Set in the foothills of Pikes Peak, Bear Creek Regional Park offers a pleasant escape within the city limits. This 546 - acre regional park supports picnic pavilions, playfields, tennis courts, playgrounds, archery range, horseshoe pit, and volleyball and basketball courts. Additionally, ten miles of multi-purpose, non-motorized trails wind through the park.
Built by Spencer Penrose in 1918, it originally included dining, lodging, polo, golf, swimming, boating, tennis and ice skating. Now it is a world-famous 5-Star resort that serves as a major convention center and tourist attraction. It was also formerly the home of the internationally-famous ice skating arena and training center. The hotel also features a world-class golf course and spa amenities.
Cave of the Winds
Take a 40-minute guided walking tour to discover the many geological treasures found in caves.
NORAD: North American Air Defense Command now stands for North American Aerospace Defense Command. The Cheyenne Mountain NORAD complex is literally located inside Cheyenne Mountain, in the southwest corner of Colorado Springs. The complex was excavated by the Army Corps of Engineers. It became fully operational on April 20, 1966.
With an amazing 2701 acres, you can explore nature’s diversity with prairie-to-peak ecosystems on 20 miles of hiking and biking trails. The campground is open year round, with a total of 51 full service campsites and 10 basic walk-in tent sites available during the peak months.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
America's only mountain zoo. The zoo has more than 600 wild animals and is home to the giraffes' newer African Rift Valley Exhibit. Ride the Mountaineer Sky Ride and enjoy the Rocky Mountain goats, My Big Backyard, Asian Highlands and Rocky Mountain Wild.
Fine Arts Center
Located near downtown Colorado Springs, enjoy traveling art exhibits. The FAC is home to both the visual and performing arts.
Flying "W" Ranch
A working cattle ranch that has specialized in Western entertainment since 1953. It includes an old West town with 14 museum buildings and gift shops. A chuckwagon supper (that can serve up to 1400 people) is followed by a stage show.
Garden of the Gods Park
A registered National Landmark that is famous for its spectacular giant red rock formations. Tour the Visitors Center, then hike, bike, run, horseback ride or drive through several miles of breathtaking scenery.
Glen Eyrie Castle is a 67-room English Tudor-style castle built by General William Jackson Palmer, the founder of Colorado Springs.
The Manitou Incline was built as a cable car to carry materials to build pipelines on Pikes Peak. After the pipelines were finished, it was turned into a tourist attraction. After a rock slide damaged a section of track in 1990, the Manitou Incline was closed down and the rails removed. Some locals started hiking up the remaining ties for a tough workout even though it was illegal because of crossing private property. As of February 1st, 2013, it is legal to hike.
Hike, run, drive or ride the cog railway to the 14,110 foot summit of the peak that inspired the song "America the Beautiful." 19-mile road or 13-mile trail (Barr Trail) to the peak. A summit house at the peak houses a gift shop and our famous high altitude donuts.
The Edward J. Peterson Air and Space Museum is one of only 12 United States Air Force Field museums.
Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame
A rodeo museum that depicts the history of the cowboy who created rodeo, America's original sport. Original art, bronze sculptures and winnings of rodeo world champs.
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.
Santa's Workshop/ North Pole
Open from May to December 24th each year, come visit Santa where it's always Christmastime, at this mountainside amusement park.
Located in Cheyenne Canyon, drive through what has been called the "Grandest mile of scenery in Colorado" to see seven separate waterfalls cascading down a cliff of pikes peak granite.
The United States Air Force Academy
Home to over 4,300 cadets training to be officers in the United States Air Force. One of Colorado's most visited attractions, highlights include the cadet chapel, planetarium and Visitor's Center.
U.S. Olympic Complex
The Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center Complex includes a state-of-the-art training facility and living quarters for elite athletes and Olympic hopefuls. The complex offers free tours to the public.