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    US Air Force Academy

    by goingsolo Written May 16, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Located just outside of town, the air force academy has exhibits on aviation and the air force program. There is also a tour of the Cadet Chapel. The grounds are huge and there are several hiking trails that begin just south of the entrance to the academy.

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    Beautiful area

    by PelLihi Updated Mar 18, 2004

    Favorite thing: The nature in Colorado is jaw-dropping! l ived in Colorado Springs for a short while. I loved every minute of it. I loved waking up every morning, opening my curtains and seeing the mountains in the distance.

    Fondest memory: Hiking around in the mountains!

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    Colorado Springs History

    by PelLihi Written Mar 18, 2004

    Favorite thing: Colorado Springs began as one man's dream. When General William Jackson Palmer first saw the scenic attraction of the Pikes Peak region, he immediately knew it was a location which could attract his wealthy European and East Coast friends. The city's first stake was driven in 1871. Colorado Springs became especially popular with the British and acquired the nickname Little London. Riding the rails, visitors came to see the area's beauty and were inspired to stay by a mild climate and the region's growing resort accommodations.
    In the 1890s, Colorado Springs found it was surrounded by more than scenic wealth. Gold was discovered in nearby Cripple Creek in 1891, and Colorado Springs found itself a thriving financial center. The golden years lasted until 1917, when the U.S. went to silver for its coinage and the local economy once again emphasized tourism.
    The amateur sports segment is one of several service industries expanding in the region. Colorado Springs is home to the headquarters of the U.S. Olympic Committee and Olympic Training Center, the world's finest multi-sport training facility. Many other national nonprofit organizations have moved their headquarters to the Pikes Peak region.
    Colorado Springs is the largest municipality in El Paso County with an estimated population of 320,000. The city accounts for nearly three-quarters of the county's population of approximately 450,000. The county contains 2,127 square miles, much of it rural agricultural and grazing land to the east of Colorado Springs.

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  • Overrated, boring and cheap

    by denver1982 Written May 3, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Colorado Springs is a very boring city to visit for more than one day and one night, make it a stop on your to Denver and Santa fe or somthing

    People: This city is boring because of the people, they are dull and act rural. Very conservative also so dont anything questionable in El Paso county you might end up in jail or have a big fine

    Cost of living: Very, very low compared to Denver. drab,boring houses go for 100,000 dollars or so.
    lodging is very, very cheap in the winter
    a days inn or motel 8 is about 15-20 dollars a night in January.

    What to do: uhm, drive to denver on the weekends and have fun there. Lots of nice pictures to take on your trip though in the Sptings.

    Sports: this place youll love if your a hiker, biker or run-climber. go to garden of the gods its very nice and take some pictures

    arts: nothing

    streets: very, very hilly and no grids (90% chance of getting lost if your a tourist. of lost, go to gas stations they will always help you there.

    safety: very safe city, some crime but its like a small town as far as safety goes

    resturants: all the chains have them in the springs and nothing else

    Overall: come to stay overnight if youre passing through, its cheap, safe and most resturants and grocries are 24hrs

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  • The Colorado Springs Area History

    by KenMore Written Feb 25, 2003

    Favorite thing: Colorado Springs began as one man's dream. When General William Jackson Palmer first saw the scenic attraction of the Pikes Peak region, he immediately knew it was a location which could attract his wealthy European and East Coast friends. The city's first stake was driven in 1871. Colorado Springs became especially popular with the British and acquired the nickname Little London. Riding the rails, visitors came to see the area's beauty and were inspired to stay by a mild climate and the region's growing resort accommodations.

    In the 1890s, Colorado Springs found it was surrounded by more than scenic wealth. Gold was discovered in nearby Cripple Creek in 1891, and Colorado Springs found itself a thriving financial center. The golden years lasted until 1917, when the U.S. went to silver for its coinage and the local economy once again emphasized tourism.

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    by John195123 Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Fondest memory: I used to do sound for a square dance/contra club in town (and still will, if asked). They had multiple bands come it to play. It was really fun. At first, I just did the sound, then after going for a little while, danced with them. Much English contra, and good old squares. Let me tell you a little something about Do-si-dos... no, won't bore you with that. Anyway, hence the name Dancin' Sound Man.
    So, if you have any audio production needs, in Colorado Springs or Denver or Pueblo, email me!
    One of my favorite speakers: Cerwin Vega T36-750

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    See the sunset. There is...

    by John195123 Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Favorite thing: See the sunset. There is little more beautiful than the sun setting behind Pike's Peak, and the rest of the mountains, so be sure to take time here to watch that. If possible, one of the best sunrise photos I have even gotten was here in COS, so get up early and see that too.

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  • I will never forget being able...

    by Sexybear Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: I will never forget being able to see Pikes Peak with a snow cap in the middle of July.
    Also having no more than an hour drive to go from the country,city,then be in the mountains.

    Fondest memory: No matter what you enjoy, night life, restaraunts, shopping, you have it in all it's
    variables.

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  • Pikes Peak..the drive by auto...

    by litown Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Pikes Peak..the drive by auto is not for the faint of heart as yoiu soon get past the timberline where nothing grows. The tram is probably the best as you travel, without driving yourself on 2 lane roads, and pass many areas of interest. No matter time of year, always have a jacket as it is quite windy and cool at the top.

    Fondest memory: Other then my family, the great view of the mountains from anywhere in the Springs.

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    There are numerous sites to...

    by axmor Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: There are numerous sites to visit.
    In this Rocky Mountain region, you can take the Cog Railway ride to the top of the legendary Pikes Peak, or visiting the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
    Colorado Springs is also home to the United States Air Force Academy and the U.S. Olympic Training Center.
    Colorado Springs is an hour drive south of Denver.

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  • I lived in Colorado for a...

    by bramej Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: I lived in Colorado for a short while. I loved every minute of it. I loved waking up every morning, opening my curtains and seeing the mountains in the distance.

    Fondest memory: We did numerous things when I lived in Colorado. One that stands out of all the activities we did was the Garden of the Gods. It is definitely a must see.

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    You must not miss the Gardens...

    by Gaspard Written Aug 24, 2002

    Favorite thing: You must not miss the Gardens of the Gods. Spectacular even on a sloudy day!

    Fondest memory: My evening at the Manitou Springs Dinner Theatre, and the trip up the Cog Wheel Train to Pikes Peak. We did not go up the mountain on our second trip, and did not have time to check out the theatre, but we will always remember it. Very entertaining and beautiful.

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  • My favorite part of this area...

    by num24wins Written Aug 24, 2002

    Favorite thing: My favorite part of this area is the mountains. The terrain changes so drastically very quickly. I am into hiking. In just 13 miles, elevation can increase 7300 feet. I strongly suggest going to the summit of Pikes Peak. There are three ways to get there: cog railway, car or my favorite foot. The view is unbelievable.

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  • Take a 2 1/2 drive and stay in...

    by mliebster Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Take a 2 1/2 drive and stay in Estes Park. It is right next to an Entrance to the Rocky Mountain National Park. The drive in the car is well worth the time!

    See the travelogue for some BEAUTIFUL pictures! (not that I'm bragging, they just came out better than I expected)

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    South side of Pioneers Museum

    by OlenaKyiv Written May 28, 2007
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    Favorite thing:
    The sculpture of a reading boy, actually I would say a dreaming boy, who read before, because there is a book near him but his eyes are not on it.

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    • Arts and Culture

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