Garden of the Gods

Google Reviews
Park Website

Kiddos of all ages love Garden of the Gods.  Exploring new trails, climbing rocks and surveying a surreal landscape that feels like you are in the middle of a never-before-explored world,  always spells adventure.

In whatever season you go and whatever the time of day, it’s always a good idea to wear layers and good hiking shoes.  As long as you are comfortable, there is impossible to not enjoy this place!

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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Zoo Website
Fee: $$$ (If you live here, get a season pass – it’s worth it.)

Our fabulous zoo is world-famous, but not many people know about the Teen Programs they offer.  Children from 11 years to 17 years old can participate in the care of animals and educating others about them. Learn more about the programs and options at

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North Pole / Santa’s Workshop

Google Reviews
Park WebsiteFee: an Arm & a Leg (It’s about $20 a ticket. Check their site for current pricing. Season passes are available.)

Is this place expensive? Yes.  Is it worth it?  If you have young kiddos and a love of simpler times – ABSOLUTELY!  I enjoy Santa’s Workshop every bit as much as my kids do.  Every time we go I gulp hard when I purchase the tickets and then, well, it is the most relaxing, enjoyable day and I don’t give the price of admission another thought.

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