A new educational destination in Denver

CSU Spur is free and open to the public (starting in January 2022), taking all of the cool things that happen at CSU Fort Collins, CSU Pueblo, and CSU Global and bringing them to life, with doors wide open. 

CSU Spur brings experiential education to the public in its three buildings: Vida, Terra, and Hydro

At CSU Spur, we want to share amazing things about water, food, and health, show you why they are important topics, and then inspire you to know more!

VIDA

Line drawing of Vida

Vida focuses on animal and human health, with equine-assisted services, a donor-subsidized veterinary clinic for companion animals, horses walking on underwater treadmills, and more!

TERRA

Line drawing of Terra

Terra focuses on food and agriculture, with rooftop greenhouses, a food lab, a teaching and commissary kitchen, vertical gardens, and more!

HYDRO

Line drawing of Hydro

Hydro focuses on water, with Denver Water’s water quality laboratory, a connection to the South Platte River, event space, artist studios, a farm-to-table cafe and more!

Spur is a platform

CSU Spur will host programming from many partners — so every time you come to Spur, expect something new!

Four female veterinarians hold puppies

Spur is a platform

CSU Spur will host programming from many partners — so every time you come to Spur, expect something new!

National Western Center or CSU Spur?

CSU Spur is a campus-within-a-campus — the campus of the larger National Western Center.

The National Western Center is a 250-acre redevelopment project that will host the National Western Stock Show annually and be a year-round destination for concerts, conferences, farmers markets, and more.

Rendering of the National Western Center main plaza

National Western Center or CSU Spur?

CSU Spur is a campus-within-a-campus — the campus of the larger National Western Center.

The National Western Center is a 250-acre redevelopment project that will host the National Western Stock Show annually and be a year-round destination for concerts, conferences, farmers markets, and more.

Blue Spur logo

See CSU Spur for yourself

A strong partnership yesterday, and tomorrow

CSU’s history with the National Western Stock Show goes back to the first show in 1906. Back then, CSU Fort Collins closed campus for students to attend the show, and the college won so many awards that it was banned from competing — a ruling that luckily wasn’t enforced.

CSU System and the Stock Show have always had a strong partnership, and the future is even stronger.