Are there any good historic sites to visit in Boulder?The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor. Report
Brenda Love Bennett PRO 2yrs+
One historical site is the Columbia Cemetary on 9th Street and Pleasant. This 10.5 acre site was established in 1870. Seasonally, there are tours at sunset that visit the headstone and gravesites of Boulder's first settlers, including pharmist Eben G. Fine.
I like the creek path along Boulder Creek, there is the statue of Chief Niwot, an Arapahoe that left the valley after trying to make peace with the white folk only to lose his land. The "Curse of Niwot", it is said that when he was finally pushed out of the valley he said that anyone who settles there will feel an unexplained urge to take care of the valley and will not be able to easily leave...some say Niwot's curse is why there is so much environmental passion for the valley;) Kinda interesting and sadly Chief Niwot was later killed in the Sand Creek Massacre in the SE of Colorado just a few years later after being driven out of Boulder
Malia Maunakea PRO 2yrs+
There are tons! I recommend taking Banjo Billy's bus tour, and he'll give you a colorful account of all things, from past to present Boulder. It departs from Hotel Boulderado (the hotel itself is a historic site, and was built in 1908).