Colorado is full of cool, quirky and unique people that you won’t find anywhere else…Agree? Did you know that Colorado is also full of cool, quirky and unique museums, restaurants and attractions? If you’re a fan of quirky (like myself), you must check out these 10 “weird” yet cool places in Colorado:
1. Grandpa Jerry’s Clown Museum (Arriba)
Here's a riddle: What do you get when you fill a small building with 3,000 clowns? Answer: We're not sure, because we're too scared of clowns to visit this one-of-a-kind museum!
2. Bishop Castle (Rye)
Built by one man over several decades, Bishop Castle is a unique place with an interesting history and potentially offensive tour guide. It's like an unconventional Disneyland!
3. Lee Maxwell Washing Machine Museum (Greeley)
My first question? Why? Lee Maxwell's first question? Why not? Maxwell's Antique Washing Machine Museum is a visitor favorite with more than 1,000 antique and vintage machines!
4. UFO Watchtower (Hooper)
Pretty self explanatory: it's an "out-of-this-world" observation platform, campground and gift shop!
5. The Airplane Restaurant (Colorado Springs)
Cool concept? Check. Good food? Double check! A kinda strange/awesome story to one day tell your grandchildren? You know it!
6. Museum of Colorado Prisons (Canon City)
Housed in an old women's prison, this Canon City museum was established "to collect, preserve, conserve, exhibit, and interpret the historical heritage of the Colorado Prison System."
7. Swetsville Zoo (Fort Collins)
A childhood favorite to many (including myself), the Swetsville Zoo houses more than 150 sculptures made from recycled car parts, farm machinery and scrap metal.
8. Outlaws & Law Men Jail Museum (Cripple Creek)
In case you didn't get your fill of the justice system at the Canon City Museum, you can check out the Cripple Creek Jail Museum and relive the days of the Wild West!
9. May Natural History Museum (Colorado Springs)
I have always been fascinated with entomology. (Is that weird?) So I personally think that exploring more than 7,000 (dead) insects would be awesome!
10. NORAD Cheyenne Mountain Complex (Colorado Springs)
It's essentially a city inside of a freaking mountain! Ingenious? Totally! Kinda weird? Umm, yeah.