Colorado Springs Tourism
The city of Colorado Springs located at a height of approximately 6000 feet above sea level is a paradise of sorts for its local residents and the millions of visitors that flock to the city for its lush green forests, pleasant weather and countless religious monuments. Tourism in Colorado Springs is a major source of revenue and employment for the local population.
The city was founded by General William Palmer in 1871, with the motive of creating a resort town, because of the area’s high altitude and dry climate. Soon he saw his vision becoming a reality as the city started attracting a large number of English tourists because of which it came to be known as “Little London”. Colorado Springs also attracted famous inventor Nikola Tesla, who set up his laboratory here because of the frequent lightning storms witnessed here.
The city especially attracts tourists, who love a slice of Mother Nature’s gems like the trails, parks, rock formations and other various geological features. One can witness a huge variety of flora and fauna in the parks and can easily plan long hikes and treks through the mountains and park areas. The city is also home to the United States Olympic Training Center and a number of Christian Evangelical institutions.
Also present in the area are a number of military installations and facilities like the U.S. Air Force Academy and North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) which have led to the spread of many conspiracy theories linked to military operations.
All in all it is the perfect tourist destination and there is no dearth of fun things to do in Colorado Springs that would keep a visitor fully occupied, irrelevant of his/her preferences. It is the perfect blend of natural beauty with the sweet pace of a modern peaceful city and doesn’t fail to charm anyone who once tours it.
Essential travel information and Colorado Springs tips for your visit
- Time Zone: UTC -7 hours
- Currency: American Dollar (USD)
- Electricity and Internet: Standard output is 110-120V. WiFi connectivity is present almost everywhere and cellular connectivity provides 3G and 4G services.
- Languages: Predominantly English speaking population.
- Security: Dial 911 or emergencies.
- Tipping: Tipping is highly appreciated everywhere on good service but is not compulsorily.
The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Colorado Springs
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