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.

Westminster, Colorado, Historic Arts District near Denver

Historic Westminster Arts District in Denver, Colorado, is part of a successful rejuvenation effort for the south part of the town. Several galleries and other shops and a sculpture garden/park give lend a wonderful backdrop to community events.

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.

St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Art in Tampa Bay, Florida

The Museum of Fine Art in St. Petersburg, Florida, is small but impressive. I've visited it more or less regularly for years, and they present quality exhibitions in a professional environment. A 2006 expansion allows the museum to offer a cafe and respectable gift shop, in addition to their permanent collection and revolving exhibits. It's a fine way to spend an afternoon, especially if you include the nearby Dali Museum in your itinerary.