“Paper Airplane” Sculpture, Lincoln, Nebraska

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Find out why a 14,000-pound metal "paper" airplane sculpture with a 20-foot wingspan stands as a playful piece of public art near the airport in Lincoln, Nebraska. Photos, too!

Lee’s Chicken Restaurant, Lincoln, Nebraska

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Let's have fried chicken for lunch at Lee's Chicken Restaurant in Lincoln, Nebraska. Home cooking, friendly staff and a homey atmosphere make this oldest operating restaurant in Lincoln a fun and welcoming place.

Historic University Building, Denver, Colorado

Dating from 1910, the historic University Building in Denver is a marvel of art nouveau marble and brass. No longer owned by Denver University, Its 12 stories are leased to businesses. Here are some photos of this amazing beauty in the LoDo district.

More Nederland, Colorado, in the Rocky Mountains

Additional information about Nederland, Colorado: the covered bridge, Frozen Dead Guy Days, Carousel of Happiness, circus train coffee, Tungsten Trail and a little history.

The Carousel of Happiness in Nederland, Colorado

A ride on the antique Carousel of Happiness in Nederland, Colorado. Mount fantastic hand-carved animals and soak in the playful, joyous atmosphere as old-fashioned music and smiling volunteers ensure the merry-go-round lives up to its name.

Celestial Seasonings Tea Company Prairie Dog Preserve

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Surrounding the Celestial Seasoning Tea Factory in Boulder, Colorado, is a densely populated prairie dog preserve. This post tells you why it's there and shows you a few pictures of the cute western rodents.

Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory Tour, Boulder, CO

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On a few acres outside Boulder, Colorado, you'll find the Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory. You can take a free factory tour, visit the cafe for free tea samples, and buy herbal teas and tea-related items in the gift shop. This family-friendly destination is open year-round.

Biking at McIntosh Lake in Longmont, Colorado

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A late-summer bike ride around Lake McIntosh near Longmont, Colorado, in Boulder County. Stunning landscape photos and an easy ride around the 3.5-mile path revealed ranch land and prairie dogs and fantastic, glassy water.

My First Ghost Town! Dearfield, Colorado

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My first foray into what I hope is a long-running series: ghost towns. First up, Dearfield, Colorado, founded by O. T. Jackson in 1910. It's the site of a former African-American agricultural colony that thrived until the Great Depression and Dust Bowl of the 1930s. Here are photos of the ramshackle remains.

Niwot, Colorado

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A unique, artsy community, Niwot, Colorado, is named for an Arapaho Chief whose name means "Left Hand". Niwot honors its Old West past while cultivating contemporary art, community events, restaurants and an eclectic array of shops and galleries.