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Savor stunning mountain views and Olympic training facilities

Enjoy some family fun at Garden of the Gods Park Visitor & Nature Center, a registered National Natural Landmark. Enjoy a host of outdoor activities like hiking, biking, rock climbing and nature walks amid scenic 360-degree mountain views. There are also geological, ecological, and historical exhibits on display here. For unmatched scenic vistas, take a roundtrip journey to the summit of Pike’s Peak – America’s Mountain via the Pikes Peak Highway where along the way, there are plenty of visitor services and facilities. At Pike’s Peak, enjoy picnic areas, hiking trails, fishing, boating, mountain biking and more. 
 
At Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, visitors can see and interact with animals. Some of the most popular residents of the zoo are hippos, giraffes, elephants, otters and penguins who are always ready to delight with their antics. The zoo also runs conservation programs for endangered species. A visit to the United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum offers a peek in to American Olympic and Paralympic Games and athletes. A historical and cultural sports museum, visitors can see artifacts and exhibits including a Hall of Fame, Parade of Nations and Medal Collection. 
 
For a fun family experience, the Cave of the Winds Mountain Park has attractions and activities for all ages along with mountain experiences and cave tours. Ride the Terror-dactyl on the edge of a 200-foot cliff, take to the skies on the Bat-a-Pult, a 1200-foot round-trip aerial attraction high along the wild and beautiful Williams Canyon and set off on a guided walking underground Discovery Tour.

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A local favorite since 1953 and open year-round, the Flying W Ranch is a working mountain cattle ranch that features outdoor chuckwagon suppers and performances by the Flying W Wranglers who are the second oldest western singing band in the world. A great venue to host private and group events, the ranch has a wide variety of food, drink for all ages. 
 
The Pinery at the Hill is an award-winning venue exuding style an elegance that makes for the perfect location to celebrate a special occasion. With sweeping panorama views of Pikes Peak and the Colorado Springs skyline, this resort-style facility affords Tuscan-style architecture and the choicest amenities. 
 
Host a private family event at The Studio by Brother Luck, an  entertainment venue that specializes in a food and wine experience that includes custom menus focusing on seasonally inspired dishes. The venue can accommodate 24 people seated and 40 person receptions. A perfect place to celebrate, Almagre Venue + Bar that has a contemporary vibe that is warm and welcoming. The bar is open from Thursday to Saturday and has a Happy Hour with select wines, spirits and food.

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Browse below for some family-friendly additions to your itinerary

Why Reunite in the Colorado Springs Area, CO

Highlights

  • Picture-perfect destination with glorious mountain views 
  • More than 60 area attractions including museums and parks with activities for the entire family to enjoy 365 days a year
  • A rich and inspiring local arts and cultural scene 
  • The best of fine dining restaurants and and casual eateries along with plenty of shopping

Family-Friendly Dining Experiences in the Colorado Springs Area

Streetcar520

Enjoy dining at Streetcar 520, an eclectic New American eatery located in the Trolley district in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs. The menu features shareable plates along with salads, mains, desserts, and craft cocktails.

Website: https://streetcar520.com/

Phantom Canyon Brewing Company

Housed in a historical building dating back to 1901 and dedicating itself to ‘the best beer, the best food and the best hospitality,’ Phantom Canyon Brewing Company is a kitchen and bar with finger food and wholesome dishes for all ages.

Website: https://phantomcanyon.com/

Oskar Blues

An all-American restaurant, Oskar Blues is known for its fresh menu and craft beers. The restaurant hosts weekly activities, events, and specials in its over 14,000 square feet of entertainment space that includes two bars.

Website: https://www.oskarblues.com/

Ivywild School

A community marketplace, Ivywild School is a space to gather to enjoy local cuisine and some beers and cocktails. With plenty of food and drink choices that include outlets like Ivywild Kitchen, Lazo Empanadas and Bristol Brewing Company, the vibe is always lively here.

Website: https://www.ivywildschool.com/

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Stellina Pizza Cafe

Simple ingredients and fresh flavors come together at Stellina Pizza Café, an authentic Italian eatery. Savor handmade pastas and pizzas along with refreshing flavors of gelato for dessert.

Website: https://www.stellinapizza.co/

Family-Friendly Attractions in the Colorado Springs Area

Garden of the Gods Park

A registered National Natural Landmark. Enjoy a host of outdoor activities like hiking, biking, rock climbing and nature walks amid scenic 360-degree mountain views along with exhibits and displays.

Website: https://www.gardenofgods.com/

Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain

For unmatched scenic vistas, take a roundtrip journey to the summit of Pike’s Peak – America’s Mountain via the Pikes Peak Highway where along the way, there are plenty of visitor services and facilities.

Website: https://coloradosprings.gov/pikes-peak-americas-mountain

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo 

At Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, visitors can see and interact with animals. Some of the most popular residents of the zoo are hippos, giraffes, elephants, otters and penguins who are always ready to delight with their antics.

Website: https://www.cmzoo.org/

U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum

A historical and cultural sports museum, a visit to the United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum offers a peek in to American Olympic and Paralympic Games and athletes with artifacts and exhibits including a Hall of Fame and Medal Collection.

Website: https://usopm.org/

Ready to find out more about how Colorado Springs can help plan your family trip or reunion?

 

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

The Cave of the Winds Mountain Park has attractions and activities for all ages along with mountain experiences and cave tours. Take a ride on the edge of a 200-foot cliff and reach for the skies high along the wild and beautiful Williams Canyon or set off on a guided walking underground Discovery Tour.

Website: https://caveofthewinds.com/

Family-Friendly Accommodations in the Colorado Springs Area

Kinship Landing

A boutique hotel located in downtown Colorado Springs, Kinship Landing has unique suites with mountain views. Each suite features designs and décor by local artists along with an array of guest comforts. The property is pet friendly.

Website: https://www.kinshiplanding.com/

The Mining Exchange

The Mining Exchange is a Wyndham Grand Hotel & Spa that offers 117 guest rooms that are fitted with amenities like a Kube Sound audio system and a Keurig machine. Amenities at the hotel include a spa, fitness center and an onsite eatery called Springs Orleans Restaurant and Bar.

Website: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/

Hilton Garden Inn – Downtown

Centrally located near sites like Broadmoor Seven Falls, the Garden of the Gods, and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Hilton Garden Inn Colorado Springs Downtown has individual and interconnecting rooms for larger families. Guests can enjoy services like complimentary Wi-Fi along with amenities like an indoor pool and fitness center.

Website: https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/

SCP Hotel

SCP Hotel Colorado Springs has 174 pet-friendly, spacious and comfortable rooms. The holistic-style hotel has a Provisions Market with grab-and-go options available around the clock. The hotel also has a fitness center with TRX stations, yoga studio, on-demand fitness classes and an outdoor pool.

Website: https://scphotel.com/colorado-springs/

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Garden of the Gods Resort

The Garden of the Gods Resort and Club has 56 Club rooms and suites that afford spectacular views of the Garden of the Gods Park. In room features include private balconies, gas fireplaces and Nespresso machines. The resort also has a fitness center and spa with wellness services on offer.

Website: https://www.gardenofthegodsresort.com/

Family-Friendly Venues in the Colorado Springs Area

Flying W Ranch

A local favorite since 1953 and open year-round, the Flying W Ranch is a working mountain cattle ranch that features outdoor chuckwagon suppers and performances by the Flying W Wranglers who are the second oldest western singing band in the world. The ranch has a wide variety of food, drink and activities for all ages.

Website: https://www.flyingw.com/

The Pinery at the Hill

An award-winning venue exuding style an elegance, The Pinery at the Hill is a resort-style venue that makes for the perfect location to celebrate a special occasion with  sweeping panorama views of Pikes Peak and the Colorado Springs skyline.

Website: https://thepinery.com/

The Studio by Brother Luck

The Studio by Brother Luck is an  entertainment venue that specializes in a food and wine experience that includes custom menus focusing on seasonally inspired dishes. The venue can accommodate 24 people seated and 40 person receptions.

Website: https://chefbrotherluck.com/the-studio/

Almagre Venue & Bar

Host a private family event at Almagre Venue + Bar that has a contemporary vibe that is warm and welcoming. The bar is open from Thursday to Saturday and has a Happy Hour with select wines, spirits and food.

Website: https://www.almagrevenue.com/

Ready to find out more about how Colorado Springs can help plan your family trip or reunion?

 

Phantom Canyon

Housed in a historical building dating back to 1901 and dedicating itself to ‘the best beer, the best food and the best hospitality,’ Phantom Canyon Brewing Company is a kitchen and bar with finger food and wholesome dishes for all ages.

Website: https://phantomcanyon.com/

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