Colorado is Host to Some Unique Roadside Attractions
Go ahead and admit it, you like odd things. How else can you explain our fascination with the Kardashians?
But, truly we all enjoy looking at odd things. Every time someone does something crazy to get into the Guinness Book of World Records, we pause and look, or read about this person’s latest exploit.
But there’s nothing odd about Colorado, is there?
Yes. Yes, there is.
Here are five unique attractions our wonderful state has to offer.
That’s right. There’s a Sasquatch outpost right here in Colorado. And if you visit it, you can get a footprint cast of the legendary beast, as well as a map of local sightings, and a photo op! Cost is $3.00 And while in Bailey, check out the hot dog shaped Coney Island diner!
Went to hang out with kick ass lady legend "Rattlesnake Kate" today. She was best known for killing 140 rattlesnakes, 136 of them with a no hunting sign she pulled out of the ground after she ran out of ammunition for her gun, when she happened upon a rattlesnake highway of sorts with her little boy and horse. She made a dress (this very one here) and shoes and even jewelry out of the hides which she often wore around town. She was basically awesome. I will channel her courage when I find myself freaking out about coming upon predators as I am hiking. Learn more about her here: https://stargazermercantile.com/rattlesnake-kate-zero-tolerance/ #rattlesnakes #rattlesnakekate #greeleyhistorymuseum #wildwest #cowgirl #badass #strongwomen #rattlesnake #snakehide #snakeskin #snakeskindress #topthat #Greeley #colorado
That’s right, a dress made out of rattlesnakes. All killed on the same day by the woman who wore the thing.
Closer to home, there is this. Sculptor Blaine Peters created a tribute to rock climbers with a climber lacking a face, hands and, well, clothes. There have been several attempts to clothe the sculpture, all to no avail.
Just northeast of Bent’s Old Fort near LaJunta, Co, you will find Junkrassic Park, where retired farmer Johnnie Allen has made over 80 sculptures from discarded farm equipment.
John Henry “Doc” Holliday died of tuberculosis at age 36 in Glenwood Springs. The Hotel Glenwood, where he died, burned to the ground in 1945, but the structure that replaced it had stenciled into the bottom of the Summit Canyoneering doors; “Doc Holliday died here, November 8, 1887.” Also in Glenwood, Pioneer Cemetary is found, which is the final resting place of Doc Holliday. On his tombstone is written: “He died in his sleep”.