Oddball Colorado

Oddball Colorado

by Jerome Pohlen
     
 

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A high-altitude alligator farm. A UFO watchtower. A monument to a headless chicken. While other travel guides tell you about tackling Pike’s Peak, skiing the back bowls, or rafting down the Arkansas River, this quirky regional resource offers unusual travel destinations and little-known historical tidbits. Imagine regaling coworkers with unique Rocky… See more details below

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A high-altitude alligator farm. A UFO watchtower. A monument to a headless chicken. While other travel guides tell you about tackling Pike’s Peak, skiing the back bowls, or rafting down the Arkansas River, this quirky regional resource offers unusual travel destinations and little-known historical tidbits. Imagine regaling coworkers with unique Rocky Mountain adventures, like spending an evening at a drive-in movie . . . in a queen-sized bed, or visiting a vapor cave clad only in a towel. How about seeing a two-headed dragon made of car parts, or watching cliff divers while eating Mexican food?

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“Worth getting if you like to laugh, whether you ever plan to see Colorado or not.”  —Arlington Heights Daily Herald

“Would be perfect to have in the car as the family explores Colorado.”  —Highlands Ranch Herald

Colorado Country Life
A great gift for . . . those who have moved on and miss Colorado's eccentric side.
Arlington Heights Daily Herald
Book worth getting if you like to laugh, whether you ever plan to see Colorado or not.
Highlands Ranch Herald
Would be perfect to have in the car as the family explores Colorado.
Chuck Shepherd
This in not your parents' travel book, but in the new millennium, all guides will be written like this.
News of the Weird
Rocky Mountain News
will direct you to places you never imagined
Salt Lake Tribune
(Pohlen's) prose makes reading the Oddball guides a delight
Booknews
Monuments to all that is bizarre are contained in this guide, with location, websites, open hours, cost, and directions included. Pohlen is ecumenical in his tastes, including really kitschy tourist traps as well as bizarre oddities such as the barber shop of a would-be messiah. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556524608
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Series:
Oddball Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
719,743
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)

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