The largest unnatural arch in the world is inside the Denver REI flagship store. If you go, show up early. . . there’s only one good camping spot.

the feeders at the penguin exhibit explain the challenges of maintaining a bird population, climate control, and a dwindling fish supply… luckily we don’t have to worry about these issues today.

high quality fake rocks at the Monterey Aquarium… . they even have mollusks and veins of quartz and floating Neruda quotes…

Amazing pictographs found on fake rocks. Proof that the Anasazi were time traveling aliens who occasionally doodled on broken down theme park rides. Also, if you look closer, a barely-visible message from a former civilization. Storyteller Theater?

The Southwest still has many mysteries to solve.

penguin on a fake rock…  and a smug puffin in background… a situation that can only happen in a zoo in nebraska since puffins live in the northern hemisphere and penguins in the southern hemisphere…