If your time in Colorado Springs allows for a little rest and relaxation, the city has much to offer. From breathtaking views and landscapes, quaint shops and unique attractions - not to mention just a short drive to some of the world's best skiing - we invite you to experience Colorado Springs!
If you decide to extend your stay in Colorado, there are plenty of indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities for everyone, including hiking, biking, theme parks, museums and more. Following are just a few of the attractions:
The larger aerospace community knows the Space Foundation best for hosting the annual Space Symposium, what you may not know about is the Space Foundation Discovery Center.
Located only minutes away from Garden of the Gods, the Discovery Center is the region's first and only dedicated space, science and technology center. It is an interactive, education-focused destination that advances science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) in the exciting context of space exploration, development and utilization.
- Cave of the Winds
- Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (pictured, top, right)
- Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
- Garden of the Gods (pictured, middle, right)
- Pikes Peak
- Royal Gorge
- Seven Falls
- United States Air Force Academy (pictured, bottom, right)
- United States Olympic Training Center
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Facts and Figures
Colorado Springs was founded in 1871 by General William Jackson Palmer. It is the state's second largest city with a metro population of almost 650,000. Friendly residents, exciting recreational activities, unique attractions and stunning natural beauty are what make Colorado Springs one of the most sought-after cities to visit and live in. The Springs was recently recognized as the "Number One Largest City," "Best City in Which to Chill," the "Most Dog-Friendly City" by Money Magazine, as one of the "2011 Dozen Distinctive Destinations" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Forbes Magazine named Colorado Springs one of the best retirement places in March 2011.
Colorado has a strong aerospace, satellite and space industry, with more than 100 companies engaged in the research, development and production of a wide variety of products and systems for commercial, military and space applications. The state ranks second in the United States for private aerospace employment concentration and is home to the nation's third largest space economy, providing the support, resources and workforce to promote innovation and industry leadership.
Colorado's Front Range is also a unique military community hosting numerous distinct and complimentary military missions and headquarters functions on multiple installations:
- Air Force Space Command
- Buckley Air Force Base
- Cheyenne Mountain Directorate
- Fort Carson
- North American Aerospace Defense Command
- Peterson Air Force Base
- Schriever Air Force Base
- United States Air Force Academy
- United States Northern Command
- U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command
Colorado is known for its snowy winters in the mountains and mild winter weather in the foothills. The state is proud to be one of the sunniest locations around, averaging more than 300 sunny days per year. Summers are warm and dry, attracting many "snowbirds" to adopt it as a summer home. Although the average daily temperature is 69 degrees Fahrenheit for May, plan to dress in layers when you travel to the Space Symposium, as the weather can and does change often in Colorado!
The Colorado Springs Airport (COS) is served by six airlines and ranks consistently as the airport "lowest in delays" in the U.S. More than two million passengers pass through COS each year. Denver International Airport (DIA) - heavily used by Colorado Springs travelers - is an hour and a half drive from Colorado Springs. DIA is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is served by most major airlines and select charters, providing nonstop daily service to more than 130 national and international destinations.
Restaurants Near The Broadmoor
The Broadmoor offers a wide variety of dining experiences in its award-winning restaurants. The choices range from fantastic pub fare to steakhouse favorites, to the finest in fine dining. To read more about dining at The Broadmoor, click here.
There is also a huge array of dining options within close proximity of The Broadmoor, from elegant to casual to fast-food. To see a complete list of local restaurants within a three-mile radius, click here.