Home of the Cache la Poudre River
National Heritage Area


New Program:

Study Outdoors, Learn Outdoors (SOLO) Field Trip Program


Featured Project:

Lifting Voices from the Shadows

PROMOTE a variety of historical and cultural opportunities.
ENGAGE people in their river corridor.
INSPIRE learning, preservation, and stewardship.

Did you know that Disneyland's Main Street USA was inspired by beautiful Old Town Fort Collins?

"Yeah, I was born in that little town... Fort Collins, Colorado. My dad owned a newspaper there, the Fort Collins Express Courier, and I grew up there. It was a very prosperous town. We had banks that looked like banks, you know, and there was a Victorian city hall. I was born in 1911 and these buildings were around when I was a kid. When I started working on Main Street, I had photographs of Fort Collins taken. I showed them to Walt and he liked them very much. Disneyland's City Hall was copied from Fort Collins... so was the Bank building and some of the others." - Harper Goff

Read more about this Legend of Larimer County at: history.fcgov.com/legends/disney

Photos courtesy of Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

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November 24, 2020

Support Poudre Heritage Alliance on Colorado Gives Day!

Our Mission

The Poudre Heritage Alliance serves the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area, providing current and future generations the opportunity to understand and celebrate the area by careful planning and facilitation of educational programs and related amenities in collaboration with residents, private sector and government entities.