Category Archives: Sculptures and Statues

Fort Smith

We headed to Fort Smith, a little more than an hour west of where we’re staying, in search of adventure. Our first stop was the Fort Smith Museum of History. It’s a typical local history museum, with displays on things … Continue reading

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Southern Colorado “Attractions”

We stayed a night in Fort Garland and then drove south to Antonito to ride the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad (next post). Along the way, we made (very) brief stops to see roadside attractions. Manassa, Colorado—Birthplace of Jack Dempsey … Continue reading

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US Olympic Museum and America the Beautiful Park

The US Olympic Museum, near downtown Colorado Springs, just opened last year. It wasn’t on my radar, but my boss chose it as a destination for a department outing. The building it’s in is rather ugly, in my opinion, like … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln Memorial Monument

We had a long drive across southern Wyoming to look forward to on Saturday. I looked for somewhere interesting to stop to break the trip. This was the best I could do. Some guy in Wyoming decided he wanted a … Continue reading

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The Big Blue Bear

A 40-foot tall statue of a bear stands outside the wall of windows at the Colorado Convention Center. The name of the sculpture is “I See What You Mean,” but I have never heard it called that. I’d never seen … Continue reading

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