Tag: walking tour

Art Without Borders: The Museum of Outdoor Arts 1

Art Without Borders: The Museum of Outdoor Arts

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 bronze children giggle on the…

Historic Breckenridge: Explore Its Victorian Heritage 3

Historic Breckenridge: Explore Its Victorian Heritage

Historic Breckenridge, Colorado, well-known as a four-season playground for outdoor enthusiasts, takes its history seriously. The core area of the town itself is a National Historic District. The Breckenridge Welcome Center doubles as a two-story museum. Many of the 19th century homes are now museumsor designated historic sites. Tearing down historic buildings, even those in disarray, is illegal, and new…

Olympic Training Center: Going for the Gold in Colorado Springs 5

Olympic Training Center: Going for the Gold in Colorado Springs

Not everyone can afford to go to the Olympic Games. But fans still can get an Olympic thrill or two by visiting the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. You might even run into someone famous — or about to be famous. Check out the faces as these young athletes walk by. Do it politely, surreptitiously, but remember them….

A Mile High: What You Can Do at 5,280 Feet in Denver 6

A Mile High: What You Can Do at 5,280 Feet in Denver

At an elevation of 5,280 feet above sea level, Colorado’s capital city has an ear-popping altitude of one mile. Acclimate in the city for at least a day before heading into the high country, and you’ll find all sorts of “highs” inside the metro area. A few benchmarks in Denver hit the exact 5,280 feet of altitude point. After finding…

Ghost Lusters: Denver’s Haunted Capitol Hill

On the steps of the hallowed Colorado Capitol, we stand with historian Phil Goodstein, who is conducting a two-hour ghost walks tour through Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. “There is probably a no more evil, haunted and mischievous structure existing in this town,” Goodstein says. “Virtually from the time it opened in 1894, strange things have happened in this building.” Apparitions…

Summer in Telluride: 5 Ways to Play

Snow. Winter. Skiing. These are some of the best reasons to live in Colorado. But summer in the Colorado Rockies is even more magical. We have those few short weeks when we can don our shorts, savor the warm summer sun on our shoulders and play in the mountains to our hearts’ content. And one our favorite places to pass…

Sculpture on the Blue: Massive Art Exhibit in Breckenridge 9

Sculpture on the Blue: Massive Art Exhibit in Breckenridge

In summer, walk along the Blue River bike path in downtown Breckenridge, Colorado, and you’ll likely spot outdoor sculpture faster than you can find the first T-shirt shop. Impressive, considering the amount of cotton housed in the shops along Main Street. “Sculpture on the Blue,” a summer seasonal exhibit of massive art along the Blue River, includes pieces on loan…

Colorado’s Capitol: Take a Tour to Learn Its History

The shining gold dome of the Colorado Capitol in the mile-high city of Denver stands as a striking tribute to Colorado’s mining heritage and as a symbol of Denver’s victory as the heart of Colorado. Hundreds of visitors explore the Colorado Capitol each day to learn about the building’s history on free guided tours, or sit in the public balcony…

Reborn: Colorado Springs FAC is Stunning 12

Reborn: Colorado Springs FAC is Stunning

If you have not visited the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center recently, prepare to be stunned. Not just because of the exquisite new building — 48,000 square feet of glittering glass — but because the Taylor Museum’s permanent collection will finally see the light of day. Long buried in the dusty bowels of the FAC’s basement, 15,000 pieces of art…

Think Pink: Denver’s Race for the Cure

Pink fur, pink wigs, pink boas and pink hats fill the Denver streets en masse. It can only mean one thing: the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is here. As one of the country’s largest Race for the Cure, 60,000-plus Denverites come together for this event to show their commitment to eradicating breast cancer as a life-threatening disease….