When word got out that Buc-ee's would be bringing a location to Colorado, it nearly broke the internet. That location opened in mid-March of 2024 in Johnstown, right off the interstate.

It has over 100 fuel pumps outside and is very large on the inside, but is Buc-ee's worth all the frenzied excitement it brought to the Centennial State?

Buc-ee's in Colorado
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After months of construction and months of eager anticipation, Buc-ee's Colorado location opened at 6 a.m. on March 18, 2024. That morning, there wasn't a parking spot to be found; there was so much excitement.

Who Will be Stopping at the Buc-ee's in Johnstown, Colorado?

It would seem like most people traveling along I-25 on a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park will be stopping in. Locals may stop in on their way to have a day at Carter Lake, as well. Will people from Berthoud and Johnstown be visiting regularly? That's hard to say.

RELATED: 10 'Must-Get' Items at Colorado's Buc-ee's

For the grand opening, there were people waiting since the evening before. Whether they had been to a Buc-ee's before, or they were going for their very first time, hundreds and hundreds of people flooded the new store.

Should Johnson's Corner be Concerned?

Though Buc-ee's is huge, the one thing they definitely do not have is a sit-down restaurant, like at Johnson's Corner. So, for travelers who really want to take a break and not just shop, Johnson's Corner will be the place to go.

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Is Buc-ee's Worth All the Hype That It's Brought?

Before we discuss whether it's worth all the hype, let's take a look at Colorado's Buc-ees.

Buc-ee's in Colorado

Texas-born Buc-ee's has arrived in Johnstown, Colorado. Over 100 fuel pumps outside, and 74,000 square feet of "Buc-ee's" inside.

Gallery Credit: Dave Jensen

MORE Buc-ee's: 10 Items You Must Get at Buc-ee's

Most items on the list won't last long, but a couple you can keep in the cupboard for a substantial amount time; break them out for guest: "Oh, yes, we got this at Buc-ee's, right after they opened. Well, it wasn't RIGHT after they opened, that would have been crazy."

Gallery Credit: Dave Jensen