Cold War Horse Sculpture near the former Rocky Flats National Munitions Plant, Denver, Colorado

Cold War Horse, a sculpture of a horse in a hazmat suit, stands to remind us about the history of Rocky Flats, a former nuclear munitions plant that is now a wildlife refuge near Denver, Colorado. Unsafe practices and a shoddy cleanup effort is still affecting people, as well as efforts to build on the former site.

Hiwan Homestead Museum in Evergreen, Colorado, near Denver

In Evergreen, Colorado, the Hiwan Homestead Museum is part of the Hiwan Heritage Park. This 3-story homestead is of beautiful wooden construction and includes a 1930s kitchen, grand dining room and octagonal top-floor chapel. Tours are free.

Hiwan Heritage Park, Evergreen, Colorado

Nestled in the Rocky Mountains just 30 miles west of Denver, Hiwan Heritage Park has history and nature in pleasant surroundings. Part of the Lariat Loop Scenic Byway (highway 74), Hiwan is a must-see for history and natural surroundings.