Red Rocks Amphitheater deemed a National Historic Landmark

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MORRISON, Colo. — Red Rocks Amphitheater was named a National Historic Landmark by National Park Service and Department of the Interior on Tuesday.

“It’s renowned as the only naturally occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheater in the world, and the diverse landscape attracts thousands of outdoor enthusiasts and even dinosaur fans,” Gov. John Hickenlooper said.

Nearby Mount Morrison Civilian Conservation Corps Camp was also designated as a National Historic Landmark.

Colorado now has 25 National Historic Landmarks, according to the National Historic Landmarks website.

The designation is for sites that possess exceptional value and quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States.

“The amphitheater in the park is one of America’s best known performing arts venues, famous for its natural acoustics, design, and setting,” the Department of the Interior said. “Mount Morrison CCC Camp is one of the few surviving camps in the nation that retains a high concentration of original resources.”

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