I spent the first 10 years of my life near Colorado Springs, so I'm particularly fond of it. It was a really fun place to grow up. While it's very different now, I still enjoy getting to visit sometimes. Go and visit too!
1. United States Air Force Cadet Chapel
The United States Air Force Cadet Chapel is a truly beautiful church. It is gorgeous with its unique shape- especially against the mountains.
There is an incredible carving in the front to enjoy as you think or listen to a sermon. A small room hosts the Buddhist temple. It's peaceful, quiet, and great for meditation.
2. Colorado Classic (Balloons)
This is a bit difficult to see, since it's only a couple times a year and is canceled if there's wind, but the Colorado Classic hot air balloons is a ton of fun! There are pancake breakfasts and there's nothing like seeing the balloons fly over their reflections in a lake!
3. Manitou Ancient Cliff Dwellings
The Manitou Ancient Cliff Dwellings is interesting to walk around. If you are looking for some authentic, historical ruins, you will be disappointed. However, it is interesting to look at and walk around in. Kids would enjoy it since you can walk around in it and interact with it in ways you can't with real ruins. It does make for some beautiful photos too!
The nice thing about living up in Colorado Springs is all the mountains around. You can go hiking over the weekend and get away from it all.
5. Helen Hunt Falls
Helen Hunt Falls is a lovely waterfall to visit and hike around. It's nice because you can see it for free!
6. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is a lovely little zoo. It's one of only two mountain zoos in the country. It has the largest herd of Reticulated Giraffes in the US. You can even feed them!
7. Garden of the Gods
Garden Of The Gods. It is a gorgeous place with impressive red rock formations. You can spend days wandering among them.
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