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Loveland is known as the "Sweetheart City" but its thriving arts scene is what inspires passion in many residents. Numerous nationally acclaimed sculptors call Loveland home. You can see their work at area galleries and tour the foundries. The Benson Park Sculpture Garden contains impressive collection and you will find interesting artwork throughout the city. Each August, the city hosts Sculpture in the Park , a world renowned outdoor sculpture show attended by 150,000 art lovers. The almost 100-year-old Rialto Theatre has been lovingly restored and hosts performing arts groups & musicians and business meetings. In keeping with tradition, the Rialto periodically features silent films with live music accompaniment.
Any visitor to the thriving downtown area of Loveland, replete with examples of traditional Colorado architecture will know that Loveland is big on charm. With 25 city parks, including North Lake Park on the lovely and centrally located Lake Loveland, and Boyd Lake State Park, a boater/angler/water skiers paradise just outside of town, Loveland is big on recreation.
Loveland is big on beauty. It's nestled against the Rocky Mountains and is a hop skip and a jump from Rocky Mountain National Park.
A low crime rate, a solid school system, quality health care, countless entertainment options and friendly Lovelanders mean Loveland is big on quality of life.
Population: 70,223 Elevation: 4982 ft. Climate: Nearly 300 days of sunshine per year and 14 inches of precipitation. Geography: 45 miles from Denver, 22 miles from Ft. Collins, 20 miles from Greeley. Churches: There are over 60 churches serving every denomination. Median family income: $54775
The city park system is extensive in Loveland. There are over 25 city parks, plus two mountain parks nearby. The recently completed Loveland Sports Park boasts a synthetic turf Championship Field with terraced seating, field lighting, sand volleyball courts, basketball courts, inline hockey rinks and a skate park. If you like to hit the links, the Northern Colorado region has experienced a golf boom in recent years and there are literally dozens of courses within an hour’s drive, including three city-owned facilities.
Loveland is "The Gateway to the Rockies" for many reasons. It is where the Great Plains meet the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Skiers are about three hours away from world-class slopes; hikers and campers have hundreds of miles of trails to choose from in Rocky Mountain National Park (30 minutes away); anglers can cast their flies in countless, pristine mountain streams and nearby lakes. Boyd Lake State Park offers options for boaters, anglers, water skiers and beach goers.
Major employers include Agilent Technologies, Thompson School District, McKee Medical Center and Wal-Mart Distribution Center.
Loveland offers a wide variety of shopping from antique shops in historic downtown to bargains at outlet stores to The Promenade Shops at Centerra lifestyle center
Each year, hundreds of Valentines are packaged inside larger envelopes and sent to Loveland, where volunteers hand-stamp them with that year’s Valentine verse and share their passion for this land of love across the globe.
This 7,200 seat venue is part of a larger 374,000 square foot fairground called The Ranch. The event center hosts a variety of top touring shows and events, and is also home to the Colorado Eagles hockey team and the Colorado Crush indoor football team.
Candlelight Dinner Playhouse brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "dinner and a show". Enjoy a delicious meal while watching a musical, concert or other live performance. This dinner theater really does bring Broadway to your own backyard.
A family-owned business for 4 generations, the Colorado Cherry Company offers delicious products made from local fruits and ingredients, including cider, jams, fruit spreads, syrups, marinades, and of course, their famous cherry pies.
Experience art and history up close at the Loveland Museum/Gallery, the only accredited institution in Northern Colorado. The museum hosts a variety of history exhibits and world-class art exhibitions, plus lots of family events, classes and programs!
Unleash your artistic side at Studio Vino, where paint, wine and shopping collide. Follow step-by-step instructions from an artist to create your own masterpiece painting, while enjoying the studio’s relaxing atmosphere with friends and a glass of wine!
Step back in time at Timberlane Farm Museum! It is here where you’ll experience the heritage of the Big Thompson Valley dating back to 1860 through educational tours, events, and exhibits. This is a fun and interactive learning experience for all ages!
The 4th Street Chophouse is a 1930s style restaurant that serves an upscale menu featuring quality steaks and seafood items. Located in Historic downtown Loveland, this is a great place for a date night or your next private event.
You can find a bit of everything on the food menu and a wide selection of drinks at the Pourhouse in the heart of Loveland. Pourhouse has live music performances four nights a week and the longest happy hour in Loveland!
Voted the #1 Restaurant in Loveland on Trip Advisor, Door 222 is known for their tapas and unique cocktails. With a strong focus on giving back to the community, Door 222 donates a portion of specific menu items to local non-profits.
Make your day mo’ betta with a visit to Mo’ Betta Gumbo, featuring Cajun and Creole cuisine, and a taste of southern comfort and hospitality. Enjoy live music nights and happy hour cocktails in the space decked out in New Orleans decor.
Locally owned and operated for over 25 years, Nordy's Bar-B-Que and Grill is arguably one of the best BBQ restaurants in Northern Colorado. Their menu includes mouthwatering dishes like their Carolina Pork Sandwich, BBQ Cuban Sandwich, Catfish Po'Boy and more!
Voted the Best New Restaurant and Best New Business in 2015, Origins is certainly worth a visit. They specialize in artisan wood-fired pizza, paninis, bruschetta, and handcrafted gelato. Don’t miss their wine, craft cocktails and local brews on tap!
While Colorado is known for their craft beer scene, we are also home to many local distilleries, including the Dancing Pine Distillery in Loveland. Stop by for a tour and a tasting of their small-batch spirits like whiskey, rum, gin, vodka and more.
Looking to relax with a glass of wine and good company? Look no further than Generations Wine & Martini Bar, who specializes in local Colorado microbrews and spirits. Come hungry and grab a bite from their delicious menu offerings.
Loco Artisan Coffee House is an artsy coffee house serving up Brewsworthy Coffee from their shop that doubles as an art gallery. Couple your drink with a sweet pastry sourced from various local bakeries and businesses.
As an independent, family-owned brewery, Loveland Ale Works is passionate about brewing small batch, hand-created beers made with the best ingredients. Its' location is ideal as it's situated in downtown Loveland amidst all the local shops and restaurants.&...
Make yourself at home at Loveland Coffee Company, by curling up by their fireplace, sinking into their comfortable sofas, or bringing your dog along on the outdoor patio. Order one of their exceptional coffee or espresso drinks and the scene is complete!
The Coffee Tree is dedicated to serving exceptional fair-trade coffee that is freshly roasted on-site. This specialty shop is perfect for your morning on-the-go fix or enjoying a quiet afternoon in their cafe. This truly is “where good things grow."
5 Star Nails & Spa is a high-end professional nail spa offering a variety of services perfect for celebrating a special occasion. This is the perfect place to bring the girlfriends or a wedding party, or simply to relax in their luxurious atmosphere.
Glowing Skin offers a variety of skin care services to make you feel rejuvenated. Treat yourself to a relaxing facial, hair removal or waxing service, microdermabrasion or any of their other effective skin therapies and treatments.
Lei Shea’s Hair Salon is a full-service hair salon providing everything you might need — including haircuts, coloring, color corrections, hair extensions, waxing, and spray tanning! They also offer wedding hair and makeup services, and even photoshoots.
Take your health and overall well-being to new heights at Massage Heights in Centerra. They offer a variety of massage and facial skin therapy options perfect for your lifestyle. Relax, unwind and rejuvenate your body at Massage Heights!
Voted Loveland's Best Salon in 2009, 2011, and 2012, Shear NV Salon offers the latest trends in haircut and styles, color services, waxing, eye brow tinting and more! Locally owned and operated, their skilled stylists have 70 years of combined experience.
With full services for both men and women, TEN Salon and Spa is committed to providing the best experience when it comes to hair care, message, skin care, nail care and waxing. They also offer Botox, a wide range of product lines and more!
CrossFit provides constantly varied stimulus using functional movements performed at a high intensity, to help you achieve fitness through exercise. With a supportive community, CrossFit 970 provides a variety of programs to help you meet your fitness goals.
Achieve your health goals at this premier fitness center. Fitness 19 provides a quality environment to work out using their cardio equipment, free weights, circuit training equipment, and lockers. The kids can play in the kids room during your workout!
Providing the ultimate workout experience, Gold’s Gym can help you achieve your fitness goals! Build endurance, lose weight, and become more healthy at their state-of-the art fitness facility. And their experienced staff are always ready to provide workout tips and...
Loveland Athletic Club offers a wide range of services, including their cardio facility, personal trainers, CrossFit Cortex, bootcamps, group classes, massage therapy, a dry sauna, and more. They also have an on-site daycare for busy parents!
Loveland Yoga & Core Fitness applies the techniques of Strength Yoga, created by owner Christi Sullivan. Her classes integrate the science of strength training to bridge the gap between rehabilitation, yoga, strength and conditioning.
Miramont’s Centerra location has served the Loveland area since 2010, offering a variety of cardio machines, strength training equipment, personal and small group training, and a number of group fitness classes. Get moving at Miramont Lifestyle Fitness!
JAX Outdoor Gear - Ranch & Home offers everything you need and everything you want all in one store. This is a Northern Colorado favorite for its selection of clothing, footwear, outdoor gear, home items, ranch and animal supplies, and coffee and homemade fudge!
You can shop 'til you drop without breaking the bank at the Outlets at Loveland. Offering discounted items from major retailers like J.Crew, Coach and Under Armour, this outdoor shopping center provides a guilt-free shopping experience for everyone.
Discover unique vintage apparel at Vintage Willows, offering affordable and one-of-a-kind women’s clothing on their online site and at two brick-and-mortar locations. Choose from a combination of new and vintage items to make your wardrobe stand out!
Whether you're hosting an event, like a wedding or birthday party, or are simply looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, stop by "B" Sweet Cupcakes to try one of their delicious gourmet cupcakes. Follow them on Facebook to see what flavors are available daily...
Cupcake Libations is not your grandma's recipe. Why? They infuse their cupcakes with your favorite libation! Flavors include Merlot Chocolate Plum, Mojito, Linda's Mimosa and more. If you prefer a non-alcoholic treat, there are plenty of options as well.
Dairy Delite has been around for nearly 40 years and will make you feel like a kid again when you try their soft serve ice cream and treats. With a variety of flavors to choose from, it's the perfect place to enjoy a warm summer day.
Donut Haus Bakery has been making some of the best donuts in Northern Colorado for decades. You’ll feel at home in their cozy shop, where you’ll find cakes, coffee, espresso drinks, breakfast burritos and sandwiches, and of course — donuts!
If you're craving an authentic frozen treat, look no further than Paciugo Gelato & Caffe. Their selection of handcrafted gelato and sorbet will surely set your taste buds free. They also serve coffee and artisanal beverages to round out the experience.
TCBY is loved all across the nation — for their soft serve yogurt and delectable toppings, hand-scooped yogurt, smoothies, and wonderful customer service. Treat yourself to something sweet with The Country’s Best Yogurt right here in Loveland.