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Manitou Springs

Trip Planner USA  /  Colorado  /  El Paso County  /  Manitou Springs
(4/5 based on 8,000+ reviews for top 10 attractions)
Things to do: historic sites, fun & games, nature
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak. Today the town still connects travelers with the famous peak through a cog railway that takes people to the summit. Lined with two-story adjoining shops, restaurants, and bars, the town's other main attraction is the mineral springs that offer healing waters. The town's population of less than 5,000 prizes nature and embodies the spirit of an early 20th-century frontier settlement, in fact, Manitou stems from a Native American term meaning "great Spirit." Plan how to spend your time in Manitou Springs and other destinations in United States using our United States holiday planner.
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Where to stay in Manitou Springs

The downtown area houses guests in lodges and or chain hotels. The town's 150-year-old Victorian-style hotel offers smaller rooms but provides historical charm, and it's withing walking distance to shops and restaurants. Booking a rental cottage or cabin just outside downtown puts you in touch with nature without being too far away from the activity in the town's center.
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