The U.S. Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs is the flagship training center for the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Olympic Training Center programs. USA Swimming and USA Shooting, both USOC member organizations known as national governing bodies, have their national headquarters on the complex. Over 15 other member organizations, as well as two international sports federations, and the USOC headquarters are located nearby in Colorado Springs.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
| 6 Minutes
4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
America's "highest" zoo, at 6,800 feet on 50 acres, with more than 700 diverse and exotic creatures. Breathtaking views of the city from the Shrine of the Sun monument above the zoo (weather permitting).
Colorado Springs World Arena
| 6 Minutes
3185 Venetucci Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO 80906-4020
A nationally recognized training facility for figure skating, USA ice hockey, and USA short-track speed skating and home to the Colorado College hockey team. Special events, concerts and shows are held in the 8,500 seat World Arena. Public skating is offered daily at the Ice Hall.
Garden of the Gods
| 15 Minutes
1805 N. 30th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
The Garden of the Gods Park is a registered National Natural Landmark in Colorado Springs. By the 1870's, the railroads had forged their way west. In 1871, General William Jackson Palmer founded Colorado Springs while extending the lines of his Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. In 1879, General Palmer repeatedly urged his friend, Charles Elliott Perkins, the head of the Burlington Railroad, to establish a home in the Garden of the Gods and to build his railroad from Chicago to Colorado Springs.
Pikes Peak Cog Railway
| 21 Minutes
515 Ruxton Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
For 114 years, the Manitou and Pikes Peak Railway (the world's highest cog railroad, the highest Colorado railroad and highest train in the United States) has taken passengers to the 14,110 foot summit of Pikes Peak. Just 77 miles from downtown Denver and 6 miles from downtown Colorado Springs, this classic Colorado train trip is now running year-round.