Whether you’re escaping the summer heat or trying to stay warm during the winter, here are some fun, cheap and free things to do indoors in Colorado Springs. We’ve already covered museums in Colorado Springs, so there are none of those on this list. Stay tuned for more cheap things to do in Colorado Springs lists!
Focus on the Family Visitors Center and Whit’s End
All sorts of different things to do at Focus on the Family’s free visitors center… You can see the small museum of Focus on the Family history, or head downstairs to where the kid’s fun happens with the three story slide, play area (including one for toddlers), puppet stage, and more. It’s free, and they even have two birthday party rooms you can reserve for free, too. More info here.
Watch candy being made at Patsy’s
You can watch candy being handcrafted at Patsy’s Original Candies, located at 1540 S. 21st. Street. More info here.
Play arcade games in Manitou Springs
The famous “penny arcade” in Manitou isn’t really pennies anymore, but it’s still lots of fun! Games range from a penny to $1. The arcade is located in the 900 block of Manitou Avenue. Read about our visit to the famous Manitou Springs arcade!
Watch a movie for cheap
You can watch a movie for $1.50 at the Picture Show Theater at the Citadel Crossing, and on Tuesdays it’s only 75¢! More information on showtimes is available on their website. Also, Peterson AFB offers free movies if you have the proper ID!
Jackey also said “the Broadmoor has a really cool old movie theater in it. They show all kinds of movies, you have to call though to figure out what they are showing that night (they usually rotate a couple movies throughout the week). I think it’s about $5 for adults, but it’s very kid friendly and you can bring whatever snacks you’d like”. I couldn’t find any more information, but it sounds like fun!
Bowl for $1 or less
There are several places that offer $1 bowling nights: Brunswick Zone on Mondays and Wednesdays after 9 PM. Peterson AFB has $1 bowling on Sundays, and the Air Force Academy has $1 bowling on Thursdays. Both the AFA and Peterson require Department of Defense ID.
Ice and roller skating
Skate City on Austin Bluffs has several different pricing options, starting at around $3.50 for a group. Laura said they also offer free skating for military on Sundays from 4 to 6 PM!
Wow! I’m sure there’s more to add to this list, so please feel free to leave a comment if you can think of others. Remember, it’s a good idea to call ahead of time to confirm that these businesses are still offering the same deals, as they do change from time to time.
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