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With a special focus on the athletes of the United States, this expansive museum offers visitors the chance to gain a deeper insight into the contenders who have represented the country in the Olympic and Paralympic games. The facility features numerous interactive exhibits which are a triumphant expression of the nation's pride in those who have brought it victory and glory, conjuring evocative displays which are a delight to behold. Be it the Hall of Fame or the other showcases which are a glimpse into the past, the museum strives to regale visitors with touching stories which not only inspire but also unravel in tandem with the ideals that guide the Olympics. Admire the top-notch technology which makes the exhibits easily accessible to all ages and travel through time to relive some of America's greatest moments. Additionally, a cafe and shop are located within the premises.
This alpine school redefines the term of "higher" learning, and, unlike this bad pun, receives strong praise. Well-trained guides can teach you the skills and techniques needed to scale cliffs of ice, ski the back country and mountain climb. Rock climbing lessons, its most popular offering, usually take place on the rocks at Garden of the Gods and are open to all skill levels. Private lessons are given and all equipment is provided. Also popular are guided technical and non-technical Pikes Peak climbs.
Named after Kathryn Lee Bates' poem, the park is a sprawling property with trails, manicured lawns, 40-foot tall obelisks and other installations. America the Beautiful Park overlooks Pikes Peak and at night the obelisks glow. The park is also popular for those interested in UFO sightings. Scores of visitors come with transmitters, trying to contact the other world; it's like a party out there. Opens everyday at 5a.
Built by Colarado University in 1908, this gorgeous Tudor-style dormitory was built to house the ladies of the university. Opposite a residential quadrangle just west of Armstrong Quadrangle, Bernis Hall, in addition to comfortable dormitory settings for women, has a splendid lounge with wood paneling and ceiling beams and a dining room still used by the students for special occasions. Bernis Hall was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.
Julie Penrose Fountain is the priced jewel of America The Beautiful Park situated in the heart of Colorado Springs. Designed by David Barber and Bill Burgess, this wonderful fountain was dedicated to Julie Penrose, a philanthropist who lived in Colorado Springs between 1900 to 1956. This architectural marvel weighs over 24 tons (22.0462 tonnes) and is one of the most beautiful sculptural fountains in the state. Julie Penrose Fountain made using steel plates is a huge open loop with as many as 366 water pipes fitted inside. Its capability to rotate is one of its distinct feature that makes Julie Penrose Fountain unique and a popular tourist spot.