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Top Things To Do in Fort Collins

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Ranked as one of the happiest cities in the country, the gleaming cityscape of Fort Collins comprises of top corporations around the world. With a strong student culture driven by the Colorado State University, its local festivals, cuisine and outdoor activities attract thousands of youngsters.


Horsetooth Resevoir

Horsetooth Resevoir welcomes you to spend a relaxed evening and indulge in your favorite past-time. With a long stretch of shoreline, the reservoir remains a popular spot for swimming, picnicking, camping and boating. Adventure seekers can also opt for rock climbing or scuba diving in the reservoir's gushing waters.

4200 West County Road 38 East, Fort Collins, CO, United States, 80526
New Belgium Brewing Company

Inspired by his travels to Belgium and the fantastic brews he sampled throughout the journey, Jeff Lebesch got back to brew his own beer. The initial success and appreciation gave way to the forming of this now award-winning brewery. Fat Tire Ale is the brewery's single most successful beer and has also inspired bicycle tours! Tours are available on all the days, the brewery remains open and takes visitors to a delightful journey of brewing and the history of New Belgium. There are lots of tasting opportunities throughout the tour. You can also chill out with one of their brews at the tasting room.

500 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO, United States, 80524
Fort Collins Municipal Railway

The Fort Collins Municipal Railway is quite a famous tourist spot. The railway plies Fort Collins Birney Safety Car 21 that was one of four cars that ran in the city since 1919 till 1951. The cars have not been in operation since then. Now the car has been refurbished to good enough condition to operate. It now runs seasonally on weekends only. The Fort Collins Municipal Railway Society together with the Fort Collins Museum maintain and run this car to relive those good old days. You can also help maintain the trolley by volunteering and donating for its upkeep. You can also buy trolley themed items at their gift shop.

1801 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, United States, 80521
Fort Collins Museum of Art

Art lovers will enjoy a visit to the Fort Collins Museum of Art in Old Town. The diverse exhibits here range from fashion designs, to things made out of waste! From lectures and workshops, to educational activities and programs, a number of events are organized here on regular basis.

201 South College Avenue, Old Town, Fort Collins, CO, United States, 80524
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

With the idea of complete emphasis on science and technology, the Fort Collins Museum & Discovery Science Center is successfully imparting scientific knowledge over the years. From exhibitions based on technology to natural sciences, this center has truly been the hub of learning along with fun.

200 Mathews Street, Fort Collins, CO, United States, 80524
The Gardens on Spring Creek

Established in 2004, the Gardens on Spring Creek showcases a botanical garden that is spread across 18 acres (7.28 hectares). The main site comprises of 7 separate gardens for seasonal and perennial flowers with a massive 1600 square foot (148.65 square meters) greenhouse. In the evenings, the entire park is lit up in varied lights making it a spectacle worth witnessing. An ideal spot for nature lovers and those seeking tranquility.

2145 Centre Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, United States, 80526
Odell Brewing Company

Delivering high-quality, in-house brewed craft beers to the Fort Collins community for over 25 years now, Odell Brewing Company strives to continue with this tradition for generations to come. The brewery was started by Doug Odell and his family in 1989 and since then, they have been nurturing a brewery that caters to the needs and consciousness of beer guzzlers and admirers. The brewery features a wooden cellar that holds a wide array of different craft beers and a full-service tap room that is open everyday and serves special edition pilot brews for tasting. It also offers immersive guided tours, live musical events, and daily food trucks.

800 East Lincoln Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, United States, 80524
Boyd Lake State Park

An ideal destination for the entire family, Boyd Lake State Park is a picturesque outdoor destination. Whether enjoying a relaxed time by the waterfront for the elderly or experimenting with water-sports for the younger members, the park offers a plethora of options. The centerpiece of the park is Boyd Lake itself, which provides an array of activities, including boating, fishing, swimming, and picnicking. A much-loved destination by locals and tourists alike, Boyd Lake State Park makes for a serene and family-friendly attraction in Loveland.

3720 North Colorado Road, Loveland, CO, United States, 80538
Fossil Creek Park

This picturesque park in the city is one of the best places for a fun day out or having some peaceful time. The park boasts a prehistoric theme so kids will especially love the dinosaur and mammoth statues that are placed here. Serene ponds and lakes add to the park's charm and it is ideal for a picnic day.

5821 South Lemay Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, United States, 80525
Annual Flower Trial Garden

The Annual Flower Trial Garden is a result of immense research that goes into plantations and its techniques, seed varieties and also cloning. The garden is blanketed in flowerbeds that range from red, pink, purple and about every bright color one can think of. Located inside the Colorado State University, the garden has free admission and is one of the must-visit places in the city.

1401 Remington Street, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States, 80523
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