Greeley is a town in northern Colorado, approximately an hour north of Denver and an hour east of the Rocky Mountains. According to 2012 Census Bureau estimates, the population of Greeley is 98,000. Greeley is home to the University of Northern Colorado, with a student population of approximately 13,000. The most well-known event in the town is the annual Greeley Independence Stampede, which attracts an estimated 400,000 attendees every summer.
Greeley is accessible from I-25 from the north or south, via "HWY 34". Upon reaching Greeley's westernmost border with Johnstown, the road splits into "HWY 34" which bisects the city east and west along the Southwest Greeley Business Center or to "HWY 34 business route" which turns into 10th street that runs east to 10th avenue and the Weld County Courthouse. The East Side of Greeley is also accessible north through Eaton, Ault and eventually, Cheyenne, WY and from the South through Platteville, Peckham, and Brighton on "HWY 85".
Greeley is also accessible from the north through Eaton, Ault and eventually, Cheyenne, WY, and from the south through Platteville, Peckham, and Brighton along Highway 85
Greeley has a public transit system called the Greeley-Evans Transit that has seven different routes—including the Boomerang Bus Route for students who attend the University of Northern Colorado. In May 2013, Greeley was designated a Bronze-Level Bicycle-Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. Road diets are conducted to create more bicycle lanes in-town.
Greeley Downtown Greeley has a public transit system called the Greeley-Evans Transit that has seven different routes—including the Boomerang Bus Route for students who attend the University of Northern Colorado. In May 2013, Greeley was designated a Bronze-Level Bicycle-Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. Road diets are conducted to create more bicycle lanes in-town. Downtown has seen recent growth in restaurants and sweet shops, including the Chop House, Café Panache, Najah African Restaurant, Batter Up Cakes, and Paradise Ice Cream.
Colorado Model Railroad Museum A model railroad beyond compare! Experience the magic of this spectacular model railroad with its stunning landscape and realistic trains. Watch the trains close up as they roll through busy towns, wind their way along river valleys and cross high trestles. The museum features public access inside the layout and balcony viewing, a hands-on children's layout and real caboose to explore. This is the largest model railroad museum in the United States and the second largest in the world.
Centennial Village This living history museum is a step back in time to the life of early settlers between 1860 and 1920. Forty-five structures of numerous architectural varieties are on display throughout the 8-acre garden setting. The village features demonstrations and special events for all ages.
Greeley History Museum Discover history of Northern Colorado by exploring the permanent and changing exhibits in the History Museum.
Poudre Trail A must for wildlife enthusiasts, the Poudre Trail extends 21 miles along the Cache la Poudre Rover from Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley to west Larimer County. Non-motorized recreational opportunities include biking, walking, running, and rollerblading. It is an innovatve center where you can discover flora, fauna, and geology of the region.
Union Colony Civic Center
If you enjoy theater, the Union Colony Civic Center has a 1,665-seat Monfort Concert Hall and brings in performances, such as well-known comedians, Broadway musicals, and big-time concerts.
University of Northern Colorado
Founded in 1889 as a normal school to prepare teachers, the University of Norther Colorado now offers more than 100 undergraduate and more than 100 graduate programs across six colleges: Education and Behavioral Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Monfort College of Business, Natural and Health Sciences, Performing and Visual Arts, and University College. Source: http://www.unco.edu/about_unc
The Moxi Theatre
One of Greeley's newest music venues, The Moxi Theatre makes its home in downtown Greeley. With music performances everyday besides Sunday's and Monday's and an in-site bar, this music venue is one to see when you're in Greeley
Greeley Independence Stampede
Greeley's largest celebration featuring local and national concert acts, the largest 4th of July Rodeo in the United States, food vendors, carnival, and tons of family fun. This event starts the last weekend of June and goes until July 4th.
The Kress Cinema & Lounge, Greeley’s only independent movie theater, is also a full-service bar and restaurant that provides movie-goers as well as bar patrons with high-quality beverages, pizzas, sandwiches, salads and hors d’oeuvres.
Located in downtown Greeley’s historically renovated Kress Building, the theater takes advantage of the high, decorative plaster ceilings to create a large viewing space with historic ambiance. The Kress is a truly unique experience for every customer with our comfortable theater, full-service bar and kitchen, and intimate seating areas. Customers are able to dine and enjoy beverages – both alcoholic and non – while watching a movie.
The Greeley Mall
The mall has something for everyone! JC Pennys, Sears, The Buckle, Payless Shoes, Victoria Secret, Foot Locker, Kay Jewelers, Journey's,Vanity, and much more shopping to chose from. The Greeley Mall is home to fast food places like Pretzel Maker and Orange Julius.
Visit at Christmas Time for photos with Santa.
The central corridor where the restrooms are located features a western-styled mural of the map of Weld County in an homage to the plains lifestyle.
The mall also features Greeley's other major movie theatre.
Greeley has a wide variety of restaurants. With over 120 restaurants and counting, Greeley has something for every taste bud. Whether you would like breakfast, pasta, steak, hamburgers,wings, Mexican, Chinese, Asian, Japanese,Italian, Greek and assortments of baked goods like cookies and cakes. Everyone has their favorite spots to eat, so just ask!
Greeley has plenty of coffee shops to choose from. You can go to well known places like Starbucks or get local shops like Woody's and The Buzz. The Blue Mug sits right in the middle of Greeley on 35th Ave, and The Human Bean has two drive through locations on 10th St.
Downtown Greeley is home to The Mad Cow, Patricks Irish Pub, The Rio, The Jager, and the Penalty Box. Greeley is also the only town in the state of Colorado with the "go-cup." During Friday Fest (every Friday from May-September) 21+ customers can go from bar to bar and even down the Friday Fest walkway with a beer in hand. With high security on lookout for those that are underage, this has been a major hit for the summer for all residents and guests alike.
Greeley is growing in breweries! Greeley has two tremendous breweries and two more are building.
Crab Tree Brewery's Berliner Weisse Ale earned a Gold medal award at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival® in the German-Style Sour Ale category. Oatmeal Stout earns a Silver medal award at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival® in the Oatmeal Stout category. Syzygy Barrel-Aged Black IPA earns a Gold medal award at the Colorado State Fair.
At Wiley Roots, they believe beer should be unique, crafted from natural local ingredients, and brewed with a sense of responsibility -- to the craft and to the surrounding community. They believe that brewing craft beer is an art, grounded in the same core values many can subscribe to: honesty, integrity, hard work and belief in one’s ability to create and share. Wiley Roots took home a bronze medal at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver for its Super 77 Wheat American Style Wheat Beer.
Greeley has many upscale lodging options like The Candlewood Suites, Comfort Inn, County Inn & Suites, Fairfield Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Super 8, Days Inn, and the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center.
Common amenities are:
Continental Breakfast, Workout Facility, Flat Screen TV's, Pool/ Hot Tub, Lobby with small convince stores, Remodeled single and double guest rooms, Ironing Boards, Hair dryers, and Complimentary shampoo, conditioner, body wash,and body lotion.
All Greeley phone numbers can be found in the Yellow Pages which is available at many local businesses.
Non-emergency police calls can be directed to 970-350-9600.
The Weld County Court can be reached at 970-336-7235.
The City of Greeley can be reached at 970-350-9742