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Nothing beats a FREE deal! What better way to enjoy your vacation than with free things to do in Colorado Springs? Let the kids go nuts on a splash pad, hike stunning trails with breathtaking views, take the kiddos to enjoy free nature activities, learn about the history and heritage of Colorado Springs at a local museum, take various tours and try some natural mineral springs - all for FREE!
Don't forget to check on the money-saving coupons in the right-hand column to save even more cash on your trip. Don't see the deal you were hoping for? Check back as these deals change regularly. You can also check out the Colorado Springs Event Calendar to see what's going on around town, many events are free!
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To take advantage of these offers, please make note of the corresponding offer code. Deals and coupons are subject to change and restrictions, please call ahead to check availability – and don’t forget to mention the Visit Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau. Deals & Coupons are not valid with any other discounts or offers.
Bear Creek Regional Park is one of the most frequently used parks in Colorado Springs. Enjoy 3 miles covering a total of 575 acres; including, a garden, pavilion, playground, tennis courts, a dog park, archery range, a horseshoe pit, and a volleyball court.
We conduct tours Monday through Friday at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Registration is not required, and tours last one hour. For large groups, children’s tours, youth or school groups, please call (719) 487-7000 at least one week in advance to reserve space for a private tour.
The 40,000 square foot skate park in Memorial Park includes amazing features such as bowls, a street course, backyard-style pool, a unique "hole-in-the-wall" as well as a 6-ft. and 14-ft. vertical ramps. There is also an events plaza with a picnic pavilion and natural boulders for seating.
The approximately 750 acres of the paint mines have evidence of human life as far back as 9,000 years ago. The colorful clays were used by Native Americans. The park features fantastic geological formations including spires and hoodoos, and includes a restroom facility, four miles of trails, interpretive signage, and many natural wonders.
Red Rock Canyon is characterized by a series of canyons and ridges sculpted by erosion of the area’s uplifted rock strata. The ridges and canyons offer beautiful views and sheltered enclaves for inspiration, varied terrain for recreation, and a 240 million year slice of sedimentary geology for education. 789 acres accommodates hiking, climbing, cycling, and horseback riding, as well as offering picnic areas, and a bicycle free ride area.
The 14 mile portion of the trail follows the abandoned Atkinson, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad right-of-way. The gravel surfaced regional trail generally follows a straight and level course for the first 6.5 miles beginning at Palmer Lake. An easement agreement by the U.S. Air Force Academy provides a crucial 6.9 mile stretch of this trail. Trail users must not go off the six-foot wide trail surface as it passes through the Academy. Bicyclists must wear helmets.
Visit the Focus on the Family Welcome Center where you can take a free tour, visit the bookstore and have the fun adventure of our children's play area which includes Birthday Party Rooms, 3-story slide, puppets, costumes and more!
Located in Colorado Springs' first park donated to the City in 1891, the Uncle Wilber Fountain provides a fun way to cool down. This splash park is seasonal and supervised by trained CPR/First Aid staff members; in addition, management is lifeguard certified and/or lifeguard instructor.
The Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame is home to over 75 original and fully restored examples of vintage and antique Indians, Harley-Davidson, Excelsior, Ariel, Mustang, BSA, Honda, Cushman, Panther and Triumph, dating from 1913-1983.
We preserve and portray the rich aviation and space history of Colorado Springs and Peterson Air Force Base. From our barnstormer beginnings in the Roaring Twenties, through the daring exploits of our World War II pilots and into the modern space era, our exhibits are sure to capture your attention. 9:00 AM - 4:00 pm, Tuesday - Saturday. PLEASE NOTE: A military ID or a Visitor Pass is required. Please call or go online to see how to obtain a pass.
Manitou Springs Heritage Center is based in Manitou Springs, Colorado, at the foot of Pikes Peak; educating citizens and visitors in order to increase appreciation and understanding of this unique community.
Come see the World War I exhibit, Bass Gallery and History of Money for free every third Saturday of the month. Additionally, visitors can view a coin making demonstration on the mini-mint, a smaller version of a screw press.
Discover and explore the area, including: Fountain Creek, ponds, marshes, meadows, and cottonwood forests. The center offers exhibits on the mountain background, wetlands, wildlife, plants, and weather and climate.