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Top things to do in El Paso County

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Garden of the Gods (Colorado Springs)
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$100* and up
Ranked #1 of 76 attractions in El Paso County
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Geologic Formations; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks

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 rock formations found in many... more »

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Battlefield Colorado (Colorado Springs)
Ranked #2 of 76 attractions in El Paso County
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: You've seen the movies, you've played the games - now actually live the adventure - laser tag style! Colorado's newest... more » Owner description: You've seen the movies, you've played the games - now actually live the adventure - laser tag style! Colorado's newest outdoor attraction, Battlefield Colorado, has teams compete against each other in adrenaline packed combat missions. Using state-of-the-art military style equipment, our laser tag adventure incorporates the best elements of laser tag, paintball, airsoft and video games - but without the pain, heavy & sweaty gear, or mess! Safe and pain free - Battlefield Colorado is an activity for families and groups looking for active outdoor excitement in an urban Colorado setting. « less
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Pikes Peak (Colorado Springs)
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$100* and up
Ranked #3 of 76 attractions in El Paso County
Category: Hiking Trails

Pikes Peak is not the tallest mountain in Colorado, Mt. Elbert is, but only by about 300 feet. There are about 50 mountains over 14,000 feet in the state, but Pikes Peak is best... more »

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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (Colorado Springs)
Ranked #4 of 76 attractions in El Paso County
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Zoos
Owner description: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is America's ONLY mountain zoo. Large alpine habitats are home to over 950 different animals and... more » Owner description: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is America's ONLY mountain zoo. Large alpine habitats are home to over 950 different animals and approximately 180 species. All of your favorites are here - monkeys, hippos, tigers, elephants and bears (oh my!). Hand-feed their large reticulated giraffe herd, and experience animals up-close, like never before. « less
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Ranked #5 of 76 attractions in El Paso County
Category: Museums
Owner description: The museum is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10AM to 4PM. Tours are at 10AM, NOON and 2PM. Tours are required as... more » Owner description: The museum is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10AM to 4PM. Tours are at 10AM, NOON and 2PM. Tours are required as they will visit WestPac Restorations where WWII aircraft are being restored to flying conditions. Currently three P-38 are being restored that were recovered from New Guinea. « less
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$100* and up
Ranked #6 of 76 attractions in El Paso County
Category: Educational Sites; Military Bases/ Facilities; Landmarks
Owner description: Visitors can tour this modern sprawling campus that includes the Academy, Falcon Stadium, a chapel and Arnold Hall, a museum... more » Owner description: Visitors can tour this modern sprawling campus that includes the Academy, Falcon Stadium, a chapel and Arnold Hall, a museum honoring Air Force personnel. « less
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Red Rock Canyon (Colorado Springs)
Ranked #7 of 76 attractions in El Paso County
Category: Geologic Formations; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #8 of 76 attractions in El Paso County
Category: Educational Sites; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Parks
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Palmer Park (Colorado Springs)
Ranked #9 of 76 attractions in El Paso County
Category: Castles; Parks; Scenic Drives; Biking Trails; Equestrian Trails; Hiking Trails; Trails
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Arcade Amusements, Inc (Manitou Springs)
Ranked #10 of 76 attractions in El Paso County
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Game/ Entertainment Centers
This arcade boasts over 250 gaming machines offering a vast array of choices to gamers of any age.
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Ranked #11 of 76 attractions in El Paso County
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Traveler Resources
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Ranked #12 of 76 attractions in El Paso County
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #13 of 76 attractions in El Paso County
Category: Zoos
Owner description: Opened in 1993, Serenity Springs Wildlife Center is home to over 120 big cats, including lions, tigers, cougars, leopards,... more » Owner description: Opened in 1993, Serenity Springs Wildlife Center is home to over 120 big cats, including lions, tigers, cougars, leopards, genets, servals, caracals, coatimundi, bears and even Ligers! We are the largest federal and state licensed placement facility in Colorado.Over the years, with dedication and determination we've become Colorado's premiere big cat facility. We are proud to be the only facility in the state, including government funded zoological parks, to qualify for and be granted, a State of Colorado Zoological License.It is with joy that we provide care and love to the exotic cats in our care. See all of the opportunities you have to spend time with these majestic animals. « less
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Cheyenne Mountain (Colorado Springs)
Ranked #14 of 76 attractions in El Paso County
Category: Mountains; Nature and Parks
The location of NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, which offers limited tours to the public.
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Olympic Training Center (Colorado Springs)
Ranked #15 of 76 attractions in El Paso County
Category: Sports Complexes; Specialty Museums
Headquarters for the U.S. Olympic Committee administration and the Olympic Training Center programs.
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Ranked #16 of 76 attractions in El Paso County
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
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El Pomar Carriage Museum (Colorado Springs)
Ranked #17 of 76 attractions in El Paso County
Category: Museums
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Ranked #18 of 76 attractions in El Paso County
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #19 of 76 attractions in El Paso County
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Starr Kempf Sculpture Garden - private property and not a business open to public
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Ranked #20 of 76 attractions in El Paso County
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods
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Helen Hunt Falls (Colorado Springs)
Ranked #21 of 76 attractions in El Paso County
Category: Waterfalls; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #22 of 76 attractions in El Paso County
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #23 of 76 attractions in El Paso County
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
The museum features artifacts and research involving the region's early mining and industrial activities.
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Glen Eyrie Castle (Colorado Springs)
Ranked #24 of 76 attractions in El Paso County
Category: Castles; Landmarks
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Memorial Park (Colorado Springs)
Ranked #25 of 76 attractions in El Paso County
Category: Jogging Paths/ Tracks; Parks
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Fox Run Regional Park (Colorado Springs)
Ranked #26 of 76 attractions in El Paso County
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #27 of 76 attractions in El Paso County
Category: Art Galleries; Specialty Shops

Michael Garman Sculpture Gallery is a favorite tourist attraction in Colorado Springs.  It isn't a big attraction. In fact, many people may find it disappointing if they aren't... more »

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Ute Valley Park (Colorado Springs)
Ranked #28 of 76 attractions in El Paso County
Category: Nature and Parks
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Splash! (Colorado Springs)
Ranked #29 of 76 attractions in El Paso County
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
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Bear Creek Nature Center (Colorado Springs)
Ranked #30 of 76 attractions in El Paso County
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks

Click here for Bear Creek Nature Center website   open Wed - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (confirm, in case hours change) Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  (confirm) 719-520-6387 more »

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