Thursday, June 19, 2008

Manitou Springs Colorado

After the big hike up the Manitou Mount Incline Railway, Jake and Mr. Peabody stopped by the town of Manitou Springs for a short look around and a little food. Manitou Springs is a hippie, artsy, eccentric, touristy town. This town of approximately 5,000 residents, has an interesting history including sacred ground to several Indian tribes, gold-rush-era resort, tuberculosis treatment center and Old West mountainside tourist trap as well as 1960s hippie haven. A 752-building swath of town was declared a national historic district in 1983, and many of its late-19th-century buildings are now bed-and-breakfasts. For dinner Jake and Mr. Peabody stopped by The Loop. The Loop is a quaint little Mexican restaurant in the middle of town. The food was good and the prices were reasonable.

Check out Manitou Springs on this map of places we've been.

Other Colorado Springs Destinations

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