Colorado Springs Tourist Attractions

Pikes Peak and the Rocky Mountains made Colorado Springs a popular tourist destination. According to the city's local government, tourism has been the third largest employer in the region, providing over 16,000 jobs.

Colorado Springs has over 55 attractions and fun-filled activities in the area, including the United States Air Force Academy, The ANA Money Museum, The Old Colorado City, The Garden of the Gods Park, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and many more.

In 2020, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum opened along with the Flying W Ranch Chuckwagon Dinner & Western Show.

In 2021, a new Pikes Peak Summit Complex also opened at a 14,115-foot summit along with its most visited attractions, such as The Manitou and Pikes Peak Railway.

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Here are some of the recommendations:

The Garden of the Gods and Foothills Jeep Tour

Have fun on a thrilling Jeep ride that will take your breath away. Marvel the panoramic view of the surrounding mountains, Colorado Springs, and other iconic spots as you enjoy the day.

Appreciate the alluring beauty of the Pikes Peak region on this historic sightseeing package adventure.

Get back in ancient times by walking along Pikes Peak's foothills with your entertaining and informative cowboy guides.

Some attractions included in this package tour are North Cheyenne Canyon, Helen Hunt Falls, the Shortline Railroad and the 100-year-old tunnels, the Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs, and the spectacular red rock park Garden of the Gods.

This tour is offered year-round for about 70% on paved roads and 30% on dirt.

Be sure to wear layers of clothing with closed shoes.

Colorado Springs: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon

Enjoy breathtaking sights from a hot air balloon as you fly freely in the air upon the wake of the Rocky Mountain Range at sunrise.

Travel over the Spanish Peaks to Longs Peak and discover the country where deer and antelope enjoy their playtime.

Feed your eyes with spectacular views for 100 miles in all directions, and take a moment to relax and relish the unforgettable experience of flying in a hot air balloon.

Your post-flight celebration features a continental breakfast, champagne toast, and orange juice served in glass stemware.

Be sure to wear layers of clothes with closed-toe shoes. Your tour includes a Flight Certificate for each new aeronaut and the best pilots and crew in the west.

The Guided Ghost Story and History Tour

Immerse yourself in the stories of apparitions to mysterious black mists and moving objects.

Let your host guide regale you with tales of the creepy happenings in the Rabbit Hole restaurant, which housed the city morgue in the 1900s, or La Burla Bee, which houses several lurking spirits.

This walking ghost and history tour starts at the Antlers Hotel, where you will hear about Judge Baldwin and other mysteries. Then, pass by the Rabbit Hole hotel, all the way to other sites where paranormal activities exist.

Listen to stories of the ancient pop-up morgues and crematoriums that emerged during the Spanish Flu of 1918 and left many spirits still wandering underground in the city.

Learn about the former YWCA, the tragic event that happened inside, and the underground tunnels leading to the old City Auditorium.

After visiting the Colorado Mining Exchange and Peak Theater, journey to the Old Depot and the Denver/Rio Grande Railroad, where a serial killer is said to have committed his first double murder.

The Old West High County 4x4 Tour

Enjoy the rugged rocky side of Colorado on a guided 4x4 tour, taking the roads high above Colorado Springs.

Spend the entire time on dirt roads up in the mountains of the Pike National Forest and admire the breathtaking views above sea level from a height of over 11,000 feet.

Relax, breathe clean, fresh mountain air, and enjoy the glorious Rocky Mountains.

Be sure to wear comfortable layers of clothes with closed-toe shoes.

This tour includes complimentary bottled water, sodas, light snacks, wool blankets, and expert cowboy Jeep guides.

This tour only runs on weekdays to give you the best possible experience.

Whizz to the Cheyenne Canon Inn and enjoy the scenic views of Colorado Springs along the way.

Visit Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center, where you will also discover the history of this private residence.

Enjoy being with nature and be blown away by Colorado's great outdoor attraction sites.

Colorado Springs: U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum Entry

Explore the 60,000-square-foot museum dedicated to U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

Learn about the stories and lives of athletes who tirelessly give their effort to make the country proud.

Enter the museum, follow a spiral path that winds down to the main floor, and head on the journey through twelve interactive galleries.

This Olympic and Paralympic Museum is one of the world's most accessible and interactive museums that provides inclusive designs with assistive technologies.

The South Cheyenne Canon Park Segway Tour

On this Segway tour, cruise through the beautiful South Cheyenne Canon Park and Broadmoor area tour.

Enjoy the sight of natural Colorado beauty and discover Starr Kempf's kinetic art, nature, and history.

Meet your local guide at South Cheyenne Canon picnic grounds to start the tour.

Get a short practice session with your guide, who will then show you how to drive safely before setting off.

Whizz to the Cheyenne Canon Inn and enjoy the scenic views of Colorado Springs along the way.

Visit Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center, where you will also discover the history of this private residence.

Enjoy being with nature and be blown away by Colorado's great outdoor attraction sites.

Nature, Art, and Broadmoor Segway Tour

Hear about the rich history and colorful characters of Colorado Springs as you explore North Cheyenne Cañon Park area by Segway. Go off-road along the South Cheyenne Cañon Creek trail and explore the historical landmarks of Broadmoor with an expert guide.

Starting at South Cheyenne Cañon Picnic Grounds, zoom down towards the Cheyenne Cañon Inn and up to Starr Kempf's larger-than-life outdoor kinetic art sculptures. See the giant wind-powered metal structures created by artist Starr Kempf and hear the story of the controversy they caused.

Then, you'll go off-road on your off-road capable Segway X2 on the nature trails along South Cheyenne Cañon Creek. Head over to the Starsmore Discovery Center, where you'll learn more about the remarkable history of this private residence turned park visitor center.

Next, take a trip back into history and discover the Broadmoor Neighborhood. See Penrose House, then cruise around the historic mansions, schools, and clubs near the exclusive Broadmoor Resort.

Pass by the second oldest country club in the United States, the Cheyenne Mountain Country Club. Finally, glide down Pine Grove with its eclectic variety of house designs.

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