Pikes Peak Family Sampler

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Pikes Peak Family Sampler

You know when you go to a restaurant and want to try everything on the menu? And then, suddenly, your food prayers are answered when you see a tasty sampler that gives you a bit of everything that’s awesome? That’s what we’ve built with our Pikes Peak Family Sampler—a little education, a little adventure, a little sight-seeing and a whole lot of Colorado fun all over Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. Dig in!


No day out can begin without a filling breakfast. Head over to Old Colorado City and fuel up at Bon Ton’s. We’re partial to their pancakes and Benedicts, which offer seasonal flavors that will totally kick you right in the taste buds (in a pleasant way).

ProRodeo Hall of Fame

Celebrate the inspiring feats of cowboys and cowgirls

Explore the history of the rodeo and see why this exhilarating sport has endured for so long. Heritage Hall features an enormous display of saddles and artifacts from the past 100 years and in the Hall of Champions, you’ll learn all about the bull riders, barrel racers, clowns, ropers and anyone else who’s made a powerful impact on the rodeo. And if you’re Wild West and rodeo obsessed? The gift shop has belt buckles, books, stuffed animals and other cool gear to slake your thirst.

Local’s Tip: The Outdoor Garden Exhibit is a great place to snap some great photos with the family, especially in the spring and summer.

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Space Foundation Discovery Center

The final frontier is at your fingertips

You’re a part of this amazing universe, why not learn all about what makes it so special? The Space Foundation Discovery Center is the best place for space enthusiasts and those who are curious to learn about all that lies within the starry skies above. The exhibits are hands-on, the space gear is authentic and the staff knows just about everything there is to know (that’s been discovered) about the universe.

Local’s Tip: You can learn about space food in the El Pomar Space Gallery — or you can sample a bit of your own when you visit the gift shop. Hello, space ice cream!

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Power Up

We think a cowboy themed morning deserves a cowboy-sized lunch. The Mason Jar in Old Colorado City has hearty fare like fried chicken, cobblers and fluffy biscuits to fill you right up for your next adventure.

Manitou Cliff Dwelling

An afternoon of hands-on history

The words “look, but don’t touch” do not apply at the Manitou Cliff Dwellings, where you can explore authentic structures brought to Manitou Springs more than 100 years ago. Clocking in at a whopping 800-1,000 years old, the 40-room site has been carefully preserved to allow visitors to wander about the buildings without fear of damaging them. If you happen to be out with your pet, you’ll also love that the dwellings are welcoming of well-behaved doggos.

Local’s Tip: Score some gorgeous jewelry and art in the gift shop, plus learn even more about our state’s indigenous peoples!

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Wind Down

It’s time to relax; you’ve totally earned it. Chill out at The Loop in Manitou Springs, where you can order enormous margaritas to help you cool down as you dine on hefty portions of chips, salsa and beans and rice. We’re partial to enchiladas, but you’ll leave full with pretty much any entrée you choose.

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