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History & Culture in Fort Collins
Thanks to the efforts of local citizens and the City's historic preservation program, modern-day visitors to Fort Collins can stroll back through time to the town's earliest days in and around Old Town. The district was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 and Fort Collins was named a Preserve America city by the White House in 2005 and was recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of the Dozen Distinctive Destinations in 2010. Below are several ways to experience history in Fort Collins.
Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum
4320 East County Road 58
The museum offers your family a one-of-a-kind learning experience as you journey through time with the Bee family's efforts to cultivate the arid prairie of Northern Colorado. Learn about irrigation, the sugar beet industry, and lamb feeding. Enjoy the children's activities and animals. Call for details. Open Friday and Saturday 9am-4pm May thru October or by appointment.
200 West Mountain Ave Suite A
Beet Street is a non-profit organization & a catalyst to develop Fort Collins into a nationally recognized Arts & Culture center and destination.
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
408 Mason Court
Explore the new Fort Collins Museum of Discovery in Fort Collins! Just 60 miles from Denver and 45 miles from Cheyenne, FCMoD blends science, history and culture into an interactive and engaging museum that literally offers the best of all worlds! With hands-on exhibits, a 42-foot long plesiosaur, a state-of-the-art Digital Dome that immerses you into the action, and a nationally recognized interactive music experience that lets you create and play music, the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery is an experience not to be missed. Come visit today! www.fcmdsc.org. 970.221.6738
Fort Collins Tours
19 Old Town Square Suite 238
Fort Collins Tours offers guided walking tours in and underneath Old Town Fort Collins. To learn more about our year round Ghost Tours, Gourmet Tours, Historic Walking Tours, Private Tours,etc. please visit our website at www.fortcollinstours.com.
Magic Bus provides fun and educational bus tours around Fort Collins. Tours incorporate photographs, audio, and videos creating an exciting and memorable experience. Come explore Fort Collins with Magic Bus!
Poudre Landmarks Foundation, Inc.
108 North Meldrum Street
The Foundation manages the Avery House Historic Distric and the 1882-83 Fort Collins Water Works .
Shambhala Mountain Center & The Great Stupa
151 Shambhala Way
The Great Stupa is a monument of peace and one of the most spectacular examples of sacred Buddhist architecture outside of Asia. Surrounded by a 600 acre retreat center with great hiking trails, meditation programs, and tasty meals.
SundDay Research Associates
1108 Lynwood Drive
A history consulting business specializing in the research and writing of area history. We also do walking tours, step-on guiding and public programming for all of Colorado.