What to do and see in Lafayette, United States: The Best Places and Tips

August 5, 2017 Ying Subia

The City of Lafayette /ˌlɑːfɪˈjɛt/ is a Home Rule Municipality located in Boulder County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 24,453 at the 2010 United States Census.
Restaurants in Lafayette

1. Waneka Lake Park

1600 Caria Drive, Lafayette, CO 80026
Excellent
62%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 51 reviews

Waneka Lake Park

Reviewed By Lynne T - Denver, Colorado

Waneka Lake has a walking trail that goes completely around the lake and provides wonderful scenery. I went to this lake to check out the possibility of paddle boarding. They have a rental facility for boards, but the park does not allow you to put in your own craft. Disappointing. I will probably rent there some day. But will go to other lakes for now.

2. The Broomfield Bay Aquatic Park

250 Lamar St, Broomfield, CO 80020-2496 +1 303-464-5520
Excellent
70%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 58 reviews

The Broomfield Bay Aquatic Park

Reviewed By LateLate77 - Cork, Ireland

Visited here lately and had a fantastic day out. The slides are brilliant. The lifeguards were really vigilant and they were at the top and bottom of slides so it felt really safe. The price was good and the bathrooms were lovely and clean. Would highly recommend this pool!

3. Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center

6252 W 104th Ave, Westminster, CO 80020-4107 +1 303-469-5441
Excellent
62%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 602 reviews

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center

The first stand-alone non-profit invertebrate zoo in the nation.

Reviewed By BILL W - Gunnison, Colorado

Butterfly Pavilion takes you right into to the forest/jungle habitat so that you can see the butterflies in all stages of their development. They are flying about so that you can see them in their natural habitat. There is also an area where the staff can show and tell about insects and one can even handle them.

4. WOW! Children's Museum

110 N Harrison Ave, Lafayette, CO 80026-2336 +1 303-604-2424
Excellent
67%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 33 reviews

WOW! Children's Museum

Reviewed By Ann G - Wausau, Wisconsin

We really enjoyed spending a morning at the Children's Museum. There were so many areas for the kids to explore, pretend, imagine, and interact with the exhibits. We had 4 children and 6 adults, so lots of us to watch the kids. Exhibits varied from using paintbrushes to uncover a dinosaur skeleton, to a doctor's office, a sand box, and more. Some were great for little ones to sit and play. Others offered more learning by interacting with music, or putting on a play in costume. Great place!

5. Gravity Brewing

1150 Pine St, Unit B, Louisville, CO 80027-1463 +1 303-544-0746
Excellent
50%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Gravity Brewing

Reviewed By B K - Boulder, Colorado

The place is large compared to all the garage pop-up breweries/tap rooms. Very family friendly with a pool table, ping pong and plenty
Of board games. Oh, did I mention the beer? Awesome , with plenty of variety. They host community pot lucks every so often also. I think they're doing a wonderful job at running a business. Beer to go as well.

6. FlatIron Crossing Mall

1 W Flatiron Crossing Dr, Broomfield, CO 80021-8881 +1 720-887-7467
Excellent
51%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 102 reviews

FlatIron Crossing Mall

Reviewed By AdventureTripping - Denver, Colorado

Good variety of mall stores. Crowded during this holiday season. Walking trails are nice. There are huge prairie dog holes. These critters are kind of aggressive, yapping at me to move.

7. Lafayette Collectibles and Flea Market

130 E Spaulding St, Lafayette, CO 80026-2148 +1 303-665-0433
Excellent
51%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

Lafayette Collectibles and Flea Market

Reviewed By Monica E - Lafayette, Colorado, United States

The flea market has been a lafayette staple for as long as I have lived here--25 years. It has changed over the years and prices have started to creep up. But it is a huge space with individual kiosks and you really have to shop around inside the place. For example, the most obvious book dealer is way more expensive than the tucked-out-of-sight vendor in the back who has some books. I have found amazing books for my research and for my pleasure reading.

I have furnished a lot of my house over the years from this place, too. I do wish there was a bit less tchotchke and more furniture and big items, but there you go.

8. Louisville Farmers Market

824 Front St, Louisville, CO 80027-1850
Excellent
49%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Louisville Farmers Market

Reviewed By William H

But the place to go for fresh veggies and music on a Saturday morning. We always get a $10 bag of fruits and veggies. Plus late breakfast. Go earlier for a less crowded experience. They often have a live band playing. They don't have the selection that you can find at the Boulder FM, and it is less of a "scene". But you can find what FM's started out being. Local and Fresh.

9. Timewarp Escape

125 N Harrison Ave, Lafayette, CO 80026-2335 +1 303-952-9523
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 9 reviews

Timewarp Escape

You're stuck in a 1980s time warp. Your group has 60 minutes to get through four rooms and find clues that will unlock doors, open padlocks, and hack into computer systems. Your goal is to get "back to the future". Whether you're celebrating a birthday, going out on a date, doing something Rad with friends or looking for some non-dorky team building - this is a totally righteous adventure.

Reviewed By Aislinn E

We went through the Timewarp Escape Room and loved it! It was our first experience doing an escape room and I had no idea they were so fun. The clues were so fun to figure out especially trying to solve them within the time limit. The front area is full of 80's memorabilia and video games, such a fun trip into the past.

10. Tilt Pinball

544 County Rd, Louisville, CO 80027-1828 +1 303-997-9548
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 6 reviews

Tilt Pinball

Tilt Pinball is a vintage arcade and bar located in historic downtown Louisville. We feature over 20 pinball machines, lots of old school video games, pool, air hockey , skee ball, bubble hockey, and more. Our bar features local Colorado craft brews and hand-crafted cocktails. The atmosphere is family friendly during the day and early evenings.

Reviewed By 2kidsTraveler - Boulder, Colorado

If you like it, you'll love it, if you don't...game over. [Note that I've only visited the lower level and I understand there is also an upstairs.]

This is a subterranean lair filled with arcade classics extending well beyond Pac-Man and Donkey Kong. There is a solid wall of pinball which includes brand new machines. If you so choose, you can time travel through the reigning arcade options of the past decade by decade including air hockey and a bubble dome hockey table. And there's alcohol! Friends who aren't into the games and don't mind the arcade ambiance can stay at the bar, pilot the jukebox, or hang in a couch filled corner.

Tilt has definitely leveled up since its previous life on Front Street ended. Front street was like going to a cool garage, this is like jacking into the throw-back room in the Oasis.

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