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Old 07-19-2012, 10:28 AM
 
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and what is there to do in that city?
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Default Is none of the above an option?

There's nothing wrong with any of those cities, I just can't see myself spending an entire day in them.

Cheyenne - State Capitol and Frontier Days (depending on when you go). As an added bonus, on any given day you have a better than 50-50 chance of being buffeted by 25-30mph winds.

Fort Collins - Old Town, CSU Campus (esp. The Oval). Maybe have a picnic at City Park.

Boulder - Pearl Street, CU Campus, maybe a drive up Boulder Canyon

Colorado Springs - If you're not leaving the city your options are limited. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, USAFA. If you're willing to drive a bit there's a whole lot more to do - Pikes Peak, Manitou Springs, North Pole & Santa's Workshop.

I know I'm missing a lot of things to do in all the cities but the Springs is the only one that has any tourist appeal to me.

For my money I'd rather spend a day in The Black Hills, but they're packed to the gills this time of year.
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Bend, OR
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What are some things that you are wanting to do, or like to do? They are all pretty different cities, so knowing what you are looking for will help.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:00 PM
 
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I want to get acquainted with the WEST!
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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1. Colorado Springs
2. Boulder
3. Cheyenne/Ft. Collins
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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You could go to the rodeo museum in Colorado Springs - that's pretty Western
Or spend time in Cheyenne during Frontier Days (usually held in July)
In Boulder (County) you could try some of these for the mining history of the West: Art Museums & History Museums in Boulder County, Colorado - Museums - Boulder Colorado CO Attractions, Event Highlights, Fun Stuff to Do in Boulder County | Boulder Magazine Events Online
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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I want to get acquainted with the WEST!
If that's the case and you're shooting for the romanticized western sterotype, Cheyenne is most likely to fit the bill but even that is a stretch.
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:18 PM
 
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Also included with what bluescreen73 listed is the Will Rogers Shrine, which is a little over a mile up on the Russ Tutt highway just outside the entrance to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. And of course, the zoo itself. The shrine is halfway up Cheyenne Mountain.
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Colorado Springs #1 (TONS of places to explore and things to do), followed by Boulder, followed by Fort Collins. There is nothing to do in Cheyenne, unless if you're going there for the Frontier Days. Cheyenne is one of the most mind-numbingly boring places I've ever visited. Heck, even Laramie is more interesting.
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:02 PM
 
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I want to get acquainted with the WEST!
Then why would you pick two cities, Colorado Springs and Boulder, chock full of people not even from the West? At least Cheyenne has a higher percentage of residents native to the Rocky Mountain West. Of course, if you want the "cartoon" version of the West, the Front Range cities in Colorado can do that for you quite easily. It you want to see the REAL West, then get out of the cities and away from the resorts to the remaining farm, ranch, and mining communities. The real West lives in those places and isn't plastered over by the glitz and phonies.
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