The Colorado Experience

Student Resources

Fort Collins area

Art & culture events in Downtown Ft. Collins

University Center for the Arts – Colorado State University music & arts program

Ft. Collins Museum of Art

Ft. Collins Museum of Discovery – child-friendly interactive displays for everyone

Global Village Museum of Art

Pinot’s Palette – a traditional, uncorked painting venue, FoCo style

Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest is an annual Summer concert series in downtown FoCo

The Music District is a great place to practice your musical skills and contribute to local music events

Lincoln Center for live music, dance, plays, and much more

Lyric Cinema Cafe

The Aggie is a unique music/concert venue

Salsa Dancing at the Rio – Don’t forget to stay for a margarita!

Country dancing at Sundance Steakhouse & Saloon

Tour De Fat – take a bike ride to enjoy live music, beer and much more

Front Range

Hammond’s Candies  (Denver) – for all of your candy factory tour needs

Red Rocks Amphitheater (Denver area) is a world class concert venue which also hosts Colorado’s largest fitness festival every summer

Denver Theater for the Performing Arts

Denver Art Museum

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Denver Botanic Gardens

Denver Mint

Elitch Gardens Theme Park (Denver)

Water World Theme Park (Denver)

Wild animal Sanctuary (Keenesburg)

Denver Zoo

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (Colorado Springs)

Cog Train to Pike’s Peak (Colorado Springs)

KDD Fused Glass (Ft. Collins) factory tours

Fort Collins area

Great Plates

Ft. Collins Foodie walk takes place the third Friday of every month in Old Town Ft. Collins

Ft. Collins Food Truck Rally – Every Tuesday evening during the summer you will find several food trucks at City Park, as well as trucks located around town when weather permits

Best coffee and tea shops in FoCo (most of which are locally owned and operated)

Farmers markets in Ft. Collins and Loveland

Fort Collins CSA’s and farmshares for fresh food

Front Range

Celestial Seasonings tea factory provides daily free tours with samples and offers their wide array of products for sale year-round in their factory storet

Craft Breweries

Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse serves meals throughout the day as well as offering high tea in the afternoonst

Casa Bonita

Cinzetti’s Italian Restaurant

Old Town Shoppes

The Shops at Foothills

The Promenade Shops at Centerra

Shopping on Pearl Street 16th Street Mall in Boulder

Fort Collins Area

Up-to-date Events on all things in Downtown Ft. Collins

The Recreator is a great resource for activities and facilities offered by the City of Fort Collins (subscribe to the quarterly recreation newsletter)

Touring Ft. Collins

Schedule of events in Colorado and Ft. Collins

Front Range

Schedule of activities in Denver

Colorado Escape Rooms

Transfort bus services around Ft. Collins

CSU Parking and Transportation Services

Green Ride airport shuttle

Flex bus for transport to Ft. Collins, Loveland, Longmont, and Boulder

Bustang bus services from Ft. Collins, Denver, Colorado Springs, and Glenwood Springs

Bike shops in Ft. Collins

Auto service shops in Ft. Collins

Off-Campus Parking and Vehicle Storage

Ft. Collins wineries and distilleries

Social– craft cocktails in a modern/industrial setting

Ace Gillett’s offers craft cocktails to enjoy while listening to live Jazz

Elliot’s Martini Bar

Coppermuse is a locally owned distillery

Breckenridge Distillery (Breckenridge) is the world’s highest distillery