Here are the essential places to visit in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The selection is made using the FavRiver scoring system which takes into account the most relevant metrics and expert reviews.
Last update : Nov 16, 2019
21Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site is a living history museum (sometimes called an open-air museum) and farm located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States. Restored buildings and period-appropriate attired museum guides depict life in the Pikes Peak region in four time periods and in four different households: American Indian life in 1775; an 1860s cabin (Galloway Homestead); an 1880s farm (Chambers Home and Ranch); and a 1907 Edwardian Country Estate. Each residence (teepee, log cabin, farm house, mansion) reflects the construction and contents of homes of those periods. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site - Essential Places To Visit In Colorado Springs, Colorado
22Bear Creek Regional Park And Nature Center
Bear Creek Regional Park and Nature Center is a regional park located in Colorado Springs, Colorado that has trails for hiking, horseback riding, running and cycling. Within the park is a nature center and the El Paso Park Headquarters.
There are tennis courts, soccer fields, basketball courts, and other sports fields and courts. A section of the park is dedicated as a dog park.
There are also soccer fields. Restrooms, pavilions and most picnic spots are wheelchair accessible.
At the eastern end of the park is a connection to a short trail called the Bear Creek Trail that meets up with the Pikes Peak Greenway. At the western edge of the park, a trail connects to the high-country Bear Creek Cañon Park.
Bear Creek Regional Park and Nature Center - Essential Places To Visit In Colorado Springs, Colorado
23Western Museum Of Mining & Industry
The Western Museum of Mining & Industry is a museum at 225 North Gate Boulevard in Colorado Springs, Colorado, dedicated to the mining history and industrial technology of the western United States. The museum was founded in 1970, and has been accredited by the American Alliance of Museums since 1979. It is open to the public Mondays through Saturdays.
The museum building houses antique mining equipment and steam engines. Some of the pneumatic machines are connected to compressed air so that they can be viewed in actual operation. The museum also includes a recreation of an old assay office and scale models of mines and mills.
Outdoor exhibits include live burros, a steam shovel, and an operating stamp mill for gold ore.
The museum maintains a research library on mining topics, available by appointment.
Other activities at the museum include lectures, rotating exhibits, and a twice-weekly farmers’ market.
Western Museum of Mining & Industry - Essential Places To Visit In Colorado Springs, Colorado
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