Front Range North (includes Denver)

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(includes Denver metro area, Boulder, Ft. Collins, Greeley,
Lafayette, Longmont, Loveland, Lyons, Niwot)
Read Denver-for-Free – a fun-filled day of free things to do around Denver

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Boulder Area

Celestial Seasonings Tea – factory tour
Folk Dancing for Everyone – free folk dance lessons
Frozen Dead Guy Days (Nederland) – festival
Leanin’ Tree Museum of Western Art – art museum
National Center for Atmospheric Research – “NCAR” – tour, museum
Redstone Meadery – tours, tastings

Denver Metro Area

American Mountaineering Center (Golden) – mountaineering library – library link
Brown Palace Hotel Tour (Denver) – tour – Information link
Capitol Hill People’s Fair (Denver) – festival – Information Link
Cinco de Mayo (Denver) – parade, festival
Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Museum (Denver) – museum – Information link
Colorado State Capitol Building tour (Denver) – self-guided tour
Coors Brewing Company tour (Golden) – tour, beer tasting
Denver U.S. Mint Tour (Denver) – tour
Dinosaur Ridge (Morrison) – self-guided tour, museum
Denver Botanic Gardens (Denver) – Morning Fitness Walks & T’ai Chi
Geology Museum (Colorado School of Mines – Golden) – museum
Hammond’s Candy Factory Tour (Denver) – tour – Information Link
Hudson Gardens & Event Center (Littleton) – scenic, off-season
Money Museum (Denver) – museum, tour
National Earthquake Information Center (Golden) – tour
Red Rocks Amphitheatre & Visitor Center (Morrison) – scenic, music museum
A Taste of Colorado (Denver) – festival link
Tattered Cover Book Store (Denver) – books
Free Admission Days for Colorado Residents at:
    Denver Art Museum

    Denver Botanic Gardens
    Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
    Denver Museum of Nature & Science
    Denver Zoo

Fort Collins

Annual Flower Trial Garden – self-guided outdoor tour – Information link
Budweiser Brewery Tour – tour – don’t miss
Clydesdale Camera Days!Tour link
Fort Collins Museum – Information link
Rocky Mountain Raptor Program open houses –
Information link 
Swetsville Zoo – sculpture park – Information linkMarch 2009 update:  many of the sculptures in the “zoo” are going into storage or to other locations due to development in the area.  Contact the owners to find out if the display is still available, or if a new location has been set up.

I-70 West

Buffalo Herd Overlook – animals (Bison, actually)


Lafayette Peach Festival with Art and Antiques – festival – Information link


Longmont Museum and Cultural Center – museum


Loveland Museum/Gallery – museum – Information link


Lyons Sculpture Trail – self-guided tour – Information link