Are you looking to get the full Colorado experience? If you answered yes, there is no better way to do so than by touring a few areas and attractions that make this state so unique. If you are ready to see Colorado in ways you’ve never seen before, plan to take a tour of these 12 locations:
1. Coors Brewing Company (Golden)
Sure, Colorado is home to hundreds of delicious microbreweries... but it just feels right to tour this billion dollar empire and get your fill of delicious free samples at the end. (Tours are FREE to those 21 and older.)
2. Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine (Cripple Creek)
Get ready to descend more than 1,000 feet underground into the legendary 1890s gold mine that was once considered to be the “World’s Greatest Gold Camp.” (Tours start at $12 per person.)
3. Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory (Boulder)
Will YOU survive the Mint Room on Sleepytime Drive? (Tours are FREE to everyone over the age of 5.)
4. Sports Authority Field (Denver)
No matter your favorite sport or team, there's a tour for that. A 75-90 minute tour of Sports Authority Field at Mile High starts at $15 per person...
5. Pepsi Center (Denver)
...while a 90-minute tour of the Pepsi Center begins at $5 per person...
6. Coors Field (Denver)
...and a 70-80 minute tour of Coors starts at $7 per person.
7. Olympic Training Center (Colorado Springs)
See for yourself where legends (and legends in the making) train at the official Olympic Training Center, which hosts nearly 130,000 guests every year. (Tours start at $3 per person.)
8. Mesa Verde National Park (Mesa Verde)
From historic walking tours to the famous Cliff Palace and more, there is truly no shortage of amazing new things to experience on a Mesa Verde National Park tour. (Prices vary from tour to tour.)
9. United States Mint (Denver)
How incredible is it to have easy access to one of the United States Mints? What makes it even more cool? The 45 minute tour is FREE.
10. Cannabis Tours (Various locations)
It should come as a surprise to no one that Colorado is home to a slew of marijuana tours that range from shuttles to dispensaries and more. Be sure to look around to find the tour that best suits your needs.
11. Hammond's Candies (Denver)
As somebody who recently took this tour with several mom friends and our toddlers, I can vouch for the fun of this "sweet" and FREE tour. (Be warned: If you're like me, you may end up leaving with nearly $30 worth of goods from the gift shop...)
12. Cave of the Winds (Manitou Springs)
Choose from one of three tours and learn all there is know about this premiere United States show cave. (Prices vary from tour to tour.)