Things to do in Colorado Springs - Space Discovery Center Project Mars

Things to do in Colorado Springs this Week | November 14th, 2018 - November 16th, 2018

Who else loves fun and exciting things to do in Colorado Springs?

With the designation as the Most Desirable Place to Live according to US News (Colorado Springs is #1) and Best Places to Live (Colorado Springs is ranked #2) Colorado Springs has so many interesting attractions, fun things to do and is situated in close proximity to just about any outdoor activity you can imagine. From fun and exciting things to do on a weekly basis as well as an annual basis (see our Guide to Annual Events for more information), Colorado Springs has it all. With access to so many National Forests, State Parks, City Park and plenty of wild and open spaces right near the city, Colorado Springs is an outdoor adventure lover's dream. Additionally, Colorado Springs has many museums and other fun attractions. No matter where you end up you are likely to find yourself experiencing something only possible in an amazing place like Colorado Springs. 

Top things to do in Colorado Springs this week (November 14th, 2018 - November 16th, 2018): 


1. Project Mars

When: Saturday, November 17th 10 AM - 4 PM

Cost: Free

Where: Space Discovery Center

Why:  This is a once a year opportunity to see all the Project Mars winners. Project Mars is an annual graphic art and film competition that brings in competitors from all over the globe. From college students to early career professionals, these visual interpretations of mars and space exploration will be sure to blow your mind. See and hear why these selected pieces of art were selected as the top in the world. The Space Foundation Discovery Center is one of only a few places where you can see the winning pieces in person as this great event.


2. Winter Lights at Seven Falls

When: Saturday, November 17th, 2018

Where: Seven Falls

Why: Seven Falls has been one of the staple landmarks in Colorado Springs history. This incredible natural water feature is a great place to visit any time of the year, however, in the winter time when the lights go up, it is quite the spectacle. With more than 100,000 individual lights featuring a winter themed atmosphere complete with holiday excitement. The lights will be up starting this Saturday and go until February 24th. So you will have plenty of time to view this impressive sight. Search Broadmoor Homes for Sale


3. Winter Track Detective

When: November 17th, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Where: Florissant Fossil Beds

Why: The Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is an incredible place to visit with the family. Whether you are looking to visit a preserved historical house, petrified wood or thousands of insect and plant fossils this is a place to be caught up by all the incredible natural wonders literally embedded within the monument. The Winter Track Detective hike is an awesome chance to get your kids outside with nature mentor. This guided hike is led by a National Park Service employee who has deep knowledge of the area. Challenge your kiddos to find tracks in the snow! With the recent snow, this hike will be a load of fun for the kids to look for and identify animal tracks. 


4. Delicious Downtown Food Tour

When: Nov 17, 2018 at 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sat) and Nov 18, 2018 at 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sun)

Cost: $59

Where: Downtown Colorado Springs

Why: The Delicious Downtown Food Tour is presented by Rocky Mountain Food Tours. The local food tour is complete with a tour guide and expert culinary and information. Visit top local restaurants, artisan food shops, bakeries, breweries and anything that portrays the local Colorado Springs flavor. From top chefs who have appeared on national TV shows to local gems you can only find here in Colorado Springs this tour has it all. Search Downtown Homes for Sale. 


5. Walk in the Woods for Vets & Families

When: Saturday, November 17th, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM 

Where: Fountain Creek Nature Center

Why: El Paso County Park's Fountain Creek Nature Center is hosting a nature hike for vets and families this Saturday! The hike will include a naturalist leading the way talking about all the incredible natural wonders to be seen at Fountain Creek around the Nature Center. Fountain Creek Nature Center has been a staple in the Colorado Springs area as a wonderful place to take your kids and enjoy wild nature. Search Fountain Homes for Sale. 

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