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Ken Pratt History

Who is Ken Pratt and why did Longmont name Highway 119 after him? There are thousands of Longmont residents who remember driving along Florida Avenue up until the late 1990s when Colorado Highway 119 was renamed Ken Pratt Boulevard…

Your 2019 Longmont Bucket List

Curious about what Longmont has to offer? We have created a 2019 Bucket List for your next day, weekend or week spent in Longmont! There are so many activities that will make your trip memorable for years to come. How many can you check…

#TBT Longmont Fire History

An integral part of Longmont's history is the development and growth of the early fire company into the modern fire department of present day. The first settlers arrived to Longmont in 1871 and their primary concern was the need to build…

Babettes is NOW OPEN in Longmont!

Babettes opened in Denver in fall 2013 by Steve and Catherine, making specialty breads and pastries. Babettes has earned a reputation and many drive miles to stock up on their favorites. However, they have closed the doors at their Denver…

The Longmont Brunch Guide

Love Brunch as much as we do? Well you're in luck because Longmont is filled with local restaurants that feature specific menus, specials and more for Weekend Brunch! Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids & Solids: Home to "craft beer in a…

Are you COLO-READY?

With a little preparation, a spirit of adventure, and a soft spot for nature and the past, you’ll be on the trail to exploring Colorado like a local. Leave No Trace: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: ■ Our state and federal agencies manage 42…

The Lyons Farmette & River Bend

Venue: The Farmette: The Lyons Farmette is a 5 acre property near the St. Vrain River just outside the town of Lyons. Weddings here are surrounded by our small organic farm, where we grow flowers and vegetables for our weddings and farm…

FALL in Love with LONGMONT

The days are getting shorter, the kids are back in school, and soon Longmont’s landscape will be dotted with color as the leaves change hues and we welcome fall! We have created this seasonal itinerary to get out enjoy the activities!

Rocky Mountain National Park

In less than an hour (about 38 miles) from Longmont, you can be at the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. It is a beautiful, scenic drive west of Longmont up Highway 36. Highway 36 passes through the quaint little town of Lyons, a…

The Wild Animal Sanctuary

Longmont is a great place to stay and adventure out on day trips across the Front Range of Colorado. About an hour or 35 miles east of Longmont is Keenesburg, CO and home to the Wild Animal Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is not a zoo and offers a…

Visit Longmont Seeking Volunteers

Are you LOCO for Longmont? If you would like to help people discover all that Longmont and the surrounding area have to offer, Visit Longmont wants to talk with you. We are always looking for volunteers who can commit to a couple of hours…

Vance Brand History

Vance Brand was born in Longmont, Colorado on May 9, 1931. His grandparents Frank and Alma Brand moved to Boulder County in the late 1890s. After working as a stage coach driver in Boulder, Frank bought a farm in Hygiene, Colorado.…

St. Vrain River Canoe Trips

The River's Path guided canoe day trips run along the Meanders or the Kurtz Ranch stretches of the St. Vrain River. Each canoe day trip starts just outside of Longmont, following calm current that just about anyone can canoe! Both stretches…