The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named Colorado Springs to its 2011 list of America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations with the following accolade:

“Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, visitors to Colorado Springs can enjoy commanding views of Pikes Peak from just about any part of this vibrant, historic town.”

The National Trust’s list, now in its 12th year, recognizes communities that offer cultural and recreational experiences different from the typical vacation destination.

Other 2011 selections include  Alexandria, Va.,  Sheridan, Wyo. and Sonoma, Calif. For the complete list, visit:

To vote once per day for your favorite city, between now and March 15, click here.

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To see a list of the city’s historic registered properties, visit the website of the Historic Preservation Alliance of Colorado Springs.


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