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History & Culture in Fort Collins

History & Culture

Thanks to the efforts of local citizens and the City's historic preservation program, modern-day visitors to Fort Collins can stroll back through time to the town's earliest days in and around Old Town. The district was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 and Fort Collins was named a Preserve America city by the White House in 2005 and was recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of the Dozen Distinctive Destinations in 2010. Below are several ways to experience history in Fort Collins.

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.

Beet Street
200 Mathews St
(970) 419-8248
(970) 419-8240

Beet Street is a non-profit organization & a catalyst to develop Fort Collins into a nationally recognized Arts & Culture center and destination.

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! 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 Brewery Tours, Ghost Tours, Gourmet Tours, Historic Walking Tours, Private Tours,etc. Please visit our website at

Leisurely Pedaling
374 Cajetan St

Single and Multi-Day bike Tours in Fort Collins and Northern Colorado for the relaxed explorer. We provide custom iteneraries, guides, and private tour groups.

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. We offer Craft Brewery Tours, History Tours, Farm to Table Tours, Ghost Tours, Custom Scavenger Hunts, and multi passenger bike rentals. Private tours available for team builds, reunions, birthdays, weddings, and more. Have Fun, Know More and Explore with Magic Bus Tours! For tour info, schedules, and tickets visit or call 970-420-0662.

Poudre Heritage Alliance
8313 West F Street
(970) 295-4851

The goal of the Poudre Heritage Alliance (PHA) is through interpretive and educational programming and media to build a deeper understanding of the Poudre River’s national significance including its role in influencing water development, water law, and water management.

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 .

SundDay Research Associates
1108 Lynwood Drive
(970) 493-3749

A history consulting business specializing in the research and writing of area history. We also do walking tours, step-on guiding and public programming for all of Colorado.

Tadpole Pedicabs
703 Peterson St

Local pedicab tourism company seeking to deliver fast and safe transportation services on one-of-a-kind pedicabs. Private rentals, late night taxi and Brewery tours available!

Totally 80's Pizza
1717 S. College Ave
9970) 482-1099

The world's only 1980's museum and restaurant is right here in Fort Collins and is not to be missed! Gourmet pizza, huge salad bar and local beers. IT'S TOTALLY AWESOME!

University Art Museum
1400 Remington Street
(970) 492-4027
(970) 491-1989

Located in the Visual Arts Building at Colorado State University, the gallery is dedicated to the enrichment of the cultural and intellectual life of Colorado through the presentation of artwork that is stimulating, relevant, and of the highest quality.
The Museum offers 8-10 exhibitions each year. Open 10am - 6pm Tuesday - Saturday