Colorado is full of tourist attractions to
please all. Every direction
from Schriever AFB offers a new adventure. Visit Santa's Workshop at the North Pole, enjoy a
sporting event 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
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. 303.440.9894.
Buckskin Joe Frontier Town and Railway- Located on CR 3A.
This replica mining town was reconstructed from historical buildings
moved from several towns dating back to the 1850s. Fun for the
whole family; watch gun fights on the main street, pan for gold,
tour the mine, or buy a treat at the general store. Restaurant on
site. Call for hours and admission fees. For information
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: Tues -
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 10 -
5, Sun 1 - 5; closed some holidays. Cost is FREE. For
information call: 719.634.7711, ext. 5353
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: $5, Over 54: $3, 13-18: $3, 6-12: $1. 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:
9 - 5:30 daily (June 1 - Mid-August), Fri - Tues 10 - 5 (May 20 - May 31
and mid-August - Dec 24). Cost is $15.95, over age 59: $6.95,
under 2: 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: Mon - Sat 10 - 4, Sun 1 - 5;
closed some holidays. Cost is $3, over age 59 and ages 6 - 18: $2.
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. Hours:
Mon - 5 10 - 6, Sat and Sun 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 9 - 5 (May - Oct).
Cost is $15, ages 3 - 11 $7. For information call 719.689.2465.
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: daily 10 - 5 (June - Aug), Wed - Fri
10 - 2, Sat & Sun 10 - 5 (Sept - May). Closed some holidays.
Cost is $6, over age 64 $5.50, ages 5 - 12 $4. 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 $9, over age 59 and ages 3 - 18 $6.
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:
Wed - Fri Noon - 4, Sat & Sun 10 - 4 (April - Sept). Sat & Sun
Noon - 4 (Oct - March). Cost is $3.50, over ages 64 and ages 6 -
15 $2. 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
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.
Cost is $5, ages 6 - 12 $2.50. 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 - 7 (Memorial Day -
Labor Day), 9 - 5 (May 15 - Memorial Day and Labor Day - Oct 15).
Cost is $6.50, ages 6 - 12 $3. 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 (Memorial Day - Labor
Day), Mon - Sat 10 - 4 and Sun Noon - 4 (remainder of year). Cost
is $7, over age 54 $6, ages 3 - 12 $4, family rate of $20.
For information call 888.488.3466.
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 - 4:30 (Memorial Day - Aug 31), Sat 10 - 4:30
(May and Oct). Closed July 4. Cost is $3, under age 13 $2.
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. 303.279.2789.
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: Tues - Sat 9 - 4
(mid-April - mid-Oct). 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 miles 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 17
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 (Memorial Day - early Oct). Cost is
$4, over 65 and ages 9 - 17 $3. For information call 719.742.5501.
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 $28, ages 3 - 11 $16. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
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. For information call 970.529.5036.
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 $2, senior citizens and
students with ID $1.50, 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 $15.95, ages 4 - 11 $7.95. 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 $3, ages 5 - 10 .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: Mon - Sat 9:30 - 4:30, Sun 1 - 4:30 (Memorial Day- Labor
Day), Wed - Sat 9:30 - 4:30, Sun 1 - 4:30 (remainder of year).
Cost is FREE. For information call 970.785.2832.
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 7:30 - 4.
Cost is Donation. 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 - Sept 30). Cost is $6.50, over age 59 $5.50,
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.