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Focus on the Family Welcome Center and Bookstore

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Great place to visit, especially for those with young children!

I visited with friends and my two sons, who were 12 and 13 at the time. Despite Whit's End being... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Tami B
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Great place to visit

We enjoyed touring the Welcome Center. There is an interesting 12 minute movie about FOF history... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
BevK74
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Focus on the Family's Welcome Center and Bookstore is located directly off the interstate! We’ve welcomed more than five million guests through our doors since opening in 1994. Guests can become better acquainted with Focus on the Family through a...more
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8685 Explorer Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80920-1049
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We walked in to check this out, and we had a lady approach us that was distant, and rude. After about 3 minutes of this we said screw this place, and walked out the door. So much for being a welcome center.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Dwayne A
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I visited with friends and my two sons, who were 12 and 13 at the time. Despite Whit's End being geared toward MUCH younger kids, we had a great time. It's actually quite fun if you go with younger children who have been before and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Tami B
Reviewed October 23, 2018

We enjoyed touring the Welcome Center. There is an interesting 12 minute movie about FOF history and leadership, along with wall exhibits on the ground level. The whole downstairs is devoted to children. It is very colorful and engaging. Plenty for kids to climb on,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BevK74
Reviewed October 21, 2018

This is a great place to take young children! There are lots of interactive play areas and everything is FREE, except for the cafe, of course. They have a two-story slide that my kids did over and over.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tarheel9620
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

A warm welcome into this free facility with a kids play area which caters for kids of all ages. Free coffee is available and browsing in the huge bookstore was amazing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jessica H
Reviewed October 8, 2018

We were amazed by the enormity of the beautiful FOF complex and how beautifully it was maintained. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. We were very favorably impressed by this God honoring organization.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TrishZee
Reviewed September 19, 2018

An excellent family place to visit... Fun at Whit's End, the giant slide. Love the Bookstore and just visiting the history and life of Focus on the Family. A place that has encouraged and bettered our family for years over the radio. SO nice to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Monica D
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

After listening to Focus on the Family on the radio for many years, it was a goal to visit on our recent road trip to celebrate our 40th anniversary. Even without having children with us, we loved this place! The employees could not have been...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mare555
Reviewed September 10, 2018

we stopped in for a tour and and go to the book store. the tour was nice and a lot of nice things for kids to do. There is a small soda fountain, but the prices are high. The book store had a nice reading...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Peggy C
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Take some time - play the scavenger hunt! Super fun!!! This is a free facility. Head downstairs, near the end of the slide they have scavenger hunt forms printed and it is well worth the time. The soda shop is not free, however, it is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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 debit86 | 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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