Broadmoor Court offers a variety of on-site activities and socialization opportunities, but sometimes you want to explore beyond your senior living community. While Colorado Springs is a popular tourist destination, it offers plenty of entertainment and activity options for locals as well. Seniors can enjoy a variety of activities in and near Colorado Springs to keep life fun. Consider these options when you want to get out and explore.
The Colorado Springs Senior Center is a space designed specifically for residents 55 and older. This facility offers a wide range of daily programs that keep seniors active and engaged. You can participate in things like classes, movies, exercise and clubs with other older adults.
Active seniors have many options in and around Colorado Springs to go to. Garden of the Gods is a popular nearby spot where you can hike and take in the gorgeous views. You can also bike or go horseback riding there if you prefer a different mode of transportation. Pikes Peak is another spot near Colorado Springs where you can hike and explore. While you're there, you can also check out the popular Pikes Peak Cog Railway or enjoy donuts at Pikes Peak Summit House. If you prefer a less intense walk, wandering around Memorial Park is an option. Pack a picnic to enjoy as you take in the lake and other sights.
Colorado Springs is the perfect place for seniors who want to get out into nature. You don't have to be a hiker to take in the beautiful nature views of the area. You can find many scenic drives through Pikes Peak and other areas. Broadmoor Seven Falls is a popular stop near Colorado Springs where you can see waterfalls with or without a hike. Elevator access to the waterfalls makes this a suitable stop for older adults, even those with mobility limitations.
If you enjoy leisurely wandering museums, Colorado Springs has many choices for you. Residents of Broadmoor Court can easily access museums covering a wide range of topics, from art to history. Some popular options include:
If your grandchildren live nearby or visit you in Colorado Springs, taking them to the Play Street Museum is a fun way to spend an afternoon. This interactive children's museum lets them burn off energy and offers a fun way for you to interact with them.
Another popular spot in Colorado Springs is the United States Air Force Academy. Not everything on campus is open to visitors, but some of the buildings are available for tours. You'll see lots of beautiful architecture while learning about the Air Force and the history of flight. The Cadet Chapel is a particularly iconic building on the campus.
If you love seeing wildlife up close, Colorado Springs offers different options that work well for seniors. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is a popular stop for vacationers and locals alike. Built into a mountain, this zoo offers picturesque views while you move from exhibit to exhibit to check out the animal residents. The zoo is known for its large giraffe population, but it houses a wide variety of other animals, so you can likely see your favorites.
The Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center is another way to see wild animals. It's a short drive from Colorado Springs in Divide, Colorado. The wildlife center offers a variety of tour types that let you explore the wild residents while learning more about the species that live there.
Colorado Springs has many historical sites in and near the city where you can feel like you've gone back in time. Seniors who enjoy history might try one of these options:
Choosing Colorado Springs activities that match your interests can help you feel fulfilled and entertained without traveling far. Whether you enjoy them with friends or take visiting family members along to experience your community, these activities are great for all ages.
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