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Take your students to see all the best that Colorado Springs has to offer educationally, recreationally, and naturally! This 4-day tour will fly by, so be sure to enjoy every moment!
Pike’s Peak Cog Railway - What better way to start your Colorado Springs journey than at Pikes Peak Cog Railway, the world’s highest cog train? Sitting at an astonishing 14,115 feet high, this attraction sees thousands of visitors yearly that travel to the 3 hours up to the summit of Pikes Peak, tenderly known as America’s Mountain.
Cripple Creek Heritage Center - After a ride on the cog train head over to the Cripple Creek Heritage Center, the travel and information resource center with a gorgeous bird’s eye view of Cripple Creek. This 11,600 square foot heritage center enlightens guests on the time of ‘the country’s last great gold rush’ with several exhibits depicting the life of fortune seekers in the area in the 1800s.
Cave of Winds Lantern Tour - Discovered in 1881, the Cave of the Winds is one of our nation’s premier show caves, a unique cavern experience atop a mountain that is also one of our nation’s highest! The Lantern Tour allows you to step back in time with a handheld lantern on a rugged, thrilling journey through Manitou Grand Caverns. On this tour your group will hear ghost tales and folklore for 1.5 hours, exploring the dimly lit Concert Hall and Spider Den Cavern.
Manitou Cliff Dwellings - To see the more historic side of Manitou Springs head to the Manitou Cliff Dwellings, the highly visited Anasazi ruined cliff dwellings just west of Colorado Springs.This proud Pike’s Peak Country attraction dates back to 1200, the 40 different rooms throughout being utilized by the ancient Colorado Anasazi tribe.
Historic Manitou Springs - Welcome to historic downtown Manitou Springs, one of the first tourist destinations west of the Mississippi. Why such a big draw to such a perhaps seemingly unknown area? Two words: natural springs.While this is still a big draw to the area today, many people are also drawn to the downtown historic district, the spot full of great shopping, eating, art, and events.
Garden of the Gods + Trading Post - This 1,340-acre park features some of the most beautiful and unusual red sandstone formations that have been cultivated from over 300 million years of erosion. Packed with diverse plants and animals, the park was voted America’s top park in 2014, as you will easily see why!The Visitor Center is a living history adventure that takes you back through American Indian grounds, railroad development, and the beginning of the park itself.
U.S Olympic Training Center - A tour of this 8 million dollar, 35-acre flagship training center will allow your group to see the swimming and shooting headquarters of the nation, as well as over 15 member organizations and two international sports federations. The beginning of your tour involves a short intro video, followed by an hour walking journey through the sports venues and support facilities for fencing, gymnastics, judo, pentathlon, shooting, swimming, weightlifting, wrestling, and taekwondo.
Downtown Colorado Springs - End your day in Downtown Colorado Springs, the epicenter of all that happens in this exciting city. Designated as a Colorado Creative District, your group will find a bevy of art galleries, museums, shops, and restaurants all along these tree-lines streets, making this the perfect stop to spend a couple hours.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo - Sitting on 140 acres, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will immerse your group into exotic cultures and habitats while inspiring a new respect for wildlife preservation. The zoo holds over 750 animals that represent 150 species, 30 of them are currently endangered. Enjoy exploring the many different hands-on education opportunities and memorable experiences.