The Dam Store!
The Dam Store has been a tourist shop up the Big Thompson Canyon in Loveland, Colorado since 1906! This tower has not been in existence all those years but I remember as a kid, we used to stop here just to climb the steep steps and view the fast flowing river spilling over the dam. Funny, I don't recall having a fear of heights back then.
It's a miracle this unique tourist attraction survived last year's floods considering how close to the river it sits but somehow, it weathered the storm. The view from the top reveals both the devastation of the floods and the the tremendous amount of work that has already been done to restore this area. And yes, I did climb to the top, sweaty hands and all!