Colorado Springs is in El Paso County in Central Colorado and is the second-largest city in the state. Only 60 miles south of Denver, the city sits near the base of the famous landmark, Pike's Peak.
Founded by William J. Palmer in 1871, Colorado Springs was known as “Little London” in its pioneering days. Today, many people move to Colorado Springs for military training at the U.S. Air Force Academy or the Army post Fort Carson. Colorado Springs is also home to one of three U.S. Olympic Training Centers.
Living in Colorado Springs inspires an appreciation for the outdoors. The city also offers a thriving arts and culture district with galleries, performance arts, and fine arts. Colorado Springs
Pikes Peak is the highest summit of the southern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Garden of the Gods is a public park located in the heart of Colorado Springs.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is a mountainside conservation park with 700-plus animals & the world's largest giraffe herd.
The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is a historic cultural center with a renowned American art collection.
There are so many fun things to do in and around Colorado Springs. This city has a bit of everything! Looking for history? Colorado Springs has a ton of history to share. If you're looking to relax after a long hike, check out The Broadmoor. This resort is beautiful, accommodating, and a Colorado Springs staple. You can also pass the time shopping, dining, and endlessly exploring.
If you love good food and great breweries, Colorado Springs is the dining spot for you! It's got all your favorites, and then some delicious local dining options that have been featured on the Food Network!
At 6,035 feet Colorado Springs sits over 1 mile above sea level with breathtaking views of mountains. Colorado Springs is home to one of the most stunning parks in the country, Garden of the Gods. Throughout the year, people are drawn to the mountains surrounding Colorado Springs for hiking, skiing, photography, or railroad rides. The summit of Pikes Peak inspired the song “America the Beautiful.”
In addition to Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs has no shortage of beautiful outdoor recreation for all ages and skill levels.
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