The Colorado Model Railroad Musem interests visitors of all ages and nationalities with its unique 5,500 square foot operating miniature railroad. The railroad’s enjoyment is emphasized by the display of over 600 railroad-related artifacts that can be explored both inside and out as well as a handmade rugged surrounding landscape. Other museum attractions include self-guided tours, balcony viewing, hands-on children’s layout, scale model vintage ships, dinosaur “hunts,” and Union Pacific train watching. Come enjoy the railroad that Jim Hediger, the senior editor of Model Railroad magazine dubbed “the finest model railroad I’ve ever seen.”
The Colorado Model Railroad Museum is open year round Friday – Sunday from 10am – 4 pm and Sunday noon – 4 pm. Extended hours are Wednesday and Thursday after Memorial Day until labor Day.
The Colorado Model Railroad Museum welcomes groups and provides discounts for groups of 10 or more. They also offer student and military discounts.
The Greeley History Museum provides 34,000 square feet to explore and learn about the history of Greeley and notable community investors such as Nathan Meeker, Rattlesnake Kate, Dr. Ella Mead, and P.T. Barnum, as well as bison hunters, cowboys, stoop laborers and prisoners of war from World War II. They maintain the permanent display Utopia: Adaptation on the Great American Desert which teaches about the earliest human inhabitants to the Union Colony, the contributions of water buffaloes, mavericks, and mentors. The museum is currently in the works for their newest exhibit.
Earth from Space
The Smithsonian Institution in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey has provided the Greeley History Museum with its traveling exhibition, Earth from Space. Located in the museum’s West Gallery, the exhibit runs Nov. 12, 2015 through Dec. 31, 2016 and features beautifully detailed satellite images of the planet—from the swirling arms of a massive hurricane and the grid-like pattern of Kansas farmland to the triangular shadows cast by the Great Pyramids and the sinuous channels entering the Arctic Ocean. Earth from Space illustrates how satellite imagery is gathered and used to expand mankind’s understanding of life on Earth. It also explores the remote-sensing technology used to gather the images and describes the individual satellites whose images are on display. Educators can access the exhibit’s companion website, www.earthfromspace.si.edu, which contains additional images and information.
The Greeley History museum is open year round Wednesday-Saturday from 10am-4:30pm and Sunday from 12pm to 4pm. They provide group discounts for adult groups and school groups.
Centennial Village is open from May - September Fridays and Saturdays, 10am-5pm, and Sundays, noon to 5pm. They offer group discounts and children 2 year of age or younger are given free admission. For more information about Centennial Village, please visit their website.
The Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra Association, Inc. nurtures, inspires, and enriches lives through symphonic music and education. As the oldest symphony in the Rocky Mountain Region, the GPO has come to represent and deliver excellence in musical performance. Performing every year since 1992 in the Union Colony Civic Center’s (UCCC) Monfort Concert Hall enables the GPO to present its music in an acoustically and aesthetically pleasing venue and build on its long legacy of artistic excellence. By serving over four generation of music patrons, the GPO has continually existed as the major force in the cultural and artistic development of the community.
To learn about shows performed by the Greeley Philharmonic or to purchase tickets, please visit their website.
The Greeley Chorale is a community choral organization of approximately 90 auditioned, dedicated singers from all walks of life, primarily from Weld, Larimer, and Boulder Counties in Northern Colorado and surrounding areas.
Renowned on four continents for their musical excellence, the Greeley Chorale is proud to call Northern Colorado and Greeley in particular, home. Audiences enjoy a wide-ranging musical repertoire, from chorale classics such as Mozart’s Requiem, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, and Orff’s Carmina Burana, to American folk songs, Broadway, and opera performed. Around since 1964, the Chorale continues its mission to promote quality choral music both at home and around the world, most recently with a concert tour to Ireland.
To learn about concerts and to purchase tickets to experience the Greeley Chorale, please visit their website.
Founded in 1981, the Greeley Chamber Orchestra performs a five-concert season each year. The orchestra has performed all of the Brandenburg Concertos and Orchestral Suites of J.S. Bach as well as Hayden, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert symphonies—but has not limited its repertoire to the baroque and classical periods. The Greeley Chamber Choir joins the orchestra twice a year.
To learn more about the Greeley Chamber Orchestra, please visit their website.
Greeley’s oldest community theatre organization was founded in 1973. Since its inception, more than 1,000 community artists have participated in over 70 theatrical productions, including musicals, plays, farce, and holiday presentations.
To learn more about the Stampede Troupe, please visit their website.
Greeley’s Historic Preservation Commission sponsors activities throughout the year to educate our community about historic preservation—from workshops on preserving antique hardware and wood frame windows, to free summer walking tours through Greeley’s historic neighborhoods. The Greeley History Museum holds History Brown Bag Presentations covering various topics such as Germans from Russia and Rammed Earth, Bear Dance, and Spanish Colony. Historic walking tours are also held during the summer including the Arlington Tour, Cranford Homes and Gardens Tour, and UNC Tree Tour.
To learn about tour dates, times, and topics for Greeley Historical Tours, please visit their website.
Linn Grove Cemetery, developed by the orgininal Union Colonists, also has tours available highlighting the people who were part of our areas early history.
Linn Grove Cemetery
1700 Cedar Ave. Greeley