Category Archives: Zoos, Aquariums and Animal Parks

Columbus Zoo

We spent a leisurely Monday in Columbus. Nate and I wandered along the Olentangy River for a couple hours in the morning, talking and looking at birds. For lunch, we went to Schmidt’s German Restaurant, which Sally and I discovered … Continue reading

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Everything There Is to Do in Pueblo

Saturday promised to be pleasant, so I decided to head to Pueblo and see what there was to see. My first stop was the El Pueblo History Museum. I expected a history of the city and the area. What I … Continue reading

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Afternoon at the Denver Zoo

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National Western Stock Show

For 16 days every January, Denver hosts the National Western Stock Show. There are feature events—rodeos, concerts, mutton-busting—but there’s also the pure joy of walking around looking at the back end of cows. When I first found out about the … Continue reading

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The Wild Animal Sanctuary

The sanctuary is located in the barren high desert northwest of Denver. It exists to house animals that are confiscated from or donated by zoos, circuses, and private owners. Once here, the animals are introduced to others of their species … Continue reading

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Colorado Gators Reptile Park

This is an odd place. It began back in 1977 when a family opened a tilapia fish farm. The water in the San Luis Valley is heated to 87° by geothermal springs, making it possible to raise the African perch … Continue reading

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Downtown Aquarium — Denver

We were in Denver, the weather was lousy and forecasted to get worse. We spent the afternoon at the aquarium. We were hungry when we arrived, so we went to the restaurant first. We had to wait 45 minutes for … Continue reading

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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Colorado Springs’ zoo was recently named the sixth-best zoo in the country. It’s also the only one situated on the side of a mountain. We spent much of the day there, and saw everything there is to see. We began … Continue reading

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