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Fort Collins Travel Guide: 167 reviews and 304 photos

The Floral Gardens (1401 S. Remington St.)

Each summer, the Colorado State University Horticulture Department conducts trials on new flower species. The resulting floral display, open to the public, is quite a sight to see.

The gardens are located on the east side of South College Avenue, which is the main north-south street through town. Just look for the school in the picture below and turn toward it.

But how about some Fort Collins trivia, such as:

Main Street Disneyland was inspired by Old Town Fort Collins. Disney employee Harper Goff, a Ft. Collins native, showed Walt Disney his photos of Ft. Collins and Disney told him to make Main Street look like that.

The Cache la Poudre River is the only "National Wild and Scenic" designated river in Colorado.

In 2006 Money Magazine ranked Ft. Collins as "The Best Place to Live" in America. In a 2013 article, the Los Angeles Times called it the "Happiest place to live in the U.S."

Fort Collins has more restaurants per capita than any city in the United States.

2. What's a "Lambkin?"

The school is Fort Collins High School. Well, it used to be, now its part of Colorado State University. Anyway I went to high school here, and so did my dad. There is a new FCHS now in another part of town. But I always thought the "old" FCHS is what a classic high school should look like. Anyway, the school mascot is the "Lambkin"....thats right, a vicious, snarling baby lamb! We are the only school in the U.S. with that mascot. Our little lamb is pretty fast, too. We have won more state track and football championships than any school in Colorado.*

3. Horsetooth Mountain

This is Horsetooth Mountain, just west of town. Can you see the "tooth"? Between this formation and the town of Fort Collins is a 7-mile long reservoir, Horsetooth Reservoir, which is a center for recreation activities.

Please check the Fort Collins "Travel Tips" found below.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A fun place to visit, lots of shopping, restaurants, plus Colorado State University
  • Cons:The traffic has gotten pretty thick in recent years.
  • In a nutshell:This was my home town, a great place to have lived.
  • Last visit to Fort Collins: Aug 2012
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Hi, Rich! Thanks for your interesting story!~

  • PinkFloydActuary's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2010 at 7:35 PM

    Good stuff. I loved living here.

  • Jul 5, 2008 at 2:26 PM

    They have changed owners. Owners have changed name of the business. Deep Seize Fish 970-377-1033, and Trade & Play 970-377-0755 (in same store). I drove by there yesterday and got this info. off their door.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2007 at 4:48 PM

    Nice tips!

  • cheesecake17's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2006 at 9:28 PM

    oh wow....a fort collins page..:)..bring back so many memories....dont know the restaurant..but mulberry..:))).used to live in the apartments next to TODDY'S..:)))..thanks for stopping by....

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