FREE family things to do in Colorado

Our goal when traveling is to try and find activities that are FREE to do with our children. For this blog I am focusing just on the Colorado Springs area. I will provide some useful information to help guide you to know where to go and what to do with your family! We have only been to a select few of these places so far but we hope to go to most of them during our stay in Colorado. Trust me I surely do not know everything there is to know about this city and I may not have all the free activities/places listed.  I have also listed a few awesome parks with playgrounds that will sure be a big hit for your kiddos! We love finding things to do that will wear their little bodies out, so that way they crash early and mommy and daddy get a quiet evening. 🙂 My hopes is that this list helps save your family time and energy trying to figure out what to do and it also be FREE! For our family, being able to do all these free things, allows us the opportunity to travel like we are. We have to be wise with every dollar we spend, and in this case SAVE! 🙂

    1. Free Museum
      View the various exhibits or attend an event at the Pioneers Museum in Downtown Colorado Springs.MUSEUM
    2. Free Family Activity
      Visit the Focus on the Family Welcome Center where you can take a free tour, visit the bookstore and have the fun adventure of our children’s play area which includes Birthday Party Rooms, 3-story slide, puppets, costumes and more!                                                               FOCUS
    3. Free Activity
      The museum is free and open to the public.                                          image
    4. Starsmore Visitor & Nature Center
      Spring and Fall hours: April – May and Sept. – Oct. Tuesday – Saturday 9:00am – 3:00pm Summer hours: June – August Open Daily 9:00am – 5:00pm                     image 
    5. Free 3rd Saturdays
      Come see the Olympic exhibit, Bass Gallery and History of Money for free every third Saturday of the month. Additionally, visitors can view a coin making demonstration on the mini-mint, a smaller version of a screw press.                                                 image
    6. Visitor Center & Cadet Chapel
      The Academy is open to visitors daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Visitor Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.                                                                                                                      image
    7. El Pomar Foundation                                                                                                                                           Free Museum                                                                                                                                               The Penrose Heritage Museum feature 4,000 sq. ft. of artifacts and memorabilia from the history of The Broadmoor’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb as well as historic carriages.image


    8. Free Parks
      Check out the wonderful El Paso County Parks that are free to the public.
    9. Free Museum
      Days/Hours of Operation 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday Museum closed Sunday, Monday and Federal Holidays.
    10. Art on the Streets

      Check out all of the art displays around the streets of Downtown Colorado Springs.

11. Fountain Creek Nature Center                                                                                               image

12. Garden of the Gods

garden gods

13. Downtown Manituo Springs



Beautiful Parks/Playgrounds in Colorado Springs


                                                                                                                                                                                                                 14. Palmer Park

                                                                                                  Phil Long-Pat Bowlen Community Playground








15. Monument Park

monument park


16. Swing High Memorial Park

Swing High Playground, Colorado Springs






17. America the Beautiful

america the beautiful

Hope you enjoyed this list of FREE family things to do in Colorado. (Colorado Springs) I look forward to posting more great family fun ideas in the near future! What restaurants are great for families in the area? (How about one with a giant slide inside to keep the kids busy!!) Which RV parks in Colorado are good for families? and more!

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