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    Pioneers Museum

    by OlenaKyiv Written May 25, 2007
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    Favorite thing:
    Pioneers Museum is located in a former El Paso County Courthouse built in 1903.

    Admission is free.

    You can see old renovated court room, unfortunately only from the doorway, an old carriage. I think most interesting is exhibition of Native Americans clothes, household things, pottery, and art work, located on the first floor. Actually museum is not so large so you won’t spend a lot of time there.

    Address: 215 South Tejon Street
    Phone: 719-385-5990
    Hours: Year round Tuesday – Saturday 10am to 5 pm, June-August Sundays 1 pm-5 pm.
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    Acacia Park

    by OlenaKyiv Updated May 25, 2007
    Cotton candy trailer

    Favorite thing:
    Acacia Park is a small park in a downtown. It is Colorado Springs' first park, donated by General William Jackson Palmer in 1871. It was initially landscaped by John Blair, a Scots landscaper who also designed the grounds for General Palmer’s home, Glen Eyrie. By 1901, its
    name had changed from North Park to Acacia Park.

    It is always merry on weekends and holidays. It holds a lot of events. At western part of the park there is the Uncle Wilber Fountain with pop-jets shooting from the ground. A lot of fun for children, and of course parents, and photographers.

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    Bandshell in Acacia Park

    by OlenaKyiv Updated May 25, 2007
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    Favorite thing:
    The stage (bandshell), located at the southern end of the Acacia Park was added in 1914, replacing a wood frame constructed in 1888.

    Fondest memory:
    Before I have read the history about park's bandshell, I was sure it was recent addition to the park. It was interesting to know that people of the end of XIX and of the beginning of XX centuries were as eager to perfomances on the stages as we are, the people of XXI century.

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    The Range Riders

    by OlenaKyiv Updated May 25, 2007

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    Favorite thing:
    This bronze statue dedicated on July 23, 1988, is a gift from the Pikes Peak Range Riders. Sculptor Rusty Phelps.

    Fondest memory:
    I like the sculpture for its location - on the corner of Pikes Peak looking toward west. Green trees around it create a little of reality of mountain plants and undiscovered places of the West.

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    Monument to Spencer Penrose

    by OlenaKyiv Written May 25, 2007
    Monument to Spencer Penrose

    Favorite thing:
    Spencer Penrose (1865-1939) – native Philadelphian. He arrived in Colorado Springs in 1892 and became one of Colorado’s most prominent business, civic, and philanthropic leaders. He developed Utah’s richest copper mine and is best known for building the Broadmoor hotel and establishing El Pomar foundation.

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    HANK

    by OlenaKyiv Written May 25, 2007

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    Favorite thing:
    The statue called “HANK”, the cowboy has promoted the Pikes Peak or bust rodeo since 1939. He was created and named by Stanley Reed, a staff artist with the Gazzette/Telegraph, at the request of Spencer Penrose, founder of the rodeo.

    Dedicated August 5, 1997.

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    Winfield Scott Stratton statue

    by OlenaKyiv Written May 25, 2007

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    Favorite thing:
    Pikes Peak Avenue has numerous monuments and statues dedicated to some person or just the piece of art. One of them is sculpture of Winfield Scott Stratton (July 22, 1848- September 14, 1902), who discovered the Independence Lode near Victor, Colorado on July 4, 1891, one of the richest gold mines ever located on earth, and became the Cripple Creek district's first millionaire in 1894. Located on intersection with Nevada Avenue.

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    Pikes Peak Avenue

    by OlenaKyiv Written May 25, 2007

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    Pikes Peak Avenue

    Favorite thing:
    The main street Pikes Peak Avenue was named by Palmer. I understand why he called this street in such way, because if you look west, you will see Pikes Peak in all its beauty, except rainy and foggy days, of course.

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    General William Palmer's sculpture

    by OlenaKyiv Updated May 24, 2007

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    Favorite thing:
    The monument to General William J. Palmer astride his favorite horse, Diablo, is located right on the intersection of Nevada Avenue and East Platte Avenue.

    The initial proposal to erect a monument to honor the General was suggested by the Chamber of Commerce following Palmer’s death in 1909, but it was not until April 1923 that city voters approved the site by a vote of 3,151 to 871. At that time, Nevada and Platte Avenues were the major north-south and east-west highways through the city. The selection of the site sparked a controversy regarding automobile safety that continues to prompt periodic calls for the statue’s relocation. Designed by sculptor Nathan Potter, with his prominent associate Chester French, it was formally dedicated on September 2, 1929.

    City of Colorado Springs, Downtown Historical Walking Tour

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    Pikes Peak Avenue

    by OlenaKyiv Written May 24, 2007

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    Pikes Peak Avenue

    Favorite thing: The main street Pikes Peak Avenue was named by Palmer. I understand why he called this street in such a way, because if you look west, you will see Pikes Peak in all its beauty, except rainy and foggy days, of course. That is why it is my favorite.

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    The downtown of Colorado Springs

    by OlenaKyiv Written May 24, 2007

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    Pikes Peak Avenue

    Favorite thing: Downtown of Colorado Springs is not very large. You can walk through it in a short time. The most attractions as restaurants, shops, cafes are around Acacia Park, East Bijou Street, East Kiowa Street, East Pikes Peak Avenue (my favorite), North Tejon Street. In addition, Pioneer Square Park with its Pioneers Museum. Those street names exist since first years of Colorado Springs, except Colorado Avenue.

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    God's Garden in Balance

    by grandmaR Updated May 14, 2007

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    Seal and Bear - Garden of the Gods
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    Favorite thing: There's a fantastic site of natural sandstone sculpture outside of Colorado Springs. The sculptures have various names - the ones I remember from when I was a child were the Kissing Camels (last photo) and Balanced Rock.

    When my mom died, I found that she had a whole collection of antique postcards, including some of the Garden of the Gods.

    Fondest memory: The site got it's name in August of 1859 when two surveyors started out from Denver City to begin a townsite, soon to be called Colorado City. While exploring nearby locations, they came upon a beautiful area of sandstone formations. M. S. Beach, who related this incident, suggested that it would be a "capital place for a beer garden" when the country grew up. His companion, Rufus Cable, a "young and poetic man", exclaimed, "Beer Garden! Why it is a fit place for the Gods to assemble. We will call it the Garden of the Gods."

    The area is now a city park which was deeded to the city by the children of Charles Elliott Perkins, the head of the Burlington Railroad.

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    go see Seven Falls. (This is...

    by kschatterbox Updated Apr 13, 2007

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    Favorite thing: A little info about the 7 Falls ....

    Seven Falls Statistics
    1 mile- length of cañon feet-
    41 narrowest part of cañon
    181feet- height of total falls steps-
    224 in the stairs by falls
    1885 first stairs built

    Fondest memory: Total of 224 steps right next to the falls. I loved it there. I used almost a whole roll of film there. I went during the day, but I have seen pics of it at night with lights on the falls. They usually have a show at the bottom of the falls.

    Day Night
    Adult $8.75 Adult $10.25
    Child (6-15) $5.50 Child (6-15) $6.50
    Senior $7.75 Senior (after 5pm) $9.25
    Military $7.75 Military $9.25
    AAA $7.75 AAA $9.25

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    Snow

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Aug 9, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Colorado Springs averages just 50 inches of snow per year but in its worst years snowfall can approach 90 inches over the season (as opposed to Buffalo, NY which averages over 100 inches). The unique things about the snow at this high, dry environment are that it can snow throughout 9 months of the year (except June, July, & August) but the dry conditions ensure the snow does not last too long.

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  • The City in General

    by teemroper Written Sep 9, 2004

    Favorite thing: I love this town. Everyone is nice easy to get aroudn in. Lots of things to see and do. If you want to make a vacation of it I would suggest going up to Yellowstone National Park and making it a two stop vacation and well worth the trip. JKR

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