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The National Center for Atmospheric Research, located on Table Mesa Drive, is a great free attraction in Boulder, Co. Take the tours available at noon, on Monday and Wednesday, and get interesting information about the weather and climate around the world.


Visit Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, down on 13th Street, and see exhibits of modern art, created by local, national and international artists.


Spend a wonderful day with the family at the Gateway Park Fun Center, located on North 28th Street, where you will find miniature golf courses, fun rides and a full arcade. While the children play, adults can take advantage of the batting cage available.


Taste a bit of the local history at the Boulder History Museum, a historic Victorian building, situated on Euclid Avenue, where you will be able to see the tools that were used by the gold diggers and exhibits of clothing from past periods.


Sports & outdoor events


The BolderBOULDER 10k Road Race is an annual event happening in May, on Memorial Day. More than 50 000 participants are signing up every year to run and walk in this exciting 10 k race that attracts over 80 000 spectators.


The entertainment is provided by music bands during the race, including the BolderBOULDER Bootlegs Volume Seven CD.


Since 2007, the participants are timed using timing tag technology from IPICO Sports, and only the finishers who are wearing the BolderBoulder timing tag on their shoes are able to claim their awards.


The Annual 10k race is a fun event, perfect for the entire family, especially for sport lovers.




The annual festivals that are taking place in Boulder include the Annual Aerial Dance Festival, the Boulder Creek Hometown Fair and Boulder Asian Festival, the Chocolate Lover's Fling and many other fun, family events.


The Annual Aerial Dance Festival, taking place in August, is a great opportunity for people to experience the excitement of watching professional aerial dancers doing what they know best, this fun and exciting event consisting of 2 weeks of classes, demonstrations, lectures and performances.


The Boulder Creek Hometown Fair is also a popular annual event, celebrated in September, featuring arts & crafts exhibitions, live performances, good food, great beer and many fun activities and attractions, such as carnival rides, the Great Zucchini Race, Big Wheel 300 races and a Fire/Rescue Safety Expo.


Visitors can spend quality family time at the Annual Boulder Asian Festival, happening in August, where they can learn more about the Asian culture through interesting exhibitions, including music, dance, traditional art performances, food and crafts. This free event, open to the public, has combined the Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Indian, Hawaiian, Filipino and Thai cultures, putting together a great show, one of the most popular free annual events in Boulder.


If you love chocolate, plan you visit to Boulder in February, to participate at the Annual Chocolate Lover's Fling, featuring champagne, candlelight dinners, dancing, music and many delicious chocolate goodies.




Boulder's nightlife scene is almost entirely built around music. The city has numerous brew pubs and cafés where people can spend an enjoyable night out with friends, as well as several clubs for those who love to dance.


Whether you're looking for a quiet place to relax and enjoy a drink by yourself or accompanied by friends, in search for a great restaurant to have dinner with your loved one, or just looking for a good time, Boulder can accommodate. Below, there are several places that are among the most popular nightspots in the city. Check it out!


Located downtown Boulder, BJ's Pizza, Grill and Brewery, simply referred to as BJ's by the regular customers, is the perfect place to relax and catch your breath after a long day of sightseeing in the city. BJ's is serving customers daily from 11 am to 11 pm, offering a rich fast-food-like menu, as well as a wide range of beverages.


You may choose to spend an enjoyable evening by watching the shows at the Boulder Ballet, also located downtown, offering beautiful ballet acts, presented by a troupe of renowned dancers that has been performing since 1981.


The places that will certainly be appreciated by the people who love to dance, include the Acoustic Café, located on 1st Street, offering live music from Thursday to Saturday, the Bacaro B-Bar, situated on Pearl Street, with great DJ music, The Basement, also located on Pearl Street, providing live jazz and blues music, including hip-hop, and Billy D's, which can be found on 28th Street, offering DJ music, including jazz, hip-hop, Rock'n'roll and bluegrass, also having fun karaoke nights.


Whether you're on vacation by yourself, on business, on your second honeymoon or just escaping with your friends and you're searching for fun, Boulder has many places to offer visitors where they can have a good time and enjoy their stay in the city.


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