Denver, Colorado Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Denver and the surrounding area. The Mile High City was known that way long before marijuana was legalized; in fact, there's a monument where you can stand exactly one mile high. And another monument to the birthplace of the cheeseburger. And Denver's airport is supposed to be haunted.

Casa Bonita

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  • Casa Bonita

    Casa Bonita

    Lakewood, Colorado

    Dine Mexican in a mine, or watch indoor cliff divers while serenaded by a mariachi band.

  • Buckhorn Exchange Restaurant - 500 Stuffed Animals

    Buckhorn Exchange Restaurant - 500 Stuffed Animals

    Denver, Colorado

    The Buckhorn Exchange has been serving up fleshy chow under the marble-eyed gaze of its mounted kill since 1893.

  • Bronze Bicycle Trash Collector

    Bronze Bicycle Trash Collector

    Louisville, Colorado

    John Breaux would ride around town on his bike, picking up trash. That's what he was doing when he was hit by a car. The town raised money to erect a statue in his honor.

  • Grave of the Toll Road Dog

    Grave of the Toll Road Dog

    Broomfield, Colorado

    Grave of the mutt who was the pet of lonely toll collectors, moved in October 2009 to make way for highway interchange work.

  • "Why I Love Her" USA Map

    Denver, Colorado

    Roadside attraction map art with tourist snapshots covers maps on two corridor walls at Denver International Airport.

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