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Garden of the Gods

Located at the base of Pikes Peak, this popular park features many unique geological formations, mountain climbing, nature trails and a trading post.

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.

Seven Falls

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.

Pikes Peak

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 sport.

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 Space Museum.

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

This 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 available.

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 century.

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 world.

Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum

Offers collections of literature on motorcycles as well as a large library.

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January 11, 2011