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All About Colorado

by Mary Ann Kelley

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

AME Program

AME is the Apprenticeship, Mentorship, Entrepreneurship program sponsored by CHEC, the Christian Home Educators of Colorado. "AME connects young homeschooled students and graduates to professionals, businessmen, and entrepreneurs to provide a life-integrated work experience focused on the character and future of that young person. Through our website database, seminars, and more, we help connect young people to prospective mentors in various business and ministry fields." Participation is not limited to Colorado residents.

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

H.I.P. Pocket Change - Colorado

Created by the US Mint

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

Colorado GhosttownsSt. Elmo, Hancock, Romley, Mary Murphy Mine, Vicksburg, and Winfield

Virtual field trip onlineThere are a number of ghost town areas in the "Fourteener" region of Colorado. Some are accessible by passenger vehicle, while many are accessible only by four-wheel drive. When exploring ghost town areas, be sure to take only pictures and leave with only memories. Most areas are private property and rockhounding and souvenir hunting are strictly prohibited. If posted, please only view from afar. Travel & recreate responsibly, and always tread lightly.

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad MuseumDurango

Virtual field trip online

Independence Ghost TownAspen

Virtual field trip onlineWelcome to the Independence Ghost Town e-tour. Drag across and/or click on areas of the map or on the map's legend below to learn more about the town's features. Dotted outlines represent collapsed structures.

More Colorado field trips ...

Thanks to for the state graphics

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