Glenwood Springs earns True Western Town honor

True West magazine has named Glenwood Springs one of the Top 10 True Western Towns of 2010.

The editors of True West determined the winners for this annual award based on how each town has preserved its history through attractions, old buildings, museums, exhibits, events, traditions and the promotion of historic resources.

True West said on its Web site, “What attracts us to Glenwood Springs is how the town demonstrates history as relevant to everyday life through its pairings of historic attractions with modern-day needs.”

The magazine lists examples such as the 1896 vapor caves, which have been renovated into a spa, and the 1888 Hot Springs Pool, and emphasizes the preservation projects led by residents.

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association teamed up with the Frontier Historical Society Museum to prepare the town’s application for consideration by True West.

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The issue featuring the towns will be available at newsstands beginning Jan. 6.


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