Fort Collins is the hub of northern Colorado. Located 64 miles northwest of Denver, Fort Collins offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural and recreational opportunities. Fort Collins is nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and alongside the banks of the Cache La Poudre River. The city lies approximately 5,000 feet above sea level. Residents and visitors enjoy a moderate, four season climate with an average of 300 days of sunshine and 14.5 inches of precipitation a year. Fort Collins has a population of 126,848 residents. The small town of LaPorte, located just outside of Fort Collins has a population of 2700.
FORT COLLINS ATTRACTIONS
Anheuser-Busch Tour Center
2351 Busch Drive
(Mountain Vista exit off I-25)
Phone: (970) 490-4691
Complimentary brewery tours, learn about the Budweiser brewing process, and see the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales. Gift shop open year-round. Open June-Aug: daily 9:30am-5pm; Sept: daily 10am-4pm; Oct-May: Thu-Mon, 10am-4pm. Clydesdale Camera Day from 1-3pm on the first Saturday of each month.
Avery House Historic District
328 W. Mountain Avenue
(near Old Town),
Phone: (970) 221-0533
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1879, the home of Franklin & Sara Avery. Open Sun & Wed from 1-3pm and by groups appointment. Call about the Victorian Teas.
City Park Railway
1599 City Park Drive
Phone: (970) 416-2990
A miniature train that runs during the summer. Admission: $1.50. Available for party rental.
Colorado Welcome Center
3745 East Prospect Road #105
Phone: (970) 491-3388
Come and find out what Colorado has to offer. Brochures, maps, and guides to help you plan your vacation.
CSU Environmental Learning Center
3745 East Prospect Road #205
Phone: (970) 491-1661
Fax: (970) 491-5883
CSU's ELC is one of the last remaining undeveloped riparian woodlands along the Poudre River. The visitor center houses interpretive displays designed by youth rangers.(Visitor Center open by request.) Trails open daily, dawn to dusk. Guided group tours upon request. Free.
Discovery Center Science Museum
703 E. Prospect Road
Phone: (970) 472-3990
Fax: (970) 472-3997
Email: [email protected]
Northern Colorado's only hands-on science center. More than 100 interactive exhibits including the all new Thoracic Park exhibit hall. Call for details on special events, planetarium shows, science classes, overnight camp-ins and teacher workshops. Gift shop. Vending machine service. Open year-round and major credit cards accepted. Tue - Sat: 10am-5pm; Sun: noon-5pm.
The Farm at Lee Martinez Park
600 N. Sherwood Street (near Old Town)
Phone: (970) 221-6665
A trip to The Farm provides a unique outing for people of all ages! Featuring farm animals, museum, Silo Store, hayrides and pony rides (fee required). Ask about children's classes and programs. Party rentals available. Call for hours. Admission: Free
Fort Collins Municipal Railway
P.O. Box 635, 80522
Phone: (970) 482-8246
Runs from City Park to Downtown. Car 21 is the only original restored city streetcar operation in the western U.S. In operation since 1985. Entirely restored and operated by volunteers. Open May-September, Weekends and Holidays, 12 noon - 5pm. Last trip leaves City Park at 4:35pm. Admission: Adults - $1, Seniors - $0.75, Children 12 & under - $0.50.
Fort Collins Museum
200 Mathews Street (near Downtown )
Phone: (970) 221-6738
Featuring regional cultural and natural history displays in three galleries. Heritage Courtyard houses three historic cabins and a 1905 one-room schoolhouse. Gift shop open during museum hours. Open Tue-Sat: 10am-5pm; Sun: 12-5pm.Free. Also conduct Old Town tours on Saturdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day: 11am, 1pm, & 3pm.
1513 E. Mulberry
Phone: (970) 472-8000
Sun-Thur: 10am - 10pm; Fri-Sat: 10am-12pm. The ultimate family amusement experience. Attractions include 36-holes of deluxe miniature golf, slick track and family track go-karts; bumper boats, laser tag, water games, an arcade, family restaurant. Offering group rates & birthday parties. Visit us at www.fortfun.biz for Special Deals. Member of the Better Business Bureau. Open year-round and major credit cards accepted.
1900 W. Mountain Avenue (Taft Hill & Laporte Ave)
Phone: (970) 221-6810
One of most beautiful, historical cemeteries in the area featuring the graves of Fort Collins founders. Maps are available at the Visitor Information Center and the City Parks Office. Open dawn to dusk daily.
The Great Stupa at Shambhala Mountain Center
4921 County Rd. 68-C
Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545
Phone: (970) 881-2184
Praised by the New York Times, NPR and BBC, The Great Stupa is the most spectacular example of Buddhist sacred architecture outside of Asia. Filled with sacred art, the 108 ft. tall Stupa showcases Tibets cultural heritage and is the jewel of RMSCs 600-acre campus. Also enjoy hiking, yoga, bodywork, meditation,gift store, good meals and comfortable lodgings. Open daily year-round with guided weekend tours. Call for tour times.
Larimer County Fairgrounds & Events Complex
Phone: (970) 498-7000
The Larimer County Fairgrounds and Events Complex opened in September 2003. The 243 acre campus will be the home of the Colorado Eagles, Larimer County Fair and many other events. Tradeshow space, large event catering, concerts and the like will all be hosted by this new complex.
Larimer County Parks & Open Lands
1800 S. County Road 31, Loveland, 80537
Phone: (970) 679-4570
Manages Horsetooth Reservoir, Horsetooth Mountain Park, Lions Park, Bingham Hill Park, Carter Lake, Flatiron Reservoir, Pinewood Lake, Ramsay-Shockey Open Space, and Devils Backbone Open Space. MasterCard and Visa accepted at Horsetooth main entrance and at Carter Lake Visitor Center. Parks are open year-round, 7 days a week.
417 W. Magnolia Street
Scheduling: (970) 221-6733
Box Office: (970) 221-6730
The Lincoln Center's 1,180-seat Performance Hall and 225-seat Mini Theatre present musicals, concerts, drama, dance, comedy and lectures. Three indoor galleries and an outdoor sculpture garden host art exhibitions.
Rocky Mountain Raptor Center
1 mile east of Timberline on Drake Road.
Phone: (970) 491-0398
A community effort for rehabilitation and release for injured birds of prey. Promoting the value of raptors, wildlife, conservation and environmental awareness. Open dawn to dusk daily. Free.
4801 E. Harmony Road
(1/4 mile east of I-25 on Harmony)
Visit this world-famous metal sculpture park containing over 150 creations. Open daily dawn to dusk. Self-guided tours. Free.
Terry Bison Ranch
51 I-25 Service Road East
Cheyenne, WY 82007 (35 miles north of Fort Collins on Colorado/Wyoming border),
Phone: (307) 634-4171
Email: [email protected]
Family-oriented working bison & guest ranch, RV park and restaurant. Horseback riding and wagon tours. Open daily, call for seasonal hours. Gift shop open 6am-10pm (summer), 8am-5pm (winter).
5537 N. CR 9
(SW corner of CR 9 & Hwy 1)
Phone: (970) 484-1124
Charming, country herb and flower farm. Touring gardens, plants, gift shop with dried florals, honey, antiques and collectibles. Open May-Aug on Mon-Sat: 9am-5:30pm; Sept-Apr on Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm. Self-guided tours. Free.
(1/4 mile east of I-25 on Harmony)
Name: Ft. Collins Accommodations
AmericInn Motel & Suites
7645 Westgate Dr. Fort Collins, CO 80528
(800) 634-3444 (970) 226-1232
$76-145 per night;61 rooms, continental breakfast, pool, in-room Jacuzzi, guest laundry, meeting facility (capacity:20)
Best Western Kiva Inn
1638 E. Mulberry St., Fort Collins, CO 80524
(800) 528-1234 (970) 484-2444
$65-120 per night, 62 rooms, continental breakfast, in-room microwave, exercise room, outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, in-room Jacuzzi, data ports, laundry facilities
Best Western University Inn
914 S. College Ave.
Comfort Inn - Fort Collins
601 SW Frontage Rd.
$59-$149; Handicapped accesible,continental breakfast, Exercize room, fax, hot tub, pool, microwave,movies, refridgerators, dataports.
Courtyard by Marriott
1200 Oakridge Dr., Fort Collins, CO 80525
112 Rooms Rates: $59-109 Discounts: AAA, AARP, Govt
Edward's House Bed & Breakfast
402 West Mountain AvenueFort Collins, CO 80521
$85-145 per night; 6 rooms, full breakfast, meeting facilities, in-room Jacuzzi, Jacuzzi, laundry facilities
Fort Collins Comfort Suites
1415 Oakridge Dr., Fort Collins, CO 80525
(800) 228-5150 (970) 206-4597
$59-119 per night; 66 rooms, continental breakfast, in-room microwave, indoor pool, Jacuzzi, laundry facilities, pets allowed
Fort Collins Marriott Hotel
350 E. Horsetooth Rd. Fort Collins, CO 80525
(800) 548-2635 (970) 226-5200
$79-149 per night; 230 rooms, restaurant open for breakfast, cocktail lounge, exercise room, indoor and outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, STSN lines in all rooms, laundry facilities
1620 Oakridge Dr., Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 229-5927 (800) HAMPTON
$69-129 per night; 76 rooms, continental breakfast, in-room microwaves, indoor pool, in-room Jacuzzi, Jacuzzi, data ports, laundry facilities, pets allowed
Quality Inn and Suites
4001 S. Mason St., Fort Collins, CO 80525
(800) 228-5151 (970) 282-9047
$64-124 per night; 66 rooms, all suite hotel, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, free deluxe continental breakfast, indoor pool, hot tub, exercise facility, whirlpool suites available.
Residence Inn by Marriott
1127 Oakridge Dr. , Fort Collins, CO 80525
(800) 331-3131(970) 223-5700
78 one & two-bedroom suites All rooms are suites. Based on length of stay from $69-169 Discounts:AAA, AARP, Govt Participates in Marriott Rewards Program. Work area with 2-line phones, fully equipped kitchen, complimentary evening social Mon-Thur. Featuring daily comp breakfast!
Super 8 Motel
409 Centro Way, Fort Collins, CO 80524
(800) 800-8000 (970) 493-7701
$46-$81; Handicap accesible, Continental breakfast, Exercize room, Fax access, hot tub, meeting rooms, dataport outlets
University Park Holiday Inn
425 W. Prospect Rd., Fort Collins, CO 80526
(800) HOLIDAY (970) 482-2626
Call for rates; 259 rooms, restaurant, cocktail lounge, in-room microwave, meeting facilities, exercise room, indoor pool, Jacuzzi, data ports, laundry facilities, pets allowed