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Let's Go - Walk / Bike Boulder!

Grab your walking shoes or hop on a bike and start enjoying Boulder - both in and around the downtown district. There's nothing better than getting up close and personal with a city's unique architecture, busy streets and hidden gems. Whether you are a local resident or visiting from afar, exploring on foot or on two wheels through the city can create a fun and immersive experience to remember!

Wander through historic neighborhoods, soak up the sun and fun of city parks and discover local businesses off the beaten path. Moving around town on foot or bike is also an extremely eco-friendly option! Look for the walkable wayfinding signs up and down the Pearl Street Mall (please dismount bike while on the bricks) that will give you an estimate of how many minutes it will take to walk or bike to some popular destinations that are highlighted below. Need some new shoes? Downtown retailers have you covered. No bike? No problem! Check out Boulder B-Cycle and University Bikes for rental options.

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Boulder County Farmers Market
13th Street and Canyon Boulevard

The Boulder County Farmers Market (BCFM) is a growers' only market - meaning that the produce and goods sold are produced by the farmers, ranchers and makers who are selling their own products. BCFM happens Saturdays from April through November and Wednesday evenings from May through October. Enjoy live music, rotating seasonal vendors and more! (Please leave all four-legged family members at home.)

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Boulder Creek Path
Between Canyon Boulevard and Arapahoe Avenue

The Boulder Creek Path can be accessed west of downtown from Eben G. Fine Park, near the trail's western end, as well as from Central Park and other locations throughout the city.The Boulder Creek Path stretches 5.5 miles. This scenic, multi-use path is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts of all skill levels and abilities. There's paths to walk, jog and run. As well as areas to rest and relax. Dip your feet in the cool waters or grab an inner tube and enjoy the rapids. If you are here at just the right time, don't miss your chance to participate in the annual Tube to Work Day - the best and wettest day to arrive at the office all summer!

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Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA)
1750 13th Street

BMoCA has been a staple in the Boulder community for five decades. The museum has severed as a cultural hub for exhibitions, programs and special events with activities for adults and children alike. Current hours of operation are Tuesdays - Sundays from 11 am - 5 pm with special hours during Boulder County Farmers Market season on Saturdays opening at 9 am and Wednesdays closing at 8 pm. Admission is $2 for adults, seniors, students and educators. Saturdays is free for all guests.

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Boulder Public Library
1001 Arapahoe Ave.

The main branch of the public library serves as the center of community and culture and sits adjacent to Central Park. The library offers a variety of classes, events and performances year round. BLDG 61 is housed within the library and serves as a makerspace dedicated to hands-on learning featuring a variety of tools and materials that are free to the community (including laser cutters, sewing machines, welders tools, 3D printers and more.

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Folsom Field
2400 Colorado Ave.

Folsom Field is home to the University of Colorado Buffaloes. The stadium was built in the 1920s for a whopping $65K and opened in 1924. With stunning views of the Flatirons in the backdrop, the stadium was originally called Colorado Stadium but was renamed in 1944 in honor of legendary CU coach Fredrick Folsom. Fans enter the stadium which sits at 5,334 feet and has a capacity of 53,750. In addition to football, the stadium has hosted several special events including the city's annual 4th of July celebration, as well as concerts including the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Bog Seger and even The Rolling Stones!

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Glen Huntington Band Shell
1212 Canyon Blvd.

This art-deco styled, outdoor amphitheater can be found in Central Park closest to Broadway and Canyon. It was built in late 1930s and is host to a variety of performances year-round. The band shell was designed by landscape architect, Saco DeBoer along with Denver architect, Glen H. Huntington (who also designed the Boulder County Courthouse and Boulder High School) and was funded by the Boulder Lions Club. In 1995, the band shell received designation as a Boulder Local Landmark. (2016 News Feature)

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Museum Of Boulder 
2205 Broadway

There is no better place to soak in Boulder's history than the Museum of Boulder. From the pioneering days to the present, the museum houses incredible artifacts and photographs documenting the city's past and present - from then until now! In the 1950s, the museum was housed on the second floor of a downtown school building. In the 1980s, it called the historic Harbeck House on University Hill (The Hill) home. Then, in 2013, the museum purchased the old Masonic Lodge building in downtown Boulder and turned it into a state-of-art facility. In addition to Boulder's history, guests can enjoy traveling exhibits, the Playzeum and the Google Garage.

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Museum of Natural History - CU Boulder
15th and Broadway

CU's Museum of Natural History is located next to the University Memorial Center. The building houses exhibitions, lectures, workshops, guided tours, family act ivies and more. Permanent galleries include anthropology, paleontology and the Children's Discovery Corner. They are opened seven days a week and admission is free (with small donations greatly appreciated).

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Peoples' Crossing Trailhead
101 Arapahoe Ave.

The Peoples' Crossing Trailhead is the gateway point to the Red Rocks Trails. Connecting trails include: the Anemone, Red Rocks and Sunshine Canyon. The Trailhead is situated near Eben G. Fine Park - just a few minutes northwest of the downtown district. In 2021, the City of Boulder partnered with representatives from the American Indian Tribal Nations to rename the area once called, Settler's Park to The Peoples' Crossing. The name honors Indigenous Peoples who traversed and called the area home. It is also said that this area is where Arapaho Chief Left Hand - by decree of the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie - told gold seekers who set up camp that they could not remain on Indigenous Land.

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University of Colorado Boulder (CU)
Broadway & Pleasant Street (approx)

The university sits on the ancestral homelands primarily of the Arapaho, Cheyenne and Ute nations. CU Boulder was founded in 1876 (the same year Colorado became a state) with less than 50 students all housed in one building - Old Main. (Lucky for us, Boulder beat out Cañon City who was competing for the state university.) Today, Old Main still stands housing the Arts & Sciences faculty offices, the Chapel Theatre and CU's Heritage Center. Currently, more than 36,000 students attend CU where they offer over 4,300 academic courses across 150 fields of study.

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