Located partway between Denver and Boulder on the “Technology Corridor”, Broomfield is home to several big-name tech companies. The area was originally known as “Zang’s Spur” in reference to a railway branch that served its grain fields in the late 19th century. Today, Broomfield is a popular residential area, with leafy parks and wildlife-filled grasslands to explore.
Things to do in Broomfield
Delve into the local history at the Broomfield Depot Museum, which occupies a building constructed in 1909 for the Colorado & Southern Railway. It appears as it would have during the 1920s and 1930s, with original artefacts and decor on display. Don’t miss the exhibit detailing how Broomfield marketed itself in the 1950s to become a thriving community.
You can hear the stories of veterans and learn about their time in service at the Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum, which was established in 2002 in the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library. It has since expanded with additional rooms that host a permanent collection of military uniforms, equipment and artefacts. Rotating exhibits on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are regularly showcased.
Children’s playgrounds and sporting facilities can be found in Broomfield Community Park, which is also home to an outdoor swimming pool complete with waterslides. Adjacent to the park is The Field Open Space, a large expanse of grassy fields traversed by hiking and cycling trails. It’s a popular destination for birdwatching and offers occasional sightings of coyotes.
Getting around Broomfield
Broomfield is a 30-minute drive from the centre of Denver and 35 minutes from Denver International Airport, which has flights to destinations across North America and Europe. Regular buses connect to Broomfield and travel through the city. Renting a car is the most convenient way of getting around the area.