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10 Fun Things to Do If You’re Living in Colorado Springs

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Colorado Springs may not be one of the most popular cities in the country, but those living there know just what a gem they’ve got. As one of the largest city’s in the state, Colorado Springs has become an option for people looking to relocate. Full of beautiful views, lots of things to do, and rich history, Colorado Springs is home to some pretty interesting things. Regardless of your interests, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to find something you enjoy in the area. Although it might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of fun and excitement, you’re in for a real treat. Whether you’re new to the area, or were born and raised there, Colorado Springs has a lot to offer almost any type of person. Here are 10 fun things to do if you’re living in Colorado Springs.

Visit the Garden of the Gods

With a name like Garden of the Gods, it should go without saying that this park is extremely beautiful. In fact, some say that the park is the best in the entire country. Designated as a National Natural Landmark, Garden of the Gods is known for being absolutely breathtaking. The park is home to several unique stone structures and offers plenty of space for outdoor activities including walking, running, and hiking. Not only has Garden of the Gods become a popular destination for those living in Colorado Springs, but it also attracts countless tourists each year.

Go hiking at Red Rock Canyon

There’s nothing better than being able to get out and enjoy the great outdoors, and Red Rock Canyon is a great place to spend the day appreciating nature’s beauty. Red Rock Canyon is a city park full of amazing hiking trails for people of all ages and skill levels. Aside from some great trails, Red Rock Canyon also features a large outdoor pavilion that is perfect for events and live music shows.

Visit the Olympic Training Center

One of only three in the country, Colorado Spring’s Olympic Training Center has helped countless athletes train and prepare for competition. But even for those who aren’t olympic athletes, the training center has become a popular place to visit and tours are given all year. The center’s facilities include a 45,000 square foot aquatic center, two sports centers, and living quarters.

Hang out at local museums

One of the best things about living in Colorado Springs is getting to be a part of the city’s rich history. The area is full of museums, each offering a different experience and shedding light on a different piece of the area’s past. No matter what your interests are, there’s a good chance that Colorado Springs will have a museum that will be able to appeal to you. Some of the museums located in the city are the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, the Ghost Town Museum, and the National World War II Aviation Museum.

Go horseback riding

It’s no secret that Colorado Springs is a beautiful area with plenty of places to explore – but what the city also offers is plenty of ways to explore. While most people are used to getting around on foot or in a car, Colorado Springs is a great place to take a different approach and see the city from horseback. Whether you want to ride through the mountains or take an easier route, there are plenty of options and plenty of space. If you’re living in Colorado Springs, this is something that you’ll want to do at least once.

Enjoy the arts

If there’s one thing (other than population) that really set bigger cities apart from smaller towns, it’s the culture and diversity. Cities are known for being hubs of creativity, and many city dwellers enjoy being able to enjoy the arts. Although Colorado Springs may not seem like a place that would be known for the arts, the city actually offers lots of opportunity for people to experience art in various forms. Whether it be painting, acting, singing, or dancing, there are places in the city where people can enjoy any art form of their choosing.

Go out in Old Colorado City

Colorado Spring’s history isn’t just limited to museums. Old Colorado City is a national historic district that was once its own city founded in 1859. Before becoming a part of Colorado Springs in 1917, the area was one of the most booming in the area. These days; however, Old Colorado City serves as a cool place for people to visit to learn about the city’s history, and to see some of the old architecture.

Go to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

While living in Colorado Springs its a must that you visit the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. As the country’s only mountain side zoo, the location offers a chance to see several animals that are not present at other zoos. Another plus is that a trip to the zoo is an activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

Enjoy the natural beauty

There are many perks to living in Colorado Springs, but of the biggest is the fact that area is simply beautiful. Sometimes its the little things that matter most, the area is full of those little things that can be enjoyed without having to go too far or spend too much money. You can easily have fun just by walking outside and enjoying all that nature has to offer.

Enjoy local sports

Sure, Colorado Springs may not have well-known teams as other large cities, but if you’re a true sports fan you’ll definitely be able appreciate the local sports that the city has to offer. Colorado springs is home to several minor league teams, and attending sporting events is a great way to spend time with friends and family.

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Written by Camille Moore

Camille has a master's degree from Saint Joseph University's Writing Studies program. Her writing has been published on several websites, and she enjoys writing articles and short stories in her spare time. You can follow Camille on Twitter @CamealAshley.