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Stratton, Colorado

419.99 Mile Marker

When zealous marijuana enthusiasts kept stealing the "Mile 420" highway marker, the State of Colorado got creative.
Rangely, Colorado

The TANK Center For Sonic Arts

Metal water storage tank turned ethereal concert hall.
Fruita, Colorado

'Mike the Headless Chicken' Sculpture

It would be easy to walk past this unusual piece of art and have no idea it pays tribute to the odd life of a real chicken.
Telluride, Colorado

Mahr Building

This otherwise unremarkable ski town building marks the site of Butch Cassidy's first robbery.
Ouray, Colorado

Ouray Alchemist

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

Movie Manor

Possibly the world's only drive-in movie theater with an attached motel.
Delta, Colorado

Ute Council Tree

The giant stump of the once towering cottonwood where Ute people held tribal meetings.
Montrose, Colorado

Museum of the Mountain West

An eclectic collection of artifacts from the Wild West is preserved in a remote fictional pioneer town.
Mosca, Colorado

Colorado Gators Reptile Park

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

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

When ecosystems collide in the arid Southwest.
Pine Bluffs, Nebraska

Panorama Point

Roaming bison and a spectacular view at the highest point in Nebraska.
Center, Colorado

UFO Watchtower

One woman's UFO-themed campground, complete with self-built energy vortexes, UFO-themed weddings, and magic bushes.
Parachute, Colorado

Rulison Nuclear Test Site

The site where a nuclear bomb was lowered over 8,000 feet underground and detonated as an experiment in natural gas extraction.
Rye, Colorado

Bishop Castle

The largest self-built castle in the U.S., six decades in the making.
Laramie, Wyoming

Lincoln Highway Monument

The high point on the 16th president's eponymous roadway is marked by a massive version of his head.
Saguache, Colorado

Soldierstone

Hidden high on a remote mountain peak is a humbling and mysterious Vietnam war memorial.
Villa Grove, Colorado

Valley View Hot Springs

Community owned and operated, this property is home to a diverse set of nudists.
Florence, Colorado

Desert Reef Hot Springs

This naturally-sourced hot spring is now home to a clothing-optional resort.
Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Hanging Lake

Crystal clear lake with a shoreline of travertine located in a Colorado canyon.
Cañon City, Colorado

Prospect Heights Jail

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

Skyline Drive

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

Royal Gorge Bridge

The highest bridge in America was built for an almost unnervingly small amount of money.
Aspen, Colorado

Ashcroft Townsite

Silver in the hills led to the speedy creation of this boom town and a lack of it saw the town abandoned nearly as quickly.
Aspen, Colorado

Hunter S. Thompson Shrine

“You better take care of me Lord, if you don't you're gonna have me on your hands.” ― Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.