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Visiting Colorado Springs

The gold may be long gone, but an echo of frontier times still flavors this Colorado hideaway, especially in spots like the Old Colorado City Historic District. Marvel at the Garden of the Gods raw red rock formations, chug up Pikes Peak on a crazy cog railway, visit the animals at the scenic mountainside Cheyenne Zoo, or stop in at one of many museums for a lesson in Old West history.

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The gold may be long gone, but an echo of frontier times still flavors this Colorado hideaway, especially in spots like the Old Colorado City Historic District. Marvel at the Garden of the Gods raw red rock formations, chug up Pikes Peak on a crazy cog railway, visit the animals at the scenic mountainside Cheyenne Zoo, or stop in at one of many museums for a lesson in Old West history.

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Stories and Tips Colorado Springs

Road Tripping

Written by ripplefan2 on 15 Jun, 2007

On Memorial Day Weekend 2005, my best friend graduated from the US Air Force Academy and asked me and my other friend to come out for it. So we decided to fly out to Colorado Springs, stay a couple of days there and then drive his…Read More


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Colorado Springs, you've earned a place in my heart

Written by tamtbell on 21 Oct, 2003

Flying from Honolulu, of course we had to leave in the evening Hawaii time and fly all night to arrive at Colorado Springs airport early the next morning. My supervisor and I arrived at the airport barely awake and extremely jet-lagged; however, as we…Read More


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Garden of the Gods

Written by El Gallo on 14 Sep, 2000

Tourism has always been part of the picture in Colorado Springs, from the very first--so it hasn't deformed things much. And if there were nothing else here but the Garden of the Gods, people would flock here to…Read More


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Olympic Training Center (and other sports shrines)

Written by El Gallo on 14 Sep, 2000

They built this since my time, when the only thing that put the Springs on the world sporting map was ice skating. Well now they have an entire training center in place (and a good place, when you train at…Read More


The Worst of the Tourist Traps

Written by El Gallo on 14 Sep, 2000

The 'uphill' side of town--after Pikes Peak avenue slopes up thorugh Colorado City to Manitou Springs--is crammed with a nutso swarm of tacky tourist traps, most of which are flat-out fakes. Why visitors to this spectacular and dramatic region would need these cheezy sideshows…Read More


Air Force Academy Chapel

Written by El Gallo on 14 Sep, 2000

The Air Force Academy is a sort of triumph of Jetsons architecture, everything built out of lightweight aircraft materials. If you are into the whole aerospace, Jet Jockey scene (we used to call Cadets 'Sugar Jets', but it was…Read More


Casinos

Written by mrserb2 on 13 Oct, 2005

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…Read More


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