Spa creates new environment at Mining Exchange
A trip to the MX Spa, which opened June 20 in the basement of the Mining Exchange Hotel, is one that takes its visitors through the rich history of the Pikes Peak region and one of its most storied structures. Bound for the spa’s massage parlor, nail salon or... Read more
Hill Climb Experience supercharges museum visits
One year ago this weekend the Pikes Peak Hill Climb Experience opened at El Pomar’s Penrose Heritage Museum. The heritage museum originally opened in 1941, blocks from its newest iteration, which is located just across the street from The Broadmoor Hotel. It exhibits a variety of unusual transit modes,... Read more
Drury Hotels Company opened a new Drury Inn & Suites in northern Colorado Springs. The new hotel is the fourth Drury hotel in Colorado and features 180 rooms and more than 2,700 square feet of meeting space. According to the press release sent by the company, Drury Inn &... Read more
BEA: Growth in tourism slows
Spending on travel and tourism dropped during the first quarter of the year, increasing 2 percent from a high of 4.9 percent during the fourth quarter of 2014, according o reprots from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. In addition, the nation’s gross domestic product also decreased .7 percent... Read more
Optimism returns for tourism industry
Following several disappointing seasons, local tourism, like the real estate industry, is counting on pent-up demand and new regional projects to inject some much-needed capital into both the trade and the local economy. Doug Price, president and CEO of the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, said a market... Read more
Tuesday night, Colorado Springs will know its next mayor, the person to replace Steve Bach. The city’s new chief executive, John Suthers or Mary Lou Makepeace, will take office June 2 knowing the honeymoon will not last long. Expectations are high for the new mayor to develop a productive... Read more
Olympic Museum details unveiled
Organizers of the planned U.S. Olympic Museum have unveiled the first conceptual drawings of the building and site in downtown Colorado Springs. Museum officials also announced finalization Thursday of the gift from Nor’wood Development Group, which donated 1.7 acres near the intersection of Vermijo Avenue and Sierra Madre Street,... Read more
Garden of the Gods Visitor, Nature Center to reopen next week
  The Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center’s new exhibit designs and building improvement projects will open to the public May 16. Grand opening festivities take place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. New Exhibit highlights include a full-scale model of the Theiophytalia kerri dinosaur, a paleontological find in... Read more
Cripple Creek survival stories
In 1992, the first full year after casino gambling was introduced in the historic Colorado mining towns of Black Hawk, Central City and Cripple Creek, casinos in “The Creek” reported adjusted gross proceeds (AGP) of $52.5 million. Revenues climbed steadily during the next 13 years, peaking at $154.9 million... Read more
For a good chunk of February, a driving vacation took me back to my roots, visiting Arkansas and coming back through Texas, seeing family and friends at various stops. But though this trip wasn’t about work, I couldn’t avoid noticing some tourist attractions along the way, especially how they... Read more
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