South Central Colorado Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in South Central Colorado - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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ANA Money Museum

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The American Numismatic Association's fascinating Money Museum has a collection of old gold coins, mistakes made at the U.S. Mint, and...

Cave of the Winds

  • Cave

Discovered by two boys in 1880, the cave has been exploited as a tourist sensation ever since. The only way to enter the site is by purchasing...

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

  • Zoo/Aquarium

America's highest zoo, at 6,700 feet, has more than 950 animals housed amid mossy boulders and ponderosa pines. You can hand-feed the...

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

  • Arts/Performance Venue

This regional museum has a fine permanent collection of modern art and excellent rotating exhibits. Some highlight the cultural contributions...

Garden of the Gods

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

These magnificent, eroded red-sandstone formations—from gnarled jutting spires to sensuously abstract monoliths—were sculpted more...

Ghost Town

  • Ghost Town

You can play a real player piano and a nickelodeon at this Western town with a sheriff's office, general store, saloon, and smithy. There's...

Glen Eyrie

  • House/Mansion/Villa

General William Jackson Palmer, the founder of Colorado Springs, was greatly influenced by European architecture and lifestyle, and lived...

Manitou Cliff Dwellings

  • Native American Site

Some Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings that date from the 1100s to the 1400s have been moved from other sites in southern Colorado to...

Manitou Springs Mineral Springs

  • Fountain

The town grew around the springs, so there are eight mineral springs open to the public in or near downtown. Competitions to design the...

Miramont Castle Museum

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Commissioned in 1895 as the private home of French priest Jean-Baptiste Francolon, this museum in Manitou Springs is still decorated,...