Longmont Travel Guide
Welcome to Longmont, CO!
Situated north of Denver, Longmont derives its name from Longs Peak, one of the 14,000-ft summits in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Longmont's outdoor areas are limitless, from Golden Ponds to Jim Hamm Nature Area to Izaak Walton Park to the Sandstone Ranch. Nearby attractions include Lake McIntosh, providing access to canoes, kayaks, belly boats and sailboats. The Sunflower Farm takes visitors into an old-fashioned rural lifestyle and organizes the Kids' Farmfest, featuring pony rides, a petting zoo, a giant sandbox and a tree house. Longmont also provides an exciting time for visitors through a number of diverse attractions and cultural centers. Visit the Dougherty Museum, boasting more than 150 antique cars, musical instruments and farm equipment dating back to 1902. Every year, Longmont's Old Firehouse Art Center produces six visual arts exhibits from local and international artists. Visit the Tower of Compassion, an Oriental symbol representing compassion and love or enjoy a walk in the formal Italian gardens of the 1892 Victorian Callahan House.