Museum of Boulder


The MOB history museum offers modern, interactive exhibits on all things Boulder-esque, from prehistoric geology and early Native Americans, to marijuana legalization and space travel. There’s a cool kids' area, plus a 'makers space' for aspiring inventors and a great rooftop deck too. The Boulder Experience Gallery is the museum's centerpiece, providing an overview of this singular and unique city.

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1. Pearl Street Mall

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The highlight of downtown Boulder is the Pearl Street Mall, a vibrant pedestrian zone filled with kids' climbing boulders and splash fountains, bars,…

2. Pop Jet Fountain


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3. Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

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A historic brick house with three galleries of evocative modern art. Mixed-media exhibits can include such whimsy as neon installations and life-sized…

4. Central Park

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A long blade of lush lawn spanning from the Museum of Contemporary Art at 13th St, and encompassing the Public Library, a twice-weekly seasonal farmers…

5. Naropa University

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6. Eben G Fine Park

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7. CU Museum of Natural History


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8. University of Colorado at Boulder

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