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You don't have to be a hiker, a skier or a rock climber to experience Colorado's scenery. For a more laid-back glimpse at the mountainous landscape, head to the Leanin' Tree Museum of Western Art. This museum houses one of the largest privately owned collections of post-1950s Western-themed artwork. Along Leanin' Tree's walls you'll find everything from action-packed canvases portraying cowboy life to serene landscapes depicting the purple mountains majesty.
Recent visitors highly recommend taking a turn about the Leanin' Tree's sculpture garden, even if you aren't one for gallery-gazing. When you're not admiring the artwork or outdoor sculptures, reviewers suggest you take a free tour of the adjacent greeting card factory. Travelers also advised bringing some money as you'll be tempted to purchase some cards after taking a spin through the production process.
Sitting less than a mile east of the Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory in northeast Boulder, the Leanin' Tree Museum of Western Art opens its doors to visitors from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission to both the museum and the sculpture garden is free. Driving is the easiest way to get here. For more information, visit the museum website.
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