Colorado is full of tourist attractions to
please all. Every direction
from Buckley AFB offers a new adventure. Visit the home of the North Pole, enjoy a
sporting even in Denver, or trek into the beautiful Rocky Mountains for
some hiking or skiing. There's too much to see and do! Let us take you on a
brief tour of some of what Colorado has to offer.
Please call the location
to verify hours and pricing as they are subject to change.
Celestial Seasonings Tour of Tea- Located at 4600
Sleepytime Drive. Take a tour through the headquarters of
Celestial Seasonings. Guided tours: Mon - Sat 10 - 3 &
Sun 11 - 3
except major holidays. Children under 5 are only allowed limited
access. Tours are FREE. For information call:
BOULDER- U of C
Museum of National History- Located at 15th St and Broadway in
the Henderson Bldg. Exhibits visit the natural history
of the American Southwest and Great Plains. HOURS: Mon - Fri 9 -
5, Sat 9 - 4 and Sun 10 - 4; closed on holidays. Cost is
Donation. For information call: 303.492.6892
Children's Museum- Located at 2065 30th Street. Full of
hands-on activities for younger children. Hours: Mon, Wed -
Sat 10 - 5, Sun 1 - 5. Call for Admission. 303.440.0053.
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park- Located off from US 50.
Visit the World's highest suspension bridge. Call for hours and
admission fees. For information call: 719.275.7507
BLACKHAWK- These former mining towns are again offering
visitors a chance to pursue riches; this time at their many
Bear Creek Nature Center- Located at 245 Bear Creek Road.
Has nature trails and wildlife exhibits. Hours: Weds -
Fri 9 - 2 & Sat 9 - 4; closed holidays. The park and trails are open
from dawn to dusk daily. Cost is FREE. For information call:
El Pomar Carriage Museum- Located at 16 Lake Circle (in front
of the Broadmoor resort). Collection of old vehicles, coaches, and
horse riding accessories on display. Hours: Mon - Sat 9 -
5, Sun 1 - 5; closed some holidays. Cost is FREE. For
information call: 719.577.7065
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site- Located at the entrance of
Garden of the Gods park off from 30th Street. This is
a living history museum/farm that depicts Indian and pioneer life.
Hours: Wed - Sun 10 - 5 (June - August). Cost is
Adult: $8, Over 55: $5, 6 - 17: $4, ages 5 & under are FREE. For
information call: 719.578.6777.
Santa's Workshop/North Pole- Located just off from Hwy 24.
This large Christmas-themed amusement park is located at the foot of
Pikes Peak. Rides, shops, and Santa's house. Hours:
10 - 5 Fri - Tues (May 19 - May 24, Aug 22 - Nov 15,
Nov 23 - Dec 13)
10 - 5 Daily (May 25 - Aug 21)
10 - 5 Fri - Weds (Nov 16 - Nov 22)
10 - 5 Thurs - Tues (Dec 14 - Dec 23)
10 - 4 Christmas Eve
CLOSED Christmas Day
Cost is $18.95, Military Rate is $13.95 (Must have
valid military ID), over age 60 & under age 2 are
Free. For information call 719.684.9432.
World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame- Located at 20
First Street. Exhibits showing the history of figure
skating. Hours: Tues - Fri 10 - 4;
closed some holidays. Cost is $5, over age 59 and ages 6 - 12: $3,
Under age 6 & US Figure Skating Members are Free.
For information call: 719.635.5200.
Underground Mining Museum- Located north of Jct SR149 and
Creede Ave. The museum is in rooms blasted into the
solid rock. Exhibits follow the history of mining.
Daily 10 - 4. Cost is $6, over age 59 $5,
ages 6 - 12 $4. For information call 719.658.0811.
Molly Kathleen Gold Mine- Located on SR67. Take a tour
1000 feet underground. Hours: daily 8:45 - 6 (May - Sept).
Cost is $18, ages 3 - 12 $10. For information call 719.689.2466.
American West Museum & Heritage Center- Located at 3091
California Street. Museum is housed in the former home of the
first female African-American doctor in Colorado. Exhibits look at
the history of African-American pioneers, soldiers and cowboys in the
Old West. Hours: Tues - Sat 10 - 5. Closed some holidays.
Cost is $8, over age 65 $7, ages 12 & under $6. Call for
of Nature & Science- Located at 2001 Colorado Blvd. This
3-story museum is one of the largest natural history museums in the
country. Has a variety of exhibits. There is an IMAX theater
and planetarium on site. Hours: daily 9 - 5; closed on
Christmas. Cost is $13, over age 65: $10 and ages 3 - 18 $8.
Additional fees for the IMAX and planetarium. For information
Mile Historic Park- Located at 715 S. Forest Street.
Tour this pioneer farm which at one time served as a stage coach stop.
It features the oldest remaining house in Denver. Hours:
Weds - Fri Noon - 4 & Sat - Sun: 10 - 4 (April 1 - Sept 30); Weds - Sun:
Noon - 4 (Oct 1 - March 31). Cost is $5, over ages 64 and ages
13 $3, ages 6 & under are Free. For information call:
Flags Elitch Gardens- Located off I-25 at exit 212A.
This theme park features over 50 rides, shows and attractions.
Call for hours and admission. 303.595.4386.
& Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum- Located at 479
Main Ave. Take a ride on a coal-fired steam locomotive through the
beautiful mountains. Visit the museum in the roundhouse to
see displays of locomotives and railroad art. Call for hours and
admission. Phone Number: 970.247.2733.
ESTES PARK- Enos
Mills Cabin Museum- Located on SR7. Visit the historic
cabin of author Enos A. Mills. There is a gallery of photographs
taken by Mills and some nature trails. Call for hours and to
set up a tour appointment.
Cost is donation. For information call
Rocky Mountain National Park- Follow signs from Estes Park.
Beautiful views and great areas for wildlife viewing.
Call for hours. Cost is $20 per private vehicle. For
information call 970.586.1206
Park City Museum- Located at 4th and Front St. Walk the
streets of this restored Colorado gold-mining town. There are 35
buildings which are either on their original site or were moved from the
surrounding towns. Hours: daily 9 - 5 (May 12 -
Memorial Day), 9 - 7 (Memorial Day - Labor Day), 10
- 6 (Labor Day - Oct 14).
Cost is $9, ages 6 - 12 $4. For information call 719.836.2387.
of Western Colorado's Dinosaur Journey- Located at 550
Jurassic Ct. An educational and research facility with animated
recreations of dinosaurs. Hours: daily 9 - 5 (May 1 - Sept 30), Mon - Sat 10 - 4 and Sun Noon - 4 (remainder of year). Cost
is $8.50, over age 54 $6.50, ages 3 - 12 $5.25, family rate of $24.50.
For information call 970.858.7282.
Iron Mountain Tramway- Located at 51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road.
Travel 4300 feet to the top of Iron Mountain via gondola. Call for
hours. Cost is $10, over age 64 $9, ages 3 - 12 $7. For
information call: 970.945.4228.
Creek History Park- Located west of Washington Ave on 11th
Street. This 19th century homestead depicts Colorado pioneer life.
Historic buildings include a schoolhouse and blacksmith shop.
Hours: Tues - Sat 10 - 5 & Sun 12 - 4. Cost is a $5
suggested donation, children 6 & under are Free.
For information call 303.278.3557
Square- Located South of US 6 on US 40 (there are signs
directing from I-25). This amusement park is built around the
theme of a 1880s town. There are rides, an alpine slide,
shops and restaurant. Call for hours and cost. 303.277.0040.
Renewable Energy Laboratory Visitors Center- 15013 Denver West
Pkwy. Interactive exhibits about solar, wind and other renewable
energy. Hours: Mon - Fri 9 - 5. Closed major holidays.
Cost is FREE. For information call 303.384.6565.
Cross Orchards Historic Farm- Located at 3073 Patterson Rd.
Learn about early social and agricultural history at this
turn-of-the-century apple orchard. Tour the buildings and visit
the agricultural exhibits. Hours: Thurs - Sat 9 - 4
(mid-April - mid-Oct). Please call to confirm hours. Cost is $4, over age 59 $3, ages 3 - 12
$2.50. For information call 970.434.9814
GREAT SAND DUNES
NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE- Located 38 miens northeast of
Alamosa on US 160 and SR150. Walk the dunes, some which are
750 feet high. Call for hours. Admission is $3, under age 16
is Free. For information call 719.378.6399.
Sedgwick Museum- Located at 114 E. 1st Street.
Houses exhibits of the history of the Fort and Julesburg.
Call for hours and admission. 970.474.2061.
Francisco Fort Museum- Located at 306 S. Main St. The
1862 fort features displays of fort life, fossils and Indian pottery.
Hours: Tues - Sat 10 - 4 & Sun 12 -5. Cost is
$5 (Over 12 years of age). For information call 719.742.3676.
Leadville National Fish Hatchery- SR300. One of the
oldest fish hatcheries in the federal system. The visitor center
offers information on the history of the hatchery and other
educational information. Hours: daily 7:30 - 4. Cost
is FREE. For information call 719.486.0189.
Pikes Peak Cog Railway- Located at 515 Ruxton Ave.
Take a beautiful ride to the top of Pikes Peak. Call for hours.
Cost is $35, ages 3 - 12 $19. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
For information call 719.685.5401.
MESA VERDE NATIONAL
PARK- Located 9 miles east of Cortez. 600 cliff
dwellings and 5000 archeological sites in this 80 square mile National
Park. Call for hours. Cost is $10 per
private vehicle (Sept 4 - Dec 31 2012). For information call 970.529.4465.
Morrison Natural History Museum- Located at 501 SR8.
Interactive exhibits showing local dinosaur finds and local geology and
ecology. Dig for fossils and view the live reptiles and
amphibians. Call for hours. Cost is $7, Seniors 65+ & ages
13 - 17 is $6 & ages 4 - 12 is $5, under age 3 is
Free. For information call
Bachelor-Syracuse Mine- Follow the signs from CR14. Take
a mine train 3350 feet into Gold Hill. Hours: daily 9 - 4
(May 20 - June 30 and Aug 1 - Sept 15), daily 9 - 5 (July). Cost
is $16.99, ages 6 - 11 $8.99, under age 6 is Free. For information call 970.325.0220.
Fred Harman Art Museum- Located at 2560 US 160W.
See the art of famous Western painter and illustrator Fred Harman
(illustrator of the famous "Red Ryder" comic). Hours: Mon -
Sat 10:30 - 5, Sun noon - 4 (Memorial Day - Labor Day), Mon - Fri 10:30
- 5 (remainder of year). Cost is $4, under age 6 is .50 cents.
for information call 970.731.5785.
Fort Vasquez Museum- Located at 13412 US 85. Replica of
the original fort. The museum features
exhibits about the fur trade, American Indian
culture, and the history of the fort. Hours:
Daily 9 - 4 (Memorial Day - Labor Day), Wed - Sat 9
- 4 (remainder of year). Cost is $2 & children ages
5 and younger are Free. For information call
Canyon Water Slide- Located at 640 Pueblo Reservoir Blvd in
Lake Pueblo State Park. Enjoy a beach, waterslide, bumper boats
and paddleboats. Call for hours and admission.
SALIDA- Mount Shavano
State Fish Hatchery- Located on CR154. Produces
more than 2 million fish each year. Hours: Daily from Dawn
Cost is Free. For information call 719.539.6877.
Mayflower Gold Mill Tour- Located on SR110. Former miners
demonstrate the mill's original equipment. Hours: daily 10 -
5 (Memorial Day - Labor Day). Cost is $8.50, under 13 Free. For information call 970.387.0294.
Yampa River Botanic Park- Located at 100 Pamela Ln. See
plants native to the Yampa River Basin. Hours: daily from
dawn - dusk (May - Oct). Cost is Donation. For information
VAIL- Betty Ford
Alpine Gardens- Located at 530 S. Frontage Rd in Ford Park.
Beautiful garden with waterfall. Hours: daily from dawn -
dusk. Cost is Donation. For information call 970.476.0103.