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Sandstone Ranch Visitors & Learning Center

Sandstone Ranch Visitors & Learning Center is a historic property that was first homesteaded in 1860 by the Coffin family. The house (now the Visitors & Learning Center) and property sit on 313 acres of land abundant in natural, cultural and historic resources. Both are on State and National Historic Registers. The City of Longmont also designated the home as a local landmark in September 2000 and currently manages the property. A visit to the center includes hands-on displays of environmental features of the area, as well as history of the Coffin family and early Longmont. A nature trail from the Visitors & Learning Center takes you past several historical buildings, near the sandstone bluffs (what influenced the home’s name), and includes a scenic overlook. Numerous species of wildlife and birds are seen frequently on the property including white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, bald eagles and red-tailed hawks.

The Sandstone Ranch Visitors & Learning Center hosts special, nature-focused and educational events throughout the year and is open to tourists seasonally. Please check the City’s website for current hours of operation. Admission is free.

The historic home can also be rented for special events. Located just east of Downtown Longmont, the historic landmark boasts an impressive view of the Rocky Mountains and provides a splendid backdrop for intimate gatherings. Nearby Sandstone Ranch Community Park offers playgrounds, picnic areas, a seasonal
splash pad, skate park, ball fields and access to the St. Vrain Greenway, all within walking distance of the property. The property offers meeting rooms, a gathering room (seats up to 50) and a beautiful outside area perfect for tents, dining and dancing. Call 303-774-4757 for more information on renting this facility or click here.

 

Contact

3001 Sandstone Drive
Longmont, CO 80501
303-651-8404
Email: SSRHouse@LongmontColorado.gov
longmontcolorado.gov/Sandstone

 

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