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North Sterling State Park: A Boater’s Paradise

North Sterling State Park: A Boater’s Paradise

  This large, spacious reservoir on the high plains draws locals and tourists alike from May through September and waterfowl hunters during the hunting season. North Sterling State Park is a gateway to fun and…

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Shamrock Brewery – A Taste of Ireland in Pueblo Colorado

Shamrock Brewery – A Taste of Ireland in Pueblo Colorado

In my experience, few dining establishments can shine in presenting a wide menu of fabulous food, all prepared to perfection. Each chef seems to have their own specialty, and as you get acquainted with all…

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Denver Botanic Gardens: Year-Round Oasis

Denver Botanic Gardens: Year-Round Oasis

There is always something to be seen year-round at the Denver Botanic Gardens, even in wintertime, when more than a million gleaming lights turn the Capitol Hill complex into a fantasyland. Located off East 10th…

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Cross Orchards Historic Farm

Cross Orchards Historic Farm

Cross Orchards Historic Farm, tucked into the eastern edge of Grand Junction, is a working apple farm and historic site that gives visitors a glimpse of farming life in the Grand Valley in the early…

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Kit Carson County Carousel: Take a Ride on History

Kit Carson County Carousel: Take a Ride on History

 The historic Kit Carson County Carousel (also known as PTC #6) was built in 1905 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company for Elitch Gardens in Denver, where it operated every summer until 1928. The Kit Carson…

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Venture Back in Time to the Overland Trail

Venture Back in Time to the Overland Trail

Located on Highway 6, east of the South Platte River, the Overland trail commemorates the historic westward migration of gold seekers and early pioneers.The museum was named after the Overland trail stage route that was…

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Elitch Gardens: Holding a Lofty Place in Denver History

Elitch Gardens: Holding a Lofty Place in Denver History

“Not to see Elitch’s is not to see Denver.” That sign on the giant Ferris wheel greets guests as they enter the Elitch Gardens theme park in downtown Denver, which, in 2010, is marking its…

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Summer in Steamboat Springs: 7 Ways to Play

Summer in Steamboat Springs: 7 Ways to Play

One of the great joys of summer is getting outside and enjoying the sun. With its 300-plus days of sunshine, Colorado summers are as long as the mountains are tall, and one place to enjoy…

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Find Family-Friendly Fun in Colorado Springs

Find Family-Friendly Fun in Colorado Springs

While many Colorado towns were settled by miners and ranchers, the appeal of Colorado Springs, the second largest city in Colorado, was its climate and culture.  In the late 1800s, it was known as “Little…

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Gardening: A Four-Letter Word

Gardening: A Four-Letter Word

My wife grew up in Nebraska where the word “garden” is a verb and crops are produced in neat and tidy rows. Her mother had a backyard garden and the neighbors did, too, and they…

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Casa Bonita Restaurant: 8 Questions for a Diver

Casa Bonita Restaurant: 8 Questions for a Diver

Casa Bonita, a Mexican restaurant in Lakewood, Colorado, has been offering live entertainment, Acapulco-style divers and a performing gorilla (don’t worry, it’s a guy in a suit) since the 1970s. Dubbed the second-largest indoor restaurant…

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Snow Much Fun: Snow Mountain Ranch Packed Wth Adventure

Snow Much Fun: Snow Mountain Ranch Packed Wth Adventure

Remember sleep-away camp? Roasting marshmallows by the fire, bunking in log cabins, crafting leather belts, laughing in the dining hall with new-found friends… Picture your adult self at camp with your kids. Now add snow.…

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Winter in Leadville: Crystal Carnival

Winter in Leadville: Crystal Carnival

Leadville, Colorado, celebrates winter during the annual Crystal Carnival March 1-3, 2013, highlighted by the town’s time-honored tradition of ski joring, a unique winter sport combining horses and skiing. Since 1949, Leadville’s streets have been…

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University of Colorado Museum of Natural History: 4 Million Artifacts All for Free

Colorado, once inhabited by the stegosaurus and other oversized giants, has proved to be a paleontological jackpot. One place to take a prehistoric journey is, of course, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Another…

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Denver Art Museum: Pretty DAM Amazing

Denver Art Museum: Pretty DAM Amazing

“This is a fantastic exhibit — brilliant! There’s Pee-wee Herman!” We were in the Denver Art Museum’s Frederic C. Hamilton Building, standing in front of “Headless” by Michael Joo — 28 identical terracotta headless Buddhas,…

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Denver-Area Skateparks: 5 Places to Ride the Concrete Waves

With Colorado’s mountains and open plains, wave riders may experience ocean withdrawals in the beautiful landlocked state. But the Denver area offers an alternative sport experience. Boarders can trade surf for skate and head to…

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Red Feather Lakes: Northern Colorado’s Best-Kept Secret

  Your Red Feather Lakes Vacation Starts Here After two epic years of road-tripping across America by RV, we found our perfect spot for a summertime base camp in Red Feather Lakes near Fort Collins.…

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How These Ordinary Men Became the Worst Colorado Serial Killers

Colorado is known as one of the most beautiful states in America. It offers the visitors and residents a magical landscape of mountains, high plains, plateaus, canyons, rivers, and forests. However, the state is also…

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