Boulder County’s Farmers’ Markets offer fresh, organic, locally grown produce and flowers, live music, al fresco food from local restaurants, breads, artisan cheeses and Colorado wine.
The Boulder History Museum, located in a massive Victorian mansion on University Hill, is a treasure trove of Boulder artifacts, from its days as a center of mining and agriculture to today’s focuses on technology and higher education.
The Dairy Center for the Arts, located in a former milk processing plant, is a non-profit cultural arts center where visitors can experience dramatic theater, comedy, live music, film, dance performances and visual arts.
The Institute for Telecommunication Sciences in Boulder handles research in support of the federal government’s telecommunications policy.
The earth’s oceans and skies are the focus of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder maintains the clock by which all clocks in the country were set, along with other official standards.
The Pearl Street Mall in downtown Boulder offers four blocks with more than 100 shops, restaurants and galleries, plus an eclectic scene for people-watching. I
Each summer, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival performs a selection of the Bard’s plays in the outdoor Mary Rippon Theatre at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Staunton State Park near Conifer is a fertile ground for wildlife, and its scenery will attract hikers, mountain bikers and rock climbers.
The outdoor gardens at Westminster’s Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center features a 1/2-mile nature trail winding along Big Dry Creek and 300 varieties of native plants.