New Colorado Springs Adventures

New & Exciting Adventures Await in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs has four great new reasons to come and explore. Discover a new interactive and accessible museum, meet some new critters in the neighborhood, give a warm welcome back to old friends and take to new heights at America’s most iconic mountain.

Discover Your Inner Champion: The NEW U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum 

The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum is one of the most accessible and interactive museums in the world, designed to showcase the entire Olympic and Paralympic journey from its birth in ancient Olympia to the current Team USA hopefuls living and training in Colorado Springs every day. 

Walk through a 360-degree immersive digital experience and feel what it’s like to walk shoulder to shoulder with members of Team USA during the opening ceremonies. Peruse the athlete training gallery that allows visitors to try six interactive sports including 30-meter dash, alpine skiing, archery, goalball, skeleton and sled hockey. The museum also features one of the most expansive Olympic medal and torch collections in the world. 

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side – Water’s Edge: Africa at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

This special new exhibit design enhances the environment of Nile hippos, African penguins, warthogs and ring-tailed lemurs, giving guests a sneak peek into these incredible animals’ daily lives. 

If you’re lucky and your timing is right, you might get to feed heads of lettuce to hippo sisters, Zambezi and Kasai, as well as their big pal, Biko. Waddle side-by-side with the African penguin flock in their outdoor beach. They like to stretch their flippers several times throughout the day. Don't forget to keep your eyes peeled for other residents such as warthogs and guinea pigs, crested guineafowl and ring-tailed lemurs. 

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Find the Spirit of the West: Flying W Ranch Rides Again

In 2012, this beloved Colorado Springs attraction was destroyed by a wildfire. After years of reconstruction from the devastating Waldo Canyon Fire, the Flying W Ranch is back and better than ever. 

Guests who visit the historic ranch can experience a delicious chuckwagon supper and a Western stage show performed by the famous Flying W Wranglers, all while surrounded by striking red rock formations. There are also Old West demonstrations including Navajo rug weaving, silversmithing, horseshoeing and hat making. 

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Experience New Heights: The New Pikes Peak Summit Complex

Opening in 2021, the new Summit Complex will offer unobstructed views from the east to the southwest. Reminiscent of the crags and rock formations found above treeline, the design uses materials harmonious with Pikes Peak granite, shade, shadows and fragmentation to integrate into the peak. The new structure will be a “Living Building,” meaning it will mimic nature and natural systems and operate sustainably. 

New permanent indoor and outdoor interpretive exhibits will educate visitors about the mountain’s history, climate and geography, recreational opportunities and conservation initiatives. The exhibit gallery will include interactive digital features that will bring the mountain to life and allow visitors to weave their own personal experiences into the mountain’s story. Outside, interpretive rails around the summit will describe the environment and the views while identifying key landscape features. 

Learn more about the new Pikes Peak Summit Complex 

Flying W Ranch Chuckwagon Dinner & Western Show

Flying W Ranch Chuckwagon Dinner &…

THE FLYING W RANCH RIDES AGAIN!A LOCAL FAVORITE SINCE 1953With its humble beginnings as a mountain cattle ranch in 1947, the Flying W is a…

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Pikes Peak - America’s Mountain

Pikes Peak - America’s Mountain

Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain, North Slope Recreation Area Nestled in the shadow of the summit of Pikes Peak is the North Slope…

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U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum

U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum

The "Board Room" features a vaulted ceiling and a collection of skate boards, surf boards and snow boards. The indoor/outdoor event space has…

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