Feel like a kid again when you explore these great things to do in Colorado Springs with family.
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.
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.
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 Ancient Puebloan dwellings for hours and also enjoy two onsite museums.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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