Colorado Springs, Colorado Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Colorado Springs and the surrounding area. From the Museum of Colorado Prisons to the maybe-not-so-Authentic Indian Cliff Dwellings to Santa's Workshop, the Colorado Springs region offers a range of oddities nearly as wide as the Rocky Mountains.

Dragon Man's Military Museum

Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • Dragon Man's Military Museum

    Dragon Man's Military Museum

    Colorado Springs, Colorado

    Colorful character Mel "Dragon Man" Bernstein owns shooting range, gun store, and vast private military museum with rarities you won't see anywhere else.

  • Museum of Colorado Prisons

    Museum of Colorado Prisons

    Canon City, Colorado

    Features a real gas chamber, cell dioramas, and artifacts of penal life.

  • Herkimer: World's Largest Beetle

    Herkimer: World's Largest Beetle

    Colorado Springs, Colorado

    A big Hercules beetle nicknamed "Herkimer" draws traffic to a museum of bugs. Built in 1949; restored in 2022.

  • May Natural History Museum of the Tropics

    May Natural History Museum of the Tropics

    Colorado Springs, Colorado

    A huge collection of rare beetles, deadly spiders, wily phasmids from the bug-infested places of the world.

  • Manitou Cliff Dwellings

    Manitou Cliff Dwellings

    Manitou Springs, Colorado

    An imitation cliff dwelling, built in 1907 from pieces of a pueblo -- not a cliff dwelling -- cannibalized from elsewhere in the state.

In and Around Colorado Springs

Choice field reports and tips. Or check out: Complete list of Colorado attractions.

  • Colorado Springs: Dragon Man's Military Museum
  • Colorado Springs: May Natural History Museum of the Tropics
  • Colorado Springs: Statue of The Pumpkin Man [tips]
  • Colorado Springs: Uncle Wilber Fountain [tips]
  • Colorado Springs: Pig Can't Fly [tips]
  • Colorado Springs: Octo-Maid: Metal Mermaid [tips]
  • Colorado Springs: Phallic Sculpture Obscured by Trees [tips]
  • Colorado Springs: Giant Hammer [tips]
  • Colorado Springs: Magic Town
  • Colorado Springs: Starr Kempf's Metal Sculptures [tips]
  • Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods [tips]
  • Manitou Springs: The Great Fruitcake Toss [tips]
  • Manitou Springs: Balanced Rock [tips]
  • Colorado Springs: Muffler Man: Saloon Cowboy [tips]
  • Fort Carson: 4th Infantry Division Museum [tips]
  • Manitou Springs: Emma Crawford Coffin Race and Parade [tips]
  • Manitou Springs: Big School Desk [tips]
  • Manitou Springs: Manitou Cliff Dwellings
  • Manitou Springs: Mechanical Horse Race [tips]
  • Colorado Springs: Dine in a Plane [tips]
  • Manitou Springs: Miramont Castle [tips]

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