What not to miss in Colorado Springs.

What not to miss in Colorado Springs.

The Colorado Springs area is a major destination any time of the year for outdoor and nature enthusiasts. Here are some popular things you need to see and do.

Garden of the GodsNature's Sculpture Garden: Prepare to have your jaw drop as you wander through this geological wonderland. There are many options to choose, from Segway tours and bike tours to Jeep tours and guided nature walks. For an entirely different view, rock climbing is available for first-time climbers all the way to expert climbers. It's like Mother Nature decided to show off her best artwork, and did she nail it!.


Pikes PeakWhere the Clouds High-Five the Mountains: Located in the Pike National Forest, strap in for a scenic drive or a heart-pounding hike up one of Colorado's most iconic peaks – the most visited mountain in North America. And don't you dare leave without indulging in one of those legendary donuts at the summit – they're practically a rite of passage!


Cheyenne Mountain ZooWhere the Animals Have the Best View in Town: Hang out with some furry (and not-so-furry) friends at this high-altitude zoo. Covering almost 140 acres, it is the highest operated zoo in the country. Pro tip: the giraffe feeding experience is an absolute must-do!


US Olympic & Paralympic Museum - Get Inspired and Go for Gold: Dive into the history of Olympic and Paralympic champions at this breathtaking interactive museum. Learn about all aspects of the past and current Olympics and be amazed by the Olympic Hall of Fame. You see how Team USA athletes train and compete in getting to the games. Who knows? You might just leave feeling ready to conquer the world!


Cave of the Winds Mountain Park - Unleash Your Inner Adventurer: Located near the Manitou Cliff Dwellings, you can embark on a subterranean journey through winding caverns or test your bravery on adrenaline-pumping attractions. One of which is the first of its kind – Terror-dactyl. You and a friend will be launched over a 200-foot cliff into the canyon at almost 100 miles an hour. Just don't forget to hold on tight!


Old Colorado CityWhere History Meets Quirkiness: Step back into the mid 1800s as you wander the streets of this historic district. From quirky boutiques and cozy cafes to lively music and art walks, there's no shortage of charm in this Victorian-era gem. To fully immerse yourself in the days of the wild west, be sure to spend a night or two in one of their early Bed and Breakfast or the Old Town Guesthouse.


Rock ClimbingReach New Heights, Literally: For the rock climbing enthusiasts, Colorado Springs is home to endless climbing opportunities. This world-renowned rock climbing destination is filled with geological wonders that have yet to all be discovered. Channel your inner Spider-Man and scale the cliffs of Colorado Springs. Whether you're a newbie or a seasoned pro, there's a route with your name on it!


Air Force AcademyWhere Honor and Excellence Soar High: Take a tour of this prestigious institution and marvel at the architectural wonder of the Cadet Chapel. Learn about the Tuskegee Airmen, the military readiness of the 10 ABW and the training and development of their 4,000 future Air Force leaders. It's a testament to the dedication and spirit of our nation's finest.


KOA Colorado Springs – Family fun for everyone: Wanting to stay where your kids will have a blast, and you can too? KOA Colorado Springs has you covered. From spacious RV sites – even extra-large RV sites, fully-equipped cozy cabins to tent sites for the purist, there's a spot for every family adventure. Be sure to take a wagon ride with family and test your own skills playing the Life Size Chess board. They also have an amazing array of kid’s activities including the Golden Nugget Mine Waterpark, bubble park, splash pad, playground, and the enormous jumping pad. Another kid’s favorite is Colortime, where they can be an artist and make their own custom t-shirt. For the younger kids, they’ll wear themselves out at the kid-friendly playground and the fascinating Bubble Park. After a long day of hiking, you can relax in their heated pool or hot tub – your muscles will love you for it! While you’re relaxing, the kids can get a colorful Sno Cone at the poolside Cabana or a bite at the cafe. KOA Colorado Springs has all the conveniences you would expect, from sparkling clean bathrooms and hot showers to laundry facilities. Your pets will also have a great time too – meeting new friends, running in the dog park and trying out the agility park. With themed weekends and so many things to do you’ll want to stay as long as you can! It’s easy to find, just off I-25 in Fountain, Colorado. Make a reservation today.

There you have it – a dose of personality to spice up your Colorado Springs adventure. Whether you're seeking camping and thrills in the great outdoors or soaking up some culture, this vibrant city has it all.

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