Art Without Borders: The Museum of Outdoor Arts

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Residents, employees and visitors to City Center Englewood and the Greenwood Plaza business park are exposed to masterpieces of art every day at the Museum of Outdoor Arts, and most are pretty hard not to notice. The Museum of Outdoor Arts Enormous sculpted Marzocco Lions and Greek Temple Dogs fiercely guard street corners, three gossiping … Read more Art Without Borders: The Museum of Outdoor Arts

Colorado Springs: Pikes Peak and More

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From the 14,000-foot summit of America’s Mountain to the depths of nearby underground caverns, the Pikes Peak region of Colorado’s Front Range can be a cool place to play. The region’s official visitors’ guide lists no fewer than 50 attractions, but that doesn’t even scratch the surface for outdoors-loverswho want to hike, bike, camp, fish, … Read more Colorado Springs: Pikes Peak and More

Cross Orchards Historic Farm

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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 1900s. In its prime, the ranch was operated by the Red Cross Land and Fruit Company, and the orchard was … Read more Cross Orchards Historic Farm

Tour the Town of Frisco

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No matter where your travels bring you, no one would consider leaving without visiting the Main Street to get a feel of the area. This could be the reason that Frisco, CO is such a popular destination. Known as the Main Street of the Rockies, it’s a year round destination spot for Colorado residents and … Read more Tour the Town of Frisco

Two-Mile High Leadville: Rich with Mining History

Two-Mile High Leadville: Rich with Mining History 6

Feverish mining activity in the late 1800s put Leadville, Colorado on the map. Its rich mines of lead, gold, silver, and other ores produced billions during its heyday and turned many miners, like Silver King Horace Tabor into millionaires. In 1879, this mining magnate built Leadville the Tabor Opera House, which was once billed as … Read more Two-Mile High Leadville: Rich with Mining History

Montrose: Colorado’s Gateway to the Southwest

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If you’re headed to the Four Corners area of Colorado, chances are you’ll pass through Montrose. If so, take time to stop and appreciate this hospitable town with a few choice diversions. It’s the closest town to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, one of the nation’s newest national parks and worth a day of … Read more Montrose: Colorado’s Gateway to the Southwest

Kit Carson County Carousel: Take a Ride on History

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 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 County Commissioners purchased the Carousel in 1928 for $ 1,200, which included the delivery of the carousel to Burlington. Today, … Read more Kit Carson County Carousel: Take a Ride on History

Venture Back in Time to the Overland Trail

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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 a branch of the Oregon Trail in Nebraska. The Overland Trail followed the south bank of the South Platte River … Read more Venture Back in Time to the Overland Trail

7 Free Things To Do In Denver Before You Die

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 You don’t have to burst your bank account to have fun in the Mile High City. Denver has several free attractions and activities to offer. Here are our top seven free picks, coming straight from the natives. 16th Street Mall 16th Street between Wynkoop Street and Broadway Denver, Colorado 80202 303-534-6161 denver.com/16th-street-mall Let’s start with … Read more 7 Free Things To Do In Denver Before You Die

Five Boulder Attractions You Can Enjoy for Free

 Boulder, Colorado vacations in the summer provide a wide mix of things to do, many of which center on the outdoors. With weather at its best in the summer months, you can spend much of your time exploring this beautiful community and the nature that surrounds it, all without paying a single cent. And, on … Read more Five Boulder Attractions You Can Enjoy for Free

Leanin’ Tree Museum and Sculpture Garden of Western Art

6055 Longbow Drive Boulder, CO 80301 Phone: 1.303.729.3440 or 1.800.777.8716 x5 www.LeaninTreeMuseum.com   Boulder’s Leanin’ Tree Museum and Sculpture Garden of Western Art Enjoy our FREE museum exhibiting 250 paintings and 150 bronze sculptures by 100 artists. This is a magnificent private collection of America’s master painters and sculptors of the post 1950 era and … Read more Leanin’ Tree Museum and Sculpture Garden of Western Art

Aurora Activities: From Active to Artistic

There was a movie about the things you can do in Denver when you’re dead but a better question would be what can you do when you’re alive in Aurora?  Nestled in between Denver and Buckley Air Force Base and just south of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, this city offers a number … Read more Aurora Activities: From Active to Artistic

Leanin’ Tree Museum & Sculpture Garden

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Enjoy art, inspiration and free admission at the Leanin’ Tree Museum & Sculpture Garden of Western Art, considered by many to be the best western and wildlife art museum in Colorado. The museum sits nestled like a jewel before views of Long’s Peak and the Flatiron mountains of Boulder. Located 15 minutes from downtown Boulder … Read more Leanin’ Tree Museum & Sculpture Garden

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 is the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. Although not quite as … Read more University of Colorado Museum of Natural History: 4 Million Artifacts All for Free

Denver Art Museum: Pretty DAM Amazing

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“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, a few feet high, meditating in neat rows. Twenty-eight heads from old action figures and dolls suspended from the ceiling … Read more Denver Art Museum: Pretty DAM Amazing