Fodor's Expert Review Manitou Springs Mineral Springs
The town grew around the springs, so there are eight mineral springs open to the public in or near downtown. Competitions to design the fountains that bring the spring water to the public ensured that each fountain design is unique. It's a bring-your-own-cup affair; the water (frequently tested) is potable and free. The chamber of commerce publishes a free guide to the springs and the Mineral Springs Foundation offers tours.