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. 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

  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. 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

  • 6. 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

  • 7. 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

  • 8. 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

  • 9. 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

  • 10. 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

  • 11. Mapleton Historic District

    Historic District/Site

    Three blocks north of Pearl Street and west of Broadway this neighborhood of turn-of-the-20th-century homes is shaded by old maple and cottonwood...Read More

  • 12. National Center for Atmospheric Research

    Museum/Gallery

    Talking about the weather is not boring at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, where the hands-on exhibits and tours fire up kids...Read More

  • 13. New Belgium Brewing Company

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    Bikes crowd the racks outside this pedal-friendly brewery, where visitors can sample the famous Fat Tire brand and take a free 90-minute tour...Read More

  • 14. Old Town Square

    Historic District/Site

    In the National Historic District, Old Town Square is a bustling pedestrian zone with sculptures, fountains, and historic buildings, which house...Read More

  • 15. Swetsville Zoo

    Museum/Gallery

    This "zoo" is really an outdoor folk-art gallery. It is the unique creation of a former dairy farmer who has created more than 160 dinosaurs...Read More

  • 16. University of Colorado at Boulder

    Educational Institution

    The campus of the University of Colorado at Boulder began in 1875 with the construction of Old Main, which borders the Norlin Quadrangle, now...Read More

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