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Local Food & Drink
Beer, cocktails and sticky, Southern classics like fall-off-the-bone ribs are featured in this inviting smokehouse.
Marigold Cafe & Bakery
Enjoy handcrafted bakery goods from Colorful Colorado’s favorite patisserie, serving French-inspired lunches and dinners.
Visit this family restaurant with arguably some of the best omelets out West, not to mention an inviting diner feel and convenient patio seating.
The perfect pit-stop in University Village Colorado offers overloaded, smashed burgers and thick milkshakes.
Arts & Culture
Taylor Museum/Fine Arts Center
Just north of downtown and on the Colorado College campus, the center is home to Native American and Hispanic Southwestern art.
Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra
Immerse yourself in classical music at Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts. Concerts at this venue include the orchestra's masterworks series and philharmonic pops series.
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Take a walk through history. This three-story building preserves Taos Pueblo architecture, and the site also includes pottery and artifact museums offering a glimpse into Anasazi culture.
Visit this impressive Army installation that reaches into Pueblo and Fremont County.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
The Fine Arts Center houses a museum with an extensive, wide-ranging permanent collection and traveling exhibits—as well as the Tactile Gallery, where you are encouraged to touch the art—and a theater with live performances year-round.
Peterson Air & Space Museum
Located on Peterson Air Force Base, the state's oldest aviation museum features extensive aircraft exhibits, including a tour through the history of U.S. military aviation. Call at least a day in advance to arrange your tour.
Garden of the Gods Park
The region's most popular attraction is famous for its 300-foot sandstone formations, views of Pikes Peak, and interactive museum exhibits. Tours, bike rentals, and a glass-enclosed café add to the experience.
Cave of the Winds
This site offers something for everyone, from family-friendly underground discovery tours and candlelight tours to (very) above-ground zip lining, other interactive activities, and a reality theater.
Manitou and Pikes Peak Railway
Your Rocky Mountain adventure starts with a Swiss-made train on a scenic cog railway.
Welcome to the country's most visited peak and the area's highest summit—at 14,115 feet. Whether you choose to drive, hike, or reserve a place on a driving or biking tour, you'll come away with a new perspective.
The Broadmoor Seven Falls
Tucked into a canyon, Seven Falls is a 181-foot series of waterfalls. The falls are framed by hiking trails and streams, and the kaleidoscopic views range from valleys to rock formations.
University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)
From academics and arts to sports and scenic views of Pikes Peak, UCCS encourages its students to aim high. Whether you're in town for an orientation, a graduation, a game, or no specific reason, this parklike campus is worth a look.
Colorado College (CC)
Founded in 1874 in the Rocky Mountains foothills, CC offers a strong liberal arts education and features several campus buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA)
USAFA offers a rigorous, wide-ranging education and in-depth, hands-on research opportunities. In addition to its main campus, USAFA maintains trails open to the general public for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.