Introduction to Lafayette, Colorado
Lafayette was established in the year 1888 by Mary Miller, who named the city after her husband, Lafayette Miller; the Millers were the first settlers in this region, who used the land mostly for farming purposes. Lafayette was officially incorporated into the state in 1890.
Lafayette and nearby Attractions
- Barbour Ponds State Park
- Astor House Museum
- Lafayette Public Library
- Colorado Governor's Mansion
- Colorado Historical Society
Things To Do In Lafayette
The city has a number of historical sites including Fort Vasquez, an important trading center for Native Americans. There are also more than 40 museums in and around the city. The residents celebrate the Peach Festival in the month of August every year. There are also a number of local libraries maintained by the state government. The city is home to a number of parks including the City Park and the Eldorado Canyon State Park.
The closest airport to the city is the Denver International Airport.
Lafayette Higher Education
College level education is available at the Aims Community College, Colorado Christian University, and University of Colorado - Denver.