8 Family-Friendly Activities In Colorado Springs


Live in Colorado Springs or have friends with kids coming into town? Looking for some fun, family-friendly activities?

There are new activities popping up all the time, so there’s always something new to try! Keep reading for 8 family-friendly activities in Colorado Springs!

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

This amazing zoo in the mountains is home to more than 800 different species. There are interactive demonstrations, which is perfect for kids to learn about animals.

If the kids start getting stir crazy, there are plenty of play areas to explore! Don’t forget to let your kids hand-feed the world’s biggest giraffe herd in captivity.

Penny Arcade

This is a great place for teaching kids how to spend money smartly. They will see that a dollar lasts a lot longer at this vintage arcade.

They can play games like skeeball to pinball. They also have modern games too. You have to play the ponies!

Dinosaur Resource Center

Check out all the awesome fossils from raptors, T-rexes, and flying reptiles. Plus there’s gigantic meat-eating fish and other restorations to check out.

Kids can imagine working as a paleontologist. Who wouldn’t have fun in a functioning fossil preparation laboratory?

Cripple Creek and Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad

Narrow-Gauge Railroad

Come on board Cripple Creek’s historic, 100-year-old steam locomotive. Take a 45-minute trip around the historic and beautiful towns of Victor and Cripple Creek.

The speed and size of the train are kid-friendly, guaranteeing you’ll have a great time.

May Natural History Museum

The May Natural History Museum is not only kid-friendly, but it’s also known as the bug museum. Did you know that they have one of the biggest collections of insects in the world?

The insects and rare objects were collected from exotic destinations in the late 19th and 20th centuries.

Bear Creek & Fountain Creek Nature Centers

Spend time outdoors exploring trails, observing wildlife and enjoying the great educational programs. You can see the outdoor/indoor beehive – look to see if you can find the queen!

Also, kids will be able to see how their wingspan compares to the different birds in the region. How cool is that?

Manitou Cliff Dwellings

Manitou Cliff Dwellings

Spend some time learning about and experiencing the life of the Anasazi tribe. This is a child and pet-friendly experience that lets you see historic architecture.

You can wander around and interact with the cliff dwellings. You will also get to see Native American dances and actual wolf encounters in the summer.

Ghost Town Museum

This indoor museum depicts an Old Western village. The village is made from the exact structures that were part of a lively mountainside community.

You can create a “wanted” poster or have some fun with the piano player. You can also spend some time in the shooting gallery or get rich while looking for real gold!

Have a great time with your family exploring Colorado Springs!

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