GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo.-
It was a big day for the Glenwood Hot Springs.
The world's largest mineral hot springs pool celebrated their 125th anniversary packed with events, entertainment and much more.
One way the popular tourist attraction marked this monumental anniversary, was by dropping 1,000 beach balls from the side of their building into the pool, so tourists could take a piece of the celebration home.
“It’s a pretty common occurrence here to have people come up and say they're here with their children and grandchildren,” said John Bosco, vice president of Glenwood Hot Springs. “Because they're grandparents brought them here 30, 40, 50 years ago.”
Though some families, like the Hemmens, haven’t been swimming and treading in this water for that long, they've still made this pool a family ritual over the last several years.
“When I was pregnant with my daughter, I would swim here frequently,” said Sonya Hemmen, Glenwood Springs resident. “So she says she has been swimming here for over 12 years.”
It’s that kind of traditional notion which has left officials continuing with certain customs when celebrating this landmark anniversary.
“In our history, the pools here had sand on the banks and often it was referred to as the Beach of the Rookies,” said Bosco. “So signifying the beach experience, we went back to that a little bit."
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