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Focus on the Family Welcome Center

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8685 Explorer Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80920-1049
+1 719-531-3464
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When I was kid (and no I am not 80 years old haha) I grew up on Focus on the Family. Wow! We had a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Matt P
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Brief stop

If you have young kids that have listened to "Adventures in Odyssey," take them here. The entire... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Joshua A
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“book store” (45 reviews)
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8685 Explorer Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80920-1049
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+1 719-531-3464
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When I was kid (and no I am not 80 years old haha) I grew up on Focus on the Family. Wow! We had a wonderful time touring everything. It was stepping back in time of some of my fondest memories of a child. It...More

Thank Matt P
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you have young kids that have listened to "Adventures in Odyssey," take them here. The entire lower level is the town of Odyssey, including Whitt's End. Also, a pretty good sized bookstore is on campus. Nice stuff.

Thank Joshua A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The bookstore itself is incredible, the staff was extremely friendly and helpful, but the real joy was the opportunity to read and share the vision of this ministry. May their mission continue to be blessed and bless others.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The visitors center and bookstore is wonderful but make sure you take the kids down to Whit's End - the huge, free, kids play area. They have a baby/young kids area, a stage with dress up clothes and puppets, they have a big airplane for...More

Thank Rieslingfamtravels
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived before they opened, but got right in at 9:00 a.m. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. We didn't take a lot of time in the visitor's center as we needed to meet family and wanted to see the bookstore. There are...More

Thank LE368
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by while in Colorado Springs and had an absolute blast! We managed to get a booking with the KYDS radio broadcast, where our 3 kids played characters and sounds in an Adventures in Odyssey broadcast. We stopped at Whit's End for ice cream,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have listened to focus on the family for years. James Dobson offered my husband and I much advice raising our 3 children. It was nice to see where are the good advice flows from. A tour, book store, and a children's center for play...More

Thank Gina W
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

We enjoyed taking our kids through the studios of Adventures in Odyssey, a very popular christian radio program. We picked up some more Adventures in Odyssey CDs and books to enjoy on the road home. The restaurant Whit's End, is a replica of the radio...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

I brought my 8 and 7 year old grandchildren and they had a ball. They probably could have stayed the whole day just going down the multi-story corkscrew slide. They also enjoyed the other activities downstairs for kids. There is a room specifically for toddler...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

We visited here last year with some friends from San Diego. We all had a wonderful experience from the minute we walked in. The staff was friendly and helpful, the place clean and such a peaceful and calming atmosphere. The kids had fun going on...More

Thank yae16
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SarahWayne_MI
May 26, 2018|
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Response from baumanclan | Reviewed this property |
It is closed on Memorial Day!
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Wldtravelrs
April 4, 2018|
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Response from Debi T | Reviewed this property |
All would be welcome. However please note this is a religious Christian facility. If you love Jesus and follow His practices you will enjoy your time. The function of the facility is to spread the love of Jesus.
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Summer L
November 24, 2017|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
No, there is no fee or price to visit any of the facilities. Either Witt's End or the sections for the adults.
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