Things to Do in Colorado Springs With Kids for Unique Experiences

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There is a reason Colorado Springs is one of the most popular destinations in the nation. With such fun places to visit, see, and explore, it’s not hard to see why! As a photographer living so close to the Springs, my clients often ask for my favorite spots to take my family. Here are a few great places that offer exciting things to do in Colorado Springs with kids.

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4 Things to Do in Colorado Springs With Kids to Keep Them Engaged & Entertained 

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Play Street Museum

Located at 7075 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Play Street Museum is a parent-founded and owned business offering a Great Outdoors-themed indoor play space with interactive exhibits and educational play space. The museum aims to inspire the world through play and to provide superior-quality educational experiences for young children and their families. 

Play Street Museum provides a safe, fun space for children of all ages to learn, engage, and, most important, PLAY! The play space offers 1.5-hour play sessions where children can enjoy a variety of toys, indoor play equipment, hands-on exhibits and activities, events, and more. They also host field trips and parties for extra fun!

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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Ranked as one of the top zoos in the country, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo can be found at 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road and offers a variety of experiences and hands-on adventures, as well as attractions such as the mountaineer sky ride, the food and gift shops, Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun, and the historic carousel. 

The zoo’s guest experiences and animal encounters include giraffe feeding, budgie feeding, loft experiences, chicken feeding, goat encounters, goat feeding, elephant feeding, rhino feeding, and several animal demonstrations.

Their outstanding habitats consist of the Asian Highlands, Primate World, My Big Backyard, Domestic Goat Playground, Australia walkabout, Asiatic Bears, African Rift Valley, Experiences at the LOFT, Rocky Cliffs, Rocky Mountain Wild, Mountain Tapir, and the Scutes Family Gallery.

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Cave of the Winds

Easily located at 100 Cave of the Winds Rd, Cave of The Winds Mountain Park is a wonderful sight to see that also sports an entertainment center, which hosts many attractions, caves, and canyons to explore. While brothers George and John Pickett founded Mountain Park in 1881, thousands of years ago, the Jicarilla Apaches lived near the caves, where the indigenous tribe believed The Great Spirit of The Wind to reside.

The Cave of The Winds boasts caves reaching as high as 7,000 feet. It offers the Discovery Tour, a 45-60 minute tour that explores the history and geology of the caves; the Haunted Lantern Tour, which includes ghost stories; and the Specialty Tours, which include a cave expedition and spelunking. 

The Cave of The Winds also neighbors the Williams Canyon, where you can find attractions like the Wind Walker Challenge, Bat-A-Pult, and the Cliffhanger Climbing Wall. There are also many more children’s activities between the outdoor fun and the gift shop, including The Caver’s Crawl and gemstone panning.

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Garden of the Gods

Featuring 1,300 acres of red sedimentary rock, Garden of The Gods is the ideal dream destination for tours, trails, and appreciating Colorado’s rocky formations. Garden of the Gods offers extensive mountain climbing, horseback riding on specific trails, and plenty of adventures where families can explore through the trails, whether by Jeep, segways, or bike. They also offer an adventure tour for families that is more of a challenge, pitting you to have some fun competition with other families! 

After finishing the trails and expeditions, families are welcome to stop into the nature center and learn about flora and fauna in the garden, the Theiophytalia Kerri dinosaur, and explore the Souvenir and Gift Shop or see the Geo Trekker Theatre, where the audience discovers how Garden of the Gods was formed.

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Things to Do in Colorado Springs With Kids

Colorado Springs is the perfect destination for families who love to explore and enjoy the great outdoors! You don’t want to miss these iconic places or things to do in Colorado Springs with kids this summer! 

It is so easy to get lost in the craziness and forget what a joy motherhood can be. As a mother of two, I get it! That is why I love getting to connect with everyone I work with and help them with blogs like these! So check out more of my work and other helpful tips in the links below. Reach out today to chat about your dream photo session!

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