This Colorado Springs, Colorado park not only has a great park but a great Visitors Center as well. This is actually a good place to start before seeing the park.

 

Garden of the Gods - Visitors Center

Garden of the Gods – Visitors Center

The center is located at the Northeast entrance to the park and offers plenty of parking. There is a handicap entrance if you need one.

 

Garden of the Gods - Front Desk

Garden of the Gods – Front Desk

The front desk is where you can find out about tours, rock climbing, or any question you may have. There is also a good map behind them on the wall. They also have a movie theater inside.

 

Garden of the Gods - Model of Park

Garden of the Gods – Model of Park

The 3D model of the park is a good way to view the roads and sites before setting out into the park.

 

Garden of the Gods - Mountain Map

Garden of the Gods – Mountain Map

there are lots of displays about the geology of the park and how it was formed.

 

Garden of the Gods - Indigenous Animals

Garden of the Gods – Indigenous Animals

This was an amazing exhibit of all of the park animals. The nearby Rocky Mountains helps make for a wide variety of animals.

 

Garden of the Gods - Beware the Dinosaurs

Garden of the Gods – Beware the Dinosaurs

There are also fun things to do for the kids (I refer to the one above) like get your picture taken with the native dinosaurs. Hint – the are not real. It is just an illusion but its fun none the less.

 

Garden of the Gods - View from the Balcony with Sign

Garden of the Gods – View from the Balcony with Sign

One of the best features of the center is the balcony view. The picture above doesn’t do it justice.

 

 

We highly recommend a visit to this park if you are anywhere near Colorado Springs. We have been twice – once in the cold winter and once in the fall and each visit was very enjoyable. However, we do not recommend hiking in the winter.

For much more information check out their wonderful website:

http://gardenofgods.com/

 

 

Garden of the Gods Visitors Center - Colorado Springs, CO

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