History Attractions in Boulder

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  • Located on the top floor of Old Main, which once housed the entire college, the CU Heritage Center features exhibits exploring the history of Boulder and the University. Residing in the historic Victorian Harbeck-Bergheim manor, the Boulder History Museu m displays an eclectic collection of artifacts recounting the wild and illustrious past of Boulder County.

    Will Arnett, an ostentatious gold prospector from the east, built the Arnett-Fullen House as a shining example of Gothic architecture in 1877. At the time, the posh home cost more than three times as much as the average home did in Boulder. During the early 1990s Historic Boulder purchased the estate, and it is now open to the public year round, with tours offered during the summer.

    The Leanin' Tree Museum of Western Art is one of the largest collections of Western art in the nation and features 93 artists and an array of paintings and bronze sculptures. The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is a multidisciplinary museum that was created in 1972 to exhibit the work of contemporary artists. Located in a historic two-story warehouse, it has since evolved into an exciting venue where one can expect to see almost anything art-related.

    Tour the city of Boulder with Banjo Billy's Bus Tour as you relax in a couch, recliner, or sit on a saddle inside of this bus that looks like a hillbilly shack. Obviously, this is no ordinary tour, but what makes it even more unusual is that you will learn about Boulder's history through ghost tales and crime stories.

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    Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

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    1750 13th St

    Excellent modern art collection in small space...
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    Boulder History Museum

    1206 Euclid Ave

    History comes alive... read more

    CU Museum of Natural History

    University of Colorado Museum

    Broadway & 15th Street
    Henderson Building

    Boulder's natural history museum... read more

    Leanin' Tree Museum of Western Art (The)

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    6055 Longbow Dr
    Exit Jay Rd. and Longmont Diagonal

    Western art... read more

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    Banjo Billy's Bus Tour

    departs from the Hotel Boulderado at 2115 13th St.

    Unusual historical bus tour with ghost stories...
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    Heritage Center

    1202 University Avenue
    459 UCB

    University History Museum... read more

    Arnett-Fullen House

    646 Pearl Street

    Ornate house... read more

    Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse (The)

    1770 13th St.

    Teahouse with impressive tea menu and wonderful ambiance... read more

    Colorado Shakespeare Festival

    277, University of Colorado in Boulder

    Summer Shakespeare festival with fantastic acting, beautiful venues... read more
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