Fort Morgan, a full-service city of 11,000 located 75 miles northeast of Denver, is a commercial and recreational hub for Northeast Colorado.
Fort Morgan is known widely as the boyhood home of renowned Big Band leader Glenn Miller, but its musical heritage dates back much further and continues today. Community bands started in the early 20th century, and the local Morgan Community College now sponsors several performing groups including the MCC Jazz Ensemble, MCC Platte Valley Band and Morgan County Chorale.
Performances by these groups and many others take place in the new Dahms-Talton Band Shell, dedicated in May 2014 at City Park in historic downtown. Next to City Park is the Fort Morgan Library and Museum, where a major renovation of the museum will be completed later in the year.
Just north of Interstate 76 is Riverside Park, the crown jewel of a city parks system that includes nine parks with 65 acres or irrigated turf. Riverside features a 300-acre primitive area with nature trails along the South Platte River, which is home to wildlife like eagles, hawks, deer and coyotes, as well as a variety of migratory birds. Riverside Park also includes playing fields, a community swimming pool, playground, duck pond, RV camping and picnic shelters.
A little farther north is the Quail Dunes at Fort Morgan Golf Course, a scenic 18-hole course overlooking the river and the city. Quail Dunes features terrain ranging from tree-lined fairways to rolling hills, accommodating all levels of golf skill.
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