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All Hail Colorado! We're showing our Colorado pride by celebrating everything unique, interesting and downright weird about the state we call home. 

Some interesting facts...
- Colfax Avenue in Denver is the longest continuous street in America (40 miles).
- Denver, lays claim to the invention of the cheeseburger. Trademarked in 1935 to Louis Ballast.
- Most microbreweries of any state
- Colorado is the only state in history, to turn down the Olympics. In 1976 the Winter Olympics were planned to be held in Denver. 62% of all state Voters chose at almost the last minute not to host the Olympics, because of the cost, pollution and population boom it would have on the State of Colorado, and the City of Denver.
- 2nd Best Dinosaur Museum in the USA at The Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland, CO 
- All of the “Beulah red” marble in the world went into the Colorado State Capitol building. It cannot be replaced, at any price.  
- Colorado contains 75% of the land area of the U.S. with an altitude over 10,000 feet. 

 
COLORADO HAS THE WORLD’S...
Largest rodeo, the annual National Western Stock Show in Denver
Largest mineral hot springs pool in Glenwood Springs
Largest flat-top mountain – Grand Mesa
First rodeo – July 4th, 1869 in Deer Trail
First stegosaurus found in Grand Junction
Highest zip line – Royal Gorge Bridge & Park
Highest alligator colony – the San Luis Alligator Farm near Alamosa
Highest auto tunnel – the Dwight Eisenhower Memorial Tunnel between Clear Creek & Summit counties
Pinto bean capital – Dove Creek
Deepest hot spring- Pagosa Springs
 
 
Must See Colorado Sites
Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater
16th St Mall
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Rocky Mountain National Park
The Flatirons in Boulder
Pikes Peak





 
Stupid CO Laws:
  1. Boulders may not be rolled on city property.
  2. Car dealers may not show cars on a Sunday.
  3. Catapults may not be fired at buildings.
  4. Cats may not run loose without having been fit with a taillight.
  5. Cats that meow in the dark will have their tails chopped off.
  6. It is against the law for children over the age of eight to wet the bed.
  7. It is illegal for a man to kiss a woman while she is asleep.
  8. It is illegal to bring your horse or pack mule above the ground floor of any building.
  9. It is illegal to crash into obstacles on a ski slope.
  10. It is illegal to let a dandelion grow within the city limits
  11. It is illegal to mistreat rats in Denver, Colorado.
  12. It is illegal to stutter on a Sunday during a church service.
  13. It is unlawful to lend your vacuum cleaner to your next-door neighbor. 
  14. It is unlawful to walk under a ladder.

Top 10 Movies Filmed in Colorado
Over 60 films have been shot in Colorado.
Thelma & Louis (1991)
Wargames (1983)
The Prestige (2006)
In the Line of Fire (1993)
Vanishing Point (1971)
About Schmidt (2002)
Badlands (1973)
Sleeper (1973)
Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid (1969)
The Searchers (1956)

 



 

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