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Old 11-25-2011, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Greeley, Colorado
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I don't go down to the Springs that often (in fact I rarely leave the Northern Colorado area except to leave the state and have only been to the Springs once in 4 years), and now that I've gone there again today I'd like to know what all is there as far as sightseeing opportunities go. I know of the two obvious choices (Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak) but is there anything else I should consider for the next time I go there? Also, where can I get a good photo of the downtown cityscape that isn't obstructed by anything?
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:09 AM
 
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If you like hiking, I suggest hiking Muscoco Mountain in North Cheyenne Canon. At the summit, there is a great view of the downtown and the Broadmoor, too. The Paul Intemann trails have lots of great views, Red Mountain in Manitou has some nice views - all these are moderate hikes without having to make a full day of it.
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:39 AM
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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, especially if you have kids. The Pikes Peak Cog Railway.
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:48 AM
 
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Old stage road. Go right at the zoo, outstanding. RP
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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The Air Force Academy. Visitors Center, Cadet Chapel, and if you're there during a weekday, the Cadets generally march to lunch at noontime.

Olympic Training Center.
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:40 PM
 
Location: East Colorado Springs
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As others have said, the zoo is pretty awesome, plus you get to see the Will Rogers Shrine to the Sun at the zoo which is great. I love walking through Manitou Springs and Old Colorado City when ever I have spare time. Also make sure you don't miss the ghost town museum... Just kidding. Go out of your way to miss that one!
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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For an unobstructed view of downtown, there is bluff overview in Palmer Park that is amazing.
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
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I think alot of the good ones have been mentioned already, but I didn't see anybody mention Seven Falls or Cave of the Winds. Also if you get a visitors pass, I'm pretty sure you can go onto Peterson AFB and they have a really cool display of old war planes and other war stuff (I'm not 100% positive on this, so maybe someone else can chime in on that).
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