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Quirky family fun in Lyons, Colorado: Tubing, pinball and more!

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Are you looking for family-friendly quirky fun? Lyons, Colorado is a charming town a stone’s throw away from Boulder. Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains it offering plenty of opportunities for family fun–from tubing to pinball to a farmette. Don’t miss these activities and attractions in and around Lyons that you and your family might enjoy.

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Lyons, Colorado Family Fun

  1. Meadow Park: This community park in Lyons features a playground, picnic areas, a basketball court, and open green spaces. It’s a great spot for family picnics and outdoor activities.
  2. Colorado Cherry Company. This is a favorite stop en route to Estes. This fun store serves up cherry pie and other made-from-scratch sweets and treats–from jams, jellies, cider, salsas and syrups.
  3. North Saint Vrain Creek Tubing and Kayaking. The North St. Vrain that runs through Lyons is renowned for its excellent floating conditions during medium to high flows.
  4. Planet Bluegrass: If your family enjoys music, check out Planet Bluegrass, a renowned music venue that hosts various events and festivals throughout the year. Their annual Folks Festival and RockyGrass Festival are especially popular.
  5. Lyons Historical Society Museum: Learn about the history of Lyons and the surrounding area at the Lyons Historical Society Museum. The museum showcases artifacts, photographs, and exhibits that highlight the town’s past.
  6. Eats. Lyons is home to the original Oskar Blues Grill and Brew and other favorites such as Julie’s Thai Kitchen, Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ and Tap House, the Lyons Fork and Mojo Taqueria. Bella La Cream is giving people a whole new way to experience butter. 
  7. Hiking and Biking: Lyons is surrounded by beautiful natural scenery, offering numerous hiking and biking trails for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. Hall Ranch, Heil Valley Ranch, and Button Rock Preserve are just a few examples of nearby outdoor areas to explore.
  8. Lyons Classic Pinball: This family-friendly arcade is a hit with both kids and adults. It features a wide selection of classic pinball machines and other arcade games, providing hours of entertainment.
  9. Lyons Farmette: If you’re interested in farm life, visit the Lyons Farmette. This working farm offers educational programs and allows visitors to interact with farm animals, including goats, chickens, and llamas.
  10. St. Vrain State Park: Located just a short drive from Lyons, St. Vrain State Park is a great place for fishing, boating, picnicking, and wildlife watching. The park has several ponds and lakes, as well as nature trails.
  11. Festivals and Events: Lyons is known for its vibrant community events and festivals. Keep an eye out for events like the Lyons Outdoor Games, the Burning Can Festival, and the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, which often feature family-friendly activities.

Remember to check the specific dates, hours, and availability of these activities and attractions before your visit, as they may vary. Enjoy your time in Lyons!

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