8 Big Moments for Little Tykes

Feel like a kid again when you explore these great things to do in Colorado Springs with family.


1. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Lions and tigers and bears - Oh my! The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will delight and amaze. Let the little ones hand-feed the giraffes and elephants for a close-up encounter of the wild kind.

CC&VNG Railroad

2. Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad

All aboard for gold rush exploration. Hop on this authentic steam engine to hear the whistle blow as the Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad winds through historic mining towns. Seasonal.

3. Manitou Cliff Dwellings

Finally, exhibits you can climb on! There’s no such thing as a “do not climb” sign at the Manitou Cliff Dwellings. Kids can explore these recreated Anasazi dwellings for hours and also enjoy two onsite museums.

4. May Natural History Museum

If it’s creeped or crawled, it’s here. The May Natural History Museum has thousands of tropical specimens including beautiful butterflies, bizarre beetles, giant spiders and deadly scorpions collected over 100 years. Seasonal.

5. Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs is a fun and funky town located just five miles west of Colorado Springs. It has an old-fashioned Arcade as well as fun shops to explore. The kids will also enjoy the playgrounds in the parks near the creek.

6. The North Pole - Santa’s Workshop

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This great attraction is one of the locals' favorite things to do in Colorado Springs with family. It’s a kid-friendly, Christmas-themed amusement park with rides, entertainment, food, shopping, petting zoo and a frozen North Pole. Seasonal: May – December 24.

7. Ghost Town Museum

This historic town will amaze and amuse. Stroll down the indoor boardwalk to discover what life was like in a mining town. Take on targets in a shooting gallery, pan for gold and get a fun souvenir.

8. Space Foundation Discovery Center

Have some “out of this world” fun at the Space Foundation’s Discovery Center. The kiddos will be amazed at the 6-ft projection sphere as they learn about the earth, our solar system and space exploration.

Looking for more great things to do in Colorado Springs with family? Head over to our Family Itinerary page for a list of awesome activities that everyone will enjoy.

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