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Things To Do in Fort Collins

Things To Do

A day in Fort Collins can be filled with things to do and see. Where else could you spend the morning admiring a zoo-full of fanciful metal sculptures, the afternoon touring a brewery, and the evening playing miniature golf? Build your own family vacation package with some of the many family-friendly activities available in one of the best places to visit in Colorado! Fort Collins' attractions provide something for everyone.

A Wanderlust Adventure
4120 W County Road 54G
(970) 482-1995
(970) 482-1995

32 Fabulous Summers Of Whitewater Rafting The Poudre River near Fort Collins! We give you lifelong memories, more experience, more smiles and more fun on an exciting river with breathtaking scenery! Your vacation highlight!

A1 Wildwater
2801 North Shields Street
(970) 495-0542
(970) 224-3379

Closest and best rafting to Denver & Rocky Mountain National Park. Full and half day trips. Family/child/group rates. Celebrating 33 years of fun on a National "Wild & Scenic River".

Anheuser-Busch Tour Center
2351 Busch Drive
(970) 490-4534
(970) 490-4691

Tours: June-Sept: daily 10-4; Oct-May: Thu-Mon 10am-4pm. Discover a time-honored brewing tradition and taste our quality lagers and ales.

Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum
4320 East County Road 58
(970) 482-2696
(970) 482-9168

The museum offers your family a one-of-a-kind learning experience as you journey through time with the Bee family's efforts to cultivate the arid prairie of Northern Colorado. Learn about irrigation, the sugar beet industry, and lamb feeding. Enjoy the children's activities and animals. Call for details. Open Friday and Saturday 9am-4pm May thru October or by appointment.

Beer & Bike Tours
2414 Stanley Court
(970) 201-1085

“Adventures on Tap"
From our base in Fort Collins we offer a variety of single and multi-day trips. Day tour options include mountain, road or cruiser riding. All of our tours stop at some of the amazing craft breweries in Fort Collins and along the Front Range. Beer & Bike Tours also creates custom tours catering to the needs of small groups, corporate outings, family and friend reunions, and activities for non-cycling partners. Come along for with our local guides and experience Fort Collins at it’s best. -Cheers!

Blue Skies Winery
251 Jefferson Street
(970) 407-9463

A local, custom winery in Old Town Fort Collins. Handcrafted wines are made on site. Wine tastings are daily, no reservations required. Enjoy a glass, take home a bottle.

Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
4747 Market Place Drive
(970) 744-3747

A spectacular new 380 seat Dinner Playhouse nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, filled with Colorado elegance. Enjoy fine dining and the best in professional entertainment.

Center for Fine Art Photography, The
400 North College Avenue
(970) 224-1024
(970) 224-1010

The Center promotes established and emerging photographers from around the globe. The Center is proud to be a launching pad for talent from around the world.

Chipper's Lanes
830 North College Avenue
(970) 484-4777

Chippers has bowling with automatic scoring, arcades, cafes, full bars and a smoke free environment. The College Center has live music and karaoke and the Horsetooth Center has sand volleyball!

Come Back to the Table
725 East Mulberry St.
(970) 407-8828

Hands-on cooking classes in a relaxed, informal, and intimate environment. Featuring healthy and fast dinners using fresh, seasonal and local ingredients.

CSU Annual Flower Trial Garden
Colorado State University Campus Delivery 1173
(970) 491-7745
(970) 491-7179

Approximately 1,200 varieties of annual bedding plants, situated in a garden setting on a 2.9 acre park with an aesthetically pleasing display of research flowerbeds

CSU Environmental Learning Center
3745 East Prospect Road #205
(970) 491-1661
Explore the riparian woodlands and signs of wildlife at the 200 acre Environmental Learning Center. Trails, raptor cages, garden and other attractions. Explore on your own or arrange a guided hike.
Downtown Fort Collins Business Association
19 Old Town Square #230
(970) 484-2069
(970) 484-6500

Markets and promotes businesses and special events in downtown Fort Collins: First Night, Old Town Car Show, Colorado Brewers' Festival, NewWestFest, parades, shopping, dining, and more!

Flights of Fancy, LLC
4152 Avenida Del Sol Drive
(970) 581-5042

Do it right the first time. World class professional balloon service with first class accommodations and champagne celebration. Live the dream. FAA-CFI certified pilot. We're not the biggest... just the best!

Foothills Civic Theatre, Inc. dba "The Mostlies"
4231 Cape Cod Drive
(970) 207-9822

Since 1993 the Mostlies have been entertaining Fort Collins with original musical, parody, comedy. Performing at the Lincoln Center Mini Theatre the last week of July and first week of August.

Foothills Pops Band
204 Elm Street
(970) 686-2999

The Foothills Pops Band directed by Glenn Shull is a non-profit organization of local adult musicians who perform musical arrangements enjoyed by everyone. Regular season performances are held at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center.

Fort Collins Brewery/ Gravity 1020
1020 E Lincoln Ave
(970) 472-1520
(970) 472-1499

A Tasting room, tours, gift shop, events room and now Gravity Ten Twenty, a full service restaurant and bar inside The Fort Collins Brewery. From your table at Gravity you can enjoy a pint and watch the packaging of local favorites like Chocolate Stout and MajorTomʼs Pomegranate Wheat.

Fort Collins Children's Theatre
PO Box 442
(970) 498-4110

Started in 1958 by a group of community-minded individuals, FCCT is founded on the belief that exposure to live theatrical performances is a valuable experience to be shared with families and children of all ages.

Fort Collins Museum of Art
201 S. College Avenue, Ste 101
(970) 482-0804
(970) 482-2787

The Fort Collins Museum of Art presents an exciting annual program of exhibitions that engage the community and contribute to lifelong learning. FCMOA is open from 10:00am - 5:00pm Wednesday through Friday and 12pm - 5pm Saturdays and Sundays. We are located in the heart of Old Town at the corner of College and Oak. FCMOA is a private, not-for-profit art museum whose exhibitions are supported by Colorado Creative Industries, The Fort Fund and FAC’s many members and sponsors.

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
408 Mason Court
(970) 221-6738

Explore the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery in Fort Collins! Just 60 miles from Denver and 45 miles from Cheyenne, FCMoD blends science, history and culture into an interactive and engaging museum that literally offers the best of all worlds! With hands-on exhibits, a 42-foot long plesiosaur, a state-of-the-art Digital Dome that immerses you into the action, and a nationally recognized interactive music experience that lets you create and play music, the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery is an experience not to be missed. Visit today! www.fcmdsc.org. 970.221.6738

Fort Collins Tours
Suite 238,19 Old Town Square
(970) 372-1445

Fort Collins Tours offers guided walking tours in and underneath Old Town Fort Collins. To learn more about our year round Ghost Tours, Gourmet Tours, Historic Walking Tours, Private Tours,etc. Please visit our website at www.fortcollinstours.com.

Fort Fun
1513 E. Mulberry Street
(970) 472-8009
(970) 472-8000

This is the ultimate family amusement experience! Check out the Miniature Golf Courses, Go-karts, and Laser Tag. Play in the Video, Redemption, or Shooting Gallery Arcades. Practice your swing in the Batting Cages. Boats open seasonally. Open Year Round. Fun for all ages!

Front Range Ride Guides
1021 Rolland Moore Dr.
(720) 208-0152

Front Range Ride Guides specializes in guided mountain bike tours along the Colorado Front Range, including the areas in and around Boulder, Denver, Golden, Fort Collins, and beyond. We create one-of-a-kind customized bike tours, tailored to your ability level and desires, that showcase the finest trail riding, scenery, and mountain culture that Colorado has to offer.

Our tours range from easy to epic to accommodate first time riders as well as seasoned experts. FRRG provides all you'll need: riding gear, unrivaled service and support, extensive local knowledge, and an infectious passion for biking. We make it stress-free and fun. All you have to do is ride and enjoy! Give us a shout, come ride with us, and go home with some stories that you'll be telling for years to come!

Garbage Garage Education Center
5887 South Taft Hill Road
(970) 498-5780
(970) 498-5772

The Garbage Garage Education Center is full of colorful and interactive displays that help visitors of all ages learn about reducing, reusing, and recycling. Call for hours.

Gardens on Spring Creek
2145 Centre Ave.
(970) 416-2486

At the Gardens on Spring Creek, Fort Collins' community botanic garden, visitors enjoy stunning gardens, a giftshop, greenhouse, adult and youth education programs, and community events.

Global Village Museum of Arts & Cultures
200 W. Mountain Ave., Suite C
(970) 221-4600
The Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures and Intercultural Resource Center is dedicated to showcasing international folk art. Exhibits are designed to engage and inspire visitors to learn more about world cultures, people, art and history in order to promote world understanding and foster peace.
Illustrated Light Gallery
#1 Old Town Square, Suite #103
(970) 493-0447
(970) 493-4673

The only gallery in Northern Colorado dedicated to fine art photography. Featuring the work of award-winning nature photographer, David Clack. Pottery, woodturnings & blown glass.

Inlet Bay Marina
4314 South Shoreline Drive
(970) 223-8929
(970) 223-0140

Horsetooth Reservoir- Full service marina with overnight slips, buoys, gas & supplies, cold drinks and snacks. Visit our website at www.inletbaymarina.com or call 970-223-0140 for boat rentals and more information.

Larimer County Natural Resources
1800 South CR 31
(970) 679-4574
(970) 679-4570

Manages recreation at Carter Lake; Flatiron, Horsetooth, and Pinewood reservoirs; Estes Park Campgrounds at Mary’s Lake and East Portal; Big Thompson parks; Devil’s Backbone, Eagle’s Nest, Hermit Park, Horsetooth Mountain, Red Mountain, River Bluffs, and Soderberg open spaces; and others.

Lincoln Center
417 W. Magnolia Street
(970) 221-6373
(970) 221-6735 x3

The Lincoln Center is the city of Fort Collins' cultural arts center. It contains two indoor performing arts spaces, three indoor galleries, conference facilities and an outdoor sculpture and performance garden.

Magic Bus Tours
(970) 420-0662

Magic Bus Tours gives fun and informative guided tours around Fort Collins by painted limo bus, by bike, and on foot. 2014 offerings include Craft Brewery Tours, Fort Collins History Tours, Farm to Table Tours, and Ghost Tours. For complete tour information and to Get Tickets visit www.TheMagicBusTours.com or call 970-420-0662. Have Fun, Know More, and Explore with a Magic Bus Tour!

Mountain Whitewater Descents
1329 N Highway 287
(970) 494-0695
(970) 419-0917

Whitewater rafting on Colorado's only Wild and Scenic" River. A spectacular river set among a gorgeous canyon ensures a fantastic wilderness trip. Remember

Mountain' SUP
Santanka Cove at Horsetooth
(970) 480-7876

MOUNTAIN' SUP- STAND UP PADDLEBOARD in Fort Collins at the 'Most Scenic SUP'n spot on the Front Range', the north shore of Horsetooth Reservoir (Santanka Cove). There are three 'wake free' coves at the north end that back up into Lory State Park, with rolling hills and striated rock formations. Open Tue, Thur, Fri 10am-4pm, Sat & Sun 9am-4pm. Starting on May 17th and ending Sept. 14th. No need to load up, haul or pump up, or make reservations, just show up, and paddle away. We will be there all day. Look for the umbrella (the M'Sup office). More info can be found on Facebook or mountainsup.com. Groups of 4 or more please call ahead. Family discounts available. 970-480-7876.

Mountains and Plains Institute for Lifelong Learning and Service
155 W Harvard St. Suite 202
(970) 449-7160
(970) 267-3031

Mountains and Plains Institute for Lifelong Learning and Service is a non-profit organization committed to providing high-quality and affordable educational courses, travel, and service learning opportunities for adults.

Mulberry Pool
424 W Mulberry St
(970) 221-6657

Mulberry Pool, located near Downtown Fort Collins, is one of three indoor aquatic facilities operated by the City of Fort Collins Recreation Department. The pool is open year-round and includes a large "child friendly" interactive play area with slides and other fun water features. Mulberry Pool is a favorite for birthday parties and other celebrations. The pool is also popular with lap swimmers looking for an early morning or mid-day workout.

New Belgium Brewing Company, Inc.
500 Linden Street
(970) 221-0524

Stop by and meet some of our employee owners. We're here Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 7pm. Guided tours are available by making a reservation online at www.newbelgium.com or stop in and grab a Fat Tire Ale.

Northside Aztlan Community Center
112 Willow St
Fax: 970.416.2278
(970) 221-6256

Northside Aztlan Community Center is home to a wide variety of activities, classes, programs, sports and events. The Northside Aztlan Center continues to provide the same beneficial community programs as well as new and exciting opportunities. The Northside Aztlan Center is a 50,000 square foot recreation center (more than three times its original size) offering various activities.

OpenStage Theatre & Company
PO Box 617
(970) 482-0859
(970) 484-5237

Captivating live theatre. "OpenStage...can easily take its place among Colorado's best companies" -Denver Post. Winner of Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts. Tickets: (970) 221-6730.

Pinot's Palette
159 West Mountain Ave
(970) 214-5208

Fort Collins Pinot's Palette is an upscale "Paint. Drink. Have Fun" establishment in Old Town Fort Collins where anyone can be an artist! We offer a fine selection of Wine and Beer. No art experience required! In two or three hours you can create any number of our festive, whimsical and pretty paintings in our Main Studio. We'd love to help you celebrate Girls' Night Out, Birthday Parties, Date Night, Bachelorettes, Anniversaries, in our Private Party Studio; and we host Corporate Team Building Events; office parties and staff meetings. Come in and paint; create our own masterpiece! Great Music, Painting and Fun.

Poudre Heritage Alliance
8313 West F Street
(970) 352-1267
Poudre Landmarks Foundation, Inc.
108 North Meldrum Street
(970) 482-2719
(970) 221-0533

The Foundation manages the Avery House Historic Distric and the 1882-83 Fort Collins Water Works .

Poudre River/Red Feather Lakes Tourist Council
31635 Poudre Canyon Rd
(970) 881-2142

Lodging, RV parking, restaurants, and fun things to do in Northern Colorado's most beautiful mountain recreation area; all within a short drive to Fort Collins.

ReSale Trail

Enjoy a self-guided tour of 15 Local Resale Shops and 6 Unique Eat & Treats in Old Town as well as several MAX line stops city-wide! Experience what shopping LOCAL is all about in Fort Collins.

Rocky Mountain Adventures, Inc.
PO Box 1989
(970) 493-3150
(970) 493-4005

Exciting whitewater trips, fly fishing guide services and kayaking classes & outings. Cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals. Reservations required; major credit cards accepted.

Rolland Moore Raquet Complex
2201 S Shields
(970) 493-7000

The City's tennis program is conducted by Lewis Tennis School at Rolland Moore Park. This facility includes 8 lighted tennis cours, 3 outdoor handball/raquetball courts, two platform tennis courts, sand volleyball, and full-service pro shop.

Spirit of Colorado
(970) 226-2400

Enjoy a flight over beautiful Fort Collins followed by a champagne ceremony. Pilot has 30 years experience in Fort Collins air. A great way to start the day or vacation.

St Peter's Fly Shop - South
925 E Harmony Rd #200
(970) 377-1034
(970) 377-3785

Full service fly fishing shop serving Fort Collin's South Side offering premium equipment, classes, guided trips, fishing licenses & destination travel.

St. Peter's Fly Shop- Old Town
202 Remington Street
(970) 482-5990
(970) 498-8968

Full service fly fishing shop offering premium equipment, classes, guided trips, equipment rental, fishing licenses, and destination travel. Located in a unique historic building in downtown Fort Collins.

Swetsville Zoo
4801 E. Harmony Road
(970) 484-9509

A world famous sculpture park containing over 170 animals, plants, space ships, etc. Fashioned from recycled farm machinery, auto parts, and assorted metal. Open every day.

The Inn at Gaia's Farm and Gardens
4328 West County Rd. 54G
(970) 817-2186

Come immerse yourself in a place of great beauty that nurtures mind, body and spirit. Located on a 3 acre sustainable permaculture farm, the Inn at Gaia’s Farm and Gardens is a Permaculture Shangri-la of Northern Colorado, holistic healing center and farm stay bed and breakfast. We are known for our gourmet breakfasts, beautiful organic gardens, and the simple peaceful energy of our farm. Our 1950′s Farmhouse and guest cottage is filled with healing energy and comes with a private hot tub and complimentary Reiki and Massage therapy treatments. Fresh flowers and herbs from the gardens give our cottage a natural soothing ambiance. A stroll on the property reveals organic gardens, a therapeutic petting zoo, mountain views, woodland walk, and a koi pond. At the heart of this place, and our lives, are the beautiful, organic gardens, overflowing with flowers, herbs, vegetables, and an abundance of berries and fruit trees. A healer, artist and gardener since childhood, Kathleen lovingly orchestrates a riot of color and abundance where lilies keep watch over asparagus fronds and cabbages share the same bed with roses and dill. Our guests rave about their wonderful breakfasts where all the fresh picked goodies from the garden are combined with our own farm fresh free range eggs and other organic ingredients to create a delicious tasty treat every day. Our guests go home dreaming about our breakfasts. We will gladly prepare Vegan and Gluten Free meals for you. As a Slow Food Bed and Breakfast, we are deeply committed to serving you the freshest, organically grown food from our farm and we are committed to supporting other local farms and serving food which is local, seasonal, and sustainability grown. We offer a perfect balance for those who wish to retreat in a rural mountain setting and yet enjoy easy access to the restaurants and cultural offerings of Fort Collins. We are so close to Fort Collins (10 minutes) and yet truly a world apart.

The Screamin Peach
638 South College Ave
(970) 224-2983
(970) 224-2930

Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine and voted best wax salon every year running since opening in 2006. Offering men's and women's body waxing, tinting, spray tans, vabling, and boutique.

The Summit
4455 North Fairgrounds Ave
(970) 663-6363

Get the party started and discover a high-energy upscale experience in a hip atmosphere where you can bowl, play laser tag, or escape in our game room. Grab a bite to eat or enjoy a cocktail in our tavern. Let our staff assist you with your special event for groups from 10-700.

The Welsh Rabbit Cheese Shop
216 Pine Street
(970) 232-9521

Located in the heart of Fort Collins is Old Town's first and only Cheese shop. Buy some exceptional cheeses or, sit and enjoy a beer or wine with cheese flights!

U.S. Forest Service Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests
2150 Centre Ave, Building E Pawnee National Grassland
(970) 295-6700

Manages recreation such as camping in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests (including the Poudre Canyon), and the Pawnee National Grasslands. Call or visit the website for information.