Auraria Campus, Denver, Colorado

Auraria campus in Denver, Colorado, shares a library and other facilities among three colleges: Denver Area Community College, University of Colorado Denver and Metropolitan State University of Denver. Here's a little history of the place before it became the campus in 1976.

Historical Larimer Square in Denver, Colorado

Larimer Square is one of Denver's first streets. It's also the city's first historic district, thanks to Dana Crawford and her preservation project in the 1960s. The Old-West buildings have been preserved and now serve as home to wonderful restaurants, bars and other venues just a few blocks from Union Station in Lower Downtown (LoDo) Denver.

Butterfly Pavilion Invertebrate Zoo, Denver, Colorado

Invertebrate zoo, Butterfly Pavilion, in Westminster, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. Hundreds of arthropods: insects, crustaceans, sea creatures, spiders and, of course, butterflies.

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.