Are you tired of being stuck inside your house? Are your kids and their endless energy driving you crazy?? Winter is in full force, but that doesn’t mean that your family fun needs to be dormant. In fact, we have created a list of activities that’ll keep everyone from suffering any seasonal boredom and help you bond with your crew.
make a splash at Greeley FunPlex
Splash into fun at Northern Colorado’s greatest indoor waterpark! Family FunPlex is a warm water pool oasis where families can take a spin around the lazy river, children can explore their zero depth pool and play structures, and everyone over 48-inches tall can take a ride down one of their massive indoor waterslides! Not only that, but the waterpark also features a water basketball hoop, a 25-meter lap pool, and an outdoor patio area perfect for picnics. It’s no wonder why the whole family will find something to enjoy at the Family FunPlex!
The Family FunPlex isn’t your typical community recreation center. Located within the Twin Rivers Community Park, there isn’t a better location for family fun. This facility offers a full array of amenities, services, and programs for everyone in your family including a multi-court gymnasium, indoor walking track, lap pool, indoor waterpark, weight room, fitness classes, personal training, birthday party packages, room rentals and more!
learn something new at the Poudre Learning Center
The Poudre Learning Center is a premier facility for interdisciplinary learning that focuses on the importance of history, science, economics, stewardship and aesthetics of the Cache la Poudre River in Northeastern Colorado. The center is located at 8313 West F Street, in an old brick school building that was relocated to this 65-acre site and provides a place for learning more about the Poudre River and its resources. They are open Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 4:30pm and Saturday – Sunday: By Reservation Only.
visit the COLORADO MODEL RAILROAD
The most scenic, one of a kind model railroad of its kind will leave you inspired. Walk through a real caboose, stroll along the mountain vistas and peek into a miniature world of wonder. This 5,500 sq. feet masterpiece required over five years and 280,000 volunteer hours to complete. Located at 680 10th Street in Greeley, Colorado, this one of a kind museum has hundreds of railroad sceneries, more than 500 scale locomotives, 80 scale miles of train track, thousands of other handmade artifacts including around 28,000 handmade trees. The museum houses thousands of artifacts including a 1919 Colorado and Southern Caboose that you can tour.
Unlike typical model railroads, the museum utilizes an open air design with broad aisles and theatrical lighting, allowing visitors to clearly view the detailed scenery from just inches away. The Colorado Model Railroad Museum utilizes a dispatcher for train operations for the public. These quality characteristics have attracted visitors from all over the world!
find seasonal goods at the Winter Farmers’ Market
The winter farmers market located at Zoe’s Cafe & Events, is open from 9 a.m. to noon on the first and third Saturdays of the month, November through mid-May. This season features a great lineup of vendors. The market features a wide variety of local food and products including hardy root crops, winter squash, greenhouse-grown produce, locally raised meat, fresh bread, coffee, honey, savory spices, and more.
too cold to go outside? Get GreeleyToGo
With over 165 restaurants in Greeley, you can find almost anything to please your palate – from barbecue to Indian and Italian to classic steakhouse favorites. Check out the listing of restaurants here and be prepared to be delighted! Thanks for supporting our local Greeley restaurants! #GreeleyStrong
That’s just a short list! There’s so much to do in Greeley.
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