Lovely dioramas at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Simple, well-crafted foregrounds and beautifully painted backdrops. Spacious and inviting. The rocking chairs were a nice touch, allowing visitors to pretend that they have a home on the range.

Upon completion of each ride, Disney dumps you into a consumer frenzy. My son escaped this one by climbing to the last patch of snow in California and joining the friendliest creature among the hordes, a snowboarding bear.