Denver’s Liberty Bell Replica at the State Capitol Building

Denver has a replica of the original Liberty Bell; so does every other state. Learn how the states and territories each received a replica and why, plus a little trivia about the (cracked) original in Philadelphia.

Tour New Belgium Brewery in Ft. Collins, Colorado, and Drink Fat Tire Beer

A visit to a very congenial brewery and taproom, New Belgium Brewery in Ft. Collins, Colorado. You might know its Fat Tire beer. In my experience, New Belgium's digs could qualify as a beer garten in many ways, including the way people are invited to hang out there, take the free tour, and feel comfortable doing so.

Denver’s Big Blue Bear Sculpture at the Convention Center

An iconic landmark in downtown Denver, this big, blue, fiberglass bear's name is "I See What You Mean". Read the story of the sculptor's inspiration and see pictures of this huge, lovable beast that is easily accessible, day or night, on a visit to Denver.

Denver Art Museum, Colorado, and The Western Exhibit

My first visit to the Denver Museum of Art (DAM). The current exhibit was The Western and I also saw several other temporary exhibits such as Word Dance plus lots of Asian, Greek, African and other art in the permanent collection.

Broomfield, CO, Depot Museum and Shep the Turnpike Dog’s Grave

Visit the grave of a beloved dog that was a pet of toll booth operators in the 1950s. Shep the Turnpike Dog's grave is now located next to the Broomfield Depot Museum in Colorado.

Stanley Hotel Tour, Estes Park, CO, in the Rocky Mountains – Part 2

My second post about the historic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. The guided tour explores history, hauntings, movies shot there and famous visitors, including Steven King and Jim Carrey.

Denver’s City and County Building Holiday Christmas Light Show

A video and stills of the spectacular, colorful Denver City and County Building's annual Christmas light show. Lights are set to holiday music, nightly from Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve.

Happy New Year (Czech and German Style) from ATFT!

A Happy New Year message with some interesting Czech and German traditions plus an apple strudel recipe and links to raclette, hot mulled wine and much more!