Less than an hour away from Denver and DIA, with a panoramic view of the Rocky Mountains to the west, and the wide-open spaces of America’s High Plains to the east, you could say we are right in the middle of everything.
An exciting music scene – we’ve got it! Vibrant public art and engaging museums – absolutely! Beautiful natural areas to enjoy along with 300 days of sunshine each year – yep, it’s here! What more can we say?
A visit to Greeley and Weld County will capture your imagination and prove to be a visit you won’t soon forget.
5 Reasons to Visit Greeley & Weld County
Museums of Greeley
The 8-acre living history museum at Centennial Village has over 30 original homes and structures, lush gardens, and paved walking paths, providing a look at local life from the 1870’s through early 1930’s.
Named one of the finest model railroad museums in the world, the Colorado Model Railroad Museum will delight all ages! Peek into a miniature world of wonder as you wander through the train layout.
Poudre Learning Center and Poudre Trail
Learn about the wonderful Cache La Poudre River through hands-on education and activities. The Poudre River Trail is 21 miles of well-paved pathway for walking, cycling, running, and more.
Wild Animal Sanctuary
This sanctuary rescues and rehabilitates animals from captive situations so they can live and roam freely within large, natural habitats with others of their own kind. They currently care for more than 520 rescued animals including lions, tigers, bears, wolves, and others. Visit online
St. Vrain State Park
An easy drive from anywhere in Weld County, St. Vrain State Park is a family-friendly spot to get out and enjoy nature. Located in the southwestern part of the county, the park hosts trails, campsites, and water recreation. Visit online
The Pawnee National Grassland + The Pawnee Buttes
The Pawnee National Grassland are home to pronghorn, mule deer, and bird species unique to the High Plains. Take a birding tour or hike to the sandstone buttes that rise above the prairie. A visit to the grasslands is a must for the visitors looking to experience the wide-open spaces of the West.
Regions of Weld County
Peaceful, Playful, Plains
Hiking, camping, birdwatching, and wildlife viewing await you on the Pawnee National Grassland in the northeast part of the county. If you’re looking to enjoy nature and wide-open spaces, this is your destination.
Visit a museum, enjoy live music, grab a craft brew or a gourmet meal. Greeley and surrounding communities present lively downtowns filled with shops, unique restaurants, breweries and night spots, vibrant music scenes, and active art communities.
Trapper Trails and Tiger Tails
Step back in time as you travel south along US Hwy 85, with visits to historic Fort Lupton, Fort Vasquez, the monument for Fort St. Vrain and learn about late 1800’s life in the West. Looking for something a little more exotic? Stop by and visit the Wild Animal Sanctuary near Keenesburg.
St Vrain Playground
A visit to the southwest part of the county will get your heart racing and satisfy your desire to get out and play. Catch a NASCAR race at the Colorado National Speedway in Dacono. Enjoy fishing, biking, and camping at St. Vrain State Park. Relax and enjoy a craft brew and live music throughout the Carbon Valley corridor. Adventure awaits!