Sitting at 14,115 feet, this Colorado Rocky Mountain icon is visible from almost anywhere in the city. The summit is easily accessible via the Pikes Peak Highway, Barr Trail or the highest cog railway in the world. The view is so breathtaking, the purple mountain majesty inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write a poem that later became the famous and beloved song America the Beautiful after her trip to the top.
Built in 1955, guests can stop by the Visitor Center to see exhibits, watch a movie about cadet life and pick up a souvenir in the gift shop. They can check the planetarium schedule to watch a free public show. Visitors can also see aircraft on static display, grab a bite in Arnold Hall, stop by the Cadet Field House and various scenic overlooks. When the school year is in session, watch 4,000 cadets participate in the noon meal formation from the Honor Court.
The Colorado Springs Olympic & Paralympic Training Center, located just a few miles east of downtown Colorado Springs, is home to hundreds of athletes who live and train at the facility on a permanent or temporary basis. Public tours are conducted year-round by USOC Ambassadors. The recent $1.7 million renovation includes a five video screen rotunda, rotating exhibits of past and present athletes and a working communication studio viewable by the public.
The Rocky Mountain Vibes, the rookie affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, begin playing as a member of the Pioneer League in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 2019. Themed home games will be played at UCHealth Park, the highest minor league ballpark in the U.S. sitting at 6,531 feet above sea level.