Tag Archive: Colorado Springs

Sep 27

Will Rogers Shrine

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Will Rogers Shrine is an historic monument built in the 1930s by philanthropist Spencer Penrose.  Penrose created the famous Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs and financed the construction of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo where the Will Rogers Shrine is located. A visit to the shrine is included in the admission to the zoo whether you …

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Sep 15

United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel

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During a recent trip through Colorado Springs we had the opportunity to tour Colorado’s number one manmade tourist attraction, the Cadet Chapel.  It was truly an honor to see such beautiful architecture on a spectacular campus dedicated to The Lord and enriching the lives of our service men and women.  It is a bit intimidating …

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Aug 29

Revisiting: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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We have always liked the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and when we found ourselves back in the Colorado Springs area we just had to stop for another visit.  Our last visit was in in 2011 and we were looking forward to the seeing the new changes the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo had in store for us.   My …

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Aug 19

Red Rock Canyon Open Space: Colorado Springs

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Having spent many summer vacations at the Springs in Colorado I was surprised to first hear about Red Rock Canyon Open Space as I was planning my most recent trip there.  Seeing the high reviews on travel sites, I quickly came to the conclusion that I wanted to visit.   The area did not disappoint.  It …

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Sep 19

North Cheyenne Canon Park: Colorado Springs

Helen Hunt Falls

Karen and I spent an afternoon at North Cheyenne Canon Park because it is one of the few things in the Colorado Springs area that is free.  There are several trailheads, some of which take you to waterfalls.  Karen and I decided to check out Helen Hunt Falls, which was named for Helen Hunt Jackson, who …

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Aug 17

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo: Colorado Springs

Giraffe Area

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs is one of only two mountain zoos in the United States which makes it very unique.  It sits at an elevation of 6,800 feet and since it is built on the side of a mountain there is quite a bit of walking up stairs and walking up and down hills.  The …

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Aug 06

Seven Falls – Colorado Springs

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My wife and I really like go see waterfalls, so whenever we go on vacation we try to search for a water fall that is in that area.  Through our travels we have seen some really nice falls and there are many more on our bucket list that we want to see.  Of course, there …

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Aug 01

Garden of the Gods: Colorado Springs

Path to the Gods

The Garden of the Gods is a wonderful public park located in Colorado Springs.  It is a great place to take a stroll, run, bike, or mountain climb and just take in the beautiful scenery that is all around you.  If you are in the Colorado Springs area it should be one of your first …

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