Top 5 Things to Do Near the University of Colorado
Listed below are the top five most popular activities to do in and near the University of Colorado Boulder campus, as determined by recent Trip Advisor reviews:
1 – Folsom Field
Folsom Field, named for famous University of Colorado Coach Frederick Folsom, first opened its doors for the 1924 season and has been the Buffs’ home ever since. The Buffs will play their home games on the “hilltop” for the 95th consecutive season in 2018.
Colorado defeated Regis College 39-0 on October 11, 1924, and the stadium was dedicated. It was CU’s second home game of the season, since the team had won 31-0 at Gamble Field the week before against Western State.
It was formerly known as Colorado Stadium, but after Folsom’s death in 1944, it was renamed Folsom Field. In addition, the name of old 24th Street was changed to Folsom Street in recognition of the man who led Colorado teams three times between 1895 and 1915, for a total of 15 years. His 76.5 victory percentage (77-23-2) still ranks first among all CU coaches.
2- Colorado Shakespeare Festival
The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is a professional theater group based at the University of Colorado Boulder. The festival has been celebrating and exploring Shakespeare’s enduring influence and vitality since 1958, via high-quality productions, education, and community engagement.
3 – Fiske Planetarium
The Wallace Franz Fiske (class of 1917)-funded Fiske Planetarium opened in 1975 and is still the largest planetarium between Chicago and Los Angeles. Students, visiting educators, and the general public are immersed in full dome films, live talks by top scholars, live theatrical and musical performances, and late-night laser and liquid sky shows. Our main purpose is to arouse in everyone a desire to learn more about the universe.
4 – CU Museum of Natural History
The University of Colorado Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum in Boulder, Colorado. With over four million artifacts and specimens in the fields of anthropology, botany, entomology, paleontology, and zoology, the museum is one of the country’s top university natural science museums, with one of the most extensive and respected natural history collections in the Rocky Mountain and Plains regions. The University of Colorado Museum received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums in 2003, a distinction obtained by only 18 of 500 university natural history museums and 5% of all 17,500 museums in the United States.
5- Sommers Bausch Observatory
The Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences (APS) operates Sommers-Bausch Observatory (SBO) on the University of Colorado Boulder campus to provide observational experience for undergraduate students and hands-on training in astronomical observations and instrumentation for departmental majors and graduate students.