Family Adventure, Here we come
With today’s busy schedules and the distraction of the shiny screens, it can be really hard to get the whole family together and connected. Time with your kids seems to be flying by, and they’ll be moving out before you know it. Now’s your chance to bond and build memories you’ll all carry with you the rest of your lives. We’re here to help you find those once in a lifetime experiences, and if a few of them aren’t cellphone friendly, well all the better! Welcome to your perfect family adventure.
Breakfast in the Mountains
If you’re headed up the pass (Ute Pass that is) you HAVE to hit The Pantry in Green Mountain Falls. During the summer, they have an awesome creekside all you can eat buffet. Be sure to try their cinnamon raisin toast.
North Pole - Santa's Workshop
Magic in the mountains
Perfect for the 10 and under crew, the magic of Christmas is comes to life in this fantastical theme park. With two dozen rides, seven shops to start your shopping, and lots of shows and activities, Santa’s Workshop will bring out the kid in all of you. Be sure to stop by for a photo with the big guy himself.
Local’s Tip: Don’t forget to cover your 4 basic food groups: ice cream, cotton candy, funnel cakes, and Jelly Bellies.
Time allowance: 3-4 hours
Best burger in Manitou
It might look like your run of the mill dive bar, but don’t let its looks fool you. The Keg in Manitou Springs is family friendly and has one of the best burgers in town. If you’re not feeling like a burger, try their berry salad. We like to add salmon to it. Divine!
Space Foundation Discovery Center
Reach for the stars!
Promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the Space Foundation and Discovery Center will get your kiddos hands on with space technology and take future dreams to another level. They may want to go interstellar for the next family adventure!
Local’s Tip: Be sure to check out the Mars Rover room where they can program their rover to move around a martian landscape.
Time allowance: 1-2 hours
Western Museum of Mining and Industry
Big machines that GO!
Check out the rocks we eat, the machines we use to mine, dress up as miner, get a first hand view of how people lived 0ver 100 years ago, and pan for gold. The museum offers 27 acres to explore, with something for guests of all ages. If you’ve got kiddos who like big machines, they will be in heaven!
Local’s Tip:See how rescue workers saved 33 Chilean Miners and experience the tight fit!
Time allowance: 1-2 hours
Till Kitchen is a family farm inspired, locally sourced, culinary treat. So fresh. So delicious. Sure to satisfy all the little bellies. We recommend you make a reservation.
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