Free is best. But what's the country's best free attraction?
You can help decide by voting in USA Today Travel Media Group's survey, which includes a Colorado Springs park among its 20 nominees selected by travel experts.
As of Saturday evening, Garden of the Gods Park on the city's west side tallied the second-most votes among the no-charge attractions, with the Saint Louis Zoo leading the way.
Rounding out the top five vote-getters were: the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas; the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, D.C.; and Balboa Park in San Diego.
Head here to see the full list of attractions and cast your vote: 10best.com/awards/travel/best-free-attraction. The survey closes Aug. 29.
Locals and tourists flock to Garden of the Gods and its paved and unpaved trails winding around majestic, towering sandstone formations. They take postcard-style photos of the Kissing Camels with Pikes Peak in the background and pose "lifting" Balanced Rock.
The park was designated a national natural landmark in 1971, 62 years after the family of Charles Elliott Perkins donated the land to the city of Colorado Springs on the condition it remain forever a free public park.