Loveland is the second most populous municipality in Larimer County and is approximately 46 miles north of Denver. There is a large population of artists in Loveland and host several foundries in the area. For decades people from across the world have sent their valentines to Loveland, Colorado, to be hand-stamped. Loveland is the Sweetheart City.
The city was founded in 1877 along the newly constructed line of the Colorado Central Railroad, near its crossing of the Big Thompson River. It was named in honor of William A.H. Loveland, the president of the Colorado Central Railroad.
Not to be confused with Loveland Ski Area (west of Denver) the town of Loveland actually rests north along the Front Range near Fort Collins. Colorado’s Sweetheart City has become famous for its Valentine’s Day love stamp program, but its bronze foundries and local art program are equally impressive.