Lory State Park

Lory State Park near Fort Collins
May 9, 2012

Lory State Park is noted for its wildflowers and offers hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking on more than 20 miles of trails. Backcountry camping is also available.

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Fort Collins

Fort Collins
November 16, 2011

Fort Collins is best known as the home of Colorado State University but also featurs arts and recreation, high tech industry and a thriving brewery industry.

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Colorado State University

Colorado State University campus
November 16, 2011

Staff writer Colorado State University is noted for research in atmospheric science, clean energy technology and environmental science. The land-grant university covers nearly 5,000 acres of land, including the main campus, a foothills campus, an agricultural campus, and a mountain campus. Another 4,600 acres include research centers, Cooperative Extension offices, and Colorado State Forest Service stations. The university is also home to the Colorado State Rams, competing in 16 varsity…

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New Belgium Brewing

New Belgium Brewery in Fort Collins
November 16, 2011

Staff writer The New Belgium Brewing Co. is part of the Fort Collins beer culture. It dates back to a trip that founder Jeff Lebesch made through Europe in 1989 on his mountain bike with “fat tires.” Lebesch brewed the first Fat Tire beer in his basement and took it commercial in 1991. His wife, Kim Jordan, became New Belgium’s first bottler, sales rep, distributor, marketer and financial planner. Now,…

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Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art

Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art
November 16, 2011

Staff writer The Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art dates back to December 1990, when it was founded as the One West Contemporary Art Center. The museum is now located in the historic old Post Office building in Old Town Fort Collins and has worked to preserve the 1912 three-story Second Renaissance Revival structure designed by James Knox Taylor. The Post Office Building, described in its heyday as the “finest…

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Fort Collins Museum & Discovery Science Center

Staff writer The Fort Collins Museum & Discovery Science Center combined two cultural institutions in 2007 to provide what it calls an unprecedented blended experience of history, culture and hands-on science exploration. The center has temporarily shut down while it is being moved to a new location at Mason and Cherry streets. Reopening is scheduled for November 2012. Previously, the Discovery Science Center was a nonprofit organization, and the Fort…

November 16, 2011
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Anheuser-Busch Brewery

Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Fort Collins
November 16, 2011

Staff writer The Anheuser-Busch Brewery, long a fixture in St. Louis, also has a large presence in Fort Collins, complete with its trademark Clydesdale draft horses. Brews made in Fort Collins include Budweiser, Budweiser Light, Busch, Busch Light, Natural Light, Michelob, Michelob Light and Amber Bock. A free tour gives a general overview of brewing, packaging and advertising, along with a visit to the Clydesdales. Fees are charged for the…

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Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center for the performing arts in Fort Collins
November 16, 2011

Staff writer The Lincoln Center, built in 1978, includes a performance hall with 1,180 seats and a 220-seat mini-theater, plus exhibit galleries and an outdoor sculpture and performance garden. Many arts groups, including The Fort Collins Symphony, Opera Fort Collins and the Canyon Concert Ballet, perform there. Details Lincoln Center 417 W. Magnolia St. Fort Collins CO 80521 Administrative phone: (970) 221-6735 Box office phone: (970) 221-6730 Website

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