Bishop Castle. This elaborate creation, which resembles a medieval castle replete with turrets, buttresses, and ornamental iron, is the prodigious (some might say monomaniacal) one-man undertaking of Jim Bishop, a self-taught architect who began work in 1969. Once considered a blight on pastoral Highway 165, the castle is now a popular attraction. Not yet complete, it is three stories high with a nearly 165-foot tower. Those who endeavor to climb into the structure
must sign the guest book–cum–liability waiver. Bishop finances this enormous endeavor through donations and a gift shop. 12705 Hwy. 165, Pueblo, CO, 81069. 719/485–3040. www.bishopcastle.org. Free. Daily, sunrise–sunset.