Colorful Colorado Springs, Colorado, is my home and offers a plethora of exciting and unique things to do and see. Whether you are a visitor to Colorado Springs or live here, check out this guide to local attractions unique to the Pikes Peak region.
Cave of the Winds – A destination for outdoor fun. It’s open all year and offers three different tours, ranging from 45 minutes to three hours. The Discovery Tour is a must for rock hounds and history buffs. The rugged Lantern Tour takes you back in time with stories from the past and only a lantern to light your way. Enjoy discovering undeveloped passageways and chambers? You’ll love the Caving 101 Tour. Be sure to take a jacket, the cavern’s temperature year around is 54 degrees.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, a unique zoo experience nestled in the spectacular Rocky Mountains is home to over 800 animals from around the world.
Pikes Peak soars to 14,115 feet, its stunning views inspired the song American the Beautiful. To reach the summit you can walk Barr Trail (a day hike for the athletic) or ride the Pikes Peak Cog Railway (a three-hour round trip). If it’s adventure you seek, drive the 19 mile Pikes Peak Highway, which ends at the Summit House famous for its donuts.
Garden of the Gods gained national attention for its unique red sandstone rock formations. You can drive through the park or walk a paved path that wanders through the main section. Hiking and horse trails also available.
The World Famous Broadmoor Hotel, located on the city’s south side with five star accommodations, full-service spa, tennis complex and three 18-hole golf courses.
Colorado’s history is steeped in the mining industry, so it shouldn’t surprise you to find The Western Museum of Mining and Industry in Colorado Springs. People of all ages will enjoy the mining equipment displayed on the grounds, as well as, the hands on exhibits and library inside. In the fall, it turns into the Haunted Mines, offering Halloween entertainment and frights not for the faint of heart.
U.S. Olympic Training Center offers daily tours of the athlete training facilities, a visitors center, store and much more.
Still looking for more to do? Stop by the Pioneers Museum, catch a Sky Sox baseball game or have a howling good time at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center.
What are you waiting for? Come check it out.