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The hands-down No. 1 Colorado Springs attraction near The Broadmoor is Garden of the Gods, a national landmark whose stunning sandstone formations rise in rosy-hued, elaborately jagged peaks around the visitors who hike, cycle, and picnic throughout the park; arrange transportation to the site at this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel’s concierge desk.
A close second is Pikes Peak Cog Railway, which whisks you more than 14,000 feet above sea level for extraordinary views of the Rockies. A third attraction is Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, where you can hand-feed the largest giraffe herd in the world.
Recently, The Broadmoor purchased the iconic Seven Falls. This natural attraction that dates back to the late 1800s will sport a new restaurant, enlarged gift shop, fresh day and nighttime activities. Seven Falls opens May 2015.
Other well-known attractions include the Cave of the Winds, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, The Broadmoor World Arena, the U.S. Air Force Academy, parts of whose trail-lined campus are open to the public, and the U.S. Olympic Training Center, which conducts walking tours that offer pride-swelling glimpses of our residents and athletes in their natural habitat, so to speak.