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All About Colorado

State Facts

Colorado was the 38th state to join the union. It became a state on August 1, 1876.

State facts about Colorado

Capital - Denver

Abbreviation - CO

Nickname - Centennial State, Colorful Colorado

Motto - Nil sine Numine - Nothing without Providence

Song - Where the Columbines Grow

Bird - Lark Bunting

Flower - Rocky Mountain Columbine

Insect - Colorado Hairstreak Butterfly

Area - approximately 104,100 square miles

Websites for studying about Colorado

Colorado State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Colorado

A to Z Kids Stuff - Colorado

Fun Educational Activities

The 50 States - Colorado

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Colorado

Mr. - Colorado

Mr. Donn has been online for as long as I can remember and he has one of the largest collections of social studies resources available. This is his collection of Colorado resources.

Explore the States - Colorado

From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.

50 - Colorado

Facts & Trivia about Colorado - Colorado

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Colorado

Awesome America - Colorado

Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Colorado.

Colorado Map/Quiz Printout

Colorado State Quarters Coloring Pages

In 1999, the United States Mint began striking a new quarter about every ten weeks to honor one of the 50 states—that is, five new quarters every year—until the program ended. The quarters were struck in the same order as the states' birthdays.

Historic Morrison, Colorado

During its life, however, the railroad was Morrison's lifeblood. It carried building stone and other products of Morrison's quarries into Denver, brought tourists to the town and to nearby Red Rocks Park, and made Morrison a supply center for growing communities in the canyons and mountains to the west, as well as to the ranches east along the Bear Creek Valley.

Colorado Virtual Library

Web searches for kids by librarians

Kids Discovery Page

From Colorado Parks and Wildlife

State of Colorado Student Pages


Colorado Fun for Kids


Colorado's family guide from Colorado Resort NetKids Activities, Education Guide, and Parent Resources.

Colorado's Kids and Student Page

History - Past and Present People

Colorado Virtual Field Trips

More Colorado field trips ...

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US News & World Report, Forbes, KQED, HuffPost,, Money, Healthline Parenthood, Family Education, Parents, Scholastic