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New Ice Pad For The Frozen Dead Guy

Wednesday, March 29th, 2023

Convergence. At Roadside America, we relish the moments when the capricious ley lines of tourism intersect, creating something strange and new.

Saloon Cowboy: A 21st Century Muffler Man

Friday, April 5th, 2013

“We sell the same Bud Lite as all 400 other bars in this county,” said Justin Carter, general manager of the Copperhead Road Honkey Tonk Saloon in Colorado Springs, Colorado. “We were looking for something outdoors to set us apart.”

Next Guardian Of The Wonder Tower: It Could Be You

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

If you’ve ever wanted to hop off the modern-times treadmill and dial back the speed of life, this could be your chance.

Casa Bonita: He Dove To Forget

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Since it opened in 1974, Casa Bonita in Lakeland, Colorado, has entertained its fajita-eating patrons with indoor cliff divers.

Dragon Man’s Crush on the 1950s

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

On our whirlwind tour of Dragon Man’s Military Museum, we spotted a few Elvis-Presley-as-GI photos near one of the armored personnel carriers. Elvis? Was tattooed tough-talking Mel “Dragon Man” Bernstein a fan? “I have a small Elvis collection,” he said.

Last Whorehouse In Cripple Creek Needs Money

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

The Old Homestead was once one of the world’s fanciest brothels, serving the wealthiest men in the gold boom town of Cripple Creek, Colorado. Now it needs cash, fast, and its traditional revenue model is no longer an option. Turned into a museum in 1958, the Old Homestead is Cripple Creek’s last standing cathouse — […]

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