A popular part of the city, it offers a range of live music along with a vast variety of food & drink offerings. It’s here that The Live Music Capital of the World® successfully showcases its refreshing appreciation for diversity through sound! Check out our new Instagram
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a member of Historic Hotels of America, The Stanley Hotel is famous for its old world charm. Offering four different Estes Park accommodation experiences including historic rooms, modern apartment-style residences for extended stays, and expansive condominiums on the legendary grounds overlooking Rocky Mountain National Park. The Stanley offers over 14,000 square feet of sophisticated meeting and event space equipped with modern amenities and several stunning indoor and outdoor wedding venues. Only an hour away from Denver, it is the ideal destination for your Colorado vacation getaway.
The Butterfly Pavilion is an Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited nonprofit invertebrate zoo home to thousands of animals from all over the world! Experience their indoor tropical conservatory with over 1,600 free-flying butterflies, hold Rosie their famous tarantula, explore incredible adaptations of sea stars, bees, beetles, spiders, and so much more!
The Butterfly Pavilion work to foster an appreciation of invertebrates by educating the public about the need to protect and care for threatened habitats globally, while conducting research for solutions in invertebrate conservation.
Beaver Creek Mountain is renowned for its stunning beauty and welcoming atmosphere, providing access to every level of skier. You’ll delight in the meticulously groomed corduroy runs as you explore 1,800 acres of terrain, as you dip into each of the three distinct base areas while discovering everything from your new favorite run to a mountaintop candy shop. By the end of the ski day, you’ll have worked up an appetite for our beloved 3 p.m. tradition: Cookie Time. Enjoy complimentary cookies, served fresh out of the oven at the base of the mountain. Gain a nuanced appreciation for the mountain as you fine tune your skills with the Ivy League of Ski Schools. Our veteran instructors and lesson offerings can accommodate everything from small group learning to private family instruction. Beaver Creek may be home to incredible corduroy and family-friendly terrain, but its Birds of Prey course also has a reputation for being a formidable stop on the Men’s Alpine Ski World Cup—as we are the only mountain in the U.S. to regularly host the international race series.
Skybok produced this 1-minute video profile of it! (see below)
I’ve always been fascinated with ancient Egypt. (There’s a great documentary on Netflix now, search for “Egypt” by BBC Films). Here are some more photos from the museum’s exhibition showcasing exact replicas of the artifacts discovered in his tomb. (A nice website on the exhibition with historical questions answered here). Also, check out 8 surprising facts about Tutankhamun.
Skybok recently shot “The Swan House” in Atlanta, Georgia – Wow! What a remarkable testiment to history. The Atlanta Historical Society aquired the house in 1966 and has made the experience for visitors exceptionally interactive, with actors portraying the characters who once lived in this iconic home.
Fun Facts About Swan House
The house is an example of a classic 1928 mansion
It was built at the end of the jazz age
It was built by a noted architect, Philip T. Shutze, who designed Swan House and its gardens, as well as many other important buildings in the city of Atlanta
It lies in Atlanta’s “Buckhead” neighbourhood
It is part of the Atlanta History Centre
It was a filming location for “The Hunger Games”
Its original owners Edward and Emily Inman. The Inmans had accumulated wealth from cotton brokerage and investments on transportation, banking and real estate
The house combines Renaissance revival styles with a Classical approach on the main facade
Edward Inman died in 1931, but Emily collected her family into the house and lived there until 1965. The house and grounds were acquired by the Atlanta Historical Society in 1966. See the Atlanta History Center’s website at: http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/
Many of the furnishings are the Inmans’ original furnishings
I recently visited Atlanta, Georgia, where I was attending the International Rotary Convention. I had little to no knowledge of Atlanta, and was pleasantly surprised with some of the amazing tourist spots! One of them being The Margaret Mitchell House + Museum – the original home of the famous author and birthplace of “Gone With The Wind”! FYI: It took her 9 years to write the book, during which time she would seal chapters of her book in envelopes + hide them in secret spots around the home. I highly recommend this fantastic destination if you’re in the city – an entertaining, educational venue where you can learn some valuable historical info, not only about the author’s life, but also about Georgia history + the era in which the film was made. My favorite part was the guided tour through the apartment + the behind-the-scenes info on the audition process with highlights on the making of the famous film (including archival footage of the film premiere + celebrity interviews). Book your weekend getaway today via EXPLORE TRIP (They are currently running a brilliant S U M M E R S P E C I A L!).
Margaret Mitchell, Peggy Marsh to her friends, dubbed her apartment, “The Dump.” Surprisingly, it is in this shabby little apartment on the bottom floor that this petite, yet mighty woman wrote a big ‘ol book that sold faster than a duck on a June bug!
It is here that the notorious Peggy Marsh wrote Gone With the Wind. A Pulitzer Prize followed. Fame, fortune, and fans, too.