Greeley was established in 1886 and has since grown to over 98,000 people and has become a major city along the Eastern Front Range of Wyoming and Colorado. Whether you just moved here and want to experience area, or are wanting to take the family out around the town, Greeley offers some pretty cool and unique activities that everyone will enjoy. I have lived in Greeley my entire life and have yet to experience all that this city has to offer.
The following is a list of some of the best attractions in Greeley:
1. Colorado Model Railroad Museum
The Colorado Model Railroad Museum is one of the top attractions in Greeley. It is located just east of the Greeley Ice Haus off of 10th Street. The museum features a 5,500 square foot life-like model railroad, complete with hand-made scenery and hundreds of railroad artifacts. The museum offers a guided tour, balcony viewing, a hands-on children’s area and other small activities.
2. Union Colony Civic Center
The UCCC was built in 1988 and serves as one of Northern Colorado’s prime arts venues. The center hosts hundreds of shows each year featuring broadway plays, concerts, comedians and local groups from the University of Northern Colorado and the Greeley Philharmonic.
3. Centennial Village
Centennial Village is a living representation of pioneers settling in the western plains starting in 1866 up to 1930. Skilled interpreters, 35 structures divided into 4 areas and interactive experiences make this a unique and fun time for the entire family.
4. Greeley History Museum
The Greeley History Museum holds collective artifacts and photographs of Greeley and Weld County. The museum displays what it was like to settle in the plains during the migration throughout the west. With 5 different exhibits, there is tons of information to learn and artifacts to see.
5. Craft Breweries
Colorado is home to over 10% of the nation’s craft breweries and is known as the state to perfect the craft brew. Greeley is home to several micro breweries and tap houses including WeldWerks, Crabtree, Broken Plow and more. Most breweries host weekly events that the entire family can enjoy while you can sample all of the great beers that are crafted here.
6. Greeley Stampede
The Greeley Stampede started in the late 1800s and was an event that started out to honor local potato farmers. It has grown since then and is now a nationally recognized event and hosts one of the largest 4th of July Parades throughout the states. The two week long event hosts live concerts, rodeos, a demolition derby, and a carnival making it a great destination for anyone in attendance.
7. Missile Silo Park
Take a look into the Cold War era by visiting a missile silo formerly equipped with an Atlas-E nuclear warhead. Decommissioned in 1965 and turned over to Weld County, free tours of the site offer a look into the operation of the missile maintenance room, command control center and living quarters.
Dive into Greeley’s history or enjoy what the present has to offer. There are many more activities to look into that can make your experience in Greeley unique and enjoyable.
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