Hidden between Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak, America’s most famous mountain, lies the magical town of Manitou Springs. “Manitou,” a Native American word for “spirit,” describes this beautiful mountain community. Eleven named mineral springs throughout town are fed by the snows of Pikes Peak. Long before white men traveled here, the Ute, Cheyenne and many other natives considered this area sacred.
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What makes Manitou Springs the most complete Colorado experience is the attractions! The Manitou and Pikes Peak Railway will take you to the top of Pikes Peak, elevation 14,115. At the Cave of the Winds, you will descend into the colorful depths of Colorado. Miramont Castle and the Cliff Dwellings Museum will take you back in time. The Iron Springs Chateau Melodrama and the Flying “W” Ranch Chuck Wagon Cowboy Show will tickle your funny bone and delight your senses. The Garden of the Gods Park & The Garden of the Gods Visitors & Nature Center and Helen Hunt Falls will lift your spirit. The Ghost Town Museum will bring you back 100 years to an 1800″s old west town. Families have all of this to enjoy and more! The North Pole & Santa’s Workshop, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Seven Falls, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center and the Air Force Academy, are all a short drive away.
Besides being home to several world class, nationally famous historic restaurants, as well as many favorite neighborhood eateries, Manitou Springs has a wide selection of quality accommodations: Lodging can be found in an historic hotel, many unique Victorian bed & breakfasts, classic and cozy unique hotels & motels, quality motor inns, top quality chains, cabins & cottages by Fountain Creek or nestled away off the beaten path, and secluded wooded campgrounds. And if it’s the Arts that interest you, Manitou Springs is home to dozens of artisans and galleries. The Manitou Springs Arts Council is a driving force for the arts in our historic town! Travel Region: Pikes Peak Wonders Region Category: Destinations, Attractions