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Production Tours and Gift Shop

Watch as flat sheets of blank paper are transformed into beautiful, full-color cards. You'll feel the roar of printing presses, each the size of a school bus, as they crank out two sheets per second. Follow the production process through precise cutting equipment, the rush of automated batching, and super-fast machines that fold 500,000 envelopes in one shift!


Hours

Free Production Tour
Monday-Friday
10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm

Gift Shop
Monday-Friday
8am to 5pm


We will not be conducting tours the following dates:

2017
Monday, September 4
Thursday, November 23
Monday, December 25
Tuesday, December 26
Thursday, December 28
Friday, December 29

2018
Monday, January 1
Monday, February 19
Monday, May 28
Wednesday, July 4
Monday, September 3
Thursday, November 22
Monday, December 24
Tuesday, December 25
Thursday, December 27
Friday, December 28
Monday, December 31

The Gift Shop is open President's Day, Christmas Eve, and the day after Christmas.

No reservations required! Tickets are on a first come, first served basis. 

Maximum 20 people per tour.

Tour route approximately 45 minutes and one-half mile.

Free admission and parking.

Minimum age requirement: 5 years. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Group visits require 1 chaperone to 3 guests.

Service dogs, wheelchairs, and walkers are welcome!

Gift shop with discounted greeting cards and unique gifts

gift shop


Location

We are located in the Gunbarrel neighborhood of Boulder, just off Highway 119. Enter through the Museum entrance at 6055 Longbow Drive, Boulder. See directions below.

From Boulder
Take Foothills Parkway (CO-157) north, and continue onto the Diagonal Highway (CO-119) towards Longmont. Go 2.3 miles and turn right on N 63rd Street (CR-39 S). After 1.1 miles, turn right onto Longbow Drive. Go .4 miles; Leanin' Tree is located on the right. Please enter through the Museum and Visitor Entrance.

From Denver
Take I-25 north toward Fort Collins. Take exit #217 and merge onto US-36 W. Go 18.1 miles. Exit on Foothills Parkway (CO-157) toward CU Stadium. Go 5.0 miles. Continue on Diagonal Highway (CO-119). Go 2.3 miles and turn right on N 63rd Street (CR-39 S). After 1.1 miles, turn right onto Longbow Drive. Go .4 miles; Leanin' Tree is located on the right. Please enter through the Museum and Visitor Entrance.

From Longmont
Take the Diagonal Highway (CO-119) west towards Boulder. Turn left onto 63rd Street, proceed 1.1 miles, and turn right onto Longbow Drive. After .4 miles, you will find Leanin' Tree on the right. Please enter through the Museum and Visitor Entrance.


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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long is the tour?
A: The tour is approximately 45 minutes long, including a brief video covering the history of Leanin' Tree, as well as a half-mile walking tour of the plant.

Q: Do I have to make reservations for the tour?
A: No, the tours are conducted on a first come, first served basis. Groups of 20 people per tour.

Q: What if I want to bring a group of more than 20 people? Can I bring a few extra?
A: Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate groups larger than 20. We suggest splitting into smaller groups, and having one group enjoy the Museum and Sculpture Garden while the other group is on the plant tour.

Q: Can I take photos?
A: Photos of the production facility are prohibited.

Q: Do you have a café?
A: We do not have a café. We have vending machines available with snacks and beverages, and a list of nearby restaurants at the Gift Shop.

Enjoy a Tour Sneak Peek!