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Reunion Area Activities
COLORADO SPRINGS ATTRACTIONS

Garden of the Gods:  As a registered National Natural Landmark, the Garden of the Gods Park and Visitor & Nature Center offers iconic views, interactive museum exhibits, shopping, and the Geo-Trekker Theater movie experience.  

  • http://www.gardenofgods.com/

  • Address: 1805 N. 30th St., Colorado Springs, CO 80904-1247

  • Phone Number:  (719) 634-6666

  • Garden of the Gods Park Hours:                  

    • May 1 – October 31:  5:00 am – 11:00 pm

    • November 1 – April 30:  5:00 am – 9:00 pm

  • Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center Hours: 

    • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Winter Months

    • 8:00 am – 7:00 pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend

  • Admission Fees to Park and Visitor Center:  Free

 

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo:  At America’s only mountain zoo, connect with over 750 animals and over 170 species from all over the world, including hand-feeding Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s giraffe herd, the largest herd at any zoo in the world.

  • http://www.cmzoo.org/

  • Address: 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906-5755

  • Phone Number:  (719) 633-9925

  • Hours:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm (last admission at 4:00 pm)

  • Please note that not all animals will be out on exhibit until 5:00 pm.

Admission Fees:  

Peak Days:                                                                                    Regular Days

June – September:  Friday – Sunday                             March – November:  Non-peak days

Adults (ages 12 – 64):  $24.75                                          Adults (ages 12 – 64):  $19.75

Child (ages 3 – 11):  $19.75                                               Child (ages 3 – 11):  $14.75

Seniors (age 65 & above):  $22.75                                Seniors (age 65 & above):  $17.75

Military Adult (with ID):  $21.75                                                      Military Adult (with ID):  $16.75

Military Child:  $16.76                                                         Military Child:  $11.76

Age 2 and Under:  $0.75                                                      Age 2 and Under:  $0.75

 

Manitou Cliff Dwellings:  The Manitou Cliff Dwellings are comprised of Anasazi ruins, dating back 800 to 1000 years old.  The dwellings were relocated from McElmo Canyon in the southwest corner of Colorado in 1907.

  • http://www.cliffdwellingsmuseum.com/

  • Address:  10 Cliff Rd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829

  • Phone Numbers:  (719) 685-5242 or (800) 354-9971

  • Hours:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Sep – Oct)

  • Admission Fees: 

    • Adults (12 and over):  $10.00 + Tax

    • Children (4-11):  $7.50 + Tax

    • Children (3 & under):  Free

    • Seniors (60 plus):  $8.50 + Tax

    • People in wheelchairs and anyone over 100:  Free

 

Pikes Peak:  As the most visited mountain in North America, Pikes Peak’s altitude is 14,115 feet above sea level.  Weather permitting, there are three ways to get to the top, by:  Cog Railway; car on the Pikes Peak Highway; and on foot (Barr Trail). 

  • https://parks.coloradosprings.gov/ppam

  • Address: 5069 Pikes Peak Highway, Cascade, CO. 80809

  • Phone Number: (719) 385-7325

  • Hours:  October 1 to Thursday before Memorial Day 

    • Uphill Gate Open:  9:00 am    

    • Uphill Gate Close:  3:00 pm     

    • Summit Closes:  4:00 pm      

    • Downhill Gates Close:  5:00 pm

  • Admission Fees:  May 1 to November 30

    • Adults (16 and over):  $15 per person

    • Children (6 to 15):  $5 per person

    • Carload Discount (up to 5 passengers): $50 per car

    • Carload Rate Additional Adult:  $10 per person

    • Carload Rate Additional Child:  $ 2 per child

Pikes Peak Cog Railway:  World’s highest cog train, ascending Pikes Peak in all seasons (weather permitting).

  • http://cograilway.com/   

  • Address:  515 Ruxton Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO  80829

  • Phone Number: (719) 685-5401

  • Hours:  April – October (Train times are subject to change without notice)

    • Departs Manitou                          Arrives Back in Manitou

    • 9:20 am                                                     12:30 pm

    • 10:40 am                                                   1:50 pm

    • 12:00 pm                                                   3:10 pm

    • 1:20 pm                                                     4:30 pm

    • 2:40 pm                                                     5:50 pm

  • Admissions Fees: 

    • Adults:  $40.00

    • Children (ages 3 – 12**):  $21.00

    • Additional $5 fee per vehicle for parking

 

Seven Falls:  On the National Geographic’s list of International Waterfalls, Seven Falls has 224 steps along the falls that lead to hiking trails and the banks of the glistening stream that feeds the falls.  For a more leisurely experience, visitors can stroll along the 2,500-foot-long, natural-surface walking trail.

  • https://www.broadmoor.com/broadmoor-adventures/seven-falls/

  • Address: 6 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

  • Phone Number:  (844) 528-5604

  • Hours:  Closed in the evenings and during inclement weather, so please plan your hikes accordingly.

  • Admission Fees: 

    • Adults:  $14.00

    • Child:   $8.00

    • Children under 2 years old:  Free

 

Cave of the Winds:  With nearly a half mile of Colorado caverns, experience total cave darkness and explore the wonders of the underground, at one of the highest show caves in the country!  Cave tours, the wind walker/zip line, challenge course, and other attractions are also available.

                                    Discovery Tour Fees:  (Daily, 45 minutes, every 20 to 30 minutes)

                                                      Ages 0 – 5:  Free

                                                      Ages 6 – 12:  $15

                                                      Ages 13 & Up:  $21

                                                      Military Discount:  10% off

 

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park:  One of the world’s highest suspension bridges, with miles of eye-popping natural Colorado beauty, with 360° of jaw-dropping rides nearby.

  • http://royalgorgebridge.com/

  • Address:  4218 County Road 3A, Cañon City, CO 81212

  • Phone:  (888) 333-5597

  • Hours:  Bridge & Park open 7:00 am to dusk daily, weather permitting.

  • Rides & attractions open 10AM daily.

  • Admission Fees: 

    • Adults:  $22 / person

    • Children (4 - 11 years):  $17 / person

    • Seniors (60+):  $19 / person

 

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

Pikes Peak Hiking:  There are many hiking options at Pikes Peak (see list on website).  The 13-mile Barr Trail is the longest of any trails leading to the top of Pikes Peak, with elevations ranging from 6,750 to 14,115 feet.  For a family friendly hike, try the Crystal Reservoir Self-Guided Interpretive Trail.  

 

Santa Fe Trail:  Part of the American Discovery Trail system, the gravel trail follows the abandoned Atkinson, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad right-of-way.  Part of the trail runs through the USAF Academy for 6.9 miles. 

 

Red Rock Canyon:  Red Rock Canyon is an open space, with a series of canyons and ridges sculpted by erosion of the area’s uplifted rock strata.  It has perfect trails for an easy hike, epic bike ride, or challenging rock climb. 

 

North Cheyenne Cañon Park:  The park has stunning rock formations, waterfalls, hiking paths, and Cheyenne Creek.  The Starsmore Visitor & Nature Center is a restored 1918 stone house, moved to the canyon in 1992. 

 

Bear Creek Regional Park & Nature Center:  Hike the foothills or self-guiding nature trails that wind through the short grass prairie, scrub oak woods, and cottonwood riparian areas.  Or enjoy interpretive programs, special events, guided and self-guided tours, and media presentations at the center.

 

Broadmoor Soaring Adventure (above Seven Falls):  Above Seven Falls, 10 zip lines (divided between two courses, ranging in distance from 300 feet to 1,800 feet), as well as moderate hiking, rope bridges, and a controlled 180-foot rappel, offers stunning views of the waterfalls and the canyon below.

  • https://www.broadmoor.com/broadmoor-adventures/soaring-adventures/

  • Address: 6 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

  • Phone:  (844) 876-4968

  • Hours: 

    • Zip line tours every hour from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

    • Park will close due to inclement weather.  Please call for updates to hours.

  • Admission Fees:  (Weight restrictions are between 90 and 250 pounds.)

    • $99 plus tax and gratuity for the Woods Course

    • $125 plus tax and gratuity for the Fins Course

    • $175 plus tax and gratuity for the four-hour adventure (Woods-Fins Combo Course)

 

OTHER COLORADO SPRINGS PARKS:

https://coloradosprings.gov/parks-recreation-and-cultural-services/page/parks-trails-open-space

 

 

MUSEUMS

National Museum of WW II Aviation:  The museum displays more than 30 WW II aircraft and vehicles, most restored to operational condition.  The collection includes more than 3000 artifacts and historic documents.

  • http://www.worldwariiaviation.org/

  • Address: 755 Aviation Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80916-2740

  • Phone Number:  (719) 637-7559

  • Hours:  Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday; 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Tours:10:00 am, 12:00, 2:00 pm

  • Admission Fees:    

    • Child (age 4 – 12):  $6.00

    • Seniors (age 65):  $8.00

    • Military (active and retired):  $8.00   

    • WW II Veterans:  Free

                                                                                                           

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (FAC):  The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is a multi-discipline arts institutions — a museum, theatre and art school, essentially an entire arts district, under one roof.   Their collections include 4,000 cultural artifacts and more than 20,000 are pieces.

  • http://www.csfineartscenter.org/

  • Address: 30 W Dale St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3249

  • Phone Number:  +1 719-634-5581

  • Hours:  Daily:  10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Fridays and theatre nights:  10:00 am – 7:30 pm

  • Admission Fees: 

    • Adults:  $15

    • Military and Students w/ID: $10

    • 12 & Under:  Free with parent/guardian

 

ProRodeo Hall of Fame:  Since 1979, the ProRodeo Hall of Fame has been an educational and entertaining museum designed to preserve the legacy of the cowboy contests, the heritage and culture of those original competitions, the champions of the past, present and future.  Call for current exhibits and events.

  • http://www.prorodeohalloffame.com/

  • Address:  101 Pro Rodeo Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919

  • Phone:  (719) 528-4764

  • Hours:  September 1 – April 30, Open Wednesday - Sunday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Admission Fees:  Seniors:  $7.00

    • Adults:  $8.00

    • Military (with ID):  $6.00

    • Youth (6 - 12):  $5.00

    • Kids (5 & under):  Free

 

Penrose Heritage Museum:  Julie Penrose, widow of Spencer Penrose who built The Broadmoor, built the original Carriage Museum in 1941.  Now, the Penrose Heritage Museum has an extensive collection, including 31 horse-drawn carriages, 13 motorized vehicles, and three Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb race cars (circa 1920s). 

 

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum:  The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum (CSPM) is the only institution researching, collecting and interpreting the history of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region.  The exhibits include permanent displays highlighting regional history and changing galleries exploring special topics.

  • https://www.cspm.org/

  • Address: 215 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

  • Phone Number:  (719) 385-5990

  • Hours:  Tuesdays thru Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

  • Check website for holiday closures.

  • Admission Fees:  Free

Olympic Training Center

  • http://www.teamusa.org/about-the-usoc/olympic-training-centers/csotc/about

  • Address: 1 Olympic Plaza, Colorado Springs, CO 80909-5780

  • Phone Number:  +1 719-866-4618

  • Hours: 

    • Winter Tour Hours (Aug. 15 – May 31)

    • Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    • Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    • Winter tours conducted each hour.  The final tour departs at 4 p.m.

  • Admission Fees: 

    • Adults:  $12.00

    • Military and Seniors:  $10.00

    • Children: $8.00

    • Special tours range in price

Glen Eyrie Castle:  From the rich heritage of General Palmer, Colorado Spring’s founder, to the deep spiritual legacy of The Navigators, the guided 30-minute tour will share stories of rival turn-of-the century railroad wars and oil tycoons to what is now the soul-stirring property of Glen Eyrie.

  • http://www.gleneyrie.org/

  • Address: 3820 N 30th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-5001

  • Phone Number:  (719) 634-0808. 

  • For tour reservation, please call 719-265-7050.

  • Hours:  Tours Daily, 1:00 pm

  • Please call to check times, because hours may change, due to special events. 

  • Admission Fees:  $9 per person - Free for children 5 and under

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Colorado Visitors Center:  Plan your visit by reviewing the Official Visitor Guide

Broadmoor World Arena Events:  Check website for events and ticket information. 

 

MOVIES & SHOPPING

 

Regal Interquest Stadium 14 & RPX

 

Carmike Chapel Hills 13  

 

Cinemark Carefree Circle and IMAX  

 

Picture Show at Citadel Crossing

 

AMC Castle Rock 12  

 

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