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Garden of the Gods. A city park worthy of national recognition, its stunning red sandstone eruptions, spires and hogbacks make a scenic setting for a leisurely (or not) stroll. Check at the visitors’ center for advice on hikes, rock climbing, wildlife encounters and free programs. Don’t be surprised to encounter a group of Olympic cyclists out for a daily workout.
U.S. Air Force Academy. This national landmark military institution is open to casual visitors. Drive through the grounds. Visit the architecturally remarkable interdenominational chapel, if it’s open . Stop at the museum and take a short nature hike.
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. Housed in the beautifully preserved 1903 El Paso County Courthouse, the museum has both a permanent local history collection and fascinating rotating exhibits. But the real amazing museum piece is the building itself. Closed Mondays.
Penrose Heritage Museum. Formerly the El Pomar Carriage House Museum, it is located in The Broadmoor hotel complex (next to the parking garage.) This under-visited attraction includes vehicles that carried local dignitaries and a few U.S. presidents, all dating from the early 20th century. A permanent Pikes Peak Hill Climb exhibit has been added.
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