Colorado Springs is Olympic City USA, home to the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, the Colorado Springs Olympic & Paralympic Training Center and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum that will open in 2020.
But there is much more to see and do during your stay.
There are more than 60 area attractions, including trains, museums, parks, a zoo and more. You’ll find no shortage of things to do in Colorado Springs, where the adventures range from mild to wild! Whether you’re looking for outdoor thrills, or educational and cultural activities, things to do in Colorado Springs are limitless:
- Visit Garden of the Gods Park, a unique biological melting pot where the grasslands of the Great Plains meet the pinon-juniper woodlands characteristic of the American Southwest and merge with the mountain forest of the 14,115-foot Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain.
- Climb Pikes Peak. Whether you hike, bike or drive, getting to the 14,115-foot summit of American’s Mountain is sure to be a memorable experience.
- Visit the United States Air Force Academy. The Barry Goldwater Visitors Center is a 35,000-square-foot facility offering information about the Air Force Academy, including films and exhibits on cadet life and Academy history.
- Taste a slice of history. Tour a gold mine, check out the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, visit the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and 4th Infantry Division Museum, see the historic town of Cripple Creek and much more.
- Go on an outdoor adventure! Consider white-water rafting, ziplining, going on a hot air balloon ride, rock climbing and more.
Of course, there is also plenty to do across the great state of Colorado as well, with festivals and events taking place throughout the year. For trip ideas and special offers, be sure to visit the Colorado Tourism Office and check out their Official Vacation Guide.
Getting here: The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum is under construction at 200 S. Sierra Madre Street, Colorado Springs. It is conveniently located close to downtown and easily accessible from I-25.
The second-largest city in Colorado, with more than 600,000 residents and just 70 miles south of Denver, Colorado Springs is easy to get to and has a wonderful, year-round mild climate. Colorado Springs Airport offers flights from several major airlines; Denver International Airport is another alternative.
There are plenty of places to stay and eat, whether it is downtown, in the surrounding area or in the nearby mountains. Keep in mind: Colorado Springs is at an elevation of 6,035 feet, more than one mile above sea level. Be sure to stay hydrated during your trip!
Whatever you need for your trip to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, Colorado Springs has it.
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