Colorado Springs is a community-oriented city with a plethora of things to do, all throughout the year. Colorado Springs is located in one of the most beautiful places in the country — there are always outdoors activities to participate in, whether it is hiking, skiing, or simply exploring one of the gorgeous city parks. If you are not interested in outdoors activities, there are zoos, museums, concert venues, shopping, dining, and plenty more to check out! Here are a few of our favorite things to do in the city.
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is one of the most well-known zoos in the country, largely because of the incredible giraffe exhibit. The zoo works to connect people with wildlife, while also maintaining a lead as an animal conservation and in animal care in general. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is home to quite a few popular attractions. The “All About Giraffes” exhibit is undeniably one of the most famous exhibits at the zoo. For a small price, you can hand-feed the animals, something that is popular among the young and old! Besides the giraffes, you can explore the Rocky Mountain Wild, enjoy the Encounter Africa exhibit, and have a blast at the Monkey Pavilion!
At the U.S. Olympic Training Center, visitors have the opportunity to explore the famous headquarters of the United States Olympic Committee. The training center is located on 35 acres and hosts over 100,000 visitors each year! The guided tours at the OTC include learning more about the history of the Olympics and touring the training facilities! The gift shop alone is worth the visit!
Pikes Peak is an absolute must-see if you are living in or visiting Colorado Springs. The famous mountain is gorgeous through all of the seasons, but watch for snow and icy roads in the winter! The top of Pikes Peak has a snack bar, a gift shop, and a perfect viewing area to check out the sights from 14,000 feet high. The drive up to the top of Pikes Peak is often referred to as one of the most memorable drives in the world, though many prefer hiking part of the mountain instead. Regardless of how you choose to explore, Pikes Peak perfectly represents the geographical beauty of Colorado Springs.