Retire in Colorado Springs

Activities and Culture

Learn about Colorado Springs's' popular activities and culture.

Activities

Although it's obviously in Colorado, Colorado Springs isn't directly located on any major ski mountains. However, if you're willing to travel a few hours, you have more than a handful of great resorts at your fingertips, such as Eldora Mountain Resort. With 15 golf courses, a large number of shooting ranges with the Air Force Academy nearby, and a very active volunteer community, you should find plenty to do in Colorado Springs no matter your interests.

At a glance

Bowling Alleys:

9

Movie Theaters:

8

Casinos:

2

Public Libraries:

11

Malls:

6

Shooting Ranges:

8

Sports Teams within 60 Miles:

0

Closest Beach:

n/a

Closest Skiing:

Eldora Mountain Resort (117 miles away)

Golf courses and country clubs:

15

Universities:

7

  • Area
  • National Average

Food

Food Summary

Living in a city always has its advantages, and in Colorado Springs' case, that means a ton of restaurant options for its visitors and residents. A perfect locale for the avid foodie, Colorado Springs covers the spectrum of everything from hole in the wall hidden gems to high end fine dining.

  • Restaurants

    997
  • Bars

    88
  • Local Specialty

    Donuts at Pike's Peak

Culture

Culture Summary

Colorado Springs offers a fantastic array of cultural options. The city boasts unique attractions such as the Olympic Training Center, the Western Museum of Mining and Industry, the Ghost Town Museum and the Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum just to name a few. Those, combined with performing arts such as the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, ensure that new retirees in the area have a great deal of options to choose from.

  • Total performing arts companies

    12
  • Museums

    12
  • Historical Sites

    2
  • Zoos and Botanical Gardens

    1
  • Vineyards

    8

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