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Get outside and check out a variety of things to do around Colorado Springs. There’s no shortage of adventures in this town, which is bordered by the Rocky Mountains and rich scenery. Our hotel is close to Colorado Springs Airport so you can get to and from your flight easily. Spend your precious time exploring geologic wonders like the Garden of the Gods instead.
Tour one of the only three US Olympic Training Centers and see where prospective athletes train. Visit Colorado Mountain Brewery for a drink with flavors reminiscent of the mountains and check out more things to do in Colorado Springs!
Explore Cripple Creek, the historic old west mining town that's dotted with museums, casinos, and shops as well as a general air of nostalgia. Your lucky streak might even extend to spotting a donkey roaming the streets!
No matter the time of year you visit, Pikes Peak is waiting. At 14,000 feet above sea level, this breathtaking mountain has the highest summit in the United States and is a prominent feature of the Garden of the Gods. Come for the hike of a lifetime!
There are daily tours of the mysterious whispering Cave of the Winds. Take on the Wind Walker Challenge Course, travel deep into mountain passages, and learn eerie ghost stories of these Colorado Caverns. You've never experienced true darkness like this, so come see one-in-a-lifetime geologic formations by flashlight!
Hike to Colorado’s famous waterfall, known as “The Grandest Mile of Scenery in Colorado” or Seven Falls. The steep enclosed canyon has been shaped by the water cascading down from Pikes Peak. Water tumbles down 181 feet, dancing across seven distinct granite faces.
Climb the 224-step staircase alongside the falls to hiking trails along the banks of the stream.
The Inspiration Point Trail at the top of the falls offers breathtaking views of the city and the plains, a sight that inspired the poetry of Helen Hunt Jackson.
Simpich Showcase is one of the only traditional marionette theaters in the United States. The owner, David Simpich, handcrafts the puppets himself and performs with a variety of dynamic voices.
Perfect for the young and young at heart, this delightful family business tells beautiful fairy tales with extravagantly decorated sets.
Tour the museum before or after the show to see stunning paintings and a lively collection of Simpich dolls, complete with the family’s history as puppet makers.
Travel through time and visit the preserved Old West town at Ghost Town Museum! This old western town has a collection with thousands of impressive artifacts and backdrops with shooting galleries and antique arcade games.
Crank a butter churn, sip an old-fashion sarsaparilla, and pan for real gold, just like the Wild West prospectors did on the Colorado frontier.
Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventures or indoor attractions, there’s lots of things to do in and around Colorado Springs.