The John Denver Sanctuary is a memorial to the singer-songwriter, who lived in the Aspen area and wrote several songs about Aspen, including “Aspenglow” and “Starwood at Aspen.”
The Hinsdale County Museum features exhibits about the mining history and minerals of the Lake City area but is best known for its exhibit on murderer and accused cannibal Alferd Packer.
A rare two-hole potty car used by miners underground is one of the exhibits at the San Juan County Historical Society Museum.
The Mayflower Mill opened in 1929 with the latest technology to recover gold and silver from Silverton area mines. Today, it’s a national historic landmark with self-guided tours in the summer months.
The Old Hundred Mine offers one-hour tours that take visitors in train of mine cars on a trip one-third of a mile into Galena Mountain to see a gold vein and crystal formations.
Celestial Seasonings, the Boulder herbal tea company, offers free tours showing how teas are blended and packaged. Don’t miss the pungent mint room.
The Leanin’ Tree Museum and Sculpture Garden of Western Art displays more than 400 paintings and sculptures from more than 100 artists.
The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, housed in a historic building adjacent to the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse, emphasizes “significant art of our time.”
The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse was a gift from Tajikistan and offers not just teas but dishes from around the world in its restaurant.
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.