Oddball Colorado: A Guide to Some Really Strange Places [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...
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Oddball Colorado: A Guide to Some Really Strange Places

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

Colorado Country Life
A great gift for . . . those who have moved on and miss Colorado's eccentric side.
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
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.
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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569764626
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Series: Oddball Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 618,203
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Jerome Pohlen is the author of Oddball Illinois, Oddball Wisconsin, and Oddball Indiana. He is a regular travel commentator for 848 on WBEZ, the Chicago affiliate of National Public Radio. He lives in Chicago.
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Table of Contents

Introduction ix
1. Denver Area 1
2. Eastern Colorado and the Front Range 39
Map of Eastern Colorado 80
3. Colorado Springs Area 83
4. The Mountains 107
Map of the Colorado Mountain Region 168
5. The Western Slope 171
Map of the Western Slope 200
6. The Outhouse Tour 203
Epilogue 209
Acknowledgments 211
Recommended Sources 215
Index By City Name 223
Index By Site Name 231
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