601 SW Frontage Rd.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 407-0100
Fax: (970) 407-0101
Thanks to its consistent success since its inception in 1852, Anheuser-Busch has become synonymous with the best beers in the world. It boasts of numerous locations across the United States that produce the finest brands, including Budweiser, Michelob, Busch, seasonal beers and several other names. The brewery at Fort Collins, like its sister production houses, is equipped with latest technology and a professional staff that is responsible for producing a delectable drink. Brewery tours are a regular feature where nearly 94,000 visitors partake every year. Besides tours, you can also visit the brewery when locals events like Halloween parties are lined-up.
The Fort Collins Brewery was originally established in 2003, with its focus on three German lagers. Under a new management in 2004, the brewery expanded to produce international varieties of ales. In 2010, the brewery moved to its present location on Lincoln Avenue. Boasting 30,000 square feet (2787.09 square meters) of space, the expansive area gave The Fort Collins Brewery an additional boost. Weekly tours around the brewery take visitors through the brewing process. The tour ends in a tasting session, wherein guests can sample their special brews like 1900 Amber, Chocolate Stout, Doppel Bock and Maibock.
Odell Brewing Company was established in the year 1989. A popular craft brewery, visitors can explore the site through a fun-filled brewery tour and also shop for some delicious beer from its on-site store.
Inspired by his travels to Belgium and the fantastic brews he sampled throughout the journey, Jeff Lebesch got back to brew his own beer. The initial success and appreciation gave way to the forming of this now award-winning brewery. Fat Tire Ale is the brewery's single most successful beer and has also inspired bicycle tours! Tours are available on all the days, the brewery remains open and takes visitors to a delightful journey of brewing and the history of New Belgium. There are lots of tasting opportunities throughout the tour. You can also chill out with one of their brews at the tasting room. Check website for schedule and more.
Black Bottle Brewery is a vibrant brew pub in Fort Collins. The pub features a list of 40 beers on tap apart from some tasty food options. Crab cakes, tacos and bacon make for appetizing sides.
Civic Center Park boasts of a wonderful location in the downtown area and remains a popular venue for several musical festivals and concerts all round the year. Spend a lazy Sunday afternoon at the park and relish home-made lunch over a small family get-together in the park's beautiful open space.
Swetsville Zoo is not the place, where you can expect a lot of animals and creatures, well not live ones at least. That's right folks, this zoo have animals, bugs, birds and other creatures, all made out of scrap. This one would be quite the outing with your friends and family. Kids will certainly love it.
The Avery House is a grandiose historic house that belonged to the reputed Avery family. Ensconced amidst the scenic environs of Fort Collins, this stately house boasts of a stunning 19th century design. The house with its tastefully decorated interiors, the fountain, the gazebo and the carriage house all stand testimony to the grandeur and magnificence that the structure possesses. Although, this grand home is visited by tourists all year round, it also serves as an event space for receptions, weddings and meetings. Call for details.
Located in Fort Collins and spread over approximately 5000 acres, is the Colorado State University. Originally established in 1870 as the Colorado Agricultural College, it transitioned to Colorado State University in 1957. With an enrollment of approximately 27000 students, it is one of the biggest universities in Colorado. With state-of-the-art facilities for research in diseases and environmental sciences, it offers 150 study programs within their colleges and is one of the leading research universities in the United States.
The Farm at Lee Martinez Park is one of the most fun places for kids to visit in Fort Collins. The Farm at Lee Martinez Park offers various activities such as a museum, the Silo Store, pony rides, hayrides and more. There are various farm machinery on display for everyone to learn the process of farming and breeding. You can also touch and feed the animals in the farm. The farm is also a place where various cultural events take place too. To know more about the Farm at Lee Martinez Park do visit their website.
The Fort Collins Municipal Railway is quite a famous tourist spot. The railway plies Fort Collins Birney Safety Car 21 that was one of four cars that ran in the city since 1919 till 1951. The cars have not been in operation since then. Now the car has been refurbished to good enough condition to operate. It now runs seasonally on weekends only. The Fort Collins Municipal Railway Society together with the Fort Collins Museum maintain and run this car to relive those good old days. You can also help maintain the trolley by volunteering and donating for its upkeep. You can also buy trolley themed items at their gift shop.
A family-friendly attraction, Pineridge Natural Area is frequented by dog walkers and joggers. The flat terrain is punctuated with mildly challenging climbs which makes it ideal for a day's workout. Mountain biking, fishing and hiking are also popular activities of the park.