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Make a Patriotic Escape to Colorado Springs this Fourth of July

America: baseball, apple pie, rolling hills and a fruited plain. As the nation’s birthday approaches, it’s hard to deny the swell of pride that comes along with the milestone.

Fireworks, family and fixin’s are all part of how the country celebrates our Independence each July 4th. This year, make the ultimate patriotic stop in Colorado Springs. Gaze upon the view that inspired the words to America the Beautiful, see training Cadets fly high above at the U.S. Air Force Academy, root for the A Milwaukee Brewers affiliate team and get a behind-the-scenes view of Team USA’s hopefuls.

Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain
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.

U.S. Air Force Academy
Built in 1955, visitors can view the Honor Court, Arnold Hall, Cadet Field House and Falcon Athletic Center from various scenic overlooks and can visit the Cadet Chapel, Visitor Center, Falcon Stadium and Association of Graduates building. When the school year is in session, see 4,000 cadets in the noon mealtime formation.

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.

Rocky Mountain Vibes Baseball
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.

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United States Air Force Academy

United States Air Force Academy

The U.S. Air Force Academy is FREE and open to visitors daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Visitor's Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.…

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Pikes Peak - America’s Mountain

Pikes Peak - America’s Mountain

Pikes Peak is America's Mountain and home of the Pikes Peak Highway The Pikes Peak Highway entrance is conveniently located 15 minutes west…

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U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center

U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center

Take a guided tour and see where Olympic Dreams Begin! Tour includes an inspirational movie. Visit the U.S. Olympic Shop - your one-stop…

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Rocky Mountain Vibes

Rocky Mountain Vibes

We have had 25 years of history at the stadium which has drawn in record numbers of 334,245 fans over 68 openings. The average attendance is…

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