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4 Reasons Manitou Springs is the Best Little Town

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Manitou Springs has it all!

The picture-perfect Manitou Springs is nestled right at the foot of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain. In the winter, this perfect little town looks straight out of a storybook. But in the summertime, it comes to life with festivals and events, bistros, homemade custard and an old-fashioned arcade! There are so many things to love about Manitou Springs; it was hard for us to narrow it down. If you’ve been to Manitou Springs before, tell us on Facebook why you think it’s the best little mountain town!

Reason #1: That Water!

Manitou Springs was aptly named: the city has 8 public mineral springs! Each spring has a unique flavor and the carbonated water is free to the public. Many say that the water from the springs has healing powers. See for yourself! Manitou Springs - Mineral Springs

Reason #2: The Biggest Little Secret

Did you know that Manitou Springs has its very own castle? The Victorian-style Miramont Castle was built in the 1890s. Want the royal treatment? Enjoy high tea at the castle on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-3pm. But make sure to make reservations: 719.685.1011. Manitou Springs - Miramont Castle

Reason #3: World’s Highest Cog Train

The Cog Railway has been taking visitors to the top of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain since 1891. The trip offers absolutely breathtaking views of the Pikes Peak Region. Tip: Try to get a seat on the left side (the three-seat side) of the train to get the best photos! Manitou Springs - Pikes Peak Cog Railway

Reason #4: Take in a Show

Iron Springs Dinner Theatre is right at the base of Pikes Peak. On your way to the Cog Railway, you’ll see the melodrama theatre on your left. Stop in for a three course dinner and some serious laughs. Boo the villain and cheer on the hero! But make reservations first: 719.685.5104. Manitou Springs - Iron Springs Dinner Theatre


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