Whether visiting or deciding to become a resident, a visit to these local Colorado Springs attractions shouldn’t be missed. Below are several attractions, mostly in Colorado Springs, but also the surrounding areas.
Seven Falls. A natural waterfall just a mile from the Broadmoor, Seven Falls is a snapshot of Colorado’s beauty. Hike the 224 steps or take the elevator, enjoy shopping and dining, and bring your camera! https://www.broadmoor.com/broadmoor-adventures/seven-falls/
The Broadmoor. Established in 1918, the Broadmoor is known for Western hospitality and pure luxury. Receiving both the AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five-Star Awards, the Broadmoor is a must see. Dine, walk the lake, or even indulge in their high-end accommodations or spa. https://www.broadmoor.com/
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. 6,800 feet above sea level, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is America’s only mountain zoo and its design allows for close up wildlife learning. Free parking. http://www.cmzoo.org/
Manitou Springs Area
Cog Railroad. The Pikes Peak Cog Railway is a unique single-track rail road capable of climbing 12-24% grades 14,115 feet. Plan a few hours, drink water and dress for a temperature drop as you get to the top of Pikes Peak and take in the view. http://www.cograilway.com/
Cave of the Winds. A great year round choice, the Cave of the Winds is a natural formation and offers several walking tours. $$. Colorado Springs. http://caveofthewinds.com/
Colorado Springs Area
Air Force Academy. Visit the uniquely constructed iconic chapel, walk a nature trail, see several air plane monuments, or take in a game. The visitor’s center provides maps for self-guided tours. https://www.academyadmissions.com/visit-the-academy/self-guided-tours/campus-highlights/
Garden of the Gods. Bike, hike, walk or climb the red rocks of Garden of the Gods. Free Admission and lots to see in the Visitor and Nature Center including their new dinosaur discovery! https://www.gardenofgods.com/
Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center. Let’s Go, Team USA! Over 130,000 visitors come to the Olympic Training Center every year to see exhibits and videos of our Olympic and Paralympic teams. Guided tours happen every 30-60 minutes depending on the time of year, and last about an hour. https://www.teamusa.org/about-the-usoc/olympic-training-centers/csotc/tours
In the area and looking for more attractions in Colorado Springs or the surrounding areas, then check out the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce.