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Santa's Workshop - A Christmas themed family amusement park located at the foot of Pike's Peak that has been in existence since 1956. At the center of Santa’s Workshop is the North Pole, an ice-covered pole that never melts. Surrounding the North Pole are a variety of gift shops, each with their own unique selection of toys & gifts. Don't be surprised if you see Santa himself!

Adventure Mini Golf and Batting Cages - For great family entertainment, try one of three different 18-hole miniature golf courses, batting cages and a concession stand.

Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame/Museum of American Cowboy - The only museum in the world devoted exclusively to the sport of rodeo and the men and women who have made it a world class sporting event. Visitors are treated to the Hall of Champions gallery, art exhibits, two video theatre presentations, rodeo & cowboy gear & memorabilia, live rodeo animals, rodeo arena, sculpture garden and a unique Rodeo America store.

United States Air Force Academy - Museum, Visitor Center, Movie (14 minute video)'Pursuit of Excellence', and Self Guided Tour. All free to the public.

Colorado Prison Museum - The remodeled facility now welcomes visitors to explore the history of Colorado Corrections. Individual MP3 and CD audio tours guide visitors through 32 cells filled with exciting exhibits and life sized models that link the past to the present in dramatic presentation. Rare, historic photographs depicting life in prison facilities, Displays of disciplinary paraphernalia used from 1871 to the present and much more.

Noah's Ark - Since 1983, Noah's Ark has been offering guests top quality Colorado river rafting and Colorado adventure vacations near Buena Vista and Colorado Springs.

Seven Falls - Located in a natural box canon. It is the only waterfall in Colorado listed in the National Geographic list of International waterfalls. Native Americans present interpretations of Indian dances hourly during the summer. Trails for walkers & bikers, snack bar, and picnic facilities.

Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center - A year-round facility, offering recreation and relaxation in natural mineral water. Colorado's largest indoor hot springs pool facility.

Manitou and Pike's Peak Railway - Ride a cog train from Manitou to the summit of Pike's Peak. Breathtaking scenery.

Skate City - Fun rollerskating for the whole family. Public skating hours, or reserve the rink. Special events throughout the year. Skating classes also available.

The Manitou Cliff Dwellings - A rare historical treasure. Preserved under a protective red sandstone overhang, authentic Anasazi cliff dwellings, built more than 700 years ago, await you here. You are free to touch and even go inside these fascinating architectural remnants of an American Indian culture that roamed the Four Corners area.

Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site - Located at the edge of beautiful Garden of the Gods Park, the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site is an educational, non-profit living history farm and museum.

Buena Vista Heritage Museum - The Old Chaffee County Courthouse, completed in 1882, now houses the Buena Vista Heritage Museum. Several rooms house exhibits about the rich history of the area.

National Mining Hall of Fame - Located in the famous 1880's silver mining boomtown of Leadville at the top of Colorado's Rocky Mountains, the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum is a monument to the memory of the men and women who pioneered the discovery, development and processing of our nation's natural resources.

Cave of the Winds - Explore this fantastic cave through the standard walking tour, or choose one of the two specialized tours. Also available are various activities for children.

Pikes Peak - The most visited mountain in North America and the second most visited mountain in the world behind Japan's Mount Fuji, Pikes Peak forms a stunning backdrop for Colorado Springs and the Garden of the Gods. Over a half million people reach the summit house every year by the Pikes Peak Highway, Barr Trail or the Pikes Peak Cog Railroad.

Riverbend Resort - Something for everyone. Stocked river fishing, rec hall with a fireplace, game room, hot tub, playground, weaving studio & gallery. The beautiful scenery, different in each season is a photographer's delight.

Garden of the Gods - This incredible city-owned park is truly one of a kind. It offers towering sandstone formations, a wonderful view of Pikes Peak, paved and unpaved hiking paths, the historic Rock Ledge Ranch living history museum, and many other amenities.

Royal Gorge Bridge - Experience the World's Highest Suspension Bridge. Plus, an Aerial Tram, Incline Railway, Plaza Theater, and Nature Center with Colorado Wildlife and the Rocky Mountains. The park also features an entertainment gazebo, children's attractions, a variety of shops, restaurants and picnic areas.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo - America's only mountain zoo! In addition to the collection of over 500 types of animals, you can ride the 1920's historic carousel, and see the most spectacular views of Colorado Springs. Your Zoo admission also includes access to the incredible Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun.