The Town of Manitou Springs, Colorado, has an active preservation program. The 2001-2002 Manitou Springs Historic Buildings Survey and Inventory is a project that documents the condition of the town’s historic resources. This survey will assist in preservation planning efforts and document the state of the town’s Spencer / Cave neighborhood. It will also be a reference tool for the preservation of Manitou Springs’ historical resources. It is important to note that the Historic Buildings Survey and Inventory does not include all of the Town’s historic resources.
The survey and information-gathering efforts were facilitated by Michelle Anthony. Holly Wilson provided oversight and assistance. Deborah Harrison provided historical information on the town. Nancy Thaler, Kelly Murphy, and Jessy Randall contributed to the research. Diana Ayles provided copies of residential property appraisal records. These sources were important in the research phase. Manitou Springs CO has a rich history. The research team is grateful to all the residents who assisted in this project.
In the late 1800s, Manitou Springs CO began growing as a resort town and a popular tourist destination. This was due in part to the growing number of visitors to the town. The spring waters were believed to cure many ailments, including tuberculosis. The town grew to accommodate the influx of visitors and became a popular destination for tourists and mineral water suppliers. The town became a popular destination for visitors, primarily because of its mineral water.
The Manitou Springs Library, which had a Carnegie-era location, has now relocated to the Manitou Art Center. The library is open to the public, but visitors should bring their library card numbers to access the library. The Manitou Art Center will host the 2022 Manitou Springs Library Lawn Concert Series. This event is scheduled to take place on Wednesday evenings during June and July. For more information, visit the library’s website.
The historic Cliff Dwellings Museum, located at 10 Cliff Road, is a must-see. The museum is a replica of the Cliff Palace, Spruce Tree House, and the Phantom Cliff Canon. It is the oldest building in the town, with a 137-foot-high cannon. The museum has a diverse collection of historic structures and artifacts. Its history is fascinating. The town has a rich history of culture and tradition.
The Seven Falls waterfalls are one of Colorado’s best-known attractions. The Seven Falls, located in the South Cheyenne Canyon, have been included on the National Geographic’s list of internationally-recognized waterfalls. Located in a box canyon with a 1,250-foot-high wall, Seven Falls is a beautiful sight to see. In addition, the Broadmoor Hotel and Spa offers a spa, restaurant, and outdoor activities.
Manitou Springs, CO is home to Adventures Out West Pikes Peak Ziplines, located at 1335 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829. Southeast of Adventures Out West Pikes Peak Ziplines is Escape Manitou Springs, located at 2 Ruxton Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829. To get to Adventures Out West Pikes Peak Ziplines from Escape Manitou Springs, head south on Manitou Ave. At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Manitou Ave. At the next traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Ruxton Ave. The destination will be on your right. South of Escape Manitou Springs is Epic Evolution Photography, located at 925 High Rd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829. To get to Evolution Photography from Escape Manitou Springs, head southwest on Ruxton Ave toward Osage Ave and then turn left onto Osage Ave. Turn right onto Manitou Pl and then turn right onto Uinta Rd. Turn right to stay on Uinta Rd and then turn left onto High Rd. The destination will be on your right. East of Epic Evolution Photography is Manitou Springs Middle School, 415 El Monte Pl, Manitou Springs, CO 80829. To get to Manitou Springs Middle School from Epic Evolution Photography, take Midland Ave and Pawnee Ave to Manitou Ave. Turn right onto Manitou Ave and then take El Monte Pl and Bond St/Richardson St to your destination. Northeast of Manitou Springs Middle School is Uncle Sam’s Pancake House, located at 341 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829. To get to Uncle Sam’s Pancake House from Manitou Springs Middle School, head east toward Bond St/Richardson St and then turn left toward Bond St/Richardson St. Turn right onto Bond St/Richardson St and then turn left onto El Monte Pl. Turn right onto Manitou Ave and the destination will be on your right. East of Uncle Sam’s Pancake House is Mo’s Diner & Lounge, located at 108 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829. To get to Mo’s Diner & Lounge from Uncle Sam’s Pancake House, head east on Manitou Ave toward Oak Pl and the destination will be on your left. Southeast of Mo’s Diner & Lounge is The Harman Media & Marketing Group (THM2G), located at 635 Southpointe Ct Ste 220, Colorado Springs, CO 80906. To get to The Harman Media & Marketing Group (THM2G) from Mo’s Diner & Lounge, head southeast on US-24 E and then take a slight right onto the Interstate 25 S/U.S. 24 E ramp. Merge onto I-25 S/US-24 E and then continue to follow I-25 S. Use the right lane to take exit 138 for Lake Ave toward Circle Dr and then keep right at the fork. Follow signs for World Arena/Cheyenne Mtn Zoo/Broadmoor and merge onto Lake Ave. Continue on Lake Ave and then turn left onto Southgate Rd. Turn left onto Southpointe Ct, turn right, and the destination will be on your right.