Historic Manitou Springs

Historic Manitou Springs

Enjoy the region's greatest shopping and dining at the foot of Pikes Peak

354 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO 80829 // View Map
719.685.5089 //
Hours: Visitor Center Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fast Facts

Fun in manitou springs

Enjoy a fun day with your family at the foot of Pikes Peak. Manitou Springs is known for its 11 natural mineral springs. These springs are carbonated and open to the public. Take in a show while you’re here or ride the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. And stay in one of the quaint hotels or B&Bs to get the true Manitou Springs experience.


Visitor Center: Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Free Admission


Map of Historic Manitou SpringsManitou Springs is located off the Manitou Springs Exit on Highway 24 West of Colorado Springs. Follow these directions or enter 354 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO 80829 into your GPS or phone to get to the visitor information center.

Off Highway 24:

– Exit Manitou Springs off Highway 24.
– Head West into Manitou Springs.


Fast Facts

  • "Manitou" is a Native American word for "spirit"
  • Manitou averages 256 days of sunshine a year!
  • Ute, Cheyenne and other Native Americans consider the area sacred for the healing springs and clean mountain air


  • Stop by the Visitor Center to see everything happening in town.
  • Check out our lodging page for places to stay- many right in the heart of Manitou!
  • Try one of the eleven naturally carbonated mineral springs popping up all over town.


Where Life and Art merge

Manitou is a wonderful community home to world class artisans, musicians, attractions and public art displays. With 11 natural springs throughout the town, many Native American tribes found the area to hold special healing powers!

Shopping and Dining

Along with great works of art, Manitou had some of the best shopping and local dining establishments around. If you’re looking for a family-friendly place to grab a bite and a few trinkets to remember your trip, Manitou has everything you need! 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. The Manitou Springs Arts Council is a driving force for the arts in our historic town!

Attractions and Lodging

Home to many of Pikes Peak Country’s great attractions like the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Iron Springs Melodrama, Manitou Cliff Dwellings and Garden of the Gods Trading Post, your trip to Manitou could take all day or two. Thankfully they have some great lodging options as well!


Whether you’re seeking the majestic views seen from The Cog Railroad as it climbs the impossible grades of Pikes Peak, or the thrill of spelunking the massive underground caverns of The Cave of the Winds, or witnessing history frozen in time at The Manitou Cliff Dwellings, adventures and priceless memories await you in Manitou Springs!


From apparel & clothing to food specialties, from jewelry to the quirkiest gifts you can only find here, Manitou Springs has something for everyone!


From fine family dining to grabbing a quick bite, the locally-owned restaurants in Manitou are ready to wow your taste buds! Many local restaurants feature Colorado cuisine like wild game, local brews and even healthy options for you!


From campgrounds and RV hookups, bed and breakfasts and hotels, Manitou has many great options for you to call home on your trip!


Native American jewelry, paintings, pottery, ceramics, glass, metal and wood workers and photography, the list could go on forever. There’s truly something for everyone in Manitou!


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How far is Manitou Springs from Colorado Springs?
A: Manitou Springs is conveniently located just 6 miles from downtown Colorado Springs. It’s a 10-15 minute drive from one city to another, depending on traffic.

Q: We want to stay in Manitou Springs. Where should we stay?
A: There are plenty of great hotels and B&Bs in Manitou Springs. Here are just a few:

Q: Is Manitou Springs near the airport?
A: Manitou Springs is only 15 miles away from the Colorado Spring Airport. (That’s about a 30 minute drive.)

Q: What’s with all the natural springs?
A: The city has 11 naturally carbonated Mineral Spring drinking fountains throughout the Historic District. Eight of these springs are open to the public and each one tastes a little different from the next. You can get a map of all the Mineral Spring locations at the Manitou Visitor Center, located at 354 Manitou Avenue.

Q: What attractions are near/around Manitou Springs?
A: There are so many attractions in Manitou! The Pikes Peak Cog Railway and the Iron Springs Dinner Theatre are on Ruxton Avenue. You can also visit Miramont Castle, Cave of the Winds and the Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

Q: Are there any events going on in Manitou this weekend?
A: Check here for event dates for Manitou Springs and all of the top attractions in the region.




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