Boulder Landmarks and Monuments

(Boulder, Colorado - CO, USA)

Photo of University of Colorado (CU) photoThe University of Colorado is one of the most important landmarks in the city and lies within the very heart of Boulder city, within its namesake University Hill neighborhood. This historical campus has been a noteworthy landmark since been founded in the middle of the 1870s and has been a flagship institution for Boulder ever since.

Further city landmarks don't come much bigger of more striking than the Flagstaff Mountain, which attracts crowds of visitors who come here in the summer to hike, cycle, picnic and simply just to enjoy the views. The Boulder Reservoir is another summer hotspot and comes complete with a sandy area of beachfront.

Different picture of University of Colorado (CU) photo

University of Colorado (CU)

Address: University Avenue / Broadway, Boulder, US-80302, Colorado CO, USA
Tel: +1 303 492 1411
In total, the University of Colorado campus covers some 600 acres / 243 hectares, and boasts a series of beautifully landscaped gardens. The Old Main Building contain an interesting Heritage Center which is worth a look. Also of interest is the university's Sommers Bausch Observatory, which is located along the Kittridge Loop Drive and offers lengthy star gazing sessions on Friday nights, during the summer months.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free

View from the top of Flagstaff Mountain

Flagstaff Mountain

Address: 1 Flagstaff Road, Boulder, US-80302, Colorado CO, USA
Tel: +1 303 441 3383
The Flagstaff Mountain stands high above the neighboring city of Boulder, where it is regularly frequents by lovers of the 'great outdoors'. During the summer months, between May and August, the Summit Nature Center is open at the weekends and is often of interest, as is the Flagstaff House, an acclaimed restaurant reputed to by Colorado's premier dining venue. People come to the Flagstaff House from far and wide, to enjoy the views of Boulder city far below and the changing seasons of the surrounding landscape. To reach the mountain summit, follow the Baseline Road in a westerly direction.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: free

Picture of the natural Boulder Falls

Boulder Falls

Address: Canyon Boulevard, Boulder, US-80302, Colorado CO, USA
Tel: +1 303 441 3388
Canyon waterfalls rarely coming more impressive than the Boulder Falls, a cascade of ice-cold water, which plummets just under 21 meters / 70 feet. The falls are sited some 10 miles / 16 km to the west of central Boulder and are just off Highway 119 and the Canyon Boulevard, being very well signposted. One of the reasons that this natural landmark is visited by such large numbers is its easy access, being conveniently just a short stroll from the car park, other the other side of the actual highway.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: free

Boulder Reservoir

Address: 5100 North 51st Street, Boulder, US-80301, Colorado CO, USA
Tel: +1 303 441 3383
During the sunny summer months of Colorado, the Boulder Reservoir really comes into its own as becomes an exceedingly popular destination for both locals and tourists alike. The reservoir is very much an important local landmark, lying on the easterly outskirts of the city. Visitors are able to take full advantage of the sweeping waterfront and shoreline, coming here to fish, sail, swim, or to sunbathe, on the adjoining beach. It is even possible to water ski here.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: free

Fox Theater (The Fox)

Address: 1135 13th Street, Boulder, US-80302, Colorado CO, USA
Tel: +1 303 443 3399
The Fox Theater has long been an integral part of the music scene in Boulder and this popular concert hall venue is situated within the district of University Hill, on 13th Street. Just a couple of blocks from the campus of the University of Colorado, the Fox Theater dates from 1926, when it was originally known as the Rialto Theater. Despite being able to accommodate crowds of around 400, this popular venue is still able to feel very intimate, which is very much part of its charm and why so many big names choose to perform here, as they pass through from Denver. Past visiting artists have included Lyle Lovett, Sheryl Crow and even famous rapper, Snoop Dogg.
Open hours: daily - hours vary according to performance
Admission: charge, concessions available