Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Colorado Springs, Colorado: Garden of the Gods

Two surveyors are walking around the area shown above in 1859. One suggests that it would be a great place for a beer garden. The other, apparently the more serious of the two, says it's fit for the gods. So it became the Garden of the Gods, a prime stop while visiting Colorado Springs.

The place has been a public park since 1909, although it has been open to the public for an even longer period. It is located at the base of Pike's Peak. A movie is shown at the visitors' center that explains of geology of the region.

Don't be surprised if you start humming "America the Beautiful" when you are in the area.

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