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Blessed with an adventurous spirit? Then Colorado Springs is the US city for you. This is a red sandstone land of yellow-bellied marmots and mountain trains, that is home to the immense Garden of the Gods. The nightlife here is pretty awesome too.

Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, the surrounding dramatic landscape of this Colorado state city is host to a variety of outdoor attractions. Colorado Springs also has a cosmopolitan centre with great restaurants and a flourishing brewery scene. The city’s atmospheric pubs, clubs, and international dining options have previously helped it acquire the moniker of ‘Little London’. Nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts will love Pike National Forest that features the glacier-carved landmark of Pikes Peak. This popular destination is crisscrossed with exciting walking trails and visitors can take the steep cog railway 14,114 feet up to experience incredible views from the heights of the. Colorado Rockies. A strong recommendation on this trip is to keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife as you ascend. At the top don’t miss out on the new and impressive Pikes Peak Summit Visitor Center, a building with state-of-the-art windows and facilities to match. The vista is also remarkable from the Garden of the Gods Park, a registered American National Natural Landmark. Immense towers of sandstone rock, set against a backdrop of snow-adorned mountains and blue skies, have ensured this is the most popular attraction in the region. Take a fun jeep or Segway tour from neighbouring Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site venue, and enjoy a coffee and the views on one of the park's terraces afterward. Other outdoor places of interest include the ancient Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Cheyenne Mountain State Park, and North Cheyenne Cañon Park. Book a ranger to visit the latter to help point out native inhabitants like black bears and beautiful features including the Helen Hunt Falls. Some of the best indoor attractions in Colorado Springs feature galleries that focus on the city’s history and culture. The Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum is located in the old El Paso County Courthouse that was built in 1903. Visitors to the museum can appreciate many interesting exhibits that focus on the origins of Colorado Springs and the story of Pikes Peak. The Peterson Air and Space Museum is another gem that can be found in an airfield construction built during World War II. The venue is packed with fascinating artifacts and includes the Medal of Honor Park. Finally, if the arts are your passion, do not miss out on a visit to The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. This captivating venue is home to the Fine Arts Center Museum, Fine Arts Center Theatre, and Bemis School of Art. Each institution boasts an exciting events calendar and collectively they provide visitors to Colorado Springs with an intoxicating mix of drama productions, musicals, and art exhibitions.

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