15 Fun Things You Didn't Know in Colorado Springs

1. Garden of the Gods Park

Considered Trip Advisor’s #1 Park in the US, the 300-million-year-old Garden of the Gods in West Colorado Springs is a must-see for nature lovers and avid hikers alike.

2. Palmer Park

Rolling, wooded trails; lakes and ponds; wildlife aplenty; and playgrounds for the kids. Spend the afternoon at Palmer Park.

3. Don’t look down at the Royal Gorge

Almost a thousand feet above the Arkansas River, this remarkable suspension bridge is one of Colorado’s most iconic attractions.

4. Olympic & Paralympic Museum

The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum is one essential stop during your Colorado Springs vacation!

5. Stop into Magic Town

Magic Town is a modern-day Oz in Old Colorado Springs complete with hidden treasures, secret passageways, and whimsical charm — a fun place for kids and adults of all ages.

6. Go rafting down the river!

With the sparkling Arkansas River flowing just outside of town, rafting is a surefire way to quench that thirst for adrenaline.

7. Explore the Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park is a staple for any visit to Colorado Springs.

8. Scavenger game

Led from the convenience of your phone, this clue-cracking, landmark-visiting, fast-paced adventure.

9. Manitou Cliff Dwellings

Located just 10 minutes from the Springs, right next to the Garden Of The Gods, the Manitou Cliff Dwellings is your chance to step back in time.

10. Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo show

Head to the Norris-Penrose Event Center for a Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo show.

11. American Cowboy

Cowboys and cowgirls, this one is for you! Saddle up at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame & Museum of the American Cowboy.

12. Great Wolf Lodge Water Park

On those sizzling summer days, what better way to cool down than at the Great Wolf Lodge Water Park?

13. WhirlyBall Colorado Springs

A strange yet exhilarating mix of lacrosse, hockey, basketball, and bumper cars, WhirlyBall is a frantic and fast-paced game guaranteed to get your heart racing.

14. Join a beer-tasting tour

With a handful of breweries and microbreweries dotted around town, tasting tours take place at single or multiple venues, depending on which you pick.

15. American Paintball Coliseum

Check out all the fun waiting to be had at the American Paintball Coliseum.

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