Top Choice Park in Boulder

Chautauqua Park

This historic landmark park is not just the gateway to Boulder’s most magnificent slab of open space adjoining the iconic Flatirons, the wide, lush lawn attracts picnicking families, sunbathers, Frisbee folk, and st…
Fountain in Boulder

Pop Jet Fountain

Bursts of water spring from the ground, sending kids squealing around in circles at this public fountain. It’s a great place to bring the kiddies when the temperatures rise, but be aware that the surface underfoot i…
Museum in Boulder

Boulder History Museum

History buffs will want to breeze through this simple but informative museum, home to a substantial collection of old photos and documents that offer glimpses into Boulder’s past. Special lectures and events range f…
Museum in Boulder

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

A historic brick house with three galleries of evocative modern art. Mixed-media exhibits can include such whimsy as neon installations and life-sized cards, while strange fashion concepts are displayed in the costu…
Reservoir in Boulder

Boulder Reservoir

When you’re this far from the ocean, this is where folks come to suntan, swim, boat and wakeboard. Dogs are not allowed into the park between May 15 and Labor Day, but are allowed in during the off-season.
University in Boulder

University of Colorado at Boulder

Prospective students and curious visitors can tour one of America's finest public universities, with a beautiful campus set above downtown, on what is known as the Hill. Free tours begin with a one-hour informationa…
University in Boulder

Naropa University

Founded by Tibetan Buddhist master Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, who escaped Tibet and climbed over the Himalayas into India as a young man. In 1970, at just 30, he began presenting teachings in the US and founded the N…
Farm in Boulder

Sunflower Farm

Set in the nearby city of Longmont, this 50-acre working farm with century-old barns welcomes families to Farmfest (its child-friendly program). Help feed baby animals, collect eggs, ride ponies and climb the giant …
Kids in Boulder

CU Wizards

Science can be cool, and kids dig the free monthly shows put on by CU’s Wizards program. The science-based shows such as ‘Physics of Sound’ or ‘Magic of Chemistry’ are free, and held on one Saturday per month. Shows…
Gardens in Boulder

Butterfly Pavilion

With four indoor exhibit halls and acres of outdoor gardens fluttering with over 1200 butterflies from all the jungles and rainforests of the world – not to mention furry tarantulas, armored scorpions and fuzzy mill…