Historic Manitou Springs Profile

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 // www.manitousprings.org
Hours: Visitor Center Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Fast Facts

Family Fun at the Foot of Pikes Peak

Enjoy a fun day with your family at the foot of Pikes Peak. Whether its drinking from their mineral springs, hiking, exploring, shopping, dining or just having fun, the options are endless in Manitou Springs.


Visitor Center Open Weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Weekends 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Free Admission


Screenshot 2014-03-26 11.16.48Manitou 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 their 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's 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!


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