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Fort Collins Local History

Fort Collins began its history as an army camp along the river Poudre. In 1867, the camp was dismantled but the small community that had sprung up around it remained. Much of the old town has been preserved and can be seen in the Historic Town District.

Fort Collins Attractions

Top Attractions

Anheuser-Busch Tour Center Learn about the Budweiser brewing process and see the world famous Budweiser Clydesdales.

Fort Collins Museum Featuring regional cultural and natural history in three galleries housed in a sandstone building dating back to the early part of last century. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm, admission is free.

Great Stupa at Shambhala Mountain Center This is the most impressive example of Buddhist sacred architecture outside of Asia. Filled with sacred art, you can also enjoy hiking, yoga, bodywork, meditation, good meals and lodging.

Washington's Sports Bar & Grill Washington's Sports Bar & Grill!! Located in Old Town Fort Collins (Colorado). Established in 1978, Washington's has become a staple for good food and outstanding nightlife. Washington's has recently gone through a major "re-birth" with all new large flat screen TV's, all new game area in our top level, all new menu, new drink specials & of course, an all new sound system for those wild nights!!
submitted by Washington's Sports Bar & Grill, 17/05/06

Heruka Buddhist Center A most peaceful and friendly stop offering daily meditations and drop-in classes suitable for anyone wanting to change the pace of their day.
submitted by KR, 03/05/06

Fort Collins Shopping

There are some interesting shops to be found in town including: Color Your World, a trendy paint it yourself studio with over 300 items to choose from. Thunder Mountain Harley Davidson carries everything to do with Harleys.

Located in the heart of Old Town, Vintages is a micro wine making facility where you can order custom wines to suit your taste and then personalize the label.

Fort Collins Activities

Alpine Funtier Open daily, this is kid paradise if there ever was! Featuring go-karts, laser tag, miniature golf, bumper boats, mini train rides, foosball, air hockey, shuffleboard, pool amusement park style games with prizes and video games.

Discovery Center Science Museum The only hands on science museum in Northern Colorado, with more than 100 interactive exhibits, the kids will love it and so will anyone with a curious mind. Open Tuesday to Saturday year round.

Fort Collins Parks & Gardens

Fort Collins City Park - Located near Taft Hill & Mulberry this park offers picnic shelters, a playground, basketball courts, baseball fields, tennis courts, paddle boats (summer), ice skating and sledding (winter).

Edora Park - This park has picnic shelters, a playground, fishing, baseball fields, soccer fields, indoor swimming, a BMX track, an ice arena and a disc golf course.

Fort Collins Restaurants and Bars

Fort Collins Restaurants

Auntie Stone's Kitchen - 1513 E Mulberry. This is a really great family restaurant it has the historic feel of the town's past. The prices are reasonable, the food is good and there are arcade games for the children. Open daily 11am to 8pm weeknights, 10pm weekends.

Country Buffet - 118W. Troutman Parkway. Here, you will find delicious American home style cooking in a convenient location. There are discounts for seniors and children pricing. There are over 100 different items to choose from every day.

Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant - 149 W. Mountain Ave. Traditional tex-mex is prepared from scratch here daily. This restaurant caters for vegetarians. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Fort Collins Bars & Clubs

Cooper Smith's Pub & Brewing - 5 Old Town Square. The oldest brew pub of its kind in Northern Colorado. The food and ale are great, with lovely outdoor patio seating in summer.

Sports Caster Bar & Grill -165 E Boardwalk Drive. Voted the best sports bar in town. The pub boasts 50 television sets in a smoke free environment.

Fort Collins children's activities

Alpine Funtier Open daily, this is kid paradise if there ever was! Featuring go-karts, laser tag, miniature golf, bumper boats, mini train rides, foosball, air hockey, shuffleboard, pool amusement park style games with prizes and video games.

Discovery Center Science Museum The only hands on science museum in Northern Colorado, with more than 100 interactive exhibits, the kids will love it and so will anyone with a curious mind. Open Tuesday to Saturday year round.

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