If want to live a simple life away from the chaos of the city, the people of Strasburg are living your dream. The place has a peaceful and quiet rural atmosphere where life seems to be moving slowly. It doesn’t mean, however, that the place is a bore. Strasburg has its own way of showcasing the adventure side of the place while, at the same time, maintaining its rural way of life.
Situated in Adams and Arapahoe counties, Strasburg is a census-designated place with a total area of 20.82 square miles. In 2010, its population registered to a total of 2,447 residents.
Downtown Strasburg features a few shops, some casual restaurants and lodging facilities.
On August 15, 1870, Strasburg became the spot where the Kansas Pacific Railroads met, forming the First Transcontinental Railroad that connected the Atlantic Coast and the Pacific Coast. In 1908, a post office known as Strasburg began operation. The place was named after John Strasburg who was a railroad official.
Things to do in Strasburg
Comanche Crossing Museum – Explore Strasburg’s history in this 2.5 acres of grassy plains. The museum houses historic buildings full of artifacts, outdoor displays and more than 8,000 historic treasures that will surely bring your back in time.
Denver East / Strasburg KOA Campground – Open year round, this camp is just 50 miles from the base of the Rocky Mountains. Camp with family and friends and enjoy activities like biking and swimming. It also has basketball courts, game room and horseshoes. If you are feeling less energetic, enjoy a relaxing experience in their adults-only hot tub and heated pool. Amenities in the camp include WiFi, free cable TV, snack bar, firewood and a pavilion.
Strasburg Metropolitan Parks and Recreation District – An organized recreation district that offers a wide range of physical activities for all ages. Whether you want to engage in fitness or sports programs or outdoor recreation, Strasburg Parks and Recreation District has something to offer you.
Annual Strasburg Hometown Days – Held every second week of August every year, this festivity is a great opportunity for bonding with the family and meeting new people. A parade is one of the event’s highlights, which grew from 25 entries in 1970 to more than 100 entries in 2005. It also offers lots of fun activities for all ages like arts and crafts show, kid-friendly games, live entertainment, quilt show, rodeo, mud volleyball game, watermelon feed, and car show.