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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Zoo
“So we might be biased just a bit, but after having visited many zoos across the nation it's hard to find one that beats our local zoo! It probably most resembles the San Diego Zoo in our opinion. What does this zoo have that the others don't? Unbelievable views!!!”
  • 145 locals recommend
Waterfall
“Great access for hiking in the front range. Seven falls when frozen gets lit up and is magical to visit in the evening. It is a little expensive but well worth the visit if you've never been. Get some hot cider in the general store, ride an elevator to a viewing platform, or hike the stairs up the falls to get various vantage points for awesome pictures.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Museum
“Colorado Springs offers Colorado history at the Pioneer Museum. The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum (CSPM) is committed to building a lasting connection to the Pikes Peak region by preserving and sharing our cultural history and accomplishes this mission through innovative exhibits, educational outreach and programming, and preservation of its object and archival collections. Check it out!”
  • 78 locals recommend
Cafe
“Come for a cocktail, coffee, the bakery, a concert - to wander and explore! This old renovated school now houses multiple businesses - all stellar! ”
  • 87 locals recommend
Resort
“Local 5 star resort with several good restaurants, a bowling alley, beautiful grounds, 3 world-class golf courses, and lakes. Especially wonderful during the Christmas season with gingerbread creations in the lobby and Christmas lights!”
  • 55 locals recommend
Hotel
“Beautiful historic Hotel. A must see. Many wonderful restaurants, amazing western art collection, and many displays featuring historic material about Colorado Springs, the Penrose family, and other founders of Colorado Springs.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“want a cozy bar with great cocktails with an outdoor patios and amazing menu - this place is great for lunch with family or for a romantic date. It is casual, hip and authentically fun. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Brewery
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“The town's co-oldest brewery with a solid flagship lineup and good seasonals. Located at the Ivywild School near The Principal's Office and Axe and the Oak Distillery. Distillery 291 is across the street. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Route
“The Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society was founded in 1926 by philanthropist Spencer Penrose to house his growing collection of exotic animals. In 1938, after substantial development, Mr. Penrose incorporated Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado as a non-profit public trust for the people of Colorado Springs. Today, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado, America’s ONLY mountain zoo, offers a new experience every time and transforms visitors from passive viewers to active participants. Through comprehensive education programs, exciting conservation efforts, and truly fantastic animal experiences, this Colorado Springs Zoo is able to touch the lives of our guests more than ever before.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“ No charge to hike to the top of the falls. There are additional hiking trails in the upper parking lot.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Local bakery and cafe with 100% gluten free menu. Our favorite are the fried pickles!”
  • 34 locals recommend
Park
“North Cheyenne Canon Park is accessed at the end of our street - intersection of Pine Grove and Evans Avenues. Beautiful hiking and biking trails. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Pub
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“The Golden Bee is a British style piano bar across the street from the famous Broadmoor Hotel. It is part of the hotel property. This place gets packed on weekends so you have to get there early.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Modern coffeehouse featuring its own roasted beans, coffee drinks & sweet & savory toast options.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Such great shows and music! Broadway, symphony, coral, doesn't matter. This is the performing arts center of the city.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bar
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“This local favorite has an awesome vibe, incredible vegan food, and great staff. You will wish you had one in your town. ”
  • 23 locals recommend

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Resort
“Local 5 star resort with several good restaurants, a bowling alley, beautiful grounds, 3 world-class golf courses, and lakes. Especially wonderful during the Christmas season with gingerbread creations in the lobby and Christmas lights!”
  • 55 locals recommend
Gastropub
“want a cozy bar with great cocktails with an outdoor patios and amazing menu - this place is great for lunch with family or for a romantic date. It is casual, hip and authentically fun. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Brewery
“The town's co-oldest brewery with a solid flagship lineup and good seasonals. Located at the Ivywild School near The Principal's Office and Axe and the Oak Distillery. Distillery 291 is across the street. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Bakery
“Local bakery and cafe with 100% gluten free menu. Our favorite are the fried pickles!”
  • 34 locals recommend
Pub
“The Golden Bee is a British style piano bar across the street from the famous Broadmoor Hotel. It is part of the hotel property. This place gets packed on weekends so you have to get there early.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
“This local favorite has an awesome vibe, incredible vegan food, and great staff. You will wish you had one in your town. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
German Restaurant
“Big beers, authentic German food, amazing pastries too. Great patio in summer. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
“My favorite is the Monkey Wrench if you need a little something sweet for breakfast.”
  • 19 locals recommend

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