10 Fun Facts about Boulder, Colorado

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10 Fun Facts about Boulder, Colorado – Travel

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1] In a list of 14 cities that are comparable to Boulder, Boulder was in the first rank when it came to people walking to work, working from home and driving cars that contained more than one person. It ranked second among people who bicycle to work. In fact, bicycling is so highly respected in Boulder that, in winter, the Boulder Creek bicycle path sometimes gets plowed in priority to the streets. A poll in the Colorado Daily shows that 70% of the people who live in Boulder owned bicycles. According to another guidebook, there are approximately 93,000 bicycles in Boulder which equals the total population.
2] Some of the Woody Allen movie “Sleeper” was shot at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder. The famous TV show “Mork & Mindy” also used Boulder as its location and the fa?ade of the house which was used in the series is now privately owned.
3] Baseline Road is an important route from east to west for many people live in Boulder. It is also significant for cartographers because, on maps of the world, it marks the 40th parallel. The Third Flatiron towers 1,400 feet high are actually a few feet higher than the Empire State Building in New York. This building has been scaled in eight minutes by different people as well as by people who did not use their hands and people on roller skates.
4] Every year, the Boulder Mountain Park area is visited by 1.8 million people. If this many people formed a single line, the line would extend from Boulder to New York City. A recent count in Boulder Mountain Park showed one dog for every five visitors.
5] Chautauqua Auditorium was built in 1898 and is made up entirely of wood. It is home to the Colorado Music Festival and you can often hear the owls that live in the rafters hooting along with the music.
6] The Flatiron Mountains was named by pioneer women because of the resemblance of the flat metal irons that they used l to iron their clothes.
7] The University of Colorado is located in Boulder and has approximately 25,000 students. Boulder is also the home of the only accredited university inspired by Buddhism in the United States and is known as the Naropa Institute.
8] Flagstaff Mountain is named for the flagpole that it is located on its summit. When Boulder was first founded, the plain was completely bereft of trees and the top of the flagpole was visible from the town.
9] The astronaut Scott Carpenter was brought up in Boulder and named his space capsule after his address on Aurora and 7th. It was called Aurora 7.
10] This triangle is the largest producer of beer in the world when you consider the local microbreweries in addition to the presence of Coors and Anheuser-Busch.

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