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Denver, Colorado

"The Yearling"

A Rocky Mountain city provides a happy ending for a pinto pony and his Brobdingnagian red chair.
Denver, Colorado

Mile-High Steps at the Colorado State Capitol

The spot in the Mile-High City that's exactly 5,280 feet above sea level (at least for now).
Denver, Colorado

Denver Omelet Plaque

This sidewalk tribute honors Colorado's great culinary creation.
Denver, Colorado

The Miller Building

This was once the home of Gahan's Saloon, Denver's most storied speakeasy.
Denver, Colorado

Ralph Carr Memorial, Sakura Square

In a small Japanese garden off a busy Denver street, a memorial to a brave, principled politician.
Franktown, Colorado

Castlewood Canyon Dam Ruins

The remains of the dam that unleashed a 15-foot wall of water on Denver.
Calhan, Colorado

Paint Mines Interpretive Park

Wondrous sandstone hoodoos where Native Americans collected clay for pottery, 9,000 years ago.
Denver, Colorado

Hidden Elves at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

A small horde of mythical creatures lurk almost imperceptibly within the museum's wildlife dioramas.
Green River, Utah

Goblin Valley State Park

Bizarre lunar-like landscape with thousands of large stone "hoodoos."
Denver, Colorado

My Brother's Bar

Neal Cassady may still have an open tab at one of Denver's oldest watering holes.
Golden, Colorado

Sculptured House

This iconic science fiction house still looks like something from the future.
Boulder, Colorado

The Architect's Daughter at First United Methodist

When this 160-year-old church was being built, a stonemason included a hidden homage to his late daughter.
Boulder, Colorado

Valmont Butte

This now-abandoned outcrop is an important Native American spiritual site, overtaken by European settlers and mining pollution.
Longmont, Colorado

Saul the Sticker Ball

The world's largest sticker ball weighs in at a mighty 231 pounds.
Lafayette, Colorado

Vampire Grave of Lafayette

According to local legend, a tree grew from the stake that killed this alleged vampire. In reality, he probably died from influenza.
Broomfield, Colorado

Shep the Broomfield Turnpike Dog

The final resting spot of the Colorado Transportation Department's beloved unofficial mascot.
Broomfield, Colorado

Hypnotic Turtle DreamBox

This drive-by, rotating mini-gallery is nestled in the suburbs of Colorado.
Wahiawa, Hawaii

World's Largest Plant Maze

Race through the maze, get your name on the sign.
Morrison, Colorado

Walker Mansion Ruins

This massive home was constructed by one of the greatest conservationists in Colorado history.
Morrison, Colorado

Colorow's Cave

In the middle of a suburban Denver neighborhood is a cave that once provided solace for a prominent Ute chief and his family.
Littleton, Colorado

Bradford House II

A prehistoric rock shelter that's literally in someone's backyard.
Littleton, Colorado

Columbine Memorial

A memorial dedicated to the victims of the Columbine High School shootings.
Littleton, Colorado

Alfred Packer's Grave

Final resting place of a 19th century gold prospector and convicted cannibal.
Glendale, Colorado

Four Mile Historic Park

It's easy to forget what century it is as you wander this rustic homestead.