With 25 attractions to choose from, the Pikes Peak Region has something for every member of the family. Scroll-down to see all of our great attractions. If you need suggestions for itineraries, click here or call 800.525.2250
Is one raft trip a year not quite enough to quench your whitewater thirst? Take advantage of Echo Canyon River Expedition's 2013 White Water Rafting Season Pass!
The kids have worked hard in school and looking forward to a week off during spring break. And guess what? You're supposed to keep them entertained. Yikes! Don't worry, Pikes Peak Country Attractions is here to help. We've compiled a series of guides for an exciting, educational and eventful Colorado spring break. So pack up your suitcase, relax and come enjoy a Pikes Peak-style family vacation.
Boo the villain and cheer the hero, on March 15, 2013 when the Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Theater at 444 Ruxton Avenue in Manitou Springs, Colorado opens its 53rd Melodrama Season with “Danger Ranger Granger” by Vicki Kelly and Bruce Littrell. Coined an “environmental” melodrama, this hilarious show addresses the ever-present issues of open space and protecting our wildlife. Set in a mountainous Colorado forest that is home to a lone bigfoot named Harry, forest ranger Roger Granger struggles against conniving, self-serving Senator Al Avarice, to save his beloved Craggy Mountain Forest from over-development and destruction. The production is directed by Robert Kelly with musical direction by Bruce Littrell and piano accompaniment/musical direction by Tim Zahn and Jana Ross. The cast includes: Daisya Dowen, Roger Claman, Anthony Guerra, Shannon Urban, and Thomas Runyen.
You can enjoy an exciting March 2013 at The Western Museum of Mining & Industry by attending these interactive events:
Following is the calendar for Lunch & A Look At The Garden for the upcoming months of March, April and May 2013. All programs take place in the Red Rocks Room of the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center, at 11:30 am, free of charge. Following each presentation, participants are invited to lunch in our scenic cafe (at one's own expense) to continue conversation about the topic of the day. Reservations: 719-219-0108.
Rain or shine, join the FREE events on Saturday, April 20 at the 16th Annual Earth Day at the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Colorado Springs, Colorado - March 1, 2013 - Ryan E Cole has been named the new Executive Director of the Pikes Peak Country Attraction Association effective today, replacing outgoing Executive Director Michele Starling.
With an exhibit opening and lecture, starting at 5:30 p.m. on February 14, 2013, the Western Museum of Mining & Industry will explore the critical and current issues associated with the Geopolitics of Rare Earth Minerals.
This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP soon as space is limited. Please contact 719.488.0880 or email: email@example.com with your reservation.
You never know what you will see when you visit Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Sunday afternoon, just after 12:15 p.m., guests were able to witness the beginning stage of a giraffe calf’s birth.
Animal keepers immediately shifted the mother giraffe from the outside yard to an indoor stall. Shavings and sand were added, and the building was closed for privacy. The new male calf was born at 1:08 p.m. Mother and newborn are doing well
Lavishly decorated for the 2012 Holiday season. This 1895 Victorian-era Castle features 4-stories, 14,000 sq. feet, with 30 rooms all of which most proudly displays their own Christmas tree and garlands bringing back to life the true Victorian holiday lifestyle. Tours of the Castle Museum are self guided Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 4pm and Sundays 12 noon to 4pm. Reservations are not required, just a desire to get into the holiday spirit!
A magical two-mile Full Moon Parade of Lights Hike will take place on the evening of Friday December 28th at the Garden of the Gods Park. Groups will depart Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center in waves starting at 6:30 p.m. Guides will share interesting facts and lore about the Park. Following the hike, hot chocolate and cookies will be provided. Each participant will receive a free Starlight Necklace!
The noble horn of a rhino can be used to push around a boomer ball, toss a tire in the air and root around in the dirt. That is according to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s newest family member, Jumbe (pronounced joom-bay), a nine-year-old Eastern black rhinoceros. Guests will have their very first opportunity to catch a glimpse of Jumbe at this year’s Electric Safari.
Emma Crawford Coffin Race Shuttle Route
(East Manitou Springs Long Route for Road Closure 800-900 Block)
Nearly 7,500 people streamed through the gates of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo last weekend for BOO at the ZOO, the biggest Halloween party in the region. Even more little ghosts, goblins and superheroes are expected this Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 4 to 9pm, with the last admission sold at 8pm. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will close to the public at 3pm October 26 – 28 to prepare.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will come alive when over 16,000 little ghosts, goblins and critters attend BOO at the ZOO, the region’s largest Halloween party. BOO is a fun way for families to trick-or-treat and enjoy Halloween festivities in a safe and unique environment. All treats are orangutan-friendly, too!
BOO at the ZOO is October 19 – 21 and 26 – 28, 2012. This year, BOO hours have been extended from 4 to 9pm all six nights, with the last admission sold at 8pm. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will close to the public at 3pm those days to prepare.
Pikes Peak - America’s Mountain invites the community to the ribbon cutting and reception of the Pikes Peak Highway Gateway and Tollgate Facilities on October 11, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. The new gateway and tollgate facilities consist of an expanded three-lane tollgate operation; office areas for staff; and a break room and storage area. Total square footage has been increased from 200 square feet to approximately 1,300 square feet.
Come and honor Emma Crawford, as she is laid out in the Parlour of the Miramont Castle Museum in pure Victorian splendor. Every year, the Castle hosts this Victorian Wake, resplendent with a generous Victorian buffet dinner and beverages in the Great Hall. Since this is sure to be one of the year's most talked about events, make your credit card reservations early. Space is limited.
Enjoy the fall weather and search for and select the perfect jack-o-lantern from our “patch” of southern Colorado grown pumpkins in the yard of the Reynolds Ranch house (this is a fundraiser for the museum) at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry.
Friday morning pre-school nature program: Garden of the Gods Park naturalist Brook Cruz continues this popular weekly nature program geared to our pre-school age outdoor adventurers. Please note the program is free of charge and reservations are necessary (719-219-0108) - limited to 10 children, age 3-5, with accompanying adult.
Cool Science Festival 2012:
In conjunction with UCCS Cool Science Festival 2012, daily presentations at GoGV&NC scheduled for week of October 13-21, 2012, are listed at their website The 2012 Colorado Springs Cool Science Festival, Oct 13-21, and include nature presentations on bison, black bear, rattlesnakes, bats and wildcats, all representative of wildlife at Garden of the Gods Park. Details of times and topics are also listed at www.friendsofgardenofthegods.org.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is extending its celebration of military personnel and their families this year again for a full week. During Military Appreciation Week, Monday, September 10 – Sunday, September 16, 2012, all active duty/retired military members and their families receive zoo admission for just $5.25 per person, a discount of up to $6.00 off regular military rates.
On Saturday August 25, 2012, Shaun Daggett "The Pikes Peak Guy" will present a special lecture and book-signing event at Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center in the Red Rocks Room at 3 pm. The Pikes Peak Guy is a nature photographer who in the summer of 2010 began a photography project to capture a unique photo of America's Mountain every day for an entire year.
Do you have the brains and the brawn and 5 equally talented friends? Then you and your friends might be the perfect team to sign up for this year’s First Annual Battle of the Bighorn Challenge, sponsored by Echo Canyon River Expeditions.
Join us at Echo Canyon on July 8th (12:30 check in at Echo Canyon River Expeditions) for Battle of the Bighorn, a cooperative event with Fremont Adventure Recreation. Sign up as an individual or a team for a race down Bighorn Sheep Canyon featuring a variety of challenges along the way (no previous rafting experience is required)!
Historic Walking Tours are scheduled this summer on Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 5:30 p.m. (other times can be arranged by special appointment) in historic Manitou Springs. The guided tours highlight the people and places that made downtown Manitou Springs unique and take approximately 90 minutes. Tickets are $10 per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tours include sampling the Mineral Springs and a free copy of the “Manitou Springs Walking Tour” booklet. Space is limited, so advance reservations are encouraged and reservation holders should plan to meet their guide at the Heritage Center approximately 10 minutes before start time.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo calls on a crane to help get Wicket, the newest member of the family, into her exhibit. There’s a new girl hanging around the pool at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo this summer! A crane lowered a giant shipping crate carrying Wicket, a 42-year-old Nile hippopotamus, into the hippo yard behind the aquatics building at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo this week. She joins Cheyenne Mountain Zoo sisters Zambezi and Kasai.
Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival is this Saturday, June 2nd in Memorial Park. Free Shuttle Service will be provided throughout town. The Shuttle will drop off and pick up people at Memorial Park and if it is safe to do so will stop along the avenue if they are waved down. There will be $5.00 parking in the back lot of Tajine Alami. Other parking locations are listed below.
As Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center returns to summer hours, 8 am - 8 pm through Labor Day, our nature schedules expand as well with many summer events that are open to the public and totally FREE!
The City of Manitou Springs has leased a parking lot and is making it available for FREE during the summer season.
The lot, which holds approximately 100 vehicles and can accommodate buses and RVs, is located at BEHIND (east of) the Tajine Alami Restaurant at 10 Old Man’s Trail. Parking in front of property is for restaurant customers only and non-customers may be towed if they park there.
Get up close and personal with the wolves at Manitou Cliff Dwellings on Saturday, May 26 and Monday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Featuring Kiowa and Waya.
Air Force Academy Graduation - Wednesday, May 23
Congratulations to the Air Force Academy’s Graduating class of 2012! The Western Museum of Mining & Industry is honored to be the Academy’s neighbor…and lucky too!
Here is why: The Mining Museum is the perfect place to watch the amazing aerial acrobatics of the U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds as they fly for AFA Graduation. Bring and enjoy a picnic lunch by our spring fed ponds and flowering meadow as you experience the mighty Thunderbirds soar over you!
Beginning Wednesday May 16, 2012, at 4:30 pm at the Garden of the Gods North Main Parking Lot Trail Head, Cliff and Jane Eisenach will offer a free presentation and spotting scope viewing of nesting prairie falcons on our North Gateway Rock formation. These fast-flying medium sized raptors are interesting to watch as they soar above the Garden scouting prey to feed their fledglings, born in a nest scrape on the face of the Gateway spire and staying near their roost for the next month or so. Free watch program each Wednesday afternoon, 4:30 - 6 pm,
May 16, 2012 through the end of June, 2012.
This illustrated program will capture the fabulous geologic features of the Pikes Peak region. You will learn about dinosaurs that once lived in Colorado, why the Cripple Creek Mining District, on the western flank of Pikes Peak, produced half of all the gold mined in Colorado, and where gemstones can be found in the Pikes Peak back county. Be prepared for lively discussions and lots of fun as we explore the rocks, gems, minerals, and fossils of our area.
On the South Rim of the scenic Royal Gorge, the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, and the Ministerial Alliance of Canon City are hosting the annual Easter Sunday Sunrise Service, Sunday, April 8, 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. The service is free to the general public, and guests are asked to bring non-perishable food items.
The Cave of the Winds is rolling out the welcome mat for Colorado residents, offering – for a limited time – unlimited access all summer long for just $18 per person.
Passholders can take our Discovery Tour, try out the Wind Walker Challenge Course, and ride on our new Bat-a-Pult zipline!
How good a deal is this? To compare, anyone from out of state would have to pay the same $18 for just a one-time Discovery Tour experience. The resident pass is valid May 25, 2012 through Oct. 31, 2012.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays thru March 28 - 4pm-6pm Progressive Happy Hour
Come to Old Colorado City for a Progressive Happy Hour.
Stroll Colorado Avenue and enjoy as many stops as you like. Specials for glasses of wine wells, drafts, and appetizers/tapas. (Varies by location) See www.DineOldColoradoCity.com for participating locations and map.
In celebration of National Women's History Month, the Western Museum of Mining & Industry presents:
The Amazing History of Women in Mining!
Saturday March, 10, 2012, 10AM-3PM
A daylong, action packed event with fascinating storytellers and hands on activities.
Rocky Mountain high brings on new meaning for the Royal Gorge Region Spring of 2012 as the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, Canon City, Colo., home to one of the world's highest suspension bridges, and hosting over 25 million visitors since 1929, installs its newest thrill seeker attraction, the Soaring Eagle Zip Line racing 1,400 feet over granite walls a thousand feet high.
January 27, 2012, Colorado Springs, CO - This spring, in a new twist on the traditional piggy bank, the Colorado Springs community can be a part of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s biggest project ever. Getting a special elephant bank through the zoo’s Bank on It program means you’ll be leaving your mark on the spectacular new Encounter Africa exhibit, featuring new homes for Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s elephant herd, African lion pride, and meerkats. We’re also bringing the critically endangered black rhinoceros back to Colorado Springs. Photos of each bank will be featured in a permanent art installation in the exhibit. Banks will be available for a $50 donation through April 1, 2012.
As always, Manitou's annual Carnivale Parade will take place on the Saturday preceding Fat Tuesday. This year, that means the Parade will march up Manitou Avenue starting at 1 p.m. February 18, 2012. This year's Carnivale theme is The Age of Aquarius. The Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook Off will again precede the Parade and will be in the pavilion in Soda Springs Park. Public tastings begin at 11 a.m. and they go fast.
The Flying W Ranch and the Chuckwagon Association of the West Jamboree to be held on September 24-26, 2012, was the Editors Choice for events in 2012 in American Cowboy Magazine. For more information, visit www.flyingw.com.
On Valentines Day, 2012 (Tuesday, Feburary 14, 2012), Seven Falls will have a special Night Lighting on Valentines evening. Hours of operation on this special Valentines Day evening lighting will be 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. for couples. Special couples admission rate of $16 per couple. For more information on this special, romantic way to celebrate Valentines Day, visit www.sevenfalls.com.
Fruitcakes Fly Again IN MANITOU SPRINGS!
The 17th annual GREAT FRUITCAKE TOSS returns to Manitou Springs at the Manitou Springs HIGH SCHOOL TRACK where Fruitcakes can fly into the wild blue yonder! Saturday, January 14, 2012
Registration begins at 9:00 am and the Competitions begin at 10 am.
Entry Fee - non-perishable food items for Westside Care.
We are asking all who attend and participate to bring non-perishable food items. This is our biggest food drive of the year and we really need all of your support!
Happy New Year! Following are the upcoming events and activities at the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center: Wednesday Wellness Walk (every Wednesday morning at the Garden at 9 a.m.), Big Horn Sheep Day (Feb. 11, 2012), and Garden of the Gods Earth Day (April 21, 2012.)
December 29, 2011, Colorado Springs, CO – It’s the final weekend of a holiday tradition not to be missed – this Sunday, January 1, is the last night of Electric Safari at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Electric Safari makes for a unique New Year’s Eve date night and features more than one million sparkling lights, with light-themed clusters, animated light sculptures, and energy-saving LED lighting. Soar over the lights on the Mountaineer Sky Ride, then warm up by one of the fires throughout the zoo. Since it’s a season of giving, you can help make gifts for the animals nightly at The Loft. Special zookeeper talks are scheduled each night and select animal exhibits are also open, including African Rift Valley, Rocky Mountain Wild, Asian Highlands, Monkey Pavilion, Lion's Lair, and Aquatics.
A number of Old Colorado City restaurants are building upon the Progressive Dinner theme with a Progressive Happy Hour. Stroll the Avenue and enjoy as many stops as you like – or sample them all over the course of a few weeks.
Join us on January 14 for a day of fossils, minerals, rocks and more. The WMMI is hosting our Family Day with a focus on geology. Representatives from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Florissant Fossil Beds, and Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society will offer interactive and hands-on demonstrations regarding geology. Special presentations will be at 11:00 am and 1:30 p.m. All activities are included with paid admission.
The Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI) has sad news to report. Despite the efforts of the WMMI staff, its members and veterinarian, Oro, one of the Museum’s cherished donkeys (aka burro), succumbed to a chronic illness and died on December 28, 2011.
It’s a holiday tradition not to be missed Friday, December 9 - Sunday, December 11, and Friday, December 16 - Sunday, January 1 (Electric Safari closed Christmas Eve)! Electric Safari features more than one million sparkling lights, with light-themed clusters, animated light sculptures, and energy-saving LED lighting. Soar over the lights on the Mountaineer Sky Ride, then warm up by one of the fires throughout the zoo. Santa and Mrs. Claus will personally take your holiday wishes through December 23, and since it’s a season of giving, you can help make gifts for the animals nightly at The Loft. Special zookeeper talks are scheduled each night and select animal exhibits are also open, including African Rift Valley, Rocky Mountain Wild, Asian Highlands, Monkey Pavilion, Lion's Lair, and Aquatics.
Come and encounter Timber from Colorado Wolf Adventures at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center on Saturday, December 3, 2011, at 2:30 pm in our theater; admission charge $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children. There will also be an opportunity to
have photos taken with Timber, for a fee, following the program. For more information, call 719.634.6666 or visit www.gardenofgods.com.
On Saturday, December 10, 2011, beginning at 6:30 pm, Friends of Garden of the Gods, Trails and Open Spaces Coalition, and Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center invite families of the Pikes Peak Region to celebrate the pristine beauty of Garden of the Gods Park at a guided night-time hike under a December full moon!
A wrecking ball will roll into position to do most of the work at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo this Wednesday morning, November 9, but elephant keepers will get the first swings at the old elephant barn using sledgehammers! The building, which opened in the early 1950s, is coming down to make way for the next phases of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s $13.5 million Encounter Africa project - new elephant, rhino, lion and meerkat exhibits. The project started in late 2010 and will be completed in 2013.
Join our guest lecturer Jonathan Rees as he will present on the Rockefeller Plan. Jonathan is an associate professor of history at Colorado State University-Pueblo, specializing in American Labor History, American business history, and the history of technology. In 2010, he published Representation and Rebellion: The Rockefeller Plan at the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, 1914-1942.
Nearly 8,000 people streamed through the gates of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo last weekend for the biggest Halloween party in the region and even more are expected this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 28 – 30. Boo at the Zoo is for families wanting a safe, not-too-scary adventure and runs 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each night, with last admission sold at 7:30 p.m. The largest crowd is expected Saturday night, and slightly fewer people Friday and Sunday. Arrival before ticket pre-sales begin at 5:00 p.m. is encouraged. Parking at the zoo is limited, and once all spots are filled, a wait can be expected.
It’ll be all treats and no tricks (except the magical kind!) for your little ghosts and goblins at this year’s Boo at the Zoo, the region’s most exclusive Halloween party at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. The event is a fun way for families with young children to trick-or-treat and enjoy Halloween festivities in a safe and unique environment. All treats are orangutan-friendly too!
Manitou Springs, CO - The legend of Emma Crawford lives again starting on Friday,
October 28th with the Victorian Wake at Miramont Castle. Pay your respects to Emma laid out in the parlor in pure Victorian splendor, and a Victorian Wake, resplendent with a full Victorian buffet dinner and beverages in the Great Hall. For reservation call 719-685-1011.
Then enjoy the 17th Annual Emma Crawfod Coffin Races, Saturday, Oct. 29th.
Coffins and “Emmas” race up the town’s main street. Each coffin is pushed by a team
of 4 mourners and each will have an “Emma” riding in it. Trophies are awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place fastest coffin racers and also to the most Creative Coffin, The Best “Emma” and Best Entourage. The Parade of the Coffins & Race takes place on Manitou Avenue in the town’s National Historic District beginning with the Parade of Hearses led by the Denver Hearse Association. The Parade of the Coffins starts around 12:00 PM and the coffin races
begin immediately following at approximately 12:30PM. There will be paid parking and shuttle
As we arrive at the first anniversary of our Garden of the Gods Wellness Walk, we are delighted to announce that we are venturing on into a second year of hiking! We convene on Wednesday mornings at 9 am in the lower foyer of the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center for a free one-, two- or three-mile measured walk at the Garden.
October is military appreciation month at North Pole-Santa's Workshop, which means all active duty military and their spouses get in FREE, while kids/dependents get in at our usual military rate of 12.95! Active duty and spouses need to show active duty military ID for discount and kids age 10 and up must have their ID for the discount.
Looking for some thrills and chills in October? Check out the Haunted Mines on the grounds of the Western Museum of Mining & Industry. By night, our grounds transform into the area's most thrilling and terrifying haunted attraction. Victims, er..., guests will experience Total Terror as they drop into the Haunted Mines on the Rapid Descenders, travel through spooky tunnels, attempt to ride the Hellevator back out, crawl for their life to escape out the vent shaft, slide down flumes, explore the maze of twisting passages, race thru ancient cemeteries, get terrorized in a western town, and much more! The attraction will be open October 7- 9, October 13-16, October 20-23, October 26-31 at 7 PM. Prices are $15 or $20 for VIP tickets. Additional information may be obtained at the Haunted Mines website at www.hauntedmines.org. For more information about the Museum visit www.wmmi.org or call 719-488-0880. Our haunted house is recommended for ages 13 and up.
Interested in Scavenger Hunts? Farmer's Market? READ ON!
On September 20th, from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Jelly Belly touring bus is making a special appearance at Goldminers Nuts & Candy with a host of fun activities in Manitou Springs, Colorado.
Touring jelly bean experts will share insider secrets to the making of Jelly Belly jelly beans, the iconic bean that spread sweetness around the world during the presidency of Ronald Reagan.
Science is Fun, Fascinating and FREE throughout the Pikes Peak area! October 15 - 22, 2011.
Please join us for an exciting weeklong FESTIVAL of science-related events at multiple venues throughout Colorado Springs. Great Events for All Ages!
Hands-on activities, exploding demonstrations, open laboratories, a Rubik’s Cube competition, high-tech tours, beer-brewing science and a science scavenger hunt.
Join the Western Museum of Mining and Industry on September 22, 2011 as they welcome Philip Dray, author of There is Power in a Union: The Epic Story of Labor in America. Mr. Dray will present on the history of labor unions in America and their impact on society as a social movement.
More than 300,000 people visited Cheyenne Mountain Zoo between May and August this year, but the tourists have gone home and now is the perfect time for locals to take advantage of smaller crowds and off season admission discounts, starting September 12, 2011. Military families receive additional discount during Military Appreciation Week, starting Monday, September 12, 2011.
Arrive at the COG Depot before 4pm to register. From 4:00 to 4:45 p.m., participants will enjoy pre-boarding hors d’oeuvres from our sponsors, Adams Mountain Café, The Cliff House, The Stagecoach & samples of local wines from D’Vine Wine of Manitou Springs. The High Altitude Happy Hour train will depart from the Cog Railway Station at approximately 4:45pm and arrive back at the station at 7:45. “We’re excited to host the High Altitude Happy Hour for the fourth year,” said Spencer Wren, General Manager of the Cog Railway. “It gives us the opportunity to show off Manitou Springs and our beautiful mountain, and there’s no better way to do it than from the historic COG trains.”
As Autumn 2011 arrives, Garden of the Gods Park naturalist Brook Cruz again hosts this popular weekly nature program geared to our pre-school age outdoor adventurers. Please note the program is free of charge and reservations are necessary:
Burro Birthday Bash
The Western Museum of Mining & Industry
Saturday, August 13th
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate Oro & Nugget’s birthday! Museum tours and outside machinery operations will be available topped off by a meet & greet with the burros and a rockin' afternoon concert with Mountain Holler and Acme Bluegrass bands! Food and drink vendors will be on site for this special event!
During Old Colorado City’s August 5 ArtWalk, art lovers will find a new guest artist at Hunter-Wolff Gallery. Sally Hegarty’s collection of about a dozen paintings reflects not only her broad experience with different media, but how she combines mixed media with collage for impact. Her canvasses showcase her years of design and printing experience with layers of colorful paper, ink and acrylic paints.
The first-ever USA Pro Cycling Challenge Prologue Time Trial is just around the corner. On Monday, August 22, 2011, 128 pro cyclists will be riding through the streets of Colorado Springs for the most important stage of the race, one that determines the order for the first road stage the next day. During the Time Trial, riders will be released at one-minute intervals starting at 1:15 p.m., taking them (and spectators) through the Garden of the Gods, Old Town Colorado Springs and into downtown for the finish between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.
The theme for this body of work will be “Along the Front Range”. Over 20 original oil paintings depicting the beauty and diversity of the Colorado front-range will be exhibited. Live music and refreshments. Sunday, July 24 from 3 – 7 p.m., 351 Manitou Avenue, Free, 719-685-3508.
Outdoor Machinery Days at Western Musuem of Mining and Industry - The Museum that WORKS!
Fridays, July 8 & 22
10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
The trip to Disneyland in California didn’t work out so the Gilbert Castaneda family from Wellington, Colo., decided to stay in Colorado and check out the things to do for their summer vacation.The family of 6 was “surprised and shocked,” said Mindi Castaneda, when she was named the 25,000,000th guest at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, Canon City, Colo., shortly after noon, June 30, receiving $4,000 worth of gifts.
The British are Coming! The British are Coming! For Old Colorado City Library July 4 Car Show Fundraiser. COLORADO SPRINGS – Little British Sports Cars owned by members of The Austin-Healey Club of America Car Show will invade Bancroft Park in the heart of Old Colorado City from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 4. In conjunction with its annual Conclave – being held in Colorado Springs this year – the free Austin-Healey Club of America Car Show is raising funds for the Old Colorado City Carnegie Library near Bancroft Park. It is co-sponsoring with the Pikes Peak Library District Foundation “Buck Ballots for Books.” Members of the public and Healey sports car owners will be able to vote for People’s Choice Award winning cars using either dollar bills, or purchasing ballots for $1 each to cast in ballot boxes placed before their favorite cars.
Winning is just a click away. Here’s how: snap a few photos at any of 26 PPCAA attractions and post the pictures on the PPCAA Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pikes-Peak-Country-Attractions/105628099472252 then invite friends to “like” the photos. Each week, the top five most “liked” pics will win the limited edition Pikes Peak or Bust t-shirt, while supplies last. Winners will be announced every Wednesday on Facebook.
PIKES PEAK BLUES COMMUNITY PRESENTS THE 8TH ANNUAL at Bancroft Park In Old Colorado City from 5:30 til 7:30 p.m.(Rain or shine).
Batwalk, geology hikes, honeypot any presentation, wildflower walks, and so much more! All of this is happening this summer at the Garden of the Gods and Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center For more information, call 719-219-0108 or visit www.gardenofgods.com.
"Loosen Up" Workshop with a Pro At Glen Eyrie. Need fine-tuning on your painting technique? Need an edge to get your work into a gallery? We have the workshop you are looking for by instructor Hyatt Moore.
The Royal Gorge Bridge and Park will be featured on the TLC channel "19 Kids & Counting: Duggars Focus on Family" Tuesday, June 14th at 9:30pm EST / 8:30pm CST, 7:30 MTN. In this episode, the Duggars take to Colorado Springs ~ visiting Garden of the Gods, participating in activities at Focus on the Family and taking in the sights and heights at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.
There are many different ways to celebrate summer. All you need is the desire to enjoy what this area has to offer and a little creative spark! Whether you want to just take it easy, go shopping, dine out, or be amongst the crowds celebrating in the great red, white and blue, Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Canon City and Cripple Creek have something for you! There are dozens of parks, trails, attractions, activities, museums, historical districts -- and a few places offering something extra special this year, too!
On Saturday, June 11, 2011, the Manitou Environmental Citizens' Action (MECA), El Paso County Parks Department, and the City of Manitou Springs are teaming up with organizations and volunteers from all over the Pikes Peak region to bring Rainbow Falls back to its original splendor.
WHO: Wind Walker Challenge Course
WHAT: Official Opening of Wind Walker Challenge Course. Photo opportunities: Indian dancers, aerial shots of structure from construction lift (weather permitting).
WHEN: May 12, 2011 at 11:30 AM Lunch to follow - RSVP appreciated
WHERE: Cave of the Winds, 100 Cave of the Winds Rd., Manitou Springs 80829
WHY: Formal Native American blessing of the structure to assure peace and harmony.
Media Contact: Grant Carey 719/210-9595 firstname.lastname@example.org