Built in the late 1950s in a "modern" style, the architecture is coordinated through out the base. The chapel, actually several chapels in one building, is a marvel and open to visitors when not actively used for services. Your can see it from I-25. The student athletes (yes, they must maintain GPA) compete competitively m in many NCAA sports. In the fall, try a catch a home football game ... come early for "gamefest" and areal demonstrations including "jumping" into the stadium. The visitors center is a must ... displays from gliders to a dorm room ... take in the film, it will give you a good overview. If you are in the Colorado Springs area, you shouldn't pass up the opportunity to visit . Enter the NORTH gate, go straight toward the mountains. Take a short stop to visit the B-52D on top of the first rise (Pass it, turn left, and left again to parking). Then continue West toward to mountains. Take a minute to stop at one of the lookouts and view the athletic fields. Continue West and follow the road as it bends left (South) and up the hill. After cresting the hill, turn left to the Visitors Center. The Chapel trail begins at the visitor's center where much more will be explained. For bicyclists with DoD ID cards, it is a great place to cycle from gradual grades (I don't know of any real flat areas) to 10% grades (short stretches). Single file on the hills, please.
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