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Things To Do Near Victoria's Keep

For those seeking a special Pikes Peak B&B experience, a visit to Victoria's Keep in historic Manitou Springs, CO is in order.

Attractions | Events | Dining | Activities

Manitou Springs is perfectly located and is an excellent "home base" for a variety of attractions including Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Garden of the Gods, Miramont Castle, Seven Falls, Cave of the Winds, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Iron Springs Melodrama Theatre, Air Force Academy, and the Olympic Training Center.

Other activities and events in the area include dining, antique shopping, historical sites, rodeo, ancient ruins, and many beautiful hiking trails. Beauty abounds in every season. Come enjoy our Colorado style hospitality at Victoria's Keep - a Pikes Peak Bed and Breakfast!!


Air Force Academy -
See the spectacular cadet chapel at the Air Force Academy and also visit the Field house and visitor's center. Come and attend a great football game and cheer your favorite team.

Garden of the Gods -
Magnificent towering sandstone rock formations grace this beautiful park against a backdrop of Pikes Peak and brilliant blue skies. This spiritual park is sacred to Native Americans. You have many interactive and educational events to experience throughout the park and the Visitor's Center. Open year round.

Garden of the Gods Trading Post-
Established in 1900, just at the edge of Garden of the Gods Park.  Browse away some time, pick up great souvenirs at the largest gift shop and art gallery in Colorado.

Cave of the Winds & Laser Canyon -
Cave of the winds has 4 different tours available, along with the laser show. The stories and history of the caves are rich with treasures from time. The Discovery Tour is a 45 minute guided walking and is a classic tour enjoyed by all. The caves maintain a comfortable 54 degrees no matter what the temperature is outside and they are open year round.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo -
Combine beautiful mountain scenery with more that 500 animals. No visit to Colorado and the Pikes Peak Region would be complete without a visit to the The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

Cliff Dwellings and Museum -
The Manitou Cliff Dwellings is a rare historical treasure. Preserved under a protective red sandstone overhang, authentic Anasazi cliff dwellings. The actual ruins (c.1100 - 1300 A.D.) provide a compelling setting for the Indian dancers who perform from June through August.

Florissant Fossil Beds -
A beautiful mountain valley just west of Pikes Peak holds spectacular remnants of the earth's prehistoric life. Huge petrified redwoods and incredibly detailed fossils of ancient insects and plants reveal a very different Colorado of long ago.

Flying W Ranch -  - Closed temporarily.

The Flying W Ranch Steak House and Western show is fun and entertaining. After a delicious meal of BBQ chicken or beef, relax and enjoy the entertainment by the Flying W Wranglers. They have specialized in western food and entertainment since 1953. There is also the old western town that has 14 museum buildings and a gift shop. 


Iron Spgs Chateau Melodrama -
For more than 39 years, the Iron Springs Melodrama Dinner Theater has provided the Pikes Peak Region of Colorado with an evening of hilarious comedy and quality entertainment. The evening begins with a family-style dinner with the melodrama immediately following (audience participation is strongly encouraged). After the melodrama, a foot-stomping sing-along and vaudeville olio full of song, dance and comedy continues the fun throughout the evening.

Miramont Castle - 
A 46 room National Historic Landmark. This historic castle was built in 1895 for a French priest and his mother as a private residence. Take a self-guided tour through this Victorian museum featuring nine styles of architecture.

Olympic Training Center -
Located within the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., the $8 million Olympic Visitor Center hosts approximately 140,000 visitors each year. It is the primary facility providing the general public with information about the U.S. Olympic Committee, U.S. Olympic Training Centers and the Olympic Movement.

Pikes Peak Highway -
The town of Cascade is the home of the Pikes Peak Highway. The highway makes a 60-mile round trip to the summit of Pikes Peak. Enjoy magnificent breathtaking 360 degree views of the Continental Divide, Sangre De Cristo Mountains, Denver, Colorado Springs and New Mexico.

Pioneer Museum -
The Mission of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is to collect, preserve, research and interpret the history and culture of the Pikes Peak Region. The Museum is housed in the beautifully restored 1903 El Paso County Courthouse. This Pioneer Museum is a winner of the Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History.

Pikes Peak Cog Railway -
Just five block from our home the Manitou and Pike's Peak Railway of Colorado (the world's highest cog railroad and the highest railroad in the United States) has taken passengers to the 14,110 foot summit of Pikes Peak, since 1891. Just 70 miles from downtown Denver and 7 miles from downtown Colorado Springs. The Cog Railway is open from mid April through the first weekend in January with trains departing seven days a week for most of that time.

Rocky Mtn Dinosaur Resource Center -
A new 20,000 square foot dinosaur museum in Woodland Park, Colorado. Exhibits include huge marine reptiles, pterosaurs, dinosaurs, a visible fossil lab, educational activities, interactive children's area, and a great gift shop. Open 7 days per week year round.

Royal Gorge -
The Royal Gorge Bridge & Park is 1,053 feet high, the panoramic vistas come second to none to the awesome Grand Canyon. The bridge spans a quarter mile across and it is the world's highest suspension bridge, an engineering marvel. Other man-made marvels include the world's longest single-span Aerial Tram and the world's steepest Incline Railway.

The Royal Gorge Route -
The Royal Gorge Route is an exciting train ride and fantastic way to experience the Royal Gorge. The passenger service train now provides visitors a 24-miles ride of unforgettable scenery and memories to last a lifetime. Passengers may choose from a lunch or dinner train and may even select the chef's choice with a complimentary glass of champagne. The 12-miles of track follows the most spectacular section of Denver & Rio Grande Railroad directly through the Gorge.

Seven Falls -
It has been called the ''Grandest Mile of Scenery in Colorado''. Located in South Cheyenne Canon, Seven Falls cascades 181 feet in seven distinct steps down a solid cliff of pikes peak granite. Crystal clear water from the southern most edges of the Pikes Peak watershed have, over the ages, carved this unique scenic masterpiece in an easily accessed location.

  • 19th Annual Fruit Cake Toss – Jan
  • Historic Speakers
  • Mardi Gras 
  • Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon - August
  • Antique Shopping
  • Historical Sites
  • Rodeo
  • Ruins
  • Wineries
  • Tennis
  • Rafting
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Swimming
    Casual Dining
  • Adams Mountain Café
  • Coquette Creperie
  • Hell's Kitchen Pizza
  • The Keg
  • The Loop
  • Marilyn’s Pizza
  • PJ's Bistro
  • Savelli’s
  • The Townhouse Lounge

  • Fine Dining
  • Carlos’ Bistro
  • Craftwood Inn
  • The Cliff House
  • Briarhurst Manor
  • The Mona Lisa
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