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Friday, July 31, 2015

The Museums of Colorado Springs



An American Industry & Commerce Travel Itinerary
The Museums of Colorado Springs
Step back in time and explore the Wild West, enjoy the arts, culture and heritage of Colorado Springs and the many technological innovations in mining, agriculture and industry by visiting the museums of the Pikes Peak Region.
The Fine Arts Center, established in 1936, is home to world-class art galleries, Broadway-worthy live theatre, and an art school for all ages. Experience the art of gourmet at Taste with amazing patio views of Pikes Peak and browse the local art.
The Pioneers Museum is located downtown in the beautifully restored 1903 El Paso County Courthouse. The museum preserves the history and culture of the Pikes Peak region, and features permanent exhibits on the history of the area and changing exhibits on topics of broad interest. Also, a nationally significant collections of quilts, art pottery and the finest regional landscape art collection in Colorado. Other collections relate to Native American influences in the region, the founding of the City, the area's mining and agricultural history, its early prominence as a health resort, and its more recent significance as a center for military training and operations.
The Cripple Creek Visitors Center a 11,600 square foot facility with hands-on exhibits improved by audio and video techniques. Immerse yourself in the old days of the World's Best Gold camp.
The Ghost Town Museum As a true preservation of Colorado’s western past, the Ghost Town Museum is a fun and historic look back at an old west town during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Lots of hands-on activities for all ages.
The Manitou Springs Heritage Center the Incline Exhibit relates the story of how the installation of a pipeline for a hydro-electric plant became a famous tourist amusement for 81 years and then was reincarnated into an even more famous location for people seeking an extreme physical challenge.
Planning Your Trip assumes uniquely local dimensions wherever you go; the activities that you, the visitor – local, or global –  select and irrespective of the length of your stay, are unique of the community you are visiting and rooted into the local economy, history and traditions.
TEMA develops personalized travel itineraries based on client interests by leveraging an in-depth knowledge of your destination, superior client service in the planning stages and throughout the trip or event as well as logistics expertise to reduce accommodations and transport costs and transfer times.
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The Western Museum of Mining and Industry preserves and interprets the rich mining history of Colorado and the American West. A collection of over 4,000 artifacts is on display at the 27-acre indoor/outdoor exhibit site, including: a ten-stamp ore mill, a multi-purpose center with exhibits, a theater and a 5,000-volume research library. An exciting and exceptional tool for learning about Colorado history, mining and industrial technology, geology, and the environment.
Rock Ledge Ranch The history of the West comes to life at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. You are invited to explore lifestyles and homes of the Pikes Peak Region's early inhabitants. Knowledgeable interpreters will assist you on your journey through one of America’s premier historic sites.
The Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum for nearly two decades, the museum has been actively involved in the Colorado community and the preservation of classic and antique motorcycles and their history from around the world with a focus not only on the mechanical works of art we call motorcycles, but also on the people that have been such a huge part of the history. The names and faces of the pioneers of motorcycling and their contributions are captured in photographs and biographies throughout the museum. The display of this memorabilia ensures that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy the history of early American two-wheeled ingenuity and preserve its legacy.
The Pikes Peak Historical Street Railway Foundation Colorado Springs’ first streetcar service was powered by horses. Initiated in 1887, the Colorado Springs & Manitou Street Railway Company line ran from Colorado College to the Central Business District. By 1888, a second line to the west was completed from the Santa Fe depot to 8th Street, and by 1889, the line along Tejon was extended north to Fontanero. At its peak, a total of 10 horse-drawn trolley cars operated in the city. In 1890, the Colorado Springs Rapid Transit Railway began the process of replacing the horse car lines with electric power, a system that numbered 44 electric cars by 1900; at its peak, the system covered 41 miles. In 1931, buses began replacing streetcars. Streetcar service ended shortly thereafter.


The Peterson Air and Space Museum was contained in one small building—the original airport passenger terminal for the City of Colorado Springs and now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. That same year, Colorado designated those buildings as a state historic district. Today, the museum is located right in the center of that 8.3 acre historic district on Peterson Air Force Base. The original Passenger Terminal, City Hangar and Broad- moor Hangar all have exhibits inside and anchor the award winning airpark.



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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region



An American Industry & Commerce Travel Itinerary
Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region
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 town. The multiple recreational opportunities afforded by the nearby mountains include everything from hiking to taking in the breathtaking geological wonders at Garden of the Gods Park, Cave of the Winds and the Paint Mines Interpretive Park.
Colorado Springs has a Thriving Arts and Cultural Scene
History the area’s first inhabitants were American Indian people. The Ute, Cheyenne, Arapaho and other tribes gathered at the base of Pikes Peak, near its abundant springs. During the 18th Century both French and Spanish flags flew over the region. But with the Louisiana Purchase more Anglo-American explorers and settlers began to venture west. In 1859, Colorado Springs history is marked with the founding of Colorado City which became the first settlement in the Pikes Peak region. It was the territorial capitol for a short period and served as a supply camp for miners traveling to the mining camps west of Denver.
By 1871, the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad facilitated visits to a Victorian spa resort town at the base of Pikes Peak. The stunning scenic beauty was not the only thing that attracted people to the area. The sunny conditions and dry, mild climate of Colorado Springs made these communities popular for people suffering from poor health, especially tuberculosis.
Gold was discovered on the western slope of Pikes Peak, one of the richest gold strikes in American history. Almost overnight, the Cripple Creek Mining District grew from an isolated cattle pasture to the home of more than 50,000 people. By the turn of the 19th century, Colorado Springs was called the city of millionaires.
Since the 1940s, Colorado Springs has been home to major military installations including Fort Carson, Peterson Air Force Base, the U.S. Space Command, NORAD, Schriever Air Force Base and the United States Air Force Academy.
Colorado Springs is a National Trust for Historic Preservation Distinctive Destination 
Colorado Springs was selected for its walkable historic areas, its commitment to sustainability and its natural attractions and ample recreational opportunities in the nearby Rocky Mountains. Activities range from family itineraries to educational, cultural and a wide range of outdoor programs: rafting, biking, rock climbing, horseback riding and fishing.
Planning Your Trip assumes uniquely local dimensions wherever you go; the activities that you, the visitor – local, or global –  select and irrespective of the length of your stay, are unique of the community you are visiting and rooted into the local economy, history and traditions.
TEMA develops personalized travel itineraries based on client interests by leveraging an in-depth knowledge of your destination, superior client service in the planning stages and throughout the trip or event as well as logistics expertise to reduce accommodations and transport costs and transfer times.
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Train Rides experience scenic beauty and historic travel aboard the Broadmoor's Manitou & Pikes Peak Cog Railway, the Royal Gorge Route Railroad and Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad.
Food Tours enjoy culinary secrets in the heart of Downtown Colorado Springs or Historic Manitou Springs at six diverse dining locations serving unique food and drink tastings.
Art Galleries and Shopping for over a century, artisans have been inspired by the amazing beauty of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. Local art can be found in one-of-a-kind boutiques, discount stores and world-famous chains.
Museums Step back in time and explore the Wild West at the Pioneers Museum or Outlaws and Lawmen Museum.  Enjoy the art and culture at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.  A variety of experience ranging from space and aviation to natural history, railroads and ghost towns.
Sports Colorado Springs is home of the U.S. Olympic Committee and Training Center. The high altitude, pleasant climate and natural beauty make training or competing here a unique location for your team and sport.


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