Pike's Peak towers some 11,000 feet above sea level, and from its summit visitors can see all the way into the Great Plains. The Cave of Winds and the Garden of Gods are two of the most beautiful and spectacular natural attractions in the country. Skiing, hiking, fishing, and just sightseeing are always favorite activities here. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and natural history museums in the city are filled with exhibits about this amazing environment.
Colorado Springs was once a pioneer town, which is reflected in its history. Museums and historic homes abound. Some of them focus on particular aspects of the history, such as one family, while others are more general. In addition to the numerous museums, the city has plentiful theme parks based on the pioneer life. These are both fun to see, and educational to enjoy. Colorado Springs has a fine arts center and various other galleries and art museums.
Visitors should plan to spend at least a few days exploring the beauties of Pike's Peak, its ski resorts, hiking trails, and wildlife preserves. At the same time, they shouldn't hesitate to take advantage of the great museums and theme parks that fill out the city below. Colorado Springs lives up to its reputation as a very popular destination because of its amazing mix of city life and natural beauty.