In 1897, a group of Texas teachers chose Boulder as the site for a Chautauqua - a family retreat focusing on culture, music, nature,
religion, and family activities. Boulder was chosen from its climate and beauty, and its Chautauqua (once part of a nation-wide
movement) is one of only three remaining in the country today. Boulder's Chautauqua (located below Green Mountain just off Baseline Road,
with a view of the stunning Flatirons) was completed on Independence Day, 1898, and includes an auditorium for concerts and other events
and a year-round dining hall.