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A Successful Summer Season!

Thanks, Tripadvisor! Recently, the GoG had the immense honor of being featured in Tripadvisor’s Best of the Best list, which is already incredible on its own, but it gets better: we were ranked number 9….in the WORLD. That’s higher than Central Park in New York City, Paris’ Eiffel Tower, and even Machu Picchu! Who knew…

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Birds of the Park

Red-tailed Hawk Scientific Classification:Kingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ChordataClass: AvesOrdeo·: Falconifomes (or Accipitriformes)Family: AccipitridaeGenus: ButeoSpecies: Buteo jamaicensisLength: 19″Wing Span: 49″Weight: 2.4 lb (1,080 g)The red-tailed hawk can be seen flying high above the Garden of the Gods park, but most commonly observed flying around Gray Rock. Prairie Falcon Scientific Classification:Kingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ChordataClass: AvesOrdeo·: Falconifomes (or Accipitriformes)Family: FalconidaeGenus: FalcoSpecies:…

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Colorado Springs ranked in the Top 10 “Emerging Destinations” list

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – Colorado Springs has earned the number 7 spot in TripAdvisor’s list ranking the top 25 emerging destinations in the world. It was part of TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best 2021 ranking. The list is published annually and uses reviews, ratings, and saves from travelers worldwide to “spotlight the…

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Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center wins Prism Award

Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center in Colorado Springs was among three organizations statewide to receive Prism Awards Friday from the Colorado Institute for Social Impact. The center received a Prism Award for Social Impact Business of the Year for southern Colorado, EarthHero in Boulder received a similar award for northern Colorado and…

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Noxious weeds in Garden of the Gods 

Thirsty invasive plants that steal water from natural vegetation, grow quickly, and overtake recreational trails have infiltrated Garden of the Gods, a registered National Natural Landmark. With 6 million visitors each year, the historic site has become vulnerable to the spread of noxious weeds through human and pet activity, said John Stark, manager of Garden…

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Visit Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs

Early travelers were drawn to Colorado Springs for the high altitude, sunshine, mineral waters, and dry climate. Present-day travelers visit for many of the same reasons.  At 6,035 ft., Colorado Springs even surpasses Denver, the mile-high city. Most travelers fly into Denver International Airport and drive 75 miles (121km) south on Interstate Highway 25 to Colorado…

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Colorado Springs offers a relaxing, family-friendly getaway from Vail Valley

Perched atop a hill overlooking Garden of the Gods, the aptly named Garden of the Gods Resort offered a relaxing weekend respite after a recent stress-filled week. We arrived at the resort on a Friday afternoon with just enough time to check out our luxurious room (plush robes, private balcony and an in-room wine dispenser) and gawk…