Attractions

Colorado Springs' Attractions



Please visit the links below for more information on some of the many attractions/events in the Colorado Springs area.




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United States Air Force Academy

United States Olympic Training Center


Major Events Coming up in Summer 2017:


Old Colorado City ArtWalk - In its 11th year, Old Colorado City Art Walk offers hundreds of art pieces to be viewed or purchased in dozens of art galleries and studios. 
April  - December 

Switchbacks FC - In their third season, the Switchbacks are Colorado Springs soruce for high-quality professional soccer.
April - September

Sky Sox - The Colorado Springs SkySox are the Triple-A affliates of the Milwaukee Brewers.
April - September

Manitou Springs Colorado Wine FestivalEnjoy one of Colorado's best wine festivals including 25 Colorado Wineries pouring tastings of their wines, many retail booths selling wine related wares, food booths and entertainment throughout the event! 
June 3

Garden of the Gods 10 Mile Run
Enjoy the 41st edition of this spectacular event. The awe-inspiring beauty of the course will saturate your eyes and bring a smile to your face while the hills and altitude will test your legs and red-line your heart and lungs. 
June 11

COSRodeo.com - Summer Series Open 2017 at the Norris Penrose Equestrian Center on Wednesday nights
June 21 - August 9 

Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack - Enjoy the half-mile-side-by-side roll race and trap speed competition featuring hundreds of the fanfest, most powerful street cars in the nation!
June 17-18

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Fan Fest Don't miss out on the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Fan Fest to see your favorite competitors as they prepare to take on Pikes Peak!  
June 23


The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb - The 94th Running of the Race to the Clouds will challenge America's Mountain, including 12.42 miles up Pikes Peak Highway with 156 turns beginning at 9,390 feet and finishing at the 14,110 foot summit
June 25

Manitou Springs Fireworks Display - Enjoy the fireworks displayed by the Fire Department in downtown Manitou Springs. The fireworks will be shot off from Higginbotham Flats at 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 
July 4


Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo - The premier rodeo competition sanctioned by the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association attracts World Champions and rising talent alike. Come enjoy action including bull riding, bareback bronco riding, steer wrestling, and women’s barrel racing.
July 12 - 15

El Paso County Fair & Facilities - Enjoy 4H animal shows, arts and crafts, exhibits, petting zoo, and many other County Fair activities. Stay a littler later to enjoy the nightly events such as auto races, Got Talent, truck and tractor pull, CPRA Rodeo and Demolition Derby.
July 22-29

Rocky Mountain State Games - Enjoy the multi-sport and Colorado's largest sports festival featuring 40+ sports during the last two weekends of July. The event is open to athletes of all ages and athletic abilities including those with physical disabilities or visual impairment.
July 21-23 & 28-30

Blues Under the Bridge - 9th Annual Colorado Springs Blues Festival featuring live performances by Carolyn Wonderland, Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens, Mulebone, Mr. Sipp “The Mississippi Blues Child”, BJ Estares and Route 61.
July 29

The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb - Enjoy this challenging cycling event for all participants including a USA Cycling sanctioned race to the summit of Pikes Peak and a Gran Fondo fun ride various distances on the Pikes Peak Highway! 
August 12

USA Cycling Hill Climb National Championships - Pikes Peak will be the host site for the USA Cycling Hill Climb National Championships.
August 12

The Pikes Peak Ascent & Marathon Street Party - Prior to the Pikes Peak Ascent & Marathon, come downtown Colorado Springs to join in the street party near the Pioneer Museum. 
August 13

Pikes Peak Ascent & Marathon - Come enjoy the unique Ascent and Marathon which stands out from many other half-marathons or marathons, including the 14,115' (4,302m) Ascent finish/Marathon turnaround at the top of Pikes Peak and the city hall of Manitou Springs as starting point! 
August 19-20

Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off - Enjoy the experience of a lifetime at the Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off at Memorial Park! The event will feature up to 75 hot air balloons including special-shaped balloons, opportunities for people to fly during the mass ascensions, live entertainment including bands and dance troupes, a children’s play area and vendors/concessionaires.
September 2 - 4

Clear Creek Rafting, Co. - The excitement comes in waves with Clear Creek Rafting, Co! Embrace the Colorado outdoor adventure and raft the Arkansas River at the Royal Gorge. Just 30 minutes from Denver, you can take on the rapids with Clear Creek's original and most experienced outfitters. 

National Museum of World War II Aviation The National Museum of World War II Aviation has created a unique opportunity to remember the unselfish service of our World War II era veterans and celebrate the contributions of the hundreds of thousands of people who made victory in World War II possible through a virtual commemorative wall. The museum is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Pikes Peak Highway - Take the 19-mile highway to the clouds to explore Colorado’s most famous peak. The Pikes Peak Highway entrance is conveniently located 15 minutes west of Colorado Springs on Highway 24. Plan for your round trip journey to the summit to take 2-3 hours.

Pikes Peak Cog RailwayTravel on the World's Highest cog train, ascending Pikes Peak in all seasons and climb to 14,115 feet and experience the magnificent panoramas that inspired the song America the Beautiful! 

Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame - The ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum educates the public about rodeo, its history, and its impact on Western American culture. The Hall of Fame also provides recognition to rodeo notables of the past, present, and serve as an inspiration for the future.

Seven Falls - From hiking to incredible views, Seven Falls is great for you and your entire family. Seven cascading falls set in a magnificent box canyon allow you to hike, take self-guided audio tours, view wildlife, and have the kids take a scavenger hunt! Take an in-mountain elevator to the perfect view!

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo - Enjoy America's only mountainside zoo, located southwest of Colorado Springs on Cheynne Mountain. 
From carousel and train rides to animal feedings and talks, Cheynne Mountain Zoo provides fun events and attractions to keep you entertained for a day, or a week!

Palmer Park - Visit Palmer Park and enjoy General Palmer's (founder of the city) gift to the city of Colorado Springs. Perfect for hiking, biking, taking your dog, or simply take a drive.

Pioneer Museum - Come visit the only institution researching, collecting and interpreting the robust history of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. Each year, the Museum welcomes more than 50,000 visitors who learn what our community has been, what it is today and what it can become in the future.

 

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