7 Things to do in Colorado Springs

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Colorado Springs is a beautiful place in  Colorado with many site seeing opportunities and museums to explore. Our list of 7 things to do in Colorado Springs is for you whether you are just visiting, newly moved here, or have been in the state for awhile but looking for new and exciting things to check out.

 

1. Garden of the Gods


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1805 N. 30th St., Colorado Springs, CO, 80904, 719.634.6666

Garden of the Gods is a must for any trip. This Park is free to walk around and has many trails to take you through all the wonder of nature and rock formations. You can also drive a loop around and look at the tall rock out cropping too. They have a Visitor Center with Maps and information as well as a café to fuel up for the adventure. Trip advisor reviews has it ranked as the #1 park in the country!

 

2. Pikes Peak

photo credit to DandelionMoms

At 14,115 ft, this Mountain is the focal point of all of Colorado Springs. Its beauty starts the day with beautiful sunrises, serves as a compass while driving around town, and ends the day with gorgeous sunsets. Since the elevation is so high its recommended to leave this adventure until the m idle or end of your trip when you have had time to acclimate to the elevation of the area to help with altitude adjustment.

 

 

 

3. Cave of the Winds, Manitou

photo credit to Andrew Gonzales, Fine Art America

100 Cave of the Winds Road, Manitou Springs, 685-5444
In 1881 two brothers went exploring and stumbled upon what is now Cave of the Winds. This amazing Cave has different tour options and stunning views. The facility also has a new rope course, the Bat A Pult which send you on a 1200 ft aerial ride, The first of its kind anywhere in the world, and the TERROR-dactyl which launches you at almost 100 miles an hour down 150 feet into the canyon. From personal experience I can tell you that some of the stairs are narrow and tricky to navigate. There are section you need to duck to get through and the ground is  uneven. So be mindful of your groups ability when picking a tour.

 

 

 

4. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, 719-633-9925

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is one of the best zoos I have ever been too! And that’s saying a lot as my sister was a zoo keeper for many years and took me to a lot of different zoos. Not only are the grounds beautiful but they have a wide variety of animals in interesting easy to see settings. There are a lot of interactive portions of the zoo as well, like the Giraffe Feeding! Its such a neat experience and they are so gentle even my kids fed them when they were less then 2 years old. The do have options for getting around if mobility is an issue, but word of warning: wear comfy shoes! Lots of hills and walking at this zoo.

 

5. The Broadmoor

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Not only is the Broadmoor a beautiful resort, but the grounds are break taking. They also have fun shops to explore, restaurants like the Golden Bee around it, and a gorgeous Hotel to explore. If you are smart you will plan ahead and reserve a spot at their Brunch on Sunday, it books up fast but is SO worth it!

 

 

 

 

6. Manitou Cliff Dwellings

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These cliff dwellings are a testament to the Anasazi Tribe and their architecture. Not only can you explore these dwellings but also two museums on site. They are open seven days a week and have many different features of the area to explore. Be sure to check out their website here ahead of time.

 

7. North Pole

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North Pole Santas Workshop: 5050 Pikes Peak Hwy, Cascade, CO 80809

If you are traveling with kids, or  Christmas lover like myself, then the North Pole is a must see. Its open year around and worth visiting year around. The park is filled with rides and shops and plenty to keep you busy for the afternoon. Plus you can start your Christmas Shopping early. My son LOVED the train and many of the rides. The shooting gallery was a family favorite as well.

 

 

When you are done seeing everything in Colorado Springs, or the “Springs” as most natives say, be sure to check out Denver! Only an hour drive opens ups a multitude of more museums, zoo, shopping, and site seeing opportunities.

If the next step in your life adventure is to move here then stop by Colorado Springs Real Estate to start your search for the perfect home.

 

What is on your bucket list of place to see in the Springs?

 


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  1. Julie | 28th Jan 18

    Garden of the gods is amazing!

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