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Garden of the Gods

1805 N 30th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
+1 719-634-6666
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Type: Parks, Geologic Formations, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Rock climbing
Traveler Description: Garden of the Gods - Wonderful place to check out the rock formations, vegetation, and wildlife in the area - which are both typical or red sandstone... more »
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Yulee, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Amazing to look at. Hiking paths for every level of physical fitness. Kids just loved it. Wish I had more time to spend there.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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86 reviews 86 reviews
20 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The Gardens contrast with surrounding mountains because of the unusual and very different rock formation. You really should go to the visitor center and watch the movie that describes the history of the park and also how the rock formations were formed. We went on a Monday and it was quite busy but we were patient about parking at the... More

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NYC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Just driving through before going to the airport is amazing. I have done this many times. If you have time to walk around, it is even better. The gift shop is nice and the views are top notch!!!

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Pittsburg, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Like the sequoias, the rocks have spirits, attracting bunnies, climbers, deer, hikers and people. Follow the advice of the people in charge--go in the morning, as soon as you can, while the air is cool and the light is profound. If you are taking photographs then walk on the East side first--the sun will reward you. Walk at the pace... More

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Minneapolis
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is a nice stop if you have a little time to spare while in the area. I would not make a special trip just to do this. There is a scenic drive and lots of pretty views. If you can park in one of the usually tiny lots, you can explore a bit on foot. We enjoyed scrambling up... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Beyond belief, these natural rock formations have to be seen to be believed. Equally impressive from afar and close up. Be prepared to realize just how magnificent this country is. There is a road to take you through this site. Get out and walk around when you can.

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Andover, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Do not attempt to walk it especially with children. It took us two hours to drive through each stop. Beautiful. Great photos. Son loved climbing on the balanced rock. Red dust from rocks is a little tough to get off shoes and clothes. Watch out for snakes if you get off the trail. Free park. Couldn't believe that because it... More

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Dallas, TX
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Great place to spend the day or at minimum several hours. Using Academy Riding Stables, We did a horseback ride thru the Garden of the Gods. This was a great way to see the park. Lots of great rock formations and views. Best part is the park is only minutes away from downtown Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs.

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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We landed in Colorado Springs and stayed at the Drury Hotel on Academy, near the Air Force Academy. Nice hotel. Smallish rooms. Avg. breakfast. Very friendly staff. Near Wal Mart. We stayed in Colorado Springs for 2 days. Day 1: Pikes Peak Cog Rail and Adventures Out West Jeep tour of Manitou, old Colorado City and Cheyenne Canyon. The Cog... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were very impressed with the park. Easy walking trails and helpful information. Absolutely beautiful!

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