Best New Kitsch Landmark - 2001
The Delicate Arch
When an amusement complex's very name acknowledges that it's in the Boondocks -- in this case, deepest, darkest Northglenn -- it deserves a fitting monument. Something impressive. Something for the ages. Something like a life-sized replica of Utah's Delicate Arch -- which, instead of spanning stunning red-rocks country, here rises 54 feet above a parking lot just off I-25 alongside the brand-spanking-new Boondocks Fun Center. It's impressive, all right -- just the sort of symbol that tells you to slam on the breaks for video games and French fries. But what's even more noteworthy about the arch is that this isn't the first one the fun center's owners have built: A Boondocks in Boise boasts an identical landmark.