Top Choice Museum in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Fully renovated in 2007, this expansive museum and 400-seat theater originally opened in 1936. The museum’s collection is surprisingly sophisticated, with some terrific Latin American art and photography, and great …
Top Choice Mountain in Colorado Springs

Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak (14,110ft) may not be the tallest of Colorado's 54 14ers, but it's certainly the most famous. The Ute originally called it the Mountain of the Sun, an apt description for this majestic peak, which crowns …
Gallery in Colorado Springs

Cornerstone Arts Center

Colorado College's striking, $30 million LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design)-certified arts complex across the street from the Fine Arts Center. You'll see sculpture on the front lawn, and there's…
Museum in Colorado Springs

Money Museum

Yes, museums dedicated to coin collecting do exist. Or maybe it's museum (singular). We're not sure. But this museum, operated by the American Numismatic Association has gold coins from the early 19th century, Early…
Military Academy in Colorado Springs

US Air Force Academy

One of the highest-profile military academies in the country, a visit to this campus offers a limited but nonetheless fascinating look into the lives of an elite group of cadets. The visitor center provides general …
Park in Colorado Springs

Garden of the Gods

This gorgeous vein of red sandstone (about 290 million years old) appears elsewhere along Colorado's Front Range, but the exquisitely thin cathedral spires and mountain backdrop of the Garden of the Gods are particu…
Museum in Colorado Springs

World Figure Skating Museum & Hall of Fame

Fans of figure skating should stop by this museum where you can glimpse snippets of past greats. You'll see their skates, outfits and stills and video footage of some of the greatest routines ever performed.
Zoo in Colorado Springs

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

High up on Cheyenne Mountain, the largest private zoo in the country was launched with holdovers from Penrose’s private animal collection. These days it takes conservation more seriously and is proud of its giraffe …
Monument in Colorado Springs

Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun

Set behind the zoo and those massive crenelated stone gates, on a cliff about two-thirds of the way up Cheyenne, is this tower named for Spencer Penrose's good friend Will Rogers, who died in a plane crash coinciden…
Cave in Colorado Springs

Cave of the Winds

Set on the rim of a craggy canyon is this developed cavern concessionaire. You’ll forgive the cheesy entry and elevator music because here are the stalactites and stalagmites of your dreams. Most opt for the 45-minu…