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Boulder Museums

While there's little doubt you'll be spending time frolicking outdoors in Boulder's remarkable natural beauty, be sure to save some energy for perusing some of Boulder museums. The Museum of Boulder is a great place to start for a fully interactive exploration of Boulder's past, present and future. Visit the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) for an always-provocative selection of contemporary works, and don't miss the museums on the University of Colorado campus, including the CU Art Museum, CU Museum of Natural History and the CU Heritage Center.

Looking for something a little different? University Bicycles has a collection of vintage bikes hanging from the rafters, while Neptune Mountaineering has amassed a collection of incredible exploration artifacts (some that have been to the top of Mount Everest) in its shop. And CU's Media Archaeology Lab has a slew of still-working vintage computers, while the Shelby American Collection Museum celebrates the cult-favorite race car.