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13 free things to see and do in and around Colorado Springs

Looking for something fun to do but don't want to spend money? Here is a list of 13 free things to see and do that everyone can enjoy in and around Colorado Springs.

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Disc Golf

Disc Golf at Cottonwood

Cottonwood Creek Park has a disc golf course in Colorado Springs. All you need to do is bring your Frisbee. 

You can find the hole details here.

leekris

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ART ON THE STREETS

Art on the streets

This exhibit attracted entries from artists across the world.
Find the art by using this map
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STACIE SCOTT

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PAINT MINES

Paint Mines

Explore the paint mines that have evidence of human life as far back as 9,000 years ago.

MARK REIS

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Penrose Heritage Museum

Penrose Heritage Museum

Visit the collection that contains 31 horse-drawn carriages and 13 motorized vehicles, including three Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb race cars. It also has two presidential carriages.

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Helen Hunt Falls

Helen Hunt Falls

Hiking here is well known and quite popular. 

Photo by Karen D. from AllTrails.com

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Bear Creek Dog Park

Bear Creek Dog Park

This fenced-in, 10-acre dog park with benches, shaded areas, restrooms & an agility training course is free of charge.

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Old Colorado City

Old Colorado City

Old Colorado City is the perfect place for variety of unique and locally-owned shops and restaurants.

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Air Force Academy

Air Force Academy

Visit this beautiful and historic campus which gets hundreds of thousands of tourists each year from all over the world.

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Manitou Incline

Manitou Incline

This is considered an extreme trail and is an advanced hike! But, once you do it you can brag to all your friends about it.

CAROL LAWRENCE,THE GAZETTE

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Pioneers Museum

Pioneers Museum

Learn what our community has been, what it is today and what it can become in the future. The Museum welcomes more than 50,000 visitors each year.

Jeff Kearney

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Red Rock Canyon Open Space

Red Rock Canyon Open Space

There are lots of trails along the canyons and ridges of red rock provide great views of Garden of the Gods. There are two off-leash dog loops and also a free bicycle riding area.

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE

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Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs

You can visit the gift & specialty shops, spend time at the penny arcade, or find all the old water fountains.

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Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods

Always a great place to go for an easy hike or a picnic.

Christian murdock

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