So, summer's coming to and end and you want to wrap it up with something fun. I have the answer: Colorado Springs. This is where I went this summer with a few other friends.
So, summer's coming to and end and you want to wrap it up with something fun. I have the answer: Colorado Springs. This is where I went this summer with a few other friends. We visited three main attractions, and they were all a blast.
The first thing we did was Cave of the Winds. We took the 45 minute walk-through tour but there is also a lantern tour that is longer. The lowest the cave ceiling goes is four feet. Some things you might see on the tour are cave coral, cave bacon, stalactites, stalagmites, and soda straws. Now how do you tell a stalagmite from a stalactite? Well you just might trip over a stalagmite because they're on the ground. And stalactites hang tight to the ceiling. Now I don't want to say much more about the extraordinary caves but I would definitely go there on your trip to Colorado Springs!
Another place we visited was Seven Falls. Like the name there are seven falls, each individually titled a special name. You can look down on the seven vast falls if you choose to take the stairs. There are over 200 steps to the top of the falls, for my friends and I the stairs were a piece of cake, but our mom's were a bit winded! I didn't regret climbing these steps because when you reach the top there is a river and 20-40 minute hikes around the top of the mountain. The scenery is gorgeous and I recommend seeing an Indian performance if possible. They put on dances and there is a teepee you can go in. Seven Falls was a very fun activity and I would also recommend going there.
The last place we went to was the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. This is a HUGE zoo on Cheyenne Mountain where you can get up close to a few of the animals; one of them was the giraffes. You can buy special crackers and feed the giraffes. Then there is an electric chart where you put which giraffe you fed. Other animals you can get close to are the birds in the bird house, you can purchase food sticks and feed the birds. There are wallabies (mini kangaroos) that roam freely, but are afraid of people, and I wouldn't recommend trying to pet them, although we were lucky and got to pet a baby wallaby the zookeeper was holding. There is also a petting zoo in the children's area of the zoo. There are many other animals as well, such as lion's, tiger's, and bear's . . . oh my! This zoo is great, and very unique from the Denver Zoo. You should definitely visit this wonderful place! You won't regret it I promise!!!
Although we did all this in just two days, we couldn't do it all in one day, so we stayed in a nice hotel called the Travel Lodge. I only listed three main attractions in Colorado Springs, but there is much, much more to do! So whether you stay two days or a week I guarantee you'll have fun in Colorado Springs!!!!