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Top Choice Pizza in Nederland

Crosscut Pizzeria & Taphouse

Crosscut serves up some of the best Italian-style pizza in the Rockies – wood-fired, thin crust, topped with gourmet treats like pancetta and crimini mushrooms. There's craft beer and cider on tap. Wine too. And did…
Cafe in Nederland

Salto Coffee Works

This welcoming cafe, with roaring fires in winter and a stone patio in summer, adds some ambience to Ned. Skiers can start their day with egg sandwiches on brioche and great Ozo coffee. In the evenings, the après-sk…
Live Music in Nederland

Caribou Room

This warehouse-turned-music-hall is one of the best unexpected places to go to a concert. The facility has a state-of-the-art sound system, a huge dance floor and balcony seating. A full kitchen serves solid eats an…
Parade in Nederland

Frozen Dead Guy Days

This macabre, bizarre and wonderful festival brings life – about 15,000 souls – to Nederland in the early spring. A three-day blowout event, it celebrates Grandpa Bredo Morstoel, a Norwegian transplant who is cryoge…
Deli in Nederland

Deli at 8236

There's nothing fancy about this place: it's a deli with old chairs and fluorescent lights. Here, it's all about the subs – hot, cold, pressed or not, the ingredients are quality and the combos perfection. The soups…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Nederland

Crafted in Colorado

This boutique sells local artisan goods, from edgy sweatshirts to organic soap. Items are pricey but the quality is all there. For a bigger selection, check out the shop's online offerings.
Wine in Nederland

Augustina’s Winery

Augustina’s is a one-woman show. The owner-winemaker, Gussie Walter, drives a 1979 U-Haul to Palisades and Grand Junction every autumn to fetch her grapes then goes about the happy, messy business of crushing, ferme…
Carousel in Nederland

Carousel of Happiness

In the center of town, this 1910 carousel is a highlight for kids (and some grown-ups too!). A labor of love (and 26 years), the vintage frame and mechanism were refurbished and the 56 whimsical animals hand-carved …
Nepali in Nederland

Kathmandu

A huge restaurant decked out in red, Kathmandu is a longtime local staple offering solid Indian and Nepalese fare. The lunch buffet is a good deal but the offerings can sometimes fall short – stick to the menu inste…
Nature Center in Nederland

Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center

This small nature center provides information about local trails as well as flora and fauna, mostly geared toward families. Workshops are offered year-round – think 'High Altitude Herb Walk' (identifying edible and …