Battlefield Colorado Springs is an open air museum and National Historic Landmark that features more than 100 restored buildings, a working military post, the graves of over 3000 Union soldiers who died during the Battle of Cheyenne Plains in 1867, and much more! Many travelers are surprised to find that Battlefield Colorado Springs is much more than just a Civil War battlefield. After all, why would anyone visit a Civil War battlefield if there are so many other historical sites within driving distance? Well, because there’s so much more to visit in this beautiful Colorado Springs area. You see, even though you can explore most of the historical sites within a 30 minute drive from Colorado Springs, it doesn’t hurt to pack your bags and head out into the country for a day or two. It is located at 4925-B, List Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80919.
If you’re visiting the area for the first time, we recommend that you spend as much time exploring the sites that are surrounding Battlefield Colorado Springs as you do exploring the battle sites. With its location so close to a large city, it’s easy to miss out on some of the historical sites in the surrounding area when you’re simply trying to see the battlefield. But don’t let your focus be solely on the battle sites! There are plenty of great historical sites to visit in the area including the Old North Trail which is a National Historic Trail that runs through the region and offers hikers a chance to explore some of the area’s natural beauty while learning a bit about the area’s pioneer past.
In addition to exploring the natural beauty that the surrounding area has to offer, you can also explore the history that’s within the area by visiting a museum. If you’re visiting during the summer, you have plenty of options when it comes to museums. From museums that focus solely on the history of the area to museums that explore the natural history of the region, you’re sure to find one that appeals to you. You can also visit a number of historic sites in the area that offer museums. Many historic sites will offer a small museum or exhibit that’s often housed in the same building that housed the original military post that was used at the time the site was used. You can also try to visit during the winter when many of these sites are closed.
If you’re visiting for the first time or if you’re just looking to get a quick overview of the area’s history, we recommend that you visit the visitor center. This visitor center can help you to learn more about the history of the region and can also help you to learn more about the battlefield and how the area was originally settled. You can also purchase books about the area’s history from the Battlefield Colorado Springs bookstore. You can also visit one of the many historic sites that offer a museum, but are also open year round. Most of the historic sites that are in the surrounding area are also open year round and can help you to explore other historical sites that might be closed during the winter. You can also explore the natural history of the area by visiting a nearby museum. Many of the museums in the surrounding area are also open year round.