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  • Museum of Colorado Prisons

    Museum of Colorado Prisons

    Canon City, Colorado

    Features Colorado's gas chamber, murder weapons, and much grim memorabilia. Set inside a former part of a prison, with the rest of the prison next door.

  • Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center

    Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center

    Woodland Park, Colorado

    Museum exhibits the bones of huge prehistoric creatures. Peek through windows into the fossil lab where paleontologists assemble dinosaurs.

  • International Cryonics Museum

    International Cryonics Museum

    Estes Park, Colorado

    Centerpiece tank contains cryogenically preserved "Grandpa" Bredo Morstol, world-famous Frozen Dead Guy since first iced in 1989, moved here in 2023.

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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.

  • The UFO Watchtower

    The UFO Watchtower

    Hooper, Colorado

    Alien spacecraft whiz over this mountain valley often enough that livestock 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.

  • Sasquatch Outpost

    Sasquatch Outpost

    Bailey, Colorado

    Former general store, now a Bigfoot museum created by Jim Myers, charting sightings. displaying unique cryptid artifacts.

  • Herkimer: World's Largest Beetle

    Herkimer: World's Largest Beetle

    Colorado Springs, Colorado

    A big Hercules beetle nicknamed "Herkimer" draws traffic to a museum of bugs. Built in 1949; restored in 2022.

  • 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.

  • 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, 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.

  • 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.

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