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Hovenweep National Monument

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Located at McElmo Route in Cortez, Colorado, Hovenweep National Monument protects prehistoric villages established during the Puebloan era, which are spread over a 20-mi area of canyons and mesa tops along the border of

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History of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad

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Simply known as the Rio Grande or the D&RG, the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad is one of the most famous railroads in the United States. The railroad began as a narrow gauge

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Short History of Denver, Colorado

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When the dawn of the gold trade had entered the region of the Rocky Mountains, the first signs of notable human inhabitants made their way to the city of Denver. During the summer of

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Forney Museum of Transportation

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Forney Museum of Transportation is located in Denver, CO. It is open from 10am to 4pm Monday – Saturday. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-15. Children under 3

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Seven Falls

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Seven Falls is a series of seven waterfalls located in Colorado Springs in Colorado. The seven falls have a total height of 181 ft (55.17 m), and has 224 steps on the stairways from

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Pikes Peak

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Situated 10 miles west of Colorado Springs in Colorado, Pikes Peak is North America’s most visited mountain and the world’s second most visited mountain after Mount Fuji. Out of the 54 peaks in Colorado,

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Gates Planetarium

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Located within the Denver Museum of Nature and Science in Denver, Colorado, Gates Planetarium offers an accurate and realistic view of the whole universe. Its advanced technological infrastructure conveys science stories and helps visitors

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Colorado Muslim Society

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Situated in the Aurora suburb, southeast of the city of Denver, the Colorado Muslim Society (CMS) or Masjid Abu-Bakr serves over 15,000 Muslims in the metropolitan area. Membership in this Sunni community spans almost

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Colorado Chautauqua National Historic Landmark

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Situated in Boulder, Colorado, the Colorado Chautauqua is one of the Chautauquas that continues to operate in the United States. It is also the only Chautauqua located west of the Mississippi River. It began

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Colorado Old West Outlaws

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Though the world is mostly focused on the latest technologies, fast paced lifestyles, and fashion (among other things), there are still some places that retain their traditional golden days. One such place is the

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Tour the Historic Argo Gold Mine and Mill

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The Argo Gold Mine and Mill is located about 30 minutes from Denver along I-70 and is considered to be a place of historical heritage in the state of Colorado. The tunnel for the

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Buffalo Bill’s Grave

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Buffalo Bill was born William F. Cody in 1846, in LeClaire, Iowa.   At a young age, his family moved to Leavenworth, Kansas, and at age eleven he left home to herd cattle.  He also

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Colorado Historical Society

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The Colorado Historical Society is an organization that preserves the history of Colorado for the future generations. Founded in 1879, the Colorado Historical Society is a part of the Colorado Department of Higher Education.

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Colorado Silver Boom

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This was the golden era for silver mining in the history of the United States. Mining was done extensively in the state of Colorado in the late 19th Century. Over $82 million of silver

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Durango, Colorado

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Founded in 1880 by the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, Durango has a long and rich history.  Durango comes from the Basque word “urango”, which means “water town” and is an appropriate name because

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