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Posted: 08/11/10 02:48pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Going to the Colorado Springs are next week and I don't want to miss to see or do in that area. Of course we will be going to Pikes Peak and the Royal Gorge and to Cripple Creek. Any suggestions will be most appreciated. Seems we get home from a trip and someone says did you go to or see ---------. And we've miss it.

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Gardens of the Gods...
manitou springs
Green Mtn Falls.
If you there on a Sunday, Sunday Brunch at the Broadmoor... voted best in America... HUGE buffet... a little $$

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Posted: 08/11/10 03:01pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You may want to see the cliff dwellings, Air Force Acadany, Cave of the Winds. tour the pottery factory, Seven Fakks, and a lot more.

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We enjoyed Manitou Springs, Garden of the Gods, the Cheyenne Mt. Zoo when we stayed Above Colorado Springs. The CogWheel Train ride would be neat to do, enjoyed it years ago and we visited the USAF Academy, the chapel then as well, but not as well as some other things if time is short. Royal Gorge and Cripple Creek very touristy as are many things there. From Cripple Creek take the road down to Victor which was more of a real ghost town back in the mid-80s when I was there last.

It was neat tasting the different water from the different mineral springs in Manitou Springs. Some fountains on streets, some in shops. We liked seeing the glass blowing shop there as well.
Glass Blowers of Manitou
4 Canon Ave
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Largest selection of blown glass in the Pikes Peak Region. 1000's of hummingbirds to choose from. Custom kaleidoscopes. Glass blowing demonstrations available.
Lots of Shops in Manitou Springs. Very scenic area, where you take the Pikes Peak train from as well.

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My family went to Seven Falls when I was very young, but I have not gone since.

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We'll be there in mid September, looking at staying at Mueller State Park. Any and all recommendations welcome. And where is that Broadmoor buffet??


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Posted: 08/11/10 09:30pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Broadmoor is a huge hotel and golf course (exclusive and pricey) on the West side of Colorado Springs and you really should drive up to that area and scope out the views.
The houses up there are wonderful and the hotel is worth the visit.
Also, the Zoo is up there, just behind the golf course and it is well worth the time to walk thru.
Colorado Springs is really a neat town--my SIL was stationed there for a couple of years at Peterson AFB and we really enjoyed spending time in the area.

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Don't miss the Mason Jar restaurant!

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Posted: 08/11/10 10:22pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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I'm looking at Meuller State Park but am open to suggestions for other campsites. We are not keen on "parking lot" style RV camps where there is little shade (trees spoil satelite reception I hear). Meuller seemed to come well recommended, but we will be pulling in one day, spending the next day checking out the sights in and around (Garden of Gods and Cliff Dwellings are high on our list). I'm a train buff so Cripple Creek Railway is also a must see. What would be the recommended campsite?

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I would suggest Cheyenne Mt. SP just west of CS. Great views and easy access to all things around CS.

All of the given suggestions plus: the Olympic Training Center; Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame!! Second the Air Force Academy. For Pikes Peak would recommend the Cog Railroad. Far more relaxing to let them pull you up the mountain!

Enjoy the area!


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