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Western Eagle County Metro Rec District (WECMRD) facilities are the perfect place to visit when vacationing in the Vail area. With indoor pools, water slides, drop in gymnastics for little ones, trampolines, skate parks, soccer fields, ice skating, and so much more, there is something for everyone! Visit wecmrd.org to learn more and see our drop-in and program schedules.

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Imagination Station

Vail Rec District’s Imagination Station, a thoughtful play space, features a play wall to integrate physical and cognitive learning, a hyperbolic funnel that models the planetary motion, and a health clinic that promotes imaginative play where children can provide care for dogs, cats and babies.

The Art Studio is open every day with projects you can create and have as keepsakes of the fun you had in Vail! Paint Your Own Pottery is available every day and other projects are on a rotating schedule. Click here for schedule

Come and play on the two HTC Vive virtual rooms. One room dedicated to active play where you can slice fruit with ninja swords, box without getting hit and many other options. One room is dedicated to artistic and thoughtful play where you can paint in three dimensions, build contraptions for rolling a ball down a hill, or visit anywhere on planet earth.

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You don’t have to be a local to enjoy our four libraries. The Vail Public Library offers library cards for visitors. In addition to books, there’s a robotics section and 3-D printers as well.

A community center, the Vail Public Library also has free concerts and a healthy living series with activities like yoga in the park.

The Eagle Valley Library District has locations in Avon, Eagle and Gypsum. Free story times throughout the week cater to children with sessions in both English and Spanish.

Activity Providers

Sure, Vail is world-renowned for its skiing and snowboarding, but the Vail Valley offers plenty beyond vast bowls of bluebird powder days and grippin' groomers. Whether you prefer your adventure water-drenched, iced, air-borne, cliff-side, cycled, motorized or snowy out mountain recreation covers it- and much, much more.

Restaurants and Bars

In the Vail Valley, eating isn't merely sustenance - it's an important part of the lifestyle. From fine dining hotspots to casual comforts, it's not hard to find great food. Colorado is known for their locals breweries, distilleries and even wineries. Come sample a taste of Colorado and even international spirit favorites.

Vail Valley Events

Ski terrain and wonderful snow put the Vail Valley on the map, but it's more than just a ski resort. The calendar is packed with events that are a big part of the Vail Valley's culture. From outdoor concerts at the Ford Amphitheater to bull riding at the rodeo, it's easy to stay busy.