Estes Park is surrounded on four sides by nationally protected land, ensuring it will always retain its mountain village charm. The location and history truly make Estes Park a one-of-a-kind destination. Travelers can experience an array of activities including the town's mom-and-pop shops, a vintage movie theater, classic cabins, local parades and celebrations, and so much more.


Main Street in Estes Park takes on a quaint, charming feel as guests and locals stroll up and down the street, peeking into small shops offering an amazing variety of goods from handcrafted western arts to unique giftware and fine apparel. Estes Park boasts more than 300 shops displaying treasures from around the world, the region, and the village. Kids can enjoy some old-fashioned candy or a heaping scoop of homemade ice cream, and parents can take in the local shops, which include antique stores, art galleries, bookstores, cigars and tobacco, furniture, jewelry, and crafts, among others.


Visitors can become a "local" by participating in any number of festivals and celebrations, and joining the local music scene. The community gives an inviting, laid-back vibe, and the locals welcome everyone to participate. When people think ‘Main Street America,' the picture in their mind will look much like a postcard of Estes Park's downtown area. The idyllic nature of the town provides the same charm for guests year after year and a true Americana experience.