Boulder and North Central Colorado

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  • 1. Chautauqua Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    For the prettiest views of town, follow Baseline Road west from Broadway to Chautauqua Park, nestled at the base of the Flatirons. Bring a picnic...Read More

  • 2. Pearl Street

    Pedestrian Mall

    Between 8th and 20th streets in the downtown area, Pearl Street is the city's hub, an eclectic collection of boutiques, consignment shops, bookstores...Read More

  • 3. Anheuser-Busch

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    Learn about the large-scale Budweiser brewing process at Anheuser-Busch during one of the free tours, which start every 45 minutes and last...Read More

  • 4. Avery House

    Historic District/Site

    The stately sandstone Avery House was built in 1879 by Franklin Avery, who set the tone for Old Town's broad streets when he surveyed the city...Read More

  • 5. Boulder Beer Company

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    The scent of hops fills the air during free 45-minute tours and tastings at the Boulder Beer Company, Colorado's first craft brewery. Arrive...Read More

  • 6. Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

    Museum/Gallery

    View local and worldwide contemporary art exhibits and performance art at this innovative museum with frequently changing exhibitions. Admission...Read More

  • 7. Carousel of Happiness

    Carousel

    No visit to Nederland is complete without a dollar spin on the Carousel of Happiness, a restored 1910 carousel featuring 56 hand-carved, hand...Read More

  • 8. Celestial Seasonings

    Tour–Sight

    Spicy aromas greet you in the parking lot of Celestial Seasonings, North America's largest herbal-tea producer (sealing 10 million tea bags...Read More

  • 9. Colorado River Headwaters Scenic & Historic Byway

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    Whether you're staying in Grand Lake or merely stopping on your way to another destination, the 80-mile (one-way) Colorado River Headwaters...Read More

  • 10. CU Heritage Center

    Museum/Gallery

    The mission of this museum is to document the history of the University of Colorado and alumni accomplishments. It has seven galleries dedicated...Read More

  • 11. Downtown Boulder Historic District

    Historic District/Site

    The late-19th- and early-20th-century commercial structures of the Downtown Boulder Historic District once housed mercantile stores and saloons...Read More

  • 12. Eldorado Canyon State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    With steep canyon walls, a rushing creek, verdant pine forests, 30 streamside picnic tables, and 12 miles of trails, this park attracts thrill...Read More

  • 13. Environmental Learning Center

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    CSU's Warner College of Natural Resources' Environmental Learning Center conducts educational programs primarily geared toward school groups...Read More

  • 14. Estes Park Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The Native Americans of centuries past needed their getaways, too, and archaeological evidence displayed at the Estes Park Museum makes a potent...Read More

  • 15. Fiske Planetarium

    Observatory/Planetarium

    This dome puts on planetarium shows and star talks, as well as laser shows choreographed to music like Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, and Queen. Showtimes...Read More

  • 16. Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

    Museum/Gallery

    This museum entertains and informs visitors of all ages with interactive science, history, music, and natural history exhibits. The OtterBox...Read More

  • 17. Gold Hill General Store

    Historic District/Site

    Stop at the much-photographed Gold Hill General Store, on the National Register of Historic Places, for a tasty, made-to-order sandwich and...Read More

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    18. Grand Lake

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    According to Ute legend, the fine mists that shroud Grand Lake at dawn are the risen spirits of women and children whose raft capsized as they...Read More

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  • 19. Hot Sulphur Springs Resort & Spa

    Resort–Sight

    Soak or pamper yourself with a massage, wrap, or salt glow at the Hot Sulphur Springs Resort & Spa. Twenty open-air pools are sprinkled...Read More

  • 20. Leanin' Tree Museum of Western Art

    Museum/Gallery

    This is one of the country's largest privately owned collections of Western art, with more than 250 paintings of Western landscapes, wildlife...Read More

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