Colorado Springs

Population

2010: 416,427, #41 in U.S., #2 in Colorado

1950: 45,472

2010 Metropolitan area: 645,613, #82 in U.S.

Setting

Colorado Springs was founded in 1872 as a resort community. It is located at an elevation of 6,035 feet, near the base of Pikes Peak.

Buildings

Tallest Building: Wells Fargo Tower (1990), 247 feet

List of tallest buildings

Stores

Colorado Springs has no downtown department stores.

Trains

Colorado Springs has no train service. The nine-mile Pikes Peak Cog Railway begins in Manitou Springs, just west of Colorado Springs.

Museums

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is located downtown. The Fine Arts Center is just north of downtown.


Downtown Colorado Springs

Theaters

Kimball’s Peak Three Theater (1915) shows independent movies.

The Colorado Springs Philharmonic and Opera Theatre of the Rockies play at the Pikes Peak Center (1982). The Theater League has touring musicals at the Pikes Peak Center.

Sports

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox, Triple-A Pacific Coast League affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, play at Security Service Field (1988), on the eastern edge of the city. The Broadmoor World Arena (1998) has ice-skating events, as well as other sporting events and concerts.

One of the three U.S. Olympic Training Centers is in Colorado Springs.

Map of Downtown Colorado Springs

Downtown Partnership

Convention and Visitors Bureau

Historic Downtown