Cool Places I Didn't Know Existed

Via Scouting NY, restored 19th century domed West Baden Springs Hotel.  In southern Indiana.  I am amazed I never heard of it, because I used to run campgrounds almost next door to it.


  1. DMac:

    A nice restoration. There are two good golf courses nearby, one by Donald Ross, another by Pete Dye.

  2. Craig:


    It's amazing what was accomplished in the 19th and early 20th centuries in this country.

    Laissons faire!

  3. IgotBupkis, President, United Anarchist Society:

    Cool Places I Didn’t Know Existed

    You may also find the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver, of some interest...

    While you are there, I would suspect a nice fall concert at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre would be of great interest. Red Rocks is where the classic U2: Under a Blood Red Sky concert video (1983) was shot. Whatever your musical tastes, there's probably some shows there that would be quite enjoyable.

    I've never been there for a concert, but I've been at the amphitheatre itself, and can imagine what it's like on a crisp clear night with Denver in the background.