Get ready for a fun-filled 2-day trip to Canon City and Colorado Springs with your elementary school! Start your journey by taking a scenic train ride on the Royal Gorge Railroad, a visit to the Museum of Colorado Prisons and more. From historical attractions to outdoor adventures, this tailored trip is sure to be one you won't forget!
Day 1 You'll See:
- Royal Gorge Railroad
- Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center
- Museum of Colorado Prisons
Day 2 You'll See:
- Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
- Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience
Royal Gorge Railroad (breakfast, lunch or dinner train) (2hr)- The Royal Gorge Railroad is a true Canon Colorado classic. Built in 1879, this narrow gauge railroad has been entertaining rail-loving tourists for over 140 years. This excursion offers you breathtaking views of the rugged Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Rocky Piedmont regions as it rolls through some of Colorado's most stunning landscapes.
Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center (2.5hr)- The Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center, located in Canon City, offers interactive exhibits and programs focusing on the history of this region. With artifacts from the Ute Indians to miners who came in search of ore in the 1800s, there are many interesting stories to learn about and explore.
Museum of Colorado Prison (1.5-2hr)- The Museum of Colorado Prisons offers a unique and exciting experience for any tour group. The museum provides an up-close look at life behind bars from both a historical and modern perspective. Visitors can explore 19th century prison cells, learn about the history of prisons in Colorado and the U.S., experience interactive exhibits such as a prison escape game and more.
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park- The Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, located in Canon City, Colorado, is the highest suspension bridge in America and spans a breathtaking 1,260 feet across the Arkansas River. Witnessing it in person is an experience like no other - you can walk its length at 1253 feet above the canyon floor or take a ride on its aerial gondola for a bird's eye view. In addition to the iconic bridge, the park is home to a variety of attractions and activities, including zip-lining, Rock Climbing, paintballing, white water rafting tours and more.
Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experiences- The Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience is a must-see for any dinosaur enthusiast! This museum features life-sized reconstructions of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. The exhibits feature realistic environments with immersive audio and visual elements that bring the past to life. Visitors will be able to explore a variety of interactive activities such as a fossil dig, dinosaur race, and a dino-movie theater. The museum also offers educational programs that teach kids about the Mesozoic Era.
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