Old Town Fort Collins’ historical brick buildings have almost two centuries of history, walking down these streets of Old Town will make you feel like you are time traveling back to the 19th century. There are 28 of those historic buildings to check out, today, they are cafes, boutiques and galleries. A fun fact about Fort Collins’ Old Town, did you know that Disney World’s Main Street USA was modeled after Old Town? Old Town also is a great place to enjoy a delicious meal, with over 80 restaurants that spread across just a few city blocks, there are plenty of choices to choose from.
New Belgium Brewing Company
One of the most famous and third-largest brewery across the country locates right on the edge of Old Town. It’s available to be toured or ready to serve its Belgian style brews seven days a week. The tour takes around an hour and half, you will experience the story of a brewery that employs more than four hundred and fifty staffs, creates two hundred million dollars in revenue and brews nine different beers. You’ll also be able to get to know the brewing and fermentation process, and see the huge conveyor belts in action at the bottling plant. One last thing you should know, the brewery is a fun place to hangout, with a variety of food trucks and outdoor seating, come with friends and enjoy a delicious pint of beer!
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
The museum has two sections, one devotes to the natural and social history of Fort Collins and the other introduces kids to scientific principles, such as how do light and color function, dinosaurs with the help of hands-on experiments. In this museum, you can get to know the natural history of the region and get an overview of the plants and animals of the local countryside, or see how Fort Collins developed from a military camp into the flourishing city you see today.
“Horsetooth Reservoir is a large reservoir in southern Larimer County, Colorado, just west of the city of Fort Collins, Colorado. The reservoir sits in the foothills above the town on the western side of the Dakota Hogback, which contains the reservoir along its eastern side.” – Wikipedia