A travel journal
to Colorado Springs by El Gallo
Quote: Back in the fifties, Colorado Springs was probably the coolest town in the country. The incredible setting betwen mountain and plain, the great climate, the small-town feel ameliorated by world-class attractions at the Broadmoor, the wide, tree-lined streets, the clean, bracing air--it was paradise. These days it's grown, been "improved" and continued to draw tourists--but it's still one of the spectacular spots in the country.
Hotel | "The Broadmoor"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 14, 2000
One Lake Avenue
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906
122 N. Tejon
Colorado Springs, Colorado
1750 E. Boulder St. (719) 578-4618
But speaking of the ice-skating days, Colorado Springs has long been the major name in U.S. figure skating. People would send kids here to grow up into medal hopefuls and Ice Capades stars. The plane crash that killed the U.S. team created a casualty list of mostly Springs residents. And now there's a Hall of Fame and World Museum for Figure Skating--and it's only right it should be right up by the Broadmoor World Arena. No fee to check out their memorials, art collection, costumes, medals, and library. (719) 635-5200.
Now listen, rodeo is a sport, too, okay? And they have their Hall of Fame and Museum, too. And it's just north of the Springs (exit 147 off Interstate 25). Spurs, trophies, gold buckles, paintings, photos, and some cool saddles. Yeehaw, ya lil dogies. (It's $6, 528-4764).
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