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What to do in Aspen
Aspen is Colorado’s most famous resort town, renowned for its beautiful ski lodges, miles and miles of ski tracks and quaint small town feel. Set in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, it attracts millions of visitors especially during the winter season when skiers and snowboarders hit the ski slopes. However, Aspen has other great attractions for those who are unable or willing to take part in winter sports. It is also a great destination for those who do not ski and visitors can enjoy the following quirky and unusual attractions away from the crowds:
- THE ASPEN ART MUSEUM
This non collecting museum showcases the newest and latest creations from both local and international artists. It is housed in a historical building that was once the premises of the Hunter Creek Power Plant. The museum exhibits works from contemporary artists that address vital cultural, political and social issues. It is located on East Hyman Avenue.
- MAGIC MUSHROOM HOUSE
The magic mushroom house is a vacation home designed and built by architect Andre Ulrych while under the influence of hallucinogenic drugs. The house, which features 70s style decor, also has cave like features reminiscent of the Flintstones house. The house has no corners, and was constructed using natural stones held together by concrete. It is a popular vacation home and Hugh Hefner once held a party there.
- MAROON BELLS
- Easily the most photographed feature in Colorado, the Maroon Bells is a set of mountain peaks and a reflective lake in a glacial valley. The peaks change colours through the seasons with a predominantly maroon hue throughout the year. The mountains are said to get their colour from an iron bearing mineral, hematite. The mountains may be visited via bus during summer or via personal car which will be charged $10 at the entrance.
- SEVERAL EATING PLACES
- Aspen is a foodie’s paradise, offering a wide range of cuisine from top notch restaurants and hotels. Featuring top restaurants like Element 47, Matsuhisa, Cache Cache and others, the hospitality scene in Aspen offers a wide variety of international cuisines. Whether you want a good old American burger or want to try out some exotic dish, there is something for you in Aspen.
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