Introduction to Evans, Colorado
Named after the territorial governor, John Evans, the city was founded in 1867. Known as the ‘Queen City of the Platte,’ for a long time, Evans remained the only town in Colorado that allowed liquor and activities such as gambling. Incorporated in 1855, Evans is also known as the 'second' city of Weld County.
Evans and nearby Attractions
- Weld Library District-Centennial Park Branch
- Centennial Village Museum
- Fort Vasquez
- Boyd Lake State Park
- Winter Park
Things To Do In Evans
Evans offers a variety of recreational opportunities. The Barbour Ponds State Park, and the Boyd Lake State Park are ideal locations for a family day trip. For people interested in regional history, there are a number of museums including, Meeker Home Museum, and the Plumb Farm Learning Center. The city also offers access to historical sites like Fort Vasquez which was a fur trading post during the 1800s.
Air transportation is available from the Denver International Airport.
Evans Higher Education
Higher education opportunities are offered by the Aims Community College, Naropa University, and Colorado State University.