a break, you can sit on the outdoor patio and listen to some amazing tunes on the old-fashioned jukebox.

White Ranch Open Space Park

Get your kids to spend even more time outdoors this summer with a visit to this park. There are more than 20 miles of trails on the almost 5000 acres of land. You can go horseback riding, hiking or biking and see some amazing flora and fauna. There are also campgrounds if you want to camp overnight or even just pack a picnic lunch for a day excursion.

With so many attractions, there’s always plenty to entertain the kids in Colorado during the summer. From history museums to outdoor attractions, you’ll find something to appeal to every interest. Visit one or more of these places this summer to keep your kids occupied and to enjoy some quality family time.


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