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Things to do in Colorado Springs
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Explore Colorado Springs’ paradise in one magical stop. Garden of the Gods Park is a registered National Natural Landmark. Imagine dramatic views, 300’ towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak and brilliant blue skies. This world-class Visitor & Nature Center and museum is the most visited attraction in the region with all new interactive exhibits.

Walking Tour

The US Air Force Academy, located north of Colorado Springs, is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers for the United States Air Force, and it is open to visitors daily. Visitors to the Air Force Academy must enter through the North Gate, which can be accessed from Exit 156 on Interstate 25, 14 miles north of downtown Colorado Springs. Chapel tours are given frequently.

Fort Sumter National Monument

Rising 8,000 feet above Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak – aka “America’s Mountain” – has been beckoning to visitors since the 19th century. Gold brought the pioneers here, but it was the richness of the mountain’s natural beauty that motivated them to stay. The views from this pink granite mountain were so stunning, they inspired Katharine Lee Bates to pen the words to the patriotic song, “America the Beautiful.” Today, the famous Colorado Gold Rush slogan, “Pikes Peak or Bust,” now applies to tourists: Every year, thousands of hikers tackle the climb in search of spectacular photo ops, families get a taste history while riding the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, and stunt-devil wannabees get their fair share of thrills along the winding 19-mile Pikes Peak Highway.

Cincinnati Museum Center

Enjoy the invigorating grandeur! Climb to 14,115 feet and experience the magnificent panoramas that inspired the song “America the Beautiful.”

Charleston City Market

Sitting just west of the downtown area is Old Colorado City, the original capital of the Colorado Territory. Founded in 1859, this area was once a hotbed of activity, overflowing with farmers, miners, ranchers, and other settlers seeking a piece of their own manifest destiny. In 1917, Colorado City was annexed by a fast-growing new settlement: neighboring Colorado Springs. Although it is no longer its own town, the Old Colorado City Historic District maintains its 19th-century “Wild West” feel with a few modifications: the area’s buildings now house locally owned art galleries, quaint shops, and mom-and-pop restaurants.

Charleston Beach

This facility in Colorado Springs is the flagship training center of the U.S. Olympic team and the active headquarters of the U.S. Olympic Committee. The Olympic Training Center is able to provide housing, dining, recreational facilities, and other services for up to 557 coaches and athletes at one time. The 35-acre complex houses two Olympic-size swimming pools, as well as practice facilities for a variety of competitive sports, including fencing, gymnastics, weightlifting, and wrestling. In addition to the athletes who live and train here, the center welcomes roughly 130,000 visitors each year and offers 16 guided tours each day during the summer months.

South Carolina Aquarium

Unlike its much larger neighbor, Colorado Springs, this small town in the Rocky Mountain foothills (about 6 miles northwest of central Colorado Springs) has rejected urbanization. Instead, Manitou Springs – now a National Historic District – remains a charming hippie-era haven filled with art galleries, funky boutiques, and outdoor cafes.

Walking Tour

Enjoy the natural splendor and serene landscape of the Garden of the Gods Colorado Springs, Colorado. See this natural wonder as our ancestors did a 100 years ago – on horseback.