Here’s a list of bizarre, unusual, and one-of-a-kind attractions within a day’s drive from Colorado.
Author’s Note: All drive times are subject to change. Times listed in this article are according to Google Maps from Colorado Springs, where OutThere Colorado is headquartered.
Area 51 Museum, Alien Zone (Photo) Credit InSapphoWeTrust (flickr)
‘World’s largest’ Pistachio (Photo) Credit jo_beets (flickr)
Historic US Route 66 (Photo) Credit emyu (iStock)
Fossil Cabin (Photo) Credit Jeffrey Beall (flickr)
Smith Mansion (Photo) Credit ribarnica (Wikipedia Creative Commons)
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Monument (Photo) Credit Owen Byrne (flickr)
Gilgal Sculpture Garden (Photo) Credit sporst (flickr)
Fantasy Canyon (Photo) Credit James St. John (flickr)
Center of the Universe (Photo) Credit jill, jellidonut... whatever (flickr)
Blue Whale of Catoosa (Photo) Credit Tiago_Fernandez (iStock)
Carhenge (Photo) Credit Tyler Merbler (flickr)
Spiral Jetty (Photo) Credit Retis (flickr)
Leslie James is all about Colorado when it comes to writing features, sharing adventures, and creating colorful galleries. She loves camping, hiking, mountain biking and snowboarding. Leslie joined OutThere Colorado in November 2020.