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Things to Do in Colorado Springs Near Holiday Inn Express & Suites Colorado Springs Central

Situated centrally in Colorado Springs, putting us within walking distance of Downtown where you can enjoy great shops & dining. Some guest rooms feature mountain views!

Explore Colorado Springs

Don't Go Home Without

Visiting the Space Foundation Discovery Center. It is the region's first and only space, science and technology attraction. It is an interactive, museum-quality destination that advances space-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics (S-STEM) in the exciting context of space exploration, development and utilization. We also have the Olympic Museum, located in Downtown.

Must See

Be sure to check out all that Colorado Springs has to offer, such as the 14,110 ft summit at Pikes Peak Mountain. The Pikes Peak Highway entrance is conveniently located 15 minutes west of Colorado Springs on HWY 24. Plan for your round trip journey to the summit to take 2-3 hours by car. You can also take the Pikes Peak COG Railway, the world's highest cog train that takes families to the summit.

Must Do

Colorado Springs offers more than 55 area attractions, including trains, museums, parks, a zoo and more. We highly recommend seeing the beauty of the Garden of the Gods and spending time at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo which is spread out over 146 acres and houses 550 animals representing 119 species. It also has a tram, a carousel and miniature train for younger kids.

Local Tips

Plan ahead and take part in one of the many seasonal events in the Colorado Springs area such as the Balloon Classic, Territorial Days, Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Rocky Mountain State Games or Festival of Lights. We also have special holiday events to mark St. Patrick's Day, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day, the Fourth of July and Veteran's Day. The CVB Downtown also has great suggestions!

Nearby Attractions

  • United States Air Force Academy
  • Garden of the Gods
  • Pikes Peak
  • US Olympic Training Center
  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
  • Manitou Springs
  • Old Colorado City
  • Broadmoor World Arena
  • Tinsel Town Movie Theater
  • Cave of the Winds
  • Pikes Peak Center
  • The Broadmoor Seven Falls
  • U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum
  • Switchbacks Stadium
  • Norris Penrose Event Center
  • Sertich Ice Center
  • Ed Robson Arena
  • Colorado Springs Event Center
  • Memorial Park

Nearby Dining

  • Spring Orleans
  • MacKenzie's Chop House
  • Jack Quinn's Irish Pub and Restaurant
  • Red Gravy
  • Jose Muldoon's
  • Cerberus Brewing Company
  • The Skirted Heifer
  • Fujiyama