Secret Denver: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure





Title: Secret Denver: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure
Author: Eric Peterson and David Lewis
Size: 6 x 9
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781681061054
Price: $22.50

Where do the tunnels under the Colorado State Capitol go and why were they dug there in the first place? What is the backstory behind Tom’s Baby, the largest piece of gold ever unearthed in Colorado? Denver may be known worldwide as the Mile High City, but its elevation is just one item on a long list of anomalies.

In Secret Denver: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure you’ll find many more quirks and mysteries to explore. Learn why Lakeside is one of the most historic amusement parks in the nation. Discover cemeteries repurposed as parks, streets once paved with radium, elves hiding in museum dioramas, and a seemingly endless parade of ghosts.

Local journalists David Lewis and Eric Peterson tackle these conundrums and many others in the city they call home. With their combined experience traveling the trails less taken and the questions rarely asked, Secret Denver is bound to illuminate the city from an unexpected perspective.


Denver authors David Lewis and Eric Peterson just wrote the book on wild and weird places around the Mile High City. Some are ideal spots to explore during the Halloween season, including Cheesman and Congress parks, which were both built

With travel drastically curtailed and tourism down, the last few months have turned many Denver-area residents into amateur city-sleuthers.

Most people are familiar with Rocky Flats in northwest Jefferson County, and the role it played in creating nuclear weapons parts. But if one lives on the east side of Denver, it’s entirely possible there might be a former federal

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Weight 0.8 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 9 in


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