Manitou Springs Creative District located in Manitou Springs CO

Manitou Springs Creative District



 (719) 685-5089

 354 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829

Hidden between Garden of the Gods and America’s most famous mountain, Pikes Peak, lies the magical town of Manitou Springs.

“Manitou” is a Native American word for “spirit” and describes this beautiful mountain community. Eleven naturally carbonated mineral spring fountains, located throughout this Historic town, run free for all who wish to enjoy the healing benefits. The Ute, Cheyenne and other Native Americans considered this area sacred for the healing springs and clean mountain air.

Manitou Springs is a vibrant artisan community, home to world class art, music, theater and sidewalk sculpture displays. The Historic District is lined with unique art galleries, one of a kind gift shops and trading posts with handcrafted Native American treasures. Manitou Springs is home to dozens of artists and art galleries. The Manitou Springs Arts Council is a driving force for the arts in our historic town!

Manitou Springs is also home to internationally famous historic restaurants, as well as many favorite neighborhood dining establishments, Manitou Springs has a wide selection of quality accommodations: lodging can be found in a historic hotel, many unique bed & breakfasts, classic and cozy hotels & motels, quality motor inns, top quality chains, secluded cabins & cottages and RV parks & campgrounds.

The Pikes Peak area attractions make your Manitou Springs experience complete.

The Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway will take you to the top of Pikes Peak elevation 14,115 feet. At the Cave of the Winds, you will descend into the colorful depths of Colorado. Miramont Castle and the Cliff Dwellings Museum will take you back in time. The Iron Springs Chateau Melodrama will tickle your funny bone and delight your senses. The Garden of the Gods Park & The Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center will lift your spirit. Visit the Garden of the Gods Trading Post for the largest gift shop and gallery at the south edge of the park. The Ghost Town Museum and the Manitou Springs Heritage Center will bring you back 100 years to an 1800’s old west town. Families have all of this to enjoy and more!