5 Day Family Adventure
ONE LAST DAY OF AWESOME ACTIVITIES!
Well, this is it, your last hurrah in our fine city. It’s not too late to change your mind and book a few more days of fun. There’s so much to do in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region, we could keep you and the family giggling and bonding for weeks. We suggest you seriously consider booking a second trip now. We promise to be just as happy to welcome you a second time, too!
CINNAMON ROLLS AS BIG AS YOUR HEAD
Housed in a little red Victorian near Old Colorado City, Mountain Shadows is a popular westside eatery. With classic local greasy spoon food and friendly waitresses, you’ll feel right at home in no time. Don’t worry if there’s a bit of a wait, they do an awesome job of getting people in and out so there’s plenty of time for more adventures.
9. GHOST TOWN MUSEUM
Old timey fun for the whole crew!
Stepping through the doors at Ghost Town Museum is like stepping back in time. Saunter the planked walkways, past the player piano and the General Store,
stocked with goods of days gone by. Take aim at the shooting gallery to test your skills. Listen to the tinkering sounds of the black smith, and get hands on with the butter churn. During the summer months you can pan for real gold. (There’s real gold in them thar hills!)
For kids who’ve never used a phone book, the sites and artifacts from 100 years ago are a real hoot! It’s a completely different world! Watch their eyes light up (and we’ll never tell them they’re learning something! That can be our little secret.)
Did you know: Ghost Town Museum has been the backdrop for a number of old westerns.
10. HISTORIC MANITOU SPRINGS
This town will feel like home!
One thing that’s really easy to forget when you’re on a family adventure is making time to do stuff for mom and dad, too. Manitou Springs is full of cute boutiques, locally made treats, and a tranquil vibe that will restore the whole family.…read more
Start your time in Manitou Springs at the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce. They are staffed by a number of long time locals that know all the best haunts and things to see!
Local favorites in Manitou Springs
One of the coolest things about the City of Manitou Springs is that nearly everything in town is locally owned — especially when you get into the Historic District. From locally sourced vegetarian, to the juiciest burger in town, Manitou has got you covered. We recommend stopping by the Visitor Center to get a local’s take on the food scene.
11. PRORODEO HALL OF FAME
Celebrating 40 years!
America’s most iconic sport and the spirit and values of the American Cowboy are celebrated at the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. The family will enjoy cruising through the halls of displays showcasing decades of rodeo glamour and tenacity. …read more
Younger visitors will particularly enjoy playing “cowboy and cowgirl” in the Little Champions Arena where they can “compete” in their favorite rodeo event. During the summer, make sure to visit the retired bucking stock in our Rodeo Livestock Exhibit in the barn. The family will be amazed by the equine rodeo athletes.
Haven’t been to a rodeo before? We’ve got you covered with a 14-minute video explaining this thing called rodeo. Be sure to stop for a family photograph out in front at the larger than life stature of The Champ.
Colorado lays claim to the first rodeo ever (as do Texas and New Mexico.) Ours took place in Deer Trail, Colorado in 1869. Regardless of which state has the truest claim, it’s certainly one of the most American sports there is!
Dinner in Old Colorado City
Boy, this has been one heck of a good time in the Rocky Mountains. Enjoy dinner at Pizzeria Rustica in Old Colorado City. Everyone can get a personal size pizza. Arguments need not apply.