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Bear Creek Regional Park

Bear Creek Regional Park
Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, 80906
Bear Creek Regional Park and Nature Center is a regional park located in Colorado Springs, Colorado that has trails for hiking, horseback riding, running and cycling. Within the park is a nature center and the El Paso Park Headquarters.

Black American West Museum and Heritage Center

Black American West Museum and Heritage Center
Denver, Denver County, 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.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument
Grizzly Ridge, Colorado
This unique and spectacular landscape was formed slowly by the action of water and rock scouring down through hard Proterozoic crystalline rock. No other canyon in North America has such narrow opening, sheer walls, and startling depths.

Boulder Creek

Boulder Creek
Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado
Boulder Creek is a 31.4-mile-long (50.5 km) creek draining the Rocky Mountains to the west of Boulder, Colorado, as well as the city itself and surrounding plains.

Boulder High School

Boulder High School
Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, 80302
Boulder High School is a high school in Boulder, Colorado. It is part of the Boulder Valley School District.

Boulder Reservoir

Boulder Reservoir
Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, 80301
Boulder Reservoir is located in the northern part of Boulder, Colorado. It stores water for the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, also called Northern Water, and for the City of Boulder.

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.

Chautauqua Auditorium

Chautauqua Auditorium
Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, 80302
The Chautauqua Auditorium is a wooden building constructed for the first season of the Colorado Chautauqua in 1898, and through the years has been a venue for many lectures, musical performances, and motion pictures both primitive and modern.

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
Fruita, 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 Springs Fine Arts Center

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, 80903
The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College is an arts center located just north of downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, 80903
The granite building with a domed clock tower was the El Paso County Courthouse building from 1903 to 1973.

Colorado State Capitol

Colorado State Capitol
Denver, Denver County, 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.

Coors Field

Coors Field
Denver, Denver County, Colorado, 80205
Coors Field is located in downtown Denver, Colorado and is the home field of the Colorado Rockies, the city's Major League Baseball franchise. It opened in 1995.

Denver Art Museum

Denver Art Museum
Denver, Denver County, 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.

Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
Littleton, Colorado, 80123
This 700 acre site, formerly called Chatfield Nature Preserve/Arboretum, includes open grassland areas, ten acres of wetlands, a stream, ponds, a dry land perennial garden and a display garden of plants from the West.

Denver Mint

Denver Mint
Denver, Denver County, Colorado
The Denver Mint is a branch of the United States Mint that struck its first coins on February 1, 1906. The mint is still operating and producing coins for circulation, as well as mint sets and commemorative coins.

Denver Zoo

Denver Zoo
Denver, Denver County, Colorado, 80205
The Denver Zoo is an 80-acre (32 ha) facility located in City Park of Denver, Colorado, United States. Founded in 1896, it is owned by the City and County of Denver and funded in part by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).

Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument
Dinosaur, Moffat County, Colorado, 81610
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.

Downtown Aquarium

Downtown Aquarium
Denver, Denver County, Colorado, 80211
Downtown Aquarium is a public aquarium and restaurant located in Denver, Colorado at the intersection of I-25 and 23rd Avenue. The Downtown Aquarium in Denver is owned and operated by Landry's Restaurants, Inc.

Folsom Field

Folsom Field
Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, 80302
Folsom Field is an outdoor football stadium in the western United States, located on the campus of the University of Colorado in Boulder. It is the home field of the Colorado Buffaloes of the Pac-12 Conference.

Forney Transportation Museum

Forney Transportation Museum
Denver, Denver County, Colorado, 80216
The Forney Transportation Museum is a transportation museum located in Denver, Colorado. It is named after the founder, J.D. Forney, who started Forney Industries, Inc., in Fort Collins.

Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods
Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, 80904
The Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center comes under the ownership of the 501(c)3 non-profit Garden of the Gods Foundation.

Geological Society of America

Geological Society of America
Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, 80301
The Geological Society of America is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of the geosciences.

McAllister House Museum

McAllister House Museum
Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, 80903
The McAllister House is a historic house located on 423 N. Cascade Ave. in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Memorial Park

Memorial Park
Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, 80910
Memorial Park or Memorial Community Park is a community park in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It has a wide range of sports facilities, including an indoor and outdoor pool, a recreation center, trails and Prospect Lake.

Mesa Laboratory

Mesa Laboratory
Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, 80301
The Mesa Laboratory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research is a research center located in Boulder, Colorado. The building complex was designed by modernist architect I. M. Pei in 1961 as his first project outside of city building design.

Pearl Street Mall

Pearl Street Mall
Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, 80302
The Pearl Street Mall is a four-block pedestrian mall in Boulder, Colorado. The pedestrian area stretches from 11th Street to 15th Street along Pearl Street and is home to a number of businesses and restaurants as well as the Boulder County Courthouse.

Peterson Air & Space Museum

Peterson Air & Space Museum
Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, 80914
Peterson Air and Space Museum is located inside Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Admission to the museum is free, but access is controlled due to security concerns.

Pikes Peak Center For The Performing Arts

Pikes Peak Center For The Performing Arts
Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, 80903
The Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts (known commonly as Pikes Peak Center) is a concert auditorium in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

ProRodeo Hall Of Fame & Museum of the American Cowboy

ProRodeo Hall Of Fame & Museum of the American Cowboy
Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, 80919
The ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy is the "only museum in the world devoted exclusively to the sport of professional rodeo."

Republic Plaza

Republic Plaza
Denver, Denver County, Colorado, 80202
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.

Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site

Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, 80904
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site is a living history museum (sometimes called an open-air museum) and farm located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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.

U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center

U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center
Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, 80909
Some athletes preparing for the Olympics, Paralympics, and Pan American Games live at one of the OPTCs for a period of months or years, while others visit periodically.

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, 80309
The University of Colorado Boulder is a public research university in Boulder, Colorado. It is the flagship university of the University of Colorado system, and was founded in 1876, five months before Colorado became a state.

University of Colorado Museum of Natural History

University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, 80309
The University of Colorado Museum of Natural History is a museum of natural history in Boulder, Colorado. The museum was founded in 1902, when Judge Junius Henderson was appointed its first curator.

Wells Fargo Center

Wells Fargo Center
Denver, Denver County, 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.

Western Museum of Mining & Industry

Western Museum of Mining & Industry
Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, 80921
The Western Museum of Mining & Industry is a museum in Colorado Springs, Colorado, dedicated to the mining history and industrial technology of the western United States.

Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun

Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun
Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, 80906
Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun is a commemorative tower and chapel on Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Colorado

Colorado State Flag
Postal Code: CO
Capital City: Denver
Became a State:
Population: 5,456,574*
Area: 104,093.67 miles2 (269,602.87 km2)

* 2015 est. U.S. Census Bureau
Colorado State Symbols

Most Popular Colorado Landmarks

  1. Cedar Tree Arch (Rainbow Arch)
  2. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument
  3. Rocky Mountain National Park
  4. Dotsero Crater
  5. Dinosaur National Monument
  6. Black American West Museum and Heritage Center
  7. Colorado National Monument
  8. Denver Art Museum
  9. Colorado State Capitol
  10. Wells Fargo Center

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