Top 10 Things to do in Monument, United States

August 10, 2017 Nobuko Falco

The Town of Monument is a statutory town situated at the base of the Rampart Range in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. Monument is bordered by Pike National Forest on the west, Colorado Springs and the United States Air Force Academy to the south, foothills and rock outcroppings to the north, and rolling plains to the east. Monument was first settled as a stop along the Rio Grande Railroad in 1872, and the area was incorporated as a town called Henry's Station in 1879, but the name was later changed to Monument. The town population was 5,530 at the 2010 United States Census, an increase of 181% from the population of 1,971 in 2000.
Restaurants in Monument

1. Manitou Springs Adventures, High Country Excursions

Monument, CO
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5 based on 104 reviews

Manitou Springs Adventures, High Country Excursions

Manitou Springs Adventures High Country Excursions will take you on a personalized Jeep tour of the Colorado Back Country and High Country around the Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek! We now include tours to the summit of Pikes Peak, Cripple Creek and the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center! We will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel close to Manitou Springs! We are open 7 days a week all year round! Snacks, Beverages, and FUN are provided on each tour - Beautiful Scenery and good times is a certainty. Specialty and Private tours are always available.

Reviewed By Kpaula01

I’m so glad I booked this trip for Pikes Peak! My husband and I had a great time! Amanda made our trip memorable. She brought us on spots of the mountain where we can take perfect photos. We didn’t have to worry about anything. All...MoreThank you for your review!! We don't always get to the summit, but we sure try, and have fun doing it. Thank you for taking time to review us, we really appreciate it!

2. Monument Rock Trail

Nursery Rd & Mt Herman Rd, Monument, CO
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4 based on 22 reviews

Monument Rock Trail

Reviewed By Ed T - Colorado Springs

Park either above or below the Rock, and enjoy a scenic hike through easy trails for a couple hours. Friendly hikers, safe, and easy.

3. 300 Days of Shine

279 Beacon Lite Rd, Suite G, Monument, CO 80132-9111 +1 719-466-0023
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5 based on 10 reviews

300 Days of Shine

Reviewed By mwilaby - Colorado

This cute smallish distillery is a great addition to the Monument area, and a terrific place to stop for anyone driving the I-25 corridor between Cheyenne, WY and Santa Fe, NM.

The distiller is an Army vet and he makes batches of easy drinking flavorful moonshine. Taste it in their cute tasting room, take a tour, and buy some to take home! I especially liked the margarita shine, and the sweet ice tea shine.

4. Frog on a Limb Primitives

341 Front Street, Suite 2, Monument, CO 80132 +1 719-481-8888
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4 based on 6 reviews

Frog on a Limb Primitives

Reviewed By Denise P

We visited here today to do some shopping. Very quaint and super friendly. They have a variety of unique gifts that are made here and also in the USA. They are willing to hold classes and will provide snacks. Beautiful boxer greets you while you are there

5. Monument Ice Rinks

16240 Old Denver Rd, Monument, CO 80132-8198 +1 719-487-8572
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5 based on 2 reviews

Monument Ice Rinks- your community twin rinks center for hockey, figure skating, and birthday parties. Providing programs for ages 3 to adult. Serving the El Paso and Douglas Counties regions, including Colorado Springs, Monument, Castle Rock, Parker and South Denver.

Reviewed By Diane N - Colorado Springs, Colorado

This is a great place for practicing hockey, playing in leagues, or just ice skating. Many Saturdays, my son and his friends pick up their gear and head over for "Sticks and Pucks" where they can just hit the puck around, no pressure. My husband has played in several leagues, and when he feels like it, heads over to pick up a game. Good fun in Monument!

6. United States Air Force Academy

4102 Pinion Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80840-2502 +1 719-333-2025
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

United States Air Force Academy

Visitors can tour this modern sprawling campus that includes the Academy, Falcon Stadium, a chapel and Arnold Hall, a museum honoring Air Force personnel.

Reviewed By emhmds - Canfield, Ohio

Amazing that this is a school. Seeing the chapel took our breath away even from the observation points before arriving at the main campus. Yes we had to show our driver's license but this is clearly a military facility and it did not bother me. The young man was very respectful. After visiting the chapel and all of the different worship venues we were delighted to observe a sample of military training as a group of paratroopers exited a plane overhead and landed on a designated spot in the field between the body of gathered cadets in attendance in formation. Filled us with pride in our nation and the young people who are being trained to serve.

7. Kings Deer Golf Club

19255 Royal Troon Dr, Monument, CO 80132-2889 +1 719-559-4500
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3 based on 22 reviews

Kings Deer Golf Club

This 18-hole championship golf course plays through gently rolling meadows, ranging from 5,100 to 6,900 yards ensuring a challenging round for beginner and pro golfers alike.

Reviewed By TravelBrianCO - Denver, Colorado

Fun and challenging course in good shape for a good price. BUT...it will take you 6 hours to complete. Absolutely no marshals and people could care less about pace of play. Course booked a junior golf tourney over existing tee times and still couldn't finish in time for later tee times. We didn't tee off until 30 min late. Wouldn't play here again unless I wanted to blow my entire day.

8. Lavelett Park

351 Beacon Lite Rd, Monument, CO 80132-9107
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2.5 based on 2 reviews

Lavelett Park

Reviewed By Bernardo F - New York City, New York

A small local type park. It was clean, and street parking around it. No benches or playground, but just a green space. And a pokemon tower!

9. Fox Run Regional Park

2110 Stella Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80921-2180 +1 719-520-7529
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4.5 based on 84 reviews

Fox Run Regional Park

Reviewed By Randy J - Morgan, Utah

You would not know when you enter it (somewhat hard to see the two entrances/exits), that there is so much to see and do in it. The small lake to walk around is great, as are the various open green areas for hiking, throwing a Frisbee, having family events, bicycling, and general decompressing.

Well worth going to and through it!

10. Western Museum of Mining and Industry

225 N Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921-3004 +1 719-488-0880
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4.5 based on 161 reviews

Western Museum of Mining and Industry

The museum features artifacts and research involving the region's early mining and industrial activities.

Reviewed By Wanderlust777 - Baltimore, Maryland

This is a DIY museum, created and run by volunteers who are fascinated by the local mining history, so don't expect any slick new displays. However, the museum has a great collection of authentic equipment and artifacts with very informative signs and insights. We got a full appreciation of the rigors and dangers of mining in Colorado, as well as all of the big machines that made it possible. Kids can also pan for gold and other minerals. After you see the exhibits in the main building, be sure to take some time to explore outside, including the other building.

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