Quality Inn Denver-Boulder Turnpike
1196 Dillon Rd.
Louisville, CO 80027
Phone: (303) 604-0181
Fax: (303) 604-6558
1196 Dillon Rd., Louisville, CO, US, 80027
- Phone: (303) 604-0181
- Fax: (303) 604-6558
Arts & Museums
The Louisville Historical Museum is handily located in the heart of downtown Louisville and is a lovely change of pace from the shopping, restaurants, and general festivals of the area. Featuring both traditional relic displays and one of the original homes in Louisville preserved from the 1800s, the Louisville Historical Museum offers a hands-on educational experience for those wanting to know a bit about the mining town's origins and about what life was like for early Colorado settlers. The museum has mining instruments, photos, and special exhibits commemorating important moments in town history, while the house is an exciting way for younger visitors to see what it was like to live without television, Internet, or running water. The museum is open to the public twice a week and to groups every other day. Every first Saturday, admission is free! -Sabrina Zirakzadeh
Most people view Boulder as a mountain playground, or as a cozy tourist destination. But Boulder's true heritage lies in mining. Driving through the area you cannot help but notice mining's manifestations on the surrounding landscape. The Lafayette Miners Museum celebrates the mining tradition in a restored coal mining cabin. Dating back to the 1890s, the six room cabin, run by the Louisville Historical Society, features period clothing and furniture, along with various mining tools of the day.
The interactive museum that welcomes the children and educates them in all major aspects of life which include the areas of arts, science, life and several other subjects. The museum is called the WOW! Children's Museum and it features a reading corner with a pirate ship, a grocery store, play house, sand castle, train village, dinosaurs, music room, science area, etc. and a lot more. With a dance and snack area too, this place is a great learning and recreation place for the kids.
Established in 1960 to examine and explore world weather patterns and climate, NCAR (pronounced en-car) is a center that works under the auspices of the National Science Foundation. The center is housed inside a landmark building and its filled with busy doctors and scientists looking over patterns and algorithms. It also doubles as an educational center packed with interactive displays that will amaze adults and kids alike. The scenic nature trails surrounding the complex contain learning stations that explain weather patterns and there are also brochures as well that allow you to guide yourself.
For those looking for unique furnishings from around the world, this is the place to go. The gallery and retail store are main importers of Asian antiques, reproductions and garden pottery. The furniture collection featured here comes from such Asian countries as Tibet, Thailand, Korea and Mongolia. It also offers southwestern textiles and home accessories. The garden accents include pottery, teak benches and stone lanterns.
This art museum located in the Visual Arts Complex on the campus of the University of Colorado Boulder and for over 70 years it has provided the impetus behind a thriving student art community in both Boulder as well as Denver. The complex is a work of art unto itself, with sustainable materials that conserve natural resources, it only adds to the grandeur of the campus. The permanent collection includes Roman ceramics, African sculpture, American photographs and other engaging work from CU students in addition to much, much more. Check website for details on current exhibitions and more about the collections.
This 40,000-square-foot performing and visual arts center is home to many of Boulder's theaters, dance and music production companies. Check out performances from the Colorado Dance Festival and Boulder Arts Academy, as well as concerts by the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra. The studios of Boulder's award-winning Community Access Television are also housed in the complex. Frequent classes and exhibits are offered to the community. Ticket sales and private contributions fund the center which draws over 140,000 guests annually.
Located on the top floor of 'Old Main' on the CU campus, this museum features exhibits the depict Boulder's history and the University. Some of the displays include how campus architecture evolved, a hall of presidents and an athletic trophy room. There is a room which focuses on cosmology and it highlights the astronauts that came from the University of Colorado alongside exhibits which describe the University's involvement in the U.S. space program. Most of the other exhibits focus on CU sports legends, fight songs and a long list of Olympians who have made Boulder proud with their representation in both the summer and winter games.
This museum is housed in the historic Victorian Harbeck-Bergheim manor and it displays an eclectic collection of artifacts recounting the wild and illustrious past of Boulder County. Some of the highlights include exhibits about the rough-and-tumble people who used prospecting and prostitution to survive as well as how the farmers of yesteryear cultivated the West. There is also an interesting exhibit of period clothing, it is one of the largest in the state. The structure itself is magnificent, its comprised of Indiana sandstone and Tiffany stained glass windows.
While this gallery on the hill features a wide variety of artistic mediums that border on funky, its specialty is silver and gold jewelry. Choose from a wide selection of handmade bracelets, earrings and finger and toe rings. Browse a selection of southwestern articles including rugs, sculptures and sand paintings. The incense and candles are popular with the college crowd. This shop is quintessential Boulder at the core.
Debbie Klein founded Art + Soul to share her passion for art and reflect her personal style. The contemporary space contains an array of established and emerging artists from across the nation and her displays are an interesting assortment of pieces encompassing a myriad of media, from two-dimensional paintings to three-dimensional installations. This gallery is the local standard for thought-provoking fine art.
Located in a historic two-story warehouse, the museum exhibits modern creations by local, national and international artists. Featuring three diverse viewing areas and more than 10,000 square feet of space, the non-profit museum acts as a local educational center promoting the aesthetic importance of visual and performing art. The space is also a haven for developing artists and hosts an array of photography, cinema and theatrical programs. The museum also has a funky adjunct gift shop that is a great place to browse around after checking out the latest show.