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One of America’s Greatest Public Spaces

Delight in the sky high red rocks of sandstone, clear blue skies and the scenic surroundings of Colorado’s Pikes Peak Region at the Garden of the Gods, part of our Colorado bus tour. Located in Colorado Springs, the Garden of the Gods is a registered national landmark and the leading visitor and nature center of the region.

Established in 1994 by the Garden of the Gods Foundation, the institution preserves, protects and maintains the natural wonder to this day.

Learn about the natural history of the park in the Visitor and Nature Center, or head outdoors for a look at the wondrous geological formations during your time at one of America’s Greatest Public Spaces.

Red Rock Formations, Garden of the Gods

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Garden of the Gods' Entrance, Colorado Springs, CO

Entrance to Garden of the Gods

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Garden of the Gods Colorado Scenery

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Garden of the Gods Surrounding Scenery

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The Many Wonders

Introductory Film

Start your time off at the Garden of the Gods with a 14-minute film in the Visitor and Nature Center, the gateway to the Garden of the Gods Park. Here you will uncover the history of the Pikes Peak Region of Colorado through the theatres vivid historic, geographic and geological displays shown on the 23 foot screen. The show is guaranteed to enhance your Garden of the Gods experience.

 

Exhibits 

From geology and ecology, to the cultural history of the Colorado region, the park’s Visitor and Nature Center comes to life through 30 interactive exhibits. Explore the park using a six foot topographical map, learn about flora, fauna and the history of Pikes Peak Region at the Talking Rocks, or take an imaginary ride on a life-sized replica of  a buffalo or bighorn sheep. The Garden of the Gods’ Visitor and Nature Center boasts seven hands-on displays, nine-colorful information displays and six dioramas that allow you to uncover the wonders of the great Pikes Peak Region.

 

Rich Buzzelli

Don’t forget to take the time to admire Rich Buzzelli’s photographs in the Rich Buzzelli exhibit. Known as the Garden’s own Landscape Photographer, Buzzelli took spectacular photographs in his day that promoted the park and increased awareness of the importance of preserving the natural wonder.

 

Photography

Whether it’s the scenic views surrounding the Visitor and Nature Center, or the Siamese Twins Trail, capture the Garden of the Gods on camera. The beautiful rock formations found in the park and surrounding area have been inspiring photographers and artists for years.

 

Shopping in the Gift Shops

Take home a piece of the garden. Whether you are looking for a small keepsake or a special gift for a friend, the gift shops at Garden of the Gods were voted the, ‘Best in Colorado Springs.’ From American Indian jewellery, pottery and sculptures to books and postcards, the gift shops offer one-of-a-kind items you can’t find anywhere else.

 

Café

After you’ve explored the Visitor and Nature Center and seen the park, relax and enjoy lunch or a snack at the Garden of the Gods Café serving traditional American fare. Whether you choose to sit indoors or outdoors, the Café offers stunning views of the park and Pikes Peak.

Travel Tips

  • Don’t forget your camera. From the red peaks to the surrounding terrain. There will be photo opportunities you won’t want to miss out on.

 

  • Ensure you wear appropriate clothing and footwear. 

 

  • The Garden of the Gods Visitor Center and some of the surrounding trails are wheelchair accessible. If you or someone in your party is handicapped, let your reservations agent know ahead of time, so that the museum can be sure to accommodate your group in the most convenient and comfortable setting.