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Rainy Day Activities in the Pikes Peak Region

1. Mine for Gold at the Western Museum of Mining & Industry The west comes alive at the Western Museum of Mining & Industry through working steam engines from the 1800’s, hands on exhibits such as…

1. Mine for Gold at the Western Museum of Mining & Industry

The west comes alive at the Western Museum of Mining & Industry through working steam engines from the 1800’s, hands on exhibits such as gold panning, outdoor displays and much more.

 

2. Enjoy an Victorian tea and tour at the Miramont Castle Museum

Sip tea and enjoy scones like a royal in the Queen’s Parlour Tearoom. Then explore the maze of Miramont Castle on your own self-guided tour through the museum.

 

3. Indoor gallery hop at Cottonwood Center for the Arts

Stroll through the artwork-covered halls and stop at the various art studios on your way. You will find artists creating and eclectic gallery spaces on your journey. Don’t forget to explore the second floor!

 

4. Step back in time with the Ute Pass Historical Society

Look into the history of the Ute Pass while walking through historic buildings and exhibits. Learn about the Ute Indians, pioneers who settled in the area, and the development of the Ute Pass.

 

5. Launch into the stars at the Space Foundation Discovery Center

Explore the wonders of the universe through science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM). Pretend you are an astronaut and blast into the history of space exploration!

 

6. Try your luck at the Manitou Springs Penny Arcade

Unleash your inner child and rediscover old-school arcade games at this vintage arcade that encompasses several indoor and outdoor spaces. The outdoor portions are covered and are the perfect escape.

 

7. Go underground at Cave of the Winds

Plunge into the depths of the earth and learn about the quirky history and discovery of the cave system that has become a historic attraction along Highway 24.

 

8. Solve puzzles at the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center

Don those thinking caps and join this interactive and fun game full of creative clues, riddles, and challenges. Can you escape in time?

 

9. Spice up your dinner at the Iron Springs Chateau Melodrama Dinner Theater

Add some drama to your dinner with a special performance at this unique Manitou gem. Laugh, cheer, boo, and sing the night away at this Vaudeville-style performance.

 

10. Break out of jail at the Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum

Relive the days of the wild, wild west as an outlaw in the old Teller County Jail. Soak in the real stories of historic criminals while you encounter the lively history of Cripple Creek.

 

11. Strike it rich at the Money Museum

Feast your eyes on all the coins, bills, tokens, and medals you can imagine. Observe the art and history behind current, past, and foreign currencies. Who knew there was such a vibrant history to something we regularly carry in our pockets?!

 

12. Watch magic come to life at Cosmo’s Magic Theater


Let Cosmo’s sleight of hand mystify and entertain you alongside his comedic commentary. Cosmo has shows for both adults and children, so everyone is sure to have a ball of a time.