When you stay at Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs Indoor Waterpark Resort, make plans to explore some of the area attractions Colorado has to offer.
Pikes Peak, located in the Rocky Mountains, is one of the most famous summits in the United States. The 14,115 foot mountain features an observatory deck at the summit, miles and miles of hiking, or travel by train on the popular Broadmoor’s Pikes Peak Cog Railway – a 3.5 hour round-trip journey.
Garden of the Gods
Garden of the Gods Park is a registered National Natural Landmark. Imagine dramatic views, 300' towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak and brilliant blue skies. This world-class Visitor & Nature Center and museum is the most visited attraction in the region with all new interactive exhibits and unique activities just for kids. Learn how the amazing red rocks got there with the NEW Geo-Trekker movie experience, shown every 20 minutes.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
A trip to America’s only mountain zoo is your chance to connect with over 750 animals and over 170 species from Africa and the rest of the world—including hand-feeding Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s magnificent giraffe herd, the largest herd at any zoo in the world.
United States Air Force Academy
The Barry Goldwater Air Force Academy Visitor Center serves as the gateway to the Academy; the 31,600-square-foot building contains exhibits, a snack bar and a gift shop. A one-third-mile paved nature trail east of the facility allows visitors to walk to the Cadet Chapel. Exhibit area includes video and static displays, a hometown map, and a historical exhibit featuring information on Academy history, current and former superintendents and other significant features of the Academy's history.
National Museum of World War II Aviation
The National Museum of World War II Aviation is home of 22 flyable historic aircraft. The Museum’s aircraft are displayed along with a selection of aircraft on loan from private collections around the country to tell the full story behind American advancements in aviation technology during the war. In addition to its aircraft collection, the National Museum of World War II Aviation has several fully-restored and operational vehicles that were used by US forces and their allies during the war.
Red Rock Canyon
Red Rock Canyon is characterized by a series of canyons and ridges sculpted by erosion of the area’s uplifted rock strata. The ridges and canyons offer beautiful views and sheltered enclaves for inspiration, varied terrain for recreation, and a 240 million year slice of sedimentary geology for education. There are 653 acres of land dedicated to hiking, biking, climbing and horseback riding. With the remainder of the 789 acres is designed for picnic areas and a bicycle free ride area.
Olympic Training Center
This facility in Colorado Springs is the flagship training center of the U.S. Olympic team and the active headquarters of the U.S. Olympic Committee. The 35-acre complex houses two Olympic-size swimming pools, as well as facilities for fencing, gymnastics, weightlifting and wrestling. In addition to the athletes who live and train here, the center welcomes roughly 140,000 visitors each year and offers guided tours each day during the summer months.
Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame
The Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy educates the public about rodeo, its history, and its impact on Western American culture. The Hall of Fame provides recognition to rodeo notables of the past and present. During the months of May- October visit the Outdoor Garden Exhibit where team roping events, convention rodeos, and wild west shows take place.
Hidden between Garden of the Gods and America’s most famous mountain, Pikes Peak, lies the magical town of Manitou Springs, just minutes from Colorado Springs. Visit this vibrant artisan community, home to world class art, music, theater, and sidewalk sculpture displays. The Historic District is lined with unique art galleries, one of a kind gift shops and trading posts with handcrafted Native American treasures. Manitou Springs is home to dozens of artists and art galleries.
Western Museum of Mining and Industry
The Western Museum of Mining and Industry Brings the history of mining to life for you and your family through a variety of dynamic guided tours, interactive exhibits and a variety of education events. With over 4,000 artifacts on display, the 27-acre indoor/outdoor exhibit site includes a ten-stamp ore mill, a theater and a 5,000 volume research library.
Ghost Town Museum
As a true preservation of Colorado’s western past, Ghost Town Museum is a fun and historic look back at kind of old west town that used to dot this region during the late1800’s and early 1900’s. Explore the boardwalk connecting the Blacksmith's shop, Saloon, General and Merchants of Main Street, with the Livery Stable, and Victorian Home. Each is filled with thousands of fascinating artifacts. Ghost Town Museum delights young and old with lots of hands on activities.
Cliff Dwellings Museum
Explore the fascinating architecture of the ancient Anasazi and browse through two museums featuring cultural displays all overlooking the historic town of Manitou Springs. The creation of the Manitou Cliff Dwellings Museum and Preserve was the vision of Virginia McClurg and Harold Ashenhurst. It was undertaken to create a museum that preserves and protects the fine stonework architecture of the Southwestern Indians.
Colorado Springs Foothills and Garden of the Gods Jeep Tour
The foothills tour highlights Colorado Springs' most-beloved sights, including Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods. The local guides, rich Colorado history and amazing scenery will provide a memorable journey through Colorado's colorful and rustic past.
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is the only institution researching, collecting and interpreting the robust history of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. Each year, the Museum welcomes more than 50,000 visitors.
Seven Falls is a magnificent series of waterfalls located in a 1,400-foot-tall box canyon. Walking and hiking trails are available, even at night, when white, ecofriendly LED lights illuminate the falls for a view not to be forgotten.