Colorado Springs Journals

Living in the Springs

An October 2004 trip to Colorado Springs by mrserb2

Quote: There are many activities for families in and around the Colorado Springs area. We love living here and enjoy raising our children here. The best part is the weather: not too cold or too hot, but with all four seasons.
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The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is great exercise for adults, and the kids love it. Kids will also like the carousel; I wouuld recommend it to anyone visiting the area.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 1, 2005

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906
(719) 633-9925

Old Colorado City Historic District

Attraction | "Old Colorado City"

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Spend a few hours a day here if you want to browse through the shops. There are lots of CO souvenirs, handmade items, and crafty stuff, along with a great atmosphere. If you are visiting during the summer, there is a farmer’s market Saturday mornings that can be fun. During the winter, if there is a snowy but not too cold day, consider visiting and enjoying all the Christmas decorations. There is frequently a horse-and-carriage ride available for a fee along the street. For lunch there are many places to grab a bite. Our favorite is Meadow Muffins. There is so much to look at in the bar/restaurant. It is open to kids during the day and in the evening becomes an adults-only place. ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 13, 2005

Old Colorado City Historic District
West Colorado Ave & 24th St
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904
+1 719 577 4112

Manitou Springs

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This is a great place to spend part of the day. Browse the shops and enjoy nearby parks, and the natural soda fountain is fun. The most fun for kids is the old-time arcade, and I must admit, as parents, we had quite a blast as well. There are many little arcades in one area, and you will see many older arcade games that just aren't in the high-tech arcades these days.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 13, 2005

Manitou Springs
Between the Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80829
719/685-5089

Casinos

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If you are looking for the experience of gambling, try visiting Cripple Creek Colorado, less than a 1-hour drive from Colorado Springs. This old mining town also offers little shops and many places to dine. If you like a good steak, you should try one of the many restaurants here.