Fort Collins, CO – Visitors Guide

Posted By: on November 22, 2019
City of Fort Collins CO

Visitors that come to Fort Collins, CO have a ton of entertainment choices.  Below is just a sampling of the many great things to do in Fort Collins.

Paradise in Fort Collins is also known as The Horsetooth Reservoir.  This loved spot is opened all year and it should not be missed.  You can engage in outdoor activities such as water skiing, boating, sailing, swimming, fishing, and camping.  Also, there are miles of trails to hike or ride a horse.


Fort Collins is known as the “Craft Beer Capitol of Colorado” because more than 20 breweries call this area their home.  In fact, 70% of all the beer for the State of Colorado is made in Fort Collins.  It is strongly suggested that you visit more than one of these great breweries on your visit.

The Exchange is an innovative development which serves up food and beverages with some even being served from shipping container cars.  Other eateries include the “Chick’n Cone” where you will find fried chicken stuffed into a delicious waffle cone, and for dessert the “Fort Collins Donut Company” will satisfy your sweet tooth.

Fort Collins History

For history buffs and lovers of Art, there is the “Avery House”, “Center for Fine Art Photography”, “Gregory Allicar Museum of Art”, and the “Fort Collins Museum of Art” – just to name a few.

There are more than 60 painted pianos throughout town for anyone and everyone to play.  It is common to see talented piano players making beautiful music that are heard throughout  the streets of Fort Collins.  As you are walking about town, head over to Mountain Avenue and Walnut Street and see how many famous faces you can identify on “Jazz Alley”.


Additionally, music lovers can enjoy free outdoor concerts almost every day of the week during the summer months.  Some of the more popular ones include: The Lagoon Summer Concert Series, Ben & Jerry’s Friday Afternoon Concert Series, and the Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live Concert Series.

Hikers have a many options for a great day out, but “Greyrock” and “Arthur’s Rock” are two favorite locations.  Greyrock has two (2) trails and the payoff of a great 5 mile hike is the amazing view of the Poudre River Canyon.  Arthur’s Rock has shorter trails (about 2 miles) but still offers a spectacular view.

You may not even know what a drive-in movie theater is or even if they still exist; however, the Holiday Twin Drive-In is one of six in Colorado and one of the 348 left in the entire United States!  Parking is assigned by the height of the vehicles so everyone has a perfect view of the screen.  Come on out and enjoy a great movie under the stars of the night sky and then head into Old Town for a traditional horse and carriage ride.

If you are not staying at the historical Armstrong Hotel located at 259 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524 on your visit, make sure you stop by to say hello to Oreo the cat and hear all about her amazing story.

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