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  • 1 Pikes Peak Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    USA - Colorado Springs, CO 80809

    At 14,110ft elevation, Pikes Peak is not the highest mountain in the US nor even Colorado. But it is arguably the most imposing high peak, probably the most famous, definitely the most accessible. Named in 1806 by Army Lieutenant Zebulon Pike, who de..

  • 2 Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd.   4250 USA - Colorado Springs, CO

    To reach the shrine, motorists drive up a 1.5mi winding road to a plateau 2,000ft above Colorado Springs. The 100ft granite tower was built as a Penrose family tomb, but was rededicated to philosopher-humorist Rogers when he died in a 1935 plane cras..

  • 3 Garden of the Gods Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    1805 N 30th Street USA - Colorado Springs, CO 80904

    Fabulous red-rock formations within this 1,400-acre city park, a geological showcase, soar up to 300ft. Paved roads offer easy access to the best-known formations-Balanced Rock, Cathedral Spires, Kissing Camels, Three Graces and Tower of Babel-rising..

  • 4 Seven Falls Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    2850 S Cheyenne Canyon Rd USA - Colorado Springs, CO 80906

    A road threads through the Pillars of Hercules, a slot in South Cheyenne Canyon, and terminates at this impressive 181ft series of waterfalls. Eagle's Nest, accessed by elevator or 185 steep steps, overlooks the falls. Another staircase (224 steps) a..

  • 5 US Air Force Academy Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    USA - Colorado Springs, CO 80921

    On 29sq mi at the foot of the Rampart Range, this is the only US service academy in the West. A self-guided auto tour includes a B-52 display and scenic overlooks. The highlight is the Cadet Chapel(1959-63, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill), designed by Wa..

  • 6 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Interesting

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd. USA - Colorado Springs, CO 80906-5728

    Built in 1926 by Penrose on a pine-forested hillside to house exotic animals he had received as gifts from around the world, America's only urban mountain zoo was deeded to Colorado Springs in 1938. It is home to more than 500 animals of 146 species...

  • 7 Old Colorado City Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - Colorado Springs, CO 80904-2125

    Before Colorado Springs there was El Dorado, settled in 1859 and soon renamed Colorado City. It became part of Colorado Springs in 1917. The Old Colorado City History Center, in an 1890 church, exhibits historic photographs, documents and memorabilia..

  • 8 ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy Interesting

    Museums and art

    101 ProRodeo Dr. USA - Colorado Springs, CO 80919-2301

    Multimedia presentations trace the lifestyle of rodeo, "America's original sport" from its 19C origins to the present. The hall of fame honors the most skillful cowboys, clowns, showmen and behind-the-scenes personnel with plaques or bronze..

  • 9 The Broadmoor Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    1 Lake Circle USA - Colorado Springs, CO 80906-4254

    Born in 1891 as a small casino at the foot of Cheyenne Mountain, The Broadmoor was reincarnated when Spencer Penrose bought the 40-acre site (and 400 adjoining acres) in 1916 and turned it into a world-class resort. European artisans created ornate f..

  • 10 US Olympic Complex Interesting

    Towns and villages

    1750 Boulder St. at Union Blvd. USA - Colorado Springs, CO 80909-5793

    One of three national training centers for amateur athletes (along with San Diego, California, and Lake Placid, New York), this complex was built in 1978 on the grounds of a former Air Force base. The Visitors Center (1 Olympic Plaza) houses the US O..

  • 11 World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    20 1st St. 20 USA - Colorado Springs, CO

    Just one block north of The Broadmoor, this museum offers ice-skating memories from the 17C to the present. Find out how skaters propel themselves in those jumps, watch the sports' highlights and learn about the celebrities of the sport.

  • 12 Cheyenne Mountain Air Station Visitors Center

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    1 Norad Rd. USA - Colorado Springs, CO 80914

    Visitors must book two months ahead to attend public briefings that consist primarily of a multimedia presentation. Security is tight; entrance is not permitted to the Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center itself. In the early 1960s, 693,000 tons of so..

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