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Colorado Springs, CO 80903


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Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center: With spectacular views of the Garden of the Gods Park the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center is located directly across the street from the main entrance to the Park. Inside the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center you will find 30 exciting exhibits which detail the natural and human history of the Park. The Visitor and Nature Center offers a 12-minute, big screen, multi-media presentation entitled "How Did Those Red Rocks Get There?" which is an exciting introduction to the history and geology of the Park. The attention-grabbing presentation includes surround sound, with a rotating 3D typographical map, laser lighting and other special effects. In addition, the Visitor and Nature Center has special programs and step-on guides who will "step on" to your coach to give a 45 to 60 minute tour of the Park, which is a great follow-up to the theater show. If your group would rather hike than ride, the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center makes available park naturalists who give free one-hour guided nature walks through the park's Central Garden area.

The Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center has a casual café with specially priced box lunches for groups - a great value at $7 a person. The Visitor and Nature Center houses 3 different gift shops specializing in Colorado-made items, offering everything from postcards to fine American-Indian jewelry. Special presentations and American Indian dancers are also available by reservation.

The Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center is a spectacular location for performances by bands and choirs. Performing groups at the Visitor & Nature Center entertain their audiences with a breathtaking view of the Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak behind them. Spectators can watch the performance from our terrace and capture the performers in photographs and on video with the splendid landscape behind the band or choir. Because the Visitor and Nature Center does not have adequate storage space, or sufficient chairs for large groups, it is recommended that performing groups make arragenments for the rental of chairs. The Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center has worked with and recommends Bruno's Party Time at 719-634-1212, who will rent performing groups 50 chairs for $50.

Depending on lunch plans, groups will need 1 to 2 hours at the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center. Call Bonnie Frum, Director of Operations, for more information at 719-219-0101 or fax 719-634-0094. The Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center is one place in Colorado Springs the younger generation will not want to miss. Learn more about the Visitor and Nature Center by visiting our website at

City Auditorium, located in downtown Colorado Springs, was built in 1923 and was primarily designed for concerts, theatre performances, and graduations. Today, it is used for social and sporting events, meetings, concerts, auctions, and trade shows. Call 719-578-6652 for information on floor plan, usage guidelines, staging, electricity, seating capacity, audio, availbility, etc.

Citadel Mall, located in the eastern part of Colorado Springs, offers a carpeted staging area, located at the lower level of the Food Court. The area is approximately a 28 feet, 7 1/2 inch semi-circle and is ideal for vocal/choral, small to medium size band, jazz, and orchestra groups. The Citadel Mall has a basic sound system, which is tape and CD compatible, three microphones, and stands. Power is available at either side of the stage. There are three sections of risers available, designed to each hold 10 adults. with advance notice, the mall staff can provide chairs and tables for equipment and/or promotional information items. Volume control and cooperation are strictly enforced. During the holidays, the Citadel Mall staging area is the scene of the Festival of Music, and the Mall invites performing groups to participate in this festival. For more information, please contact the Marketing Department at 719-591-5516.

Chapel Hills Mall, is located in the northern part of Colorado Springs. Chapel Hills Mall has a variety of court areas in which to perform and a 13-unit Food Court for the enjoyment of groups. The center stage area measures approximately 32 feet wide by 16 feet. deep. This area must be reserved at least 14 days in advance. Other performance areas include the courts at Mervyn's, JC Penney, and Dillards (all lower level), and the outer Food Court deck. All areas can accommodate approximately 20-40 people and are equipped with electricity, though any sound amplification needs prior approval from the Mall Management Office. No other equipment is provided. Evening performances are recommended. For more information, please contact the Marketing Department at 719-594-0111.

Colorado Springs Airport - The Colorado Springs Airport provides signage, places the performance on their web site, announces the performance on the public address system, and validates short term parking for people involved in the performance. Performance times vary, depending on peak travel times, but are generally from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. or from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Due to recent security changes, the airport has been reduced to one performance area in the main atrium by the piano where the acoustics are excellent. For more information, please contact Joan Bryant at 719-550-1917.

Downtown Manitou Springs - Several sidewalk areas are available in downtown Manitou Springs which accommodate 4-8 individuals. These areas are not covered, but there is some electricity. Soda Springs Park, located on the western end of Manitou Springs, has a covered stage and can accommodate 30-40 people; electricity is available. The Town Clock area, located at the junction of Manitou Avenue and Cañon Avenue, can accommodate 10-15 people. This is not a covered area, but electricity is available. For more information, contact the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce at 719-685-5089.

Joyrides Family Fun Center, located on the eastern side of Colorado Springs, can accommodate any size student or youth group performance in the Outdoor Amphitheatre or Joyrides Pavilion Building. The Amphitheatre Park is 2 1/2 acres of green grass where a 4,800 square foot circus tent is erected spring through summer, on the south side of the park; it can be used to seat or cover attendees. There is a 20 foot x 20 foot stage, and electricity is available. The park can accommodate up to 2,500 people in open grass seating. No audio nor lighting systems are available; however, Joyrides will assist groups with obtaining these items. Reservations are required, and the area is scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Joyrides Pavilion Building is 2500 square foot with two 20 foot, roll-up doors that face out into the amusement park. There is no stage in this building, but electricity is available. This area can accommodate 200 people inside, and with the roll-up doors open, there is room for even more attendance. No audio nor lighting effects are available; but Joyrides can assist groups in obtaining these items. Reservations are required, and the area is scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Groups performing at Joyrides are eligible to receive 30-50% discounted ticket and pass rates for the same day. There is easy and convenient bus parking. For availability and further information, call 719-573-5500 ext. 12.

The Colorado Springs Children's Chorale performance hall is located just north of the downtown area on 3022 N. El Paso. The Chorale has an enrollment of over 200 children and is also available to perform for any visiting groups to the Pikes Peak area. This chorale facility offers to the public, based on availability, large meeting rooms which can be used for rehearsals, workshops, or seminars. For additional information, call 719-633-3562 or e-mail

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