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The Royal Gorge Bridge is a tourist attraction in Ca?on City, Colorado. The bridge deck hangs 291m above the Arkansas River, and held the record of highest bridge in the world from 1929 until 2003, when it was surpassed by a bridge in China. The bridge is suspended from towers that are 46m high and spans the Arkansas River and a granite gorge. It was not constructed for transportation purposes; instead, it was built with the intent that it serve as a tourist attraction, and has continued to be one of the most-visited tourist attractions in Colorado since its construction.

Built around this magnificent structure is a family park with many attractions, including a beautifully restored carousel for all ages. The family park boasts more world-class rides to enhance true Colorado experience. During peak season, entertaining and educational shows are also held at three venues throughout the Park ? Gazebo, Pavilion Show and Plaza Theater. Other than the parks 21 rides and 360 amazing acres, visitors also get visit the Wapiti Western Wildlife Park featuring magnificent animals in their natural surroundings. For adventure travelers who like to live on the edge, check out the world's highest Skycoaster, America's steepest Incline Railway and America's longest Aerial Tram.

A theater provides shows all throughout the day chronicling the history of the bridge and aerial tram, also the railroad's history as well as the Royal Gorge War. Kid?s will love enjoy the large water clock which are water filled buckets, revolving and telling the time. In addition, colorful costumed characters stroll throughout the park. The aerial tram, spanning the gorge alongside of the bridge, is not for the fainthearted, but is a delight for all ages. Various shops tucked away all throughout the park can also be found offering a wide variety of authentic souvenirs, pottery, crafts, toys, T-shirts and more, from unique "Made in Colorado" items to Disney collectibles.
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