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.
Long’s Iris Gardens in Boulder is an urban agricultural business specializing in dig-your-own bearded iris. Visitors are welcome to wander among the blooms during their peak in May and June.
Boulder’s Andrews Arboretum, the brainchild of a high school botany teacher, features native evergreens and exotic imports, groundcover and flowers along winding paths and quiet seating areas.
While campaigning for re-election in 2012, President Obama made an impromptu stop at The Sink, a legendary hangout for University of Colorado students. Obama signed a wall with a Sharpie, a longstanding tradition at the restaurant.
The University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, located on the Boulder campus, has the largest natural history collection in the Rocky Mountains with more than 4 million objects.
Staff writer One of Boulder’s crown jewels is Chautauqua, a national historic landmark that opened in 1898 as a venue for education, music, nature and the arts. Chautauqua was a cultural movement throughout the United States that brought people together to celebrate learning, simplicity and a love of nature. The campus of cottages, classrooms, meeting facilities, an auditorium and a dining hall, is 1.5 miles from downtown Boulder and less…
Staff writer The long history of the lovely Boulder Valley, and the entire West, might be summed up in one word: displacement. The vast inland seas that covered the area for millions of years were shoved aside by the violent upthrust of mountains. Sea and coastline creatures and plants gave way to those adapted to the high plains, foothills and stony mountains. The original human visitors, likely descendants of Asians…
Boulder is known for its progressive politics, the University of Colorado and the tragic death of six-year-old Jon-Benet Ramsey.