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Rapid City, South Dakota

Firehouse Brewing Co.

South Dakota's oldest operating brewery is housed inside a historic firehouse.
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Drug

The granddaddy of all tourist traps, built on ice water, jackalopes, and a giant dinosaur.
Montrose, South Dakota

Porter Sculpture Park

A roadside collection of over-sized iron creations that are a bit more macabre than most.
Breckenridge, Colorado

Barney Ford House Museum

The home of a formerly enslaved man who went on to become a prospector, entrepreneur, and activist for Black rights.
La Junta, Colorado

Bent's Old Fort

Once a lonely sentinel on the edge of the Great Plains, this rebuilt trading fort offers a glimpse of life on the Santa Fe Trail.
Cañon City, Colorado

Prospect Heights Jail

This 19th century jail was mainly used to incarcerate the drunk and disorderly.
Longmont, Colorado

Saul the Sticker Ball

The world's largest sticker ball weighs in at a mighty 231 pounds.
Livermore, Colorado

Roberts Ranch

16,500-acre ranch filled with American heritage, geological wonders, and a giant pile of tires is the crown jewel of an intriguing tug-of-war.
Mosca, Colorado

Colorado Gators Reptile Park

The world's only reptile park to offer gator wrestling classes, located in a state with no gators.
Ouray, Colorado

Ouray Alchemist

A recreation of an Old West apothecary full of curios.
Buena Vista, Colorado

Mount Elbert

The highest point in Colorado is a dangerous mix of lightning, jealousy, and thin air.
Denver, Colorado

'Unsinkable' Molly Brown House

One of the greatest heroes of the Titanic tragedy came from humble beginnings to this beautiful home.
Calhan, Colorado

Paint Mines Interpretive Park

Wondrous sandstone hoodoos where Native Americans collected clay for pottery, 9,000 years ago.
Medicine Bow, Wyoming

Fossil Bone Cabin

A century-old cabin off of Highway 30 touts an unusual construction material: dinosaur bones.
Devils Tower, Wyoming

Devils Tower

The first declared National Monument in the United States.
Leadville, Colorado

Climax, Colorado

At one time this small mining village was the highest town in America but now it sits abandoned while the mine churns on.
Central City, Colorado

Nevadaville Ghost Town

This deserted Gold Rush town is home to a Masonic lodge that, strangely enough, still holds meetings.
Idaho Springs, Colorado

Steve Canyon Statue

This statue of an obscure comic strip hero stands as a tribute to patriotic service and a cautionary tale about embracing fads.
Denver, Colorado

Daniels and Fisher Tower

A focal point of in Denver’s skyline for over a century, inspired by a Venetian basilica.
Lakewood, Colorado

Davies' Chuck Wagon Diner

One man's love for East Coast diner culture brought an entire eatery all the way from New Jersey to Colorado.
Morrison, Colorado

Walker Mansion Ruins

This massive home was constructed by one of the greatest conservationists in Colorado history.
Cañon City, Colorado

Skyline Drive

This razorback ridgeline has doubled as a scenic drive since the early 1900s.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado's Airplane Restaurant

This Boeing KC-97 tanker is now a restaurant for aviation lovers.
Cañon City, Colorado

Garden Park Fossil Area

The site of the "Bone Wars" between two rival paleontologists during the dinosaur rush of the 19th century.