Introduction to Superior, Colorado
Superior, a statutory town located in the Boulder and Jefferson counties, has a history of coal mining; the town was named after its ‘superior’ quality of coal. It was founded in 1896, as the mines had been developed a few years earlier. The mines closed in 1945 but the name was kept. Later, the town developed into a ranching and farming community. Superior was incorporated into the state in 1904.
Superior and nearby Attractions
- Colorado Governor's Mansion
- Butterfly Pavilion
- Boulder Public Library
- Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
- Eldorado Canyon State Park
Things To Do In Superior
Superior has large number of museums and libraries and offers a variety of recreational opportunities. The Butterfly Pavilion exhibits free-flying butterflies; they also feature an insect center and a chrysalis viewing area. There are also a number of parks in the area. In addition, there are many historical sites such as the Colorado Governor's Mansion, Colorado State Capitol, and others.
The closest airport to the city is the Denver International Airport.
Superior Higher Education
Post-secondary schools in the area include Aims Community College, Regis University, and Arapahoe Community College.