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Top Choice Park in Northern Colorado

Dinosaur National Monument

Straddling the Utah-Colorado state line, Dinosaur National Monument protects one of North America's largest dinosaur fossil beds, discovered here in 1909. Though both state's sections are beautiful, Utah has the bon…
Top Choice Christian Site in San Luis

Stations of the Cross

Following a path up a small hill, local sculptor Huberto Maestas’ 15 dramatic life-sized statues of Christ's crucifixion are a powerful testament to the Catholic heritage of communities near the ‘Blood of Christ’ Mo…
Top Choice Mountain in Manitou Springs

Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak (14,110ft) may not be the tallest of Colorado's 54 14ers, but it's certainly the most famous. The Ute originally called it the Mountain of the Sun, an apt description for this majestic peak, which crowns …
Top Choice Museum in Trinidad

Trinidad History Museum

This is a lot of museum, a full city block in fact, set smack dab on Main St. There are three sights here: the adobe Baca House (1870), the French-style Bloom Mansion (1882) and the Santa Fe Trail museum. Early sett…
Top Choice Museum in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Fully renovated in 2007, this expansive museum and 400-seat theater originally opened in 1936. The museum’s collection is surprisingly sophisticated, with some terrific Latin American art and photography, and great …
Museum in Yellowstone National Park

Canyon Visitor Center

This modern visitor center is well worth a visit for its innovative and interactive displays on Yellowstone’s geology. The highlight is a room-sized relief model of the park, on which you can visualize the terrain o…
Top Choice Area in Boise

Basque Block

Unbeknownst to many, Boise harbors one of the largest Basque populations outside Spain. European émigrés first arrived in the 1910s to work as Idaho shepherds. Elements of their distinct culture can be glimpsed al…
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Alamosa

Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge

This wildlife refuge on the banks of the Rio Grande is a special spot, and will give you some idea of what the valley must have looked like before it was developed for agriculture. It's best to visit at dawn or dusk…
Top Choice Museum in Denver

Denver Art Museum

The DAM is home to one of the largest Native American art collections in the USA, and puts on special avant-garde multimedia exhibits. The Western American Art section of the permanent collection is justifiably famo…
Zoo in West Yellowstone

Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center

Offering an afterlife to ‘pest’ grizzlies facing extermination, this nonprofit center grants a chance to see captive wolves and bears if you failed to see any in the park. The indoor bear exhibit is good, and there …