Our home state is turning 136 and we want to share with you some of the best things Colorado has to offer.
1. History Colorado Center
Colorado: Opening in April 2012, this brand-new, high-tech, Smithsonian Affiliate museum brings Colorado history to life through stories and exhibits right in the Golden Triangle Museum District.
2. Garden of the Gods
Colorado: Entrance to the park is free, thanks to the family of Charles Elliott Perkins who donated the land to Colorado Springs in 1909.
3. Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre
Colorado: Much of today's Red Rocks Amphitheatre was carved out by the Civilian Conservation Corps as part of Roosevelt's New Deal.
4. Pearl Street Mall
Colorado: The traffic signal at Broadway and Pearl was the first in the country to feature a visible countdown timer for pedestrians.
5. Stanley Hotel
Colorado: Parts of Stanley Kubrick's movie "The Shining" were filmed at The Stanley Hotel.
6. United States Mint
Colorado: The US Mint in Denver is one of only six in the country.
7. Coors Field
FLYFRONTIER.COM: Cheer on Denver's home team, and check out the Frontier FlyBall Frenzy to win up to $200 towards your next Frontier flight!
8. Coors Brewing Company
FLYFRONTIER.COM: Check out the free brewery tour and enjoy some complimentary samples at the end. We love Colorado Native!
9. Denver Pavilions
FLYFRONTIER.COM: For some of the best shopping in Colorado be sure to check out Denver Pavillions and the neighboring 16th St. Mall!
10. Pueblo Zoo
Colorado: Find a fresh-air reprise at City Park, where the 30-acre zoo houses more than 420 animals, from naked mole rats to African lions. Also, take a ride on the park’s historic carousel.
11. Denver International Airport (DEN)
FLYFRONTIER.COM: When flying Frontier, take the bridge to Concourse A instead of the train to cut down on security wait time. Plus the bridge offers great views of the airport!
12. Denver Zoo
Colorado: One of the nation’s most popular zoos, this City Park landmark takes you on a globetrotting safari. Go nose to nose with a polar bear, trade funny faces with gorillas and stretch necks with giraffes.
13. Steamboat Resort
FLYFRONTIER.COM: Fresh powder and a beautiful scenery. What could be better?
14. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Colorado: The only mountain zoo in the U.S. Ride the tram around the park, check out the new Elephant Barn and hand-feed more than 30 giraffes.
15. Royal Gorge Bridge & Park
Colorado: The Royal Gorge suspension bridge can support an excess of 2 million pounds.
16. Winter Park Resort
YMCA of the Rockies: For a family friendly ski run, take the Gemini Express lift up and ski down Village Way to Lower Parkway, which returns you to the base of the mountain.
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