Listen to the Best Live Music in Manitou

What else would you expect from an artsy, vibrant mountain town but live music on any given day of the week? From our library lawn concerts on summer nights to bluegrass prodigy performances at city hall, you won’t want to…
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Mother’s Day in Manitou Springs

Mother’s Day is this weekend and Manitou Springs is the perfect place to spend the day with mom. Start your day with Sunday Brunch at The Briarhurst or  Adam’s Mountain Café. The Briarhurst’s Champagne Brunch will be spectacular, call for…
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Top 5 Places to Watch the Sunset Near Manitou Springs

A sunset in the Rockies is like no other because the sun sets behind the mountains before it leaves the horizon leaving a warm glow to the beautiful landscape. If you are looking for a weekend get-a-way or a full-blown…
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Marilyn’s new look, new menu

Marilyn’s, a fixture at the Ruxton roundabout, has a new owner, new menu and an all-new look inside. Conrad Warner bought the former pizza place in early February and closed it temporarily for renovations. Conrad and business partner Amanda Gentile…
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Visit Pikes Peak this summer

Pikes Peak America’s Mountain: the inspiration for Katherine Lee Bate’s “America the Beautiful”… there are no fourteeners quite as breathtaking, or as accessible.  You can drive a car-full via the 19 miles of the Pikes Peak Highway, stopping for a…
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Escape and Enjoy Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs is a vibrant artisan community, home of world-class art, music and sidewalk sculpture displays. As a walkable mountain town, in the heart of the Pikes Peak region, the historic district is lined with one-of-a-kind gift shops, art galleries, mineral…
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Easter weekend in Manitou Springs

There’s plenty going on this Easter Weekend in Manitou Springs!  Head to Miramont Castle or join the Kiwanis for an Easter Egg Hunt. Enjoy brunch at the Briarhurst or attend Easter services at one of our local churches.  Here’s a complete…
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Your Pikes Peak or Bust Bucket List

Sip and stroll Each of Manitou Springs’ eight effervescent cold-water drinking springs has a different mineral content and slightly different bouquet.  Stop in the Manitou Springs Visitor Center for a map of the springs walking tour. Call 719-685-5089 or stop…
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Art is Alive in Manitou Springs

As a state-designated Creative District, the Manitou Springs Creative District supports Economic Development through the Creative Industries.  They make sure artists and creative solutions are a part of the Manitou Springs master plan. They partner with the City of Manitou Springs,…
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#SpringInManitou March Photo contest

What does your #SpringInManitou look like? Tell us and earn a chance to win $50 in Manitou Money. (good at most Manitou Springs businesses, including bars, restaurants, shopping and more!) To enter, follow these instructions: 1) Like and follow us at Visit…
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Nelson Ruffano purchases The Ancient Mariner

One New Year’s Eve in the late 1990s, Colorado Springs real estate agent Nelson Ruffano had a vivid dream. He dreamt he owned a busy NY-style pizzeria. Already in his life, Ruffano had been a probation officer, a teacher, and…
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New owners at Good Karma Café

                  In January, Good Karma Café founding owners Kelly and Gary Myers sold the cafe to Manitou Springs couple and Good Karma regulars, Reinaldo “Rey” Figueroa and Cindy Frankmore.  Cindy is a…
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Manitou Springs in the News

April 19, 2018 – – R we there yet mom? — Three days in Colorado Springs with Kids Austin-based freelance travel writer, Rebecca Darling spent spring break in the Manitou Springs/Colorado Springs-area with her family of 5.  Her three-day itinerary…
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Celebrate the Season in Historic Manitou Springs

Strolling Carolers and Musicians every weekend Visit with Santa through December Christmas lights galore! Shop Manitou Ski Monarch special offer Walk to charming shops and warm eateries throughout downtown Vibrant Art Scene with 11 art galleries and Art on the Streets…
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Winter fun in Manitou Springs

Pikes Peak is dusted with snow and the holiday season is upon us!  In Manitou Spring there is endless amounts of things to do, inside and out, there are limitless adventures at the foot of Pikes Peak, America’s Mountain. Take a hike, stroll through our charming downtown shops…
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Shop Manitou, Ski Monarch

Do you shop in Manitou Springs? Do you like to ski? Present $75 in Manitou receipts to receive a voucher for 40% off one adult lift ticket at Monarch Mountain. (any and all Manitou Springs Business receipts will work…shopping, dining, lodging, gas, services,…
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CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2018 Coffin Race T-shirt Contest

  Calling all artists, graphic designers and community members, the Emma Crawford Coffin Race T-Shirt Contest is going on now. Submit your design for the official 2018 Emma Crawford T-shirt to the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce located at 354…
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Manitou Cliff Dwellings 101: What You Need To Know Before You Go!

The Manitou Cliff Dwellings are a great day-adventure for the entire family! Don’t have time to drive down to the southwest near Durango, CO to see the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park? In Manitou, you can find the 40-room…
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14 Amazing Facts about the North Pole, Colorado

Here’s 14 amazing facts you probably didn’t know about this local, family-run, 60 year old theme park. The North Pole opened on June 16, 1956. The North Pole village was designed by one of Disney’s architects, Arto Monaco in the late…
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10 Beginner Tips for Wine Tasting in Manitou Springs

Learn to how to sip, savor and evaluate wine by following our tips for wine tasting. With the Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival right around the corner, we want you to get the most out of your tasting. Start with…
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