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  • Art Cartopia

    Art Cartopia

    Trinidad, Colorado

    Bills itself as, "The greatest art car museum on Earth." Zany outgrowth of the town's annual art car parade.

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  • Dragon Man's Military Museum

    Dragon Man's Military Museum

    Colorado Springs, Colorado

    Colorful character Mel "Dragon Man" Bernstein owns shooting range, gun store, and vast private military museum with rarities you won't see anywhere else.

  • Cano's Castle - Beer Can Folk Art

    Cano's Castle - Beer Can Folk Art

    Antonito, Colorado

    Outsider artist Cano's visions have yielded a glittery metal junk castle and other novel folk constructions in a small town.

  • Museum of Colorado Prisons

    Museum of Colorado Prisons

    Canon City, Colorado

    Features a real gas chamber, cell dioramas, and artifacts of penal life.

  • The UFO Watchtower

    The UFO Watchtower

    Hooper, Colorado

    Alien spacecraft whiz over this sparsely populated valley often enough that cattle rancher Judy Messoline built a UFO observation platform.

  • Casa Bonita

    Casa Bonita

    Lakewood, Colorado

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

  • Colorado Gators Reptile Park

    Colorado Gators Reptile Park

    Mosca, Colorado

    Claims to be the worlds only high-altitude alligator farm. Also a full-blown tourist attraction, and it offers classes in gator wresting.

  • Bishop Castle

    Bishop Castle

    Rye, Colorado

    One man's massive-obsessive labor of medieval fantasy construction. May it never end.

  • Herkimer, the World's Largest Beetle

    Herkimer, the World's Largest Beetle

    Colorado Springs, Colorado

    A big Hercules beetle nicknamed "Herkimer" draws traffic to a museum of bugs.

  • May Natural History Museum of the Tropics

    May Natural History Museum of the Tropics

    Colorado Springs, Colorado

    A huge collection of rare beetles, deadly spiders, wily phasmids from the bug-infested places of the world.

  • 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.

  • Sleeping Giant in a Sombrero

    Sleeping Giant in a Sombrero

    Denver, Colorado

    Bear Creek Park's old sombrero slide has been accessorized into a new, giant, sleeping, half-buried cowboy.

  • International Church of Cannabis

    International Church of Cannabis

    Denver, Colorado

    Opened in a century-old real church in 2017, the Church of Cannabis dazzles devotees and tourists alike with mesmerizing artwork.

  • Monument to Prunes and Shorty the Burros

    Monument to Prunes and Shorty the Burros

    Fairplay, Colorado

    Prunes and Shorty were beloved burros, studies in contrast in life as they now are in death.

  • Folk Art: Swetsville Zoo

    Folk Art: Swetsville Zoo

    Fort Collins, Colorado

    The 180 animals in the "Swetsville Zoo" were built by Bill Swets from car parts, farm machinery, and scrap metal.

  • Mike the Headless Chicken

    Mike the Headless Chicken

    Fruita, Colorado

    Live chicken decapitated -- but he lived! For a bit. Town celebrates his enduring story with a sculpture and festival.

  • America's Favorite Cannibal Town

    America's Favorite Cannibal Town

    Lake City, Colorado

    Alferd Packer ate five people during a bad winter in 1874. Lake City wanted to hang him back then, but now accepts Alferd as America's most celebrated cannibal.

  • Petrified Wood Gas Station

    Petrified Wood Gas Station

    Lamar, Colorado

    The gas station made from eclectic stone in 1932 was a gas station, a tire business, then a used car dealership.

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