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Address: 8685 Explorer Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80920
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Lovely Bookstore & Whitsend

We travel to Colorado every year, and every year we make a trip here. I just love the book store! We also love the cafe "Whits End" in the basement of the building. If you are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
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Bedford Heights, Ohio
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Bedford Heights, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We travel to Colorado every year, and every year we make a trip here. I just love the book store! We also love the cafe "Whits End" in the basement of the building. If you are an AIO fan, you will love this place!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The Focus on the Family Welcome Center is free, and kids love it. We go there as much as we can. The birthday rooms are free, but you need to reserve early. Staff are volunteers and always very friendly and helpful.

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Fans of Focus on the Family, in general, and Adventures in Odyssey, in particular, will love this small, family-oriented visitors' center. There are lots of activities for children and a small grill. It can be a fun, and free place, to spend a morning or afternoon. Also, they have a very, very nice Christian gift and bookstore. There are limited... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We were so excited to visit Focus on the Family, being partners of the ministry for over 10 years now. We were so happy to tour the facility and everyone we met was very nice. The time we spent at Whit's end Soda Shoppe was fun as well as the activities and the humongous slide! Learning about the beginning of... More 

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Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Great location for kids birthday parties as there were several going on while we were there, and the kids were having a blast. The entire basement of the Welcome Center has been converted into a themed play area for the kids basically around the Focus on the Family 'Adventures in Odyssey'. There are numerous rooms with 2 being for birthday... More 

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Wichita
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My kids loved this place when they were younger. It was their favorite place to go each time we visited Colorado Springs. They could have spent all day there. Great slide, fun scavenger searches, and playrooms galore!

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Fredericksburg, VA
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88 reviews 88 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I dropped in for a quick visit and really enjoyed it. Terrific play areas for kids, a large bookstore, and nice views of the mountains. This place is much larger than I thought it would be.

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This place was very good for young children. The big slide is the best part. My kids enjoyed dressing up and acting on the stage too. It is available for free party room use, several of our friends took advantage of this! Huge blessing!

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Fountain, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Focus On The Family has been around for quite some time. We got a lot of hints and tips from them that helped us to raise our family. Now we have a granddaughter and are getting ideas and materials that will help us be a positive influence in her life as well. They have a great bookstore! They offer materials... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

A great opportunity to learn about the history and future plans of this organization. Very kid friendly, with a fun play area complete with spiral slide. The bookstore is well stocked, and the staff is friendly.

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