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YOUNG AT HEART college town

A travel journal to Boulder by TRAVELPRO guide

Boulder Flatirons Photo, Boulder, Colorado More Photos
Quote: Words cannot begin to describe the unique "young-at-heart" college town of Boulder, Colorado. It's fun. it's bold. It's scenic. Three of my children graduated from the university, and I have a degree from University of Colorado. Boulder is surrounded by the foothills for miles of outdoor fun. It's got great free entertainment for all ages. We love to take out-of-town guests for a stroll down the Boulder downtown mall.

YOUNG AT HEART college town

Overview

Boulder Flatirons Photo, Boulder, Colorado
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When we have out-of-town company, we head for Boulder. It's another side of Colorado that most people don't experience. Boulder is only about 30 minutes from the north edge of Denver. You have to be there to experience the ambiance of this unique town.Quick Tips: Take two interesting free industrial tours. The first tour through Celestial Seasonings tea is sure to please tea-drinking females, and another tour through the Leanin Tree’s Museum of Western Art is very popular with the men. For lunch or dinner, you can dine on veranda of the dining hall at Chautauqua Park or at one of Boulder’s charming sidewalk cafes on the Pearl Street Mall.Best Way To Get Around: Walk the Pear...Read More

GOLD LAKE MOUNTAIN RESORT

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Hotel

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Gold Lake Mountain Resort is a place to escape the stresses of the world. After I spent just one night in this tranquil place, I felt I had achieved a new balance of mind, body and spirit. I listened to the mountain breezes whispering through pine needles in a forest overlooking scenic Gold Lake and the snowcapped peaks of Colorado’s Continental Divide. Gold Lake’s history is filled with adventure. Nearly 200 hundred years ago, Chief Niwot gathered his warriors here for summer retreats. During Colorado’s gold rush, the property was a gold mining district, even though gold was never found here. At the turn of the century the Lefthand Ditch Company acquired the lake’s water rights and ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 4, 2001

GOLD LAKE MOUNTAIN RESORT
3371 Gold Lake Road
Ward, CO 80481
(303) 952-1444

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listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Hotel Boulderado has been meticulously restored to its original early 20th-century grandeur. The elegance of the lobby's stained glass ceiling, cantilevered cherry staircase, antique and reproduction furnishings provide the feel of the past while providing the comfort for today's discriminating traveler.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 27, 2003

Hotel Boulderado
2115 13TH STREET
Boulder, Colorado 80302
303-442-4344

Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse

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Restaurant

Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse Photo, Boulder, Colorado
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One of my favorite restaurants is Boulder's authentic Oriental-style teahouse. The restaurant serves many foreign ethnic dishes, including Asian, Thai, Indian, Mediterranean, Indonesian, Persian, and Italian. When I had lunch there I knew I wasn't in the midwest, but somehow I felt transported to another continent. The ornate Oriental wood carvings and colorful original paintings brought back memories of our trip to Hong Kong and China. The teahouse is a friendship gift from Boulder's sister city, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, a former Soviet Republic state that was once part of the old Persian Empire. It took more than 10 years of planning and lots of perseverance to make ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 4, 2001

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

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The Boulder area and the famous Flatirons south of Boulder are among Colorado's most popular rock climbing areas. The Flatirons are towering rocks that were pushed up sideways millions of years ago by upheavals from within the earth. You see them as you enter Boulder from the east. If you like technical climbing on high, sheer rock faces, you can drive to Eldorado Springs south of Boulder on Highway 93. Rock climbers from around the world come to Eldorado Canyon State Park. To begin this drive, take Canyon Boulevard west of Boulder for 17 miles to the little town of Nederland. Canyon Boulevard follows an old wagon trail built by some of Colorado's earliest settlers. At Nederland, tu...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on August 4, 2001

Eldorado Canyon State Park
9 Kneale Road
Eldorado Springs, Colorado 80025
+1 303 494 3943

Chautauqua Park

Attraction

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Chautauqua Park of Boulder continues to thrive as one of three Chautauqua cultural and recreational centers in the U.S. and the only Chautauqua west of the Mississippi River with its original buildings intact. Located on 26 acres of land leased from the City of Boulder, Colorado Chautauqua is an enduring slice of early American culture. The park consists of four public buildings, two lodges, and ninety-nine cottages nestled against the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains. A network of Chautauqua trails connect to Boulder Mountain Park. Hikers of all ages delight in the variety of challenges available. From a wide, smooth trail through the trees to a challenging technical climb, diversion...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 4, 2001

Chautauqua Park
Ninth St & Baseline Road
Boulder, Colorado 80302
+1 303 441 3408

Leanin' Tree Museum of Western Art

Attraction | "Leanin ' Tree Museum of Western Art"

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The beauty and romance of America’s Wild West comes alive at Boulder’s Leanin' Tree Museum of Western Art, home of one of the nation's largest private collections of western art. This is where the famous Western greeting cards are made.

We have taken house guests here many times, and they always marvel at the great original art and sculptures on display.

For more information, view www.leanintree.com or call 303/530-1442. It's located only a few blocks north of Celestial Seasonings. It's open M-F from 8 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 4, 2001

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

Celestial Seasonings Photo, Boulder, Colorado
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Even if you don't drink tea, you'll enjoy this tour of the Celestial Seasonings plant and herb garden. One favorite part of the tour for me is the refreshing smells in the room where the minty tees are produced. The teapot collection of winning teapot designs for their colorful boxes is a miniature museum. Free tours are on Mon-Sat from 10-3 on the hour and on Sun 11-3. Free tea tasting is at the end of each tour. Their tea shop sells tea-related souvenirs and Celestial Seasoning tea. I enjoy eating at their cafe, which is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday thru Friday. It's located off the Boulder-Longmont diagonal highway. Exit on Jay Road, go east to Spine and then N...Read More