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Colorado Springs Attractions

Fun places to see in the Pikes Peak Region

Looking for fun attractions to experience while on vacation? With a wide variety of Colorado Springs attractions to see when in town, you’ll have plenty to keep you busy. Feed the giraffes at the America’s only mountain zoo, take a step back in time in an old ghost town or roar with dinosaurs. Colorado Springs attractions have something for everyone. The region features more than 55 incredible Colorado Springs tourist attractions including Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and the U.S. Olympic Training Center, that are ready to make your next vacation the experience of a lifetime.

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    Area: River Communities
    The Abbey's imposing historical landmark includes a modern Event Center within its campus which can accommodate a wide range of functions, two group lodging facilities and a historical chapel within the Monastery for your wedding.
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    Area: Northwest Colorado Springs
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    Adventure Miniature Golf and Batting Cages features three 18-hole courses. Each course has a theme; Around the World, Old West and Journey Through Time. We also offer six batting cage stations; 3 baseball and 3 softball.
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    Area: Southwest Colorado Springs
    Balloon rides, Jeep tours, Segway tours, Ziplines, Campfires, Guided hiking, Whitewater rafting, Mountain biking, Rock climbing, 39 years of tour experience. Guaranteed the most fun in Colorado Springs is with Adventures Out West.
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    Area: Southeast Colorado Springs
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    Displaying 100's of pictures, memorabilia and rare artifacts, we not only offer great food, but a flight through aviation history. The Airplane Restaurant's centerpiece is a fully intact Boeing KC-97 tanker. Forty-two passengers can actually eat in the plane of the 275-seat restaurant.
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    Area: Downtown Colorado Springs
    Price: $$$
    NO MATTER WHAT THE OCCASION, All Star Paintball is the perfect place for that special celebration. With our indoor facility the weather will never affect your special day. So plan your next outing at All Star Paintball. Team Building Groups are welcome!
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    Area: Southwest Colorado Springs
    To reach the Summit of Pikes Peak is to share the vision that inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write America the Beautiful. Traveling the 19 miles of Pikes Peak Highway, the world's highest toll road, you will enjoy the spectacular scenic vistas and beautiful wilderness areas.
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    Area: Manitou Springs
    Old fashioned fun games in the heart of Manitou Springs.
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    Area: Southwest Colorado Springs
    Colorado's NEWEST attraction puts you into a real outdoor battlefield! Test your real-life skills as part of our live-play missions using state-of-the-art military style weapons. No projectiles, no pain, just hours of adrenaline packed fun that EVERYONE loves!
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    Area: Southwest Colorado Springs
    Bondurant Performance Driving at Pikes Peak International Raceway, combines one of the most versatile motorsports venues with the most respected advanced driver training programs in the country.
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    Area: Southwest Colorado Springs
    Price: $$$
    Bike rental, hair and nail salon, fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming, outdoor hot tubs, summer Bee Bunch childrens program for ages 3-12 are all available at the resort. Horseback riding is available nearby.
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    Area: Southwest Colorado Springs
    With up to 9,000 seats, the World Arena is a premier sports and entertainment venue hosting world class concerts, large meetings and sporting events. The adjoining Ice Hall proudly hosts elite level figure skating, hockey activities and public skating.
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    Area: Manitou Springs
    Since 1891, millions have taken this epic trip to 14,115-ft. summit of America's mountain! Sit back, relax and enjoy the splendors of Colorado: steep canyons, panoramic vistas and wildlife abound. Reservations highly recommended.
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    Area: Southeast Colorado Springs
    The Brunswick Zone North East Colorado Springs offers great entertainment. Bring the family out to enjoy bowling, food, beverages, billiards, arcade games, and lots of fun! We offer bowling by the game, 32 lanes, 8 billiard tables, party/event rooms, lounge, snack bar, and pro shop.
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    Area: Northeast Colorado Springs
    Bowling is just the beginning at Brunswick Zone XL. This is entertainment ELEVATED with a giant arcade, lazer tag, bar and grill, billiards and plenty of room to host memorable special events and banquets.
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    Area: Manitou Springs
    Join us for a day of family fun and adventure. Choose between two adventurous cave tours or enjoy the thrill of our Outdoor Attractions! Lots to do for the whole family at Cave of the Winds!
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    Area: Southwest Colorado Springs
    “The Trail’s End” visitor center holds boundless resources, educational exhibits, and souvenirs and refreshments. Relax by the stone fireplace and the wall of windows. With an amazing 2701 acres, you can explore nature’s diversity with prairie-to-peak ecosystems on 20 miles of hiking and biking trails.
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    Area: Southwest Colorado Springs
    Price: $$
    No visit to the Pikes Peak region is complete without a trip to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo - America's only mountain zoo! Experience unforgettable adventures with breathtaking mountain scenery and more than 800 animals from around the world.
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    Area: Services
    The historic town of Cripple Creek sits on the southwest slopes of majestic Pikes Peak. More than 100 years ago this charming community attracted tens of thousands of gold-seekers to its hillsides in search of their fortunes.
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    Area: Downtown Colorado Springs
    Price: $$-$$$
    CLIMB, CLIMB, CLIMB at the newest, tallest (43 feet!) climbing gym in the state. Want to go outside? Our AMGA/PCIA certified guides can teach and take you anywhere you want to go, including our exclusive access to climbing on private land.
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    Area: River Communities
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    Colon Orchards grows heritage apples, as well as a large selection of pumpkins, cucumbers, summer & winter squash, tomatoes and much more. The farm stand is open from July through December, 9 am to 6 pm. Locally grown fruits, vegetables, pasta, honey, jams and jellies.
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    Area: Downtown Colorado Springs
    Shell has your pass to summer fun. Buy a minimum of eight gallons of fuel at a participating Shell station and receive a Colorado ActionPass voucher good for a BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE ACTIVITY at any one of 30+ Colorado attractions. coloradoactionpass.com for details.
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    Area: River Communities
    Price: $$-$$$
    Take a ride in our customized open-air jeeps that are modified with your comfort in mind and view the spectacular scenery and wildlife that Colorado has to offer. At Colorado Jeep Tours we pride ourselves on providing high quality, scenic, and informative jeep tours.
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    Area: Downtown Colorado Springs
    Price: $-$$$
    Home to the Taylor Museum of Art, Bemis School of Art and SaGaJi Theatre. Featuring traveling exhibitions and permanent collections including Dale Chihuly glass.
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    Area: Southeast Colorado Springs
    We feature lots of great food, a great view of the Peak, a sparkling clean facility, rides for the kids, live music, cold beer and the best deals in town. Every weekend up to 500 vendors sell their wares on our paved 35 acre site.
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    Area: Downtown Colorado Springs
    Price: FREE
    Located downtown in the restored 1903 El Paso County Courthouse, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum builds a lasting connection to the Pikes Peak Region by preserving and sharing our cultural history.
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    Area: Northeast Colorado Springs
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    The Colorado Springs Sky Sox are the AAA top affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. Security Service Field is the highest professional ballpark in the United States at 6,531 feet above sea level.
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    Area: Mountain Communities
    Price: $-$$
    Experience something different! *Wolf tours for the whole family *Photo Wolf interaction opportunities * Wildlife Full moon howling night walks *Wildlife gift shop
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    Area: Mountain Communities
    A trip reveals scenic wonders around every curve as century-old steam locomotive transports you back to the gold mining days of Cripple Creek Victor, Colorado. A treat for railroad and history buffs, kids and the whole family. Closed for the season until Memorial Day Weekend 2014.
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    Area: Mountain Communities
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    Learn about gold mining, geologic and human history, view displays that showcase the unique mountain environment, and learn about regional recreational activities and attractions.
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    Area: River Communities
    A historic artifact of the American West, built in 1880 and little changed since, the railroad is the most spectacular example of steam era mountain railroading in North America.
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    Area: Mountain Communities
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    A whole new species of FUN! See unique and spectacular dinosaurs including T-Rex, raptors, giant flying and marine reptiles, huge carnivorous fish and life restorations. Look into an actual fossil preparation laboratory.
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    Area: Southeast Colorado Springs
    Price: FREE
    This collection was donated to and is presently in the possession of the Friends of Dr. Lester L. Williams Committee and on display and available to the public.
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    Area: Southwest Colorado Springs
    Rock climbing adventures and instruction for the whole family. All skill and fitness levels are welcomed. No experience is necessary! Reach new heights with one of our experienced and professionally trained guides today!
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    Area: Mountain Communities
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    This national park area preserves one of the richest fossil deposits in the world. Massive petrified redwood trees and detailed fossils of insects and leaves can be seen at the visitor center and two, short self-guided tours.
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    Area: Northwest Colorado Springs
    Price: $$
    We are saddened to report that the Flying W Ranch was destroyed in the Waldo Canyon Fire. There are plans to rebuild, but we have no details yet. Please contact the Visitor Information Center if you need an alternate venue for your family or group.
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    Area: Northeast Colorado Springs
    Call ahead for tours. Free kid's entertainment and play area with 3-story slide. Ice cream parlor with tasty treats great food - bookstore and visitor center too.
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    Area: Manitou Springs
    Garden of the Gods Trading Post, nestled in the southwest corner of the Garden of the Gods Park near the Balanced Rock entrance, is Colorado's largest and most extensive gift facility and gallery.
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    Area: Southwest Colorado Springs
    Price: FREE
    Explore Colorado Springs’ paradise in one magical stop. The Visitor Center is the most visited attraction in the region with an exciting, 14-minute, HD multimedia show: How Did Those Red Rocks Get There?”.
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    Area: Southwest Colorado Springs
    Price: $
    The museum display is contained in the original 1899 Colorado Midland railroad complex, and contains a complete town made from the very structures that were once decaying into the mountainside.
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    Area: Southwest Colorado Springs
    Bask in peaceful retreat, majestic beauty and rich history as you discover one of the best-kept secrets in all of Colorado.
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    Area: Northwest Colorado Springs
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    Glowgolf offers your family a range of entertainment that’s not the average shot in the dark. Head out for a round of Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf, and enjoy golfing like you’ve never seen it before.
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    Area: Mountain Communities
    131 miles of great scenery and history. Roads that connect Canon City and Florence with Cripple Creek/Victor Gold Mining District. Travel through time, see fossils, ranching and mining.
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    Area: Manitou Springs
    Price: $$
    Offering multiple opportunities for summer family fun! Our three course meal with salad, choice of oven roasted chicken or old-fashioned pot roast, real mashed potatoes and gravy, sides, and cobbler for dessert, and interactive shows offers your family a fun filled night of entertainment.
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    Area: Northeast Colorado Springs
    Price: $-$$
    Come eat and play at iT'Z! Enjoy an extensive buffet, over 150 video and ticket games, ten pin bowling, bumper cars, a speedway and a variety of rides, including the Kite Flyer, iT'Z high-flying indoor ride.
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    Area: Southwest Colorado Springs
    Ivywild is a renovated elementary school that has been repurposed into a mixed-use, business and community center that includes a brewery, restaurant, deli, farmers market, bakery, art school and meeting/event space.
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    Area: Manitou Springs
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    During the summer, Native American dancers also wait to reveal secret rites and ceremonies that have been passed down for hundreds of years. So be sure to include Manitou Cliff Dwellings during your visit to the Pikes Peak region. The magic and mystery of the Native American culture is sure to delight you.
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    Area: Manitou Springs
    Manitou Springs - Visit us and discover why Native Americans consider Manitou Springs a place of healing.
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    Area: Southwest Colorado Springs
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    One of the world's most famous displays of giant tropical insects and their relatives - including thousands of beautiful butterflies, 16-inch stick insects, grotesque beetles, spiders scorpions. Also images of the history of space exploration.
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    Area: Downtown Colorado Springs
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    The McAllister House Museum, built in 1873, is one of Colorado Springs' oldest and most charming landmarks. Through careful research and restoration the NSCDA in Colorado has returned this English Gothic cottage to its original elegance.
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    Area: Old Colorado City
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    Magic Town, a 3,000 square foot sculptural theater. Inspired by his own vagabond travels, Michael Garman built this miniature, 1/6 scale neighborhood and filled it with hundreds of sculpted characters, holograms and mirrored illusions.
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    Area: Manitou Springs
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    Visit the Queen's Parlour Tearoom in historic Miramont Castle Museum, Manitou Springs, where you can play make-believe wearing our Victorian hats and derbies. Homemade soups, hearty sandwiches, fabulous desserts.
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    Area: Mountain Communities
    Descend 1,000’ underground in Americas only vertical shaft gold mine tour. Experience the old west as it was for hard rock gold miners of “The World’s Greatest Gold Camp”, Cripple Creek Colorado.
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    Area: Downtown Colorado Springs
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    Established in 1967, the Money Museum is America's largest museum dedicated to coins, paper money, tokens, and medals. The museum explores art, history, science and much more to promote the diverse nature of money and related items.
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    Area: River Communities
    Explore the history of Colorado corrections! Individual MP# and CD audio tours guide visitors through cells filled with exciting exhibits and life sized models that link the past to the present in a dramatic presentation.
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    Area: Southeast Colorado Springs
    Price: $-$$
    Providing unique educational experiences that promote a deeper understanding of the historical importance of American aviation in World War II and its role in shaping the world in which we live.
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    Area: Manitou Springs
    Price: $$
    Santa's Workshop/North Pole is a family-oriented Christmas theme amusement park nestled at the base of world-famous Pikes Peak. This 27 acre alpine village was established in the township of Cascade, Colorado, in 1956.
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    Area: Northeast Colorado Springs
    Price: $$$
    This is not your average art class, this is art entertainment. Grab a beer or wine from our Inspiration Bar! Come alone or invite your friends. All materials are provided, as you learn from a local artist.
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    Area: Southwest Colorado Springs
    Price: $-$$
    We invite you to experience a moment of pure pleasure wrapped in the old world craftsmanship of hand crafted candies that three generations of dedication to excellence have produced. Call for information about our Candy Making Tours!
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    Area: Southeast Colorado Springs
    Price: FREE
    The museum is a collection of buildings, an airport and Medal of Honor Park contained within a State Historical District, site of the first Colorado Springs Municipal Airport founded in 1926. The museum collection includes sixteen aircraft and nine rockets/missiles.
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    Area: Manitou Springs
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    Drive the Pikes Peak Highway to the 14,110-ft. summit of Pikes Peak. Enjoy spectacular views along the way and at the summit. Summit house has gift shop, restrooms and snack shop with delicious home-made doughnuts to enjoy on the ride down.
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    Area: Services
    Pikes Peak Country Attractions is your one-stop shop for the region's top 26 attractions and activities - buy a Pikes Peak Plus Pass and save!
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    Area: Northeast Colorado Springs
    Price: $$
    Museum and trolley restoration shops in 1888 Chicago, Rock Island Pacific Railroad Roundhouse. Ride a 1947 PCC car.
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    Area: Southwest Colorado Springs
    Pikes Peak International Raceway is a premier, participant-based motorsports facility located just minutes from Colorado Springs and less than three hours flying time from nearly two-thirds of the U.S. population. It's the Front Range Hub for all things automotive.
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    Area: River Communities
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    Exciting mountain trail riding along the Texas Creek Trail System - the All Terrain Vehicle Capital of Colorado. Private tours starting out at 6,400 ft. elevation, with many paths and trails to choose from. Fun for all ages!
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    Area: Northwest Colorado Springs
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    The only heritage center in the world devoted to professional rodeo. After viewing a history film, visitors can explore the Heritage Hall displaying both historic and modern cowboy gear and clothing.
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    Area: Southwest Colorado Springs
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    A visit to Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site allows visitors to experience the lives of people who dwelled, worked, hunted, herded and raised families in this area from the 1700s to the early 20th century.
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    Area: Northeast Colorado Springs
    Price: FREE
    See 60+ original and restored vintage and antique Indians, Harley-Davidson, Excelsior, and more. View authentic period photographs and a wide display of memorabilia. Free admission! 5865 N. Nevada Ave. . 719-487-8005
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    Area: River Communities
    Price: $-$$$
    Now Open! Grand Reopening Spring 2015. Bigger, better and more awe-inspiring than ever before
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    Area: River Communities
    Watch the majestic beauty of the Royal Gorge unfold aboard the Historic Royal Gorge Route Railroad.
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    Area: River Communities
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    Get ready to take to the skies with the Royal Gorge regions newest outdoor adventure! 9 zip lines, spanning over a mile of exhilarating adventure with over a half mile of beautiful, informative scenic hikes. See our listing under Outdoor Adventure!
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    Area: Northeast Colorado Springs
    Price: $$
    Serenity Springs Wildlife Center is home to over 120 exotics, including lions, tigers, cougars, leopards, and more! Experience this up close and personal tour and meet many of these beautiful animals. A guaranteed unforgettable adventure.
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    Area: Southwest Colorado Springs
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    Closed until further notice, due to inclement weather and flooding conditions. Only waterfall in Colorado to make the National Geographic's list of international waterfalls. Featuring a 224-step stairway leading to nature trails. Ride the in-mountain elevator blasted 14 stories straight up through solid Pikes Peak granite.
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    Area: Northwest Colorado Springs
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    The Space Foundation Discovery Center is an interactive, museum-quality destination advancing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the exciting context of space exploration, development and utilization.
  • Area: Southeast Colorado Springs
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    Area: Southeast Colorado Springs
    See where Olympic Dreams Begin! Make plans to take a guided tour and visit the U.S. Olympic Shop - your one-stop shopping venue for Olympic-related apparel and gifts!
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    Area: Northeast Colorado Springs
    Now open! Enjoy a one-of-a kind underwater experience while checking out Bass Pro. Uncle Buck's offers casual family dining, an island-themed bar, and bowling in the ocean. Enjoy exotic fish, a sunken ship, and sharks.
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    Area: Northwest Colorado Springs
    Price: FREE
    The Barry Goldwater Air Force Academy Visitor Center serves as the gateway to the academy, providing information on its history and cadet life to hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
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    Area: Mountain Communities
    Price: $
    Two floors of artifacts, books, exhibits and photographs depict the life in Victor from its earlier days to he heyday of gold mining. Pan for real gold and gems outside the museum, open daily.
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    Area: Northeast Colorado Springs
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    Witness a 37-ton Corliss Steam Engine in operation, learn how to gold pan, see what rocks you eat!, experiment with hands-on exhibits, picnic on our 27 acres, visit with our donkeys, and much more!
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    Area: River Communities
    Enjoy the beautiful park and picnic grounds, the setting of the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey. Open daily year-round. Lots of parking. Sample award winning wines while shopping in the Tasting Room voted Best on the Front Range.
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    Area: Manitou Springs
    With the purchase of the original Community Center of Cascade the Wines of Colorado is expanding with a winery, which offers a tasting room and event space.
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    Area: Manitou Springs
    The Wines of Colorado, located at the base of Pikes Peak in Cascade, CO, offers unique creekside dining, free wine tasting and gourmet gifts, and has the largest selection of Colorado wines in the state.
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    Area: Southwest Colorado Springs
    The international repository for the sport of figure skating and the U.S. and World halls of fame.
  • Area: Mountain Communities
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    Three buildings filled with Cripple Creek gold rush history, great artifacts, Victorian rooms, gift shop, turn-of-the-century assay office, historical gold rush photos.
  • Area: Southeast Colorado Springs
    Easter Egg Acres is a family farm dedicated to raising quality products, while giving back. Offering milk shares, eggs, and classes.
  • Area: River Communities
    Group friendly winery offering tours, receptions, and tastings. We produce 500 cases of a variety of affordable wines.
  • Area: Southeast Colorado Springs
    We are a family operated farm in Ellicott offering hand-crafted luxury soaps, bath body goods, pasture-raised eggs, antiques collectibles, baked goods, and more!
  • Area: Northwest Colorado Springs
    TrampolineWorld is the Worlds largest trampoline training center! Open to the public, six days a week during specific Open Gym times.
  • Area: Southeast Colorado Springs
    Price: FREE
    This historic 190-acre urban farm, known as the “Pumpkin Farm”, was established by the Venetucci Family in 1936. Over 100 different varieties of chemical-free vegetables.