Excellent views of the Rocky Mountains will remind any visitor that Colorado Springs is a gem of a destination for the outdoor person who wants to do it all. An excellent place to begin your visit to Colorado Springs is the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. Housed in the former El Paso County Courthouse, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, the exhibits depict the community's rich history, including its beginning as a fashionable resort, the railroad and mining eras, and its growth and development in the 20th century. You can ride an Otis birdcage elevator, which dates to the early 1900s, to the restored original courtroom, where several Perry Mason episodes were filmed. A series of murals depicts over 400 years of Pikes Peak region history.
You can hike, ride or drive to Colorado's most iconic summit, Pikes Peak. Towering 14,110 feet above Colorado Springs, this mountain serves as one of the nation's most famous landmarks. Access to the summit can be obtained via the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, or by driving the Pikes Peak Highway which winds through stands of pine and aspen before cresting above tree line. Katherine Lee Bates was so moved by her visit to the summit that it inspired her to pen "America the Beautiful."
Tour the stunning campus of the US Air Force Academy. This scenic pine-filled campus with a Rocky Mountain backdrop is home to America's future Air Force officers. Enter Colorado's third most popular attraction at the North Gate for a glimpse of a B-52 bomber. Travel six miles to the visitor center, chock-full of exhibits, short films and a gift shop. Tour the stunning Cadet Chapel with 17 magnificent spires reaching 150 feet into the sky. Or check out Falcon Stadium where the Air Force Falcons Football team plays, and keep an eye above where the skies are colored with parachuting cadets and Thunderbird jets. You'll never run out of things to do in Colorado Springs.
215 S Tejon St
Popular museum that collects and preserves the history of the Pikes Peak region... read more
1805 N 30th St
Natural sandstone formations and balancing rocks...
2346 Academy Drive
Tour the stunning campus of this famous military academy... read more
4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd
Kid-friendly mountainside zoo with a number of native and exotic exhibits... read more
Pikes Peak Hwy
Hike, ride, or drive to Colorado's most iconic summit... read more
1605 E Pikes Peak Ave
Between Hancock Ave. and Union Blvd. Located 1 mile east of downtown
Play or stroll in this central city park... read more
101 Pro Rodeo Dr
Off Rockrimmon Blvd
Learn about the history of this quintessential Western sport... read more
225 North Gate Blvd
At I-25, exit 156A (off Gleneagle Dr. just east of the north gate of the U.S. Air Force Academy)
Dig into the past and discover how mining influenced the development of the West... read more
3440 North Cheyenne Canyon Road
423 North Cascade Ave
At St. Vrain St
Historic home of the founders of Colorado Springs...
150 East Ent Ave
Peterson Air Force Base (21st Space Wing/Mu)
Historical aviation artifacts from World War II and the Space Race... read more
21045 Hwy 67 South
Miles of trails and wilderness for the outdoor enthusiast... read more
Gateway Rd & 30th St
Glimpse into four different periods of Pikes Peak area history... read more
3650 Maizeland Rd
Off Academy Blvd
Bigger than a local park, but less daunting the strenuous hiking trails outside the city... read more
1410 Harrison Road Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Adventurous Places In Colorado Springs... read more
4285 North Academy Boulevard