Having fun with my children is one of the best feelings, ever. Their smiling faces enjoying themselves is every parent's dream, it instantly puts a grin on a mom or dad's face.

I found my kids can have fun pretty much anywhere. One of our favorite things to do is go to different museums wherever we are traveling.

Here are a few museums I think you and your children will have a blast at while also teaching them different things about Colorado.

Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum - Vail

The Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum is an amazing place to go. It gives the history of the first winter Olympics. It also shows how Vail gradually turned into one of the meccas of winter sports. To top it off it is also a hall of fame for all of the amazing athletes that have come out of Colorado.

Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave - Golden

If you want to know how the wild west used to be and want to learn about one of the most famous people in the west, this is the place to go. You will learn everything there is to know about Buffalo Bill. You will even see some artifacts, guns, and see a little part of his traveling show. I would have loved to be alive when this show was traveling the world. It would have been a sight to see.

Museum of Northwest Colorado - Craig

Not many people go through the town of Craig, but it is something everybody needs to do. This is a completely free museum with over 100 different "living" cowboy exhibits. They have one of the largest exhibits of cowboy memorabilia to ever be on display. Spurs, guns, chaps, and leathers. If you don't feel like a real western cowboy after leaving, then I don't know what to tell you, partner.

Children's Nature Center - Grand Junction

This is the only living museum within 250 miles. They have all kinds of different living things. Like a 16 foot python or really small dart frogs and everything in between. You and your kids will get sucked into how amazing this place is. Fresh and saltwater creatures are also on display. Wouldn't you want to see a stingray up close? I had to pull my kids away from this place that's how much they enjoyed it.

Museum of The West - Grand Junction

Another local museum that tells you a story of the Grand Valley. They have a uranium mine exhibit, 19th-century firearms, dinosaurs, and an exhibit about the first superintendent of the Colorado National Monument. Those are only a few of the things that this museum has to offer. You may not know much about the Grand Valley, but once you leave here you will be really close to being an expert. This is a must visit type of place.

It is time to have some fun while also learning about Colorado. If you have a favorite museum you like to go to, I want to know about it!