Attractions Open for Thanksgiving Day

November 19, 2015

It’s that time of year when we gather together and remember all the wonderful things that we have to be thankful for. It’s also the time when all of those distant and/or not-so-distant relatives come to visit. Although we love them dearly, even the greatest of in-laws can make the best of us a little crazy. Looking for a great way to get that nutty aunt out of your house for a couple hours while you finish dinner? Here are 4 attractions that are open on Thanksgiving day!

Cave of the Winds

Visit Cave of the Winds for a perfect afternoon distraction- right here in your own back yard! Check out the Discovery Tour and the Lantern Tours … perfect activities for getting those overly-helpful relatives out of the kitchen for a couple of hours. Cave of the Winds will be open Thanksgiving Day from 10am – 2pm.



What better way to simultaneously impress and distract visiting family members than a trip to the nations only mountain side zoo!? Not only will they have a great time and make wonderful memories, but they will also be worn out from all the great exercise that comes from walking around this amazing zoo! The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will be open Thanksgiving Day from 9am- 4pm with last gate entry at 3pm.



Show your family the unique and wacky town of Manitou Springs and the many reasons we love it so much! Join fellow locals for the annual Turkey Toss from 9am- 10am. Enjoy refreshments like hot cocoa, apple cider and pumpkin deserts as you watch the fire department launch those flightless birds into the air. This is a prepaid event to RSVP to (719) 687-9742. Be sure to stick around for the Holiday Market from 11am-5pm!



Looking for something to do that will last the whole day? Show your family the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park for guaranteed thrills they won’t find anywhere else! Watch the look of amazement on grandmas face as she peeks over the edge of the free standing bridge, 956 feet into the canyon. The Royal Gorge Bridge and Park is open from 10am- 4pm on Thanksgiving Day.   No matter how you spend Thanksgiving Day this year, we’re thankful for this beautiful place we get to call home! Happy holidays, friends! Remember to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

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