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Black American West Museum and Heritage Center

Black American West Museum and Heritage Center
Denver, Colorado, 80205
Started in 1971 by a Denver barber, the Museum contains a remarkable collection of items used by black pioneers in the West. It is housed in the former home of Justina Ford, the first licensed black woman doctor in Colorado.

Buffalo Bill Memorial Museum

Buffalo Bill Memorial Museum
Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado, 80401
William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody was famous for his "Wild West" shows. On June 3, 1917, Cody was buried on Colorado's Lookout Mountain in Golden, west of the city of Denver, on the edge of the Rocky Mountains, overlooking the Great Plains.

Cedar Tree Arch (Rainbow Arch)

Cedar Tree Arch (Rainbow Arch)
Mack, Colorado
Cedar Tree Arch (also known as Rainbow Arch) has a span of 76 feet and an opening height of 43 feet.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, 80906
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo was founded in 1926 by philanthropist Spencer Penrose to house his growing collection of exotic animals. It is one of only two mountain zoos in the United States.

Colorado National Monument

Colorado National Monument
Mesa County, Colorado
A semi-desert environment high on the Colorado Plateau, the area hosts a wide range of wildlife, including pinyon pines, juniper trees, ravens, jays, Desert Bighorn Sheep, and coyotes.

Colorado State Capitol

Colorado State Capitol
Denver, Colorado, 80203
The Colorado State Capitol is the home of the Colorado legislature and the offices of the Colorado Governor and Lt. Governor. Real gold was incorporated into the dome to commemorate the Colorado Gold Rush.

Denver Art Museum

Denver Art Museum
Denver, Colorado, 80204
Located in Denver's Civic Center, the museum is known for its collection of American Indian art, and has a comprehensive collection numbering more than 60,000 works from across the world.

Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument
Moffat County, Colorado
This park contains fossils of dinosaurs. The rock layer enclosing the fossils is a ancient river bed from the Jurassic Period. The dinosaurs and other ancient animals were carried by the river system which eventually entombed their remains.

Dotsero Crater

Dotsero Crater
Dotsero, Eagle County, Colorado, 81637
Dotsero is a 700 meter wide by 400 meter deep maar volcano (broad, low relief crater). Erupting approximately 4200 years ago, it is the youngest volcano in Colorado. It is currently dormant.

Republic Plaza

Republic Plaza
Denver, Colorado
Rising 717 feet (218 m), the Republic Plaza is currently the tallest building in Denver, the state of Colorado and the entire Rocky Mountain region of the United States. It was built in 1984, and contains 56 floors.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park
Colorado
Rocky Mountain National Park encompasses approximately 265,770 acres of land in Colorado's northern Front Range. The park is split by the Continental Divide, which gives the eastern and western portions of the park a different character.

Wells Fargo Center

Wells Fargo Center
Denver, Colorado, 80203
The building has a unique type of architecture and is known as the "Cash Register Building" and sometimes as the "Mailbox Building." This building is 698 feet (213 meters) in height and has 52 floors.

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Top 10 Most Popular Colorado Landmarks

  1. Cedar Tree Arch (Rainbow Arch)
  2. Rocky Mountain National Park
  3. Colorado National Monument
  4. Dotsero Crater
  5. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
  6. Republic Plaza
  7. Dinosaur National Monument
  8. Wells Fargo Center
  9. Black American West Museum and Heritage Center
  10. Colorado State Capitol

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