Loveland, Colorado

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Written by Patrick J. Smith posted on Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

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Loveland, Colorado is in the northern Front Range of the Colorado Rockies near Fort Collins. It sometimes confused with Loveland Ski Area, nearer to Denver.

Loveland, Colorado (Loveland Chamber photo).

Known as the Sweetheart City, Loveland is famous for its Valentine’s Day love stamp program. It is also known for great artwork and artists. During Sculpture in the Park in August Loveland’s community of about 200 sculptors come out to in Benson Park to sell and show off their incredible work. In September, Loveland hosts the largest exhibit of prehistoric arrowheads in the U.S. during the Stone Age Fair.

Loveland is near the foothills and rivers or the Rockies, so biking, fishing, hiking and other outdoor activities are plentiful.

The Loveland restaurant scene offers up quite a selection, anything from the highest rated French restaurant in Colorado, to some great steak houses and tea rooms.

Population: 37,352 – Elevation: 4,982

Annual Events: Loveland Valentine Remailing Program, A Fair of the Heart(Craft Show), Studio Walk in Feb.; Annual Chamber Golf Tournament & Steak Fry, Old Timer’s Rodeo, Ethnic Food Fest in June; Independence Day Celebration in July; Larimer County Fair, Sculpture in the Park, Loveland Corn Roast Festival in Aug.; Stone Age Fair in Sept.; Pumpkin Festival in Oct.

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