Explore this Colorado Springs paradise in one magical stop. Garden of the Gods Park is a 1323-acre registered National Natural Landmark of both scenic splendor and recreational opportunities. Imagine dramatic views, 300 foot towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak and brilliant blue skies. This world class Visitor Center is the most visited attraction in the Pikes Peak Region with a NEW, exciting, educational, 14 minute, HD multimedia show: "How Did Those Red Rocks Get There?”. This entertaining show includes fascinating cultural and geological history of the area. This dynamic show, presented with surround sound on a giant screen, makes you feel like an eyewitness to the creation of the beautiful rock formations in the Garden. ($5/adults, $3/children). Enjoy state-of-the-art interactive exhibits including the world’s only Theophytalia kerri fossil that was discovered in Garden of the Gods Park in 1878. The Visitor Center has over 30 educational exhibits to engage guests of all ages. Choose Colorado made items from two large, distinctive gift shops offering a wide variety of custom souvenirs, Native American pottery and food gifts. Delight in one of the most photographed views in Colorado while eating your lunch or dinner in our all glassed in cafe or from our terrace overlooking Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods. Where else can you eat inside a postcard?
The Visitor and Nature Center also offers free park maps, guided Jeep, van or Segway tours, and nature walks. The Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center is located at the main entrance to the Park at 1805 North 30th Street, just minutes from downtown Colorado Springs. Open daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. For more information, call 719-634-6666 or visit www.gardenofgods.com. In 2009, a new dinosaur species was identified (in fossil form) at the Garden of the Gods Park. A replica of this fossil is on display at the Visitor Center. To learn more about this exhibit, visit www.gardenofgods.com.
Don't miss the Visitor Center's NEW HD MULTIMEDIA SHOW: “How Did Those Red Rocks Get There?” Millions of years in the making, this show is an exciting, entertaining, and educational 14 minute multimedia adventure. This new HD multi-media theater presentation includes fascinating cultural and geological history of this area. This dynamic show, presented with surround sound on a giant screen, makes you feel like an eyewitness to the creation of the beautiful rock formations in the Garden. The movie creates a “birds-eye-view” of Garden of the Gods with a series of aerial views, time-lapsed sequences and footage of seldom explored, remote locations. ($5/adults, $3/children).