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Manitou Springs

4.2
Theme Parks · Ruins · Bodies of Water
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak. Today the town still connects travelers with the famous peak through a cog railway that takes people to the summit. Lined with two-story adjoining shops, restaurants, and bars, the town's other main attraction is the mineral springs that offer healing waters. The town's population of less than 5,000 prizes nature and embodies the spirit of an early 20th-century frontier settlement, in fact, Manitou stems from a Native American term meaning "great Spirit." Plan your visit to Manitou Springs and other destinations in United States using our United States road trip planning website.
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Popular things to do in Manitou Springs

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Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Theme Park
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
4.2
Duration: 8 hours
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Water Body
Manitou Springs Incline
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Ruin
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
3.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Barr Trail to Pikes Peak
Hiking Trail
Barr Trail to Pikes Peak
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Manitou Springs

Pikes Peak - America's Mountain ©
Scenic Drive
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain Cascade
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours Buena Vista
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing Canon City
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
Theme Park
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop Cascade
4.4
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Manitou Springs

Adventures Out West ©
Outdoor Activity
Adventures Out West
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Manitou Springs Heritage Center ©
History Museum
Manitou Springs Heritage Center
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Garden of the Gods Trading Post ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Garden of the Gods Trading Post
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Miramont Castle Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Miramont Castle Museum
3.9
Duration: 30 minutes

Shopping in Manitou Springs

Downtown Manitou Springs
Gift & Specialty Shop
Downtown Manitou Springs
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
Ruxton's Trading Post ©
Antique Store
Ruxton's Trading Post
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
The Glassblowers of Manitou ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
The Glassblowers of Manitou
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Manitou Springs

Commonwheel Artists Co-op ©
Art Gallery
Commonwheel Artists Co-op
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Navajo Gallery & Gifts ©
Art Gallery
Navajo Gallery & Gifts
3.6
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Manitou Springs

Rainbow Falls ©
Waterfall
Rainbow Falls
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

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