St. Vrain State Park

Saint Vrain State Park near Longmont
May 11, 2012

St. Vrain State Park Weld County, east of Longmont St. Vrain Park’s ponds are home to amazing numbers of birds, including egrets, white pelicans and cormorants. The park, formerly called Barbour Ponds, is family-friendly and easy to reach from the Denver metro area, on Interstate 25 between Denver and Fort Collins at Colorado 119 (exit 240). The 604-acre park holds 152 acres of water split among several ponds and is…

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Longmont

Long's Peak rises above Longmont
November 16, 2011

By Sue Deans Longmont, with its agricultural roots, is quite different from Boulder, its Boulder County neighbor and the county seat. Many consider Longmont a somewhat quieter alternative to Boulder, but with a similar focus on the arts, outdoor recreation, technology and a thriving restaurant scene. In 2006, Longmont was named an All-American City by the National Civic League. Attractions • Longmont arts scene • Longmont Museum & Cultural Center…

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Longmont arts scene

Longmont ArtWalk
November 16, 2011

Staff writer Longmont’s arts scene includes a selection of galleries, theaters and other venues. ArtWalks three evenings each year feature exhibits, music, live theater, dance and children’s activities on Main Street. Details Art Walk Longmont Website Listings of museums and exhibits Website Other arts venues and organizations include: Old Firehouse Arts Center 667 4th Ave. Longmont, CO 80501 (303) 651-2787 Website Longmont Council for the Arts Muse Gallery 356 Main…

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Longmont Museum & Cultural Center

Longmont Museum and Cultural Center
November 16, 2011

Staff writer The Longmont Museum & Cultural Center offers a dramatic display, Front Range Rising, that depicts 14,000 years of area history. Alternating exhibits feature local maps and photographs, and the Longs Peak room offers dramatic views of the mountains and plains. Visitors also can access a history archive. Voters in 1999 approved a bond issue that built the new cultural center and museum in south Longmont as a city-operated…

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