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Colorado Front Range

A July 2004 trip to Boulder by mikro

Leanin Tree Museum of Western Art Photo, Boulder, Colorado More Photos
Quote: On a week's visit to Colorado: spending a few days with family in Boulder proved to be an interesting experience. The splendor of the mountains rising behind the city, the careful urban planning, and life in a college town make of it an eclectic place to enjoy.
Boulder Outlook Hotel and Suites Photo, Boulder, Colorado
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This moderately priced hotel is unique in that it brings the outdoors inside at Boulder Square. The rooms surround this inner courtyard featuring a chlorine-free pool, waterfall, hot tub, and 11" and 4" bouldering rocks for all levels of climbers. Fitness room with sauna and massage services are available for guests. There's a sports bar on site; free continental breakfast is served each morning.

For business travelers, there are conference/meeting rooms, catering, quiet executive rooms with high speed internet access and upgraded amenities. This hotel is pet-friendly.

For a unique experience and fun for the whole family, try the Boulder Outlook.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 4, 2004

Boulder Outlook Hotel and Suites
800 28th St
Boulder, Colorado 80303
1-303-443-3322

Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse

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Restaurant

Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse Photo, Boulder, Colorado
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The Tajik teahouse arrived in Boulder in 1990, a gift from her sister city, Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The hand-carved, hand-painted pieces of the structure arrived in 200 crates and was assembled at its present site along Boulder Creek. On our evening visit to the teahouse, we were seated promptly at a table for six. Outside dining is also available but threatening storms kept us indoors. While other restaurants may present a long wine list, Dushanbe Teahouse has an extensive book of teas that includes black, white, oolong, green, herbal, chai teas as well as iced tea of the day. The menu features appetizers, salads, and an international variety of entrees. Vegetarian choices feature black bea...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 4, 2004

Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse
1770 13th Street
Boulder, Colorado 80302
(303) 442-4993

Noodles & Company

Restaurant | "Noodles & Company"

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Party of a chain, Noodles is a quick stop for a nutritious meal. Satisfying both vegetarians and meat-lovers, the menu has international varieties of noodle dishes, noodle-less items and salads. Steak, chicken, shrimp or tofu are offered as add-ons. Beverages include soft drinks, juice, teas, beer and wines.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 4, 2004

Noodles & Company
2850 Baseline Rd
Boulder, Colorado 80303
(303) 247-9978

Leanin' Tree Museum of Western Art Photo, Boulder, Colorado
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This extensive display of Western Art is housed in the corporate headquarters of Leanin' Tree greeting card company. Founded in 1949 by Ed Trumble, the museum features his private collection of outstanding paintings and sculpture portraying cowboy, Indian and wildlife subjects, as well as desert and mountain landscapes.

The gift shop has over 2000 different Leanin' Tree cards for sale plus mugs, prints and other unique items.

This is a most unusual museum and free to the public. You may just see Mr. Trumble himself strolling through on his way to the office.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 4, 2004

Leanin' Tree Museum of Western Art
6055 Longbow Drive
Boulder, Colorado 80302
+1 303 530 1442; +1

Pearl Street Mall

Attraction

Pearl Street Mall Photo, Boulder, Colorado
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Four city blocks closed to traffic features a brick walkway, benches, street performers, and musicians. You can spend hours visiting the specialty shops and restaurants or just people-watching. We have seen young violinists, jugglers, guitar strumming singers, and a man who can put himself into a square box. Amble down Pearl Street for an interesting, unique Boulder experience.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 4, 2004

Pearl Street Mall
Pearl Street
Boulder, Colorado 80302

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Just north of the city of Boulder, CO, is Celestial Seasonings Tea Company. Founded in 1970 by Mo Siegel and John Hay, it has grown into the largest specialty tea manufacturer in the USA.

Free tours are available through the factory, where 8 million tea bags are produced daily. You will experience the Mint Room. The enclosed storage area for peppermint and spearmint does wonders for your sinuses!

There is a Tea Sampling Bar, Cafe Herb garden, and gift shop to browse around. With their extensive selection of herb, black, green, chai and wellness teas, you can spend much time tasting and savoring the unique flavors.