Wednesday, 28 September 2016 15:44

Colorado Springs Top Tourist Destinations

Moving to Colorado Springs? Last month we introduced you to a few of the many outdoor adventure attractions in Colorado Springs, and this month we’ve gathered more fun things to do in this incredible Colorado city. If you’re looking for things to do or wanting to know a little more about the Springs area, we’ve got some great places for you to check out.

The Broadmoor Hotel

Founded By Spence Penrose in 1916, The Broadmoor sits at the base of Cheyenne Mountain just outside of downtown Colorado Springs and surrounds Cheyenne Lake. The lake lends beautiful scenery to this upscale and elegant Colorado experience. Known for its culinary excellence, world-renowned chefs work here, and the hotel provides apprenticeship opportunities for rising culinary stars. The resort is also home to one of the leading tennis centers, an 18-hole golf course, and several swimming pools. But their resort experience doesn’t end there. The Broadmoor has several wilderness outings that are perfect for a company retreat or a family getaway. These include Cloud Camp, The Ranch at Emerald Valley, and Fishing Camp.

You can visit and walk the trail around Cheyenne Lake to soak in the beauty of not only nature but the impeccable European and Mediterranean-inspired architecture of Broadmoor’s buildings. And if all of this wasn’t enough, the Resort isn't far from Seven Falls for outdoor adventures.

The Olympic Training Center

The Olympic Training Center is 35 acres of swimming pools, dormitories for athletes, full gymnastics gym, a shooting range, a wrestling arena, a figure skating rink, and more recreational facilities. The complex can host more than 500 athletes and coaches working and training on the campus.

The Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center offers 15 tours a day throughout the summer months. The tour takes you all around the campus where you get a chance to see all of the recreational facilities and if you’re lucky, some of the athletes in action. There is also a national Olympic history museum with Olympic competition uniforms, gold, silver, and bronze medals going way back, history on the Olympics itself, and much more.

The Training Center offers many sports camps such as basketball, volleyball, judo, and swimming. It’s a neat opportunity to give your young athletes a taste of what it would be like to be an Olympic athlete.

Air Force Academy

Just north of the city of Colorado Springs, the Air Force Academy is an undergraduate institution for officer cadets of the United States Air Force. From the four-year degree program, the students receive a Bachelors of Science Degree and are then commissioned as second lieutenants.

The Academy is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Colorado with over one million visitors a year. Visitors can come in through the North Gate, park at the visitor center and begin a tour at the large Air Force gallery which outlines the history of the school. The chapel is one of the most recognizable and iconic spots on the campus. Standing over 150 feet tall, the chapel is designed to accommodate any spiritual needs of the cadets. CNN dubbed the chapel as one of "America’s Most Epic Churches."

Colorado Springs is a unique destination for tourists, but it is an incredible place to live. If you are moving to Colorado Springs and need some expert moving help, contact Great Plains today.