|Garden of the Gods
at the base of Pikes Peak, this popular park features many unique
geological formations, mountain climbing, nature trails and a
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
A gorgeous natural setting is just one of the
things this zoo has going for it. Baby meerkats, a Komodo dragon and
art done by an elephant are a few others.
A 1-mile drive through a box
canyon takes you between the Pillars of Hercules, ending at the
cascading falls. Seven separate waterfalls fall down a granite
cliff. A free elevator takes visitors to the Eagle Nest viewing
platform. A mile-long trail on the plateau passes the grave of
19th-century novelist Helen Hunt Jackson, and ends at a panoramic
view of Colorado Springs.
United States Air Force Academy
Visitors can tour this modern sprawling campus
that includes the Academy, Falcon Stadium, a chapel and Arnold Hall,
a museum honoring Air Force personnel.
One the most famous mountains in the United
States, Pikes Peak draws millions of tourists a year who drive, hike
or take a train to the summit to gaze at resplendent vistas.
ProRodeo Hall of Fame
The only museum in the world dedicated to this
World Figure Skating Hall of Fame and Museum
This is the only museum of its
kind in the world, exhibiting 1,200 years of ice skates -- from
early versions of carved bone to highly decorated cast-iron examples
and finally the steel blades of today. There are also skating
costumes, medals, and other memorabilia, changing exhibits, films, a
library, and a gift shop.
Flying W Ranch
This working cattle and horse
ranch just north of the Garden of the Gods encompasses a Western
village of more than a dozen restored buildings and a mine train.
There are also demonstrations of Navajo weaving and horse shoeing.
Peterson Air and Space Museum
You can learn about NORAD at the Peterson Air and
Western Museum of Mining and Industry
The museum features artifacts and research
involving the region's early mining and industrial activities.
|Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
Housed in an award winning art-deco facility, the
center has a museum, which features the work of regional, national,
and international artists, an art school and a theater.
Ghost Town Museum
Relive the racy days of the Old West when miners
dug for gold and cowboys rode the range at this reconstructed ghost
town and museum.
The Colorado Springs Symphony
This fine professional
orchestra annually performs about a dozen classical concerts, as
well as youth, pops, chamber, and holiday concerts.
Glen Eyrie Castle
Tudor-style castle, built in 1904 by General Palmer, sits on 700
acres along the foothills amidst tall pine trees, beautifully
landscaped lawns and stunning rock formations. Primarily used today
as a conference center, limited daily tours of the castle are still
North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center
The heavily wooded park
contains picnic areas and hiking/biking/horseback riding trails. At
the entrance to the park, holds maps, information, and interactive
exhibits for both kids and adults, including audiovisual programs
and a climbing wall where you can learn about rock climbing.
Will Rogers Memorial Shrine of the Sun
Built in the 1930s in
honor of the American actor, writer and humorist Will Rogers, the
shrine is full of historic information and colorful artwork painted
on the walls.
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Exhibits depict the community's
rich history, including its beginning as a fashionable resort, the
railroad and mining eras, and its growth and development in the 20th
Olympic Training Center
Headquarters for the U.S. Olympic Committee
administration and the Olympic Training Center programs.
ANA Money Museum
This museum consists of four
galleries of coins, tokens, medals, and paper money from around the
Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum
Offers collections of literature on motorcycles as
well as a large library.