2023 USS King Association Reunion

Join us for our annual Association reunion in Colorado Springs, CO from September 14 through 17 at the Holiday Inn Colorado Springs Airport.

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Events & Tours in Colorado Springs

National Museum of World War II Aviation

The National Museum of World War II Aviation is the only museum in the world to focus exclusively on the unique story of the role of aviation in World War II and to promote a deeper understanding of the historical importance of American aviation in World War II and its role in shaping the world in which we live.

National Museum of World War II Aviation

775 Aviation Way

Colorado Springs, CO 80916


Open Thurs – Sunday 10am-5pm

Group 20+ : $14.00 per person

Regular admission: Pre-paid online adults: $15/ walk-in $17;

Military pre-paid $13/walk-in $15

Senior pre-paid: $13/walk-in $15

World War II Veterans: Free of charge

Parking: Free

Private tours for groups last approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes (docent led)

Penrose Heritage Museum

Penrose Heritage Museum showcases the history and heritage of the Pikes Peak region through the personal artifact collection of Colorado Springs’ philanthropists Spencer and Julie Penrose. The Penrose Legacy includes the construction of the Pikes Peak Auto Highway (1915), the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (1916), the Broadmoor Hotel (1918), the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (1926), the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (1936), the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun (1937), and the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo (1937) – just to name a few of Colorado Springs’ most iconic attractions!

Penrose Heritage Museum

11 Lake Circle

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Admission: Free

Closed: Mondays; Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-12pm; 1pm-4pm, Sunday 1pm-4pm

Parking: Free and convenient parking is available in the Broadmoor Parking garage located next to the museum. We can validate your parking for up to 1.5 hours.

719-577-7065 (Capacity limited, must call to make reservation)

Peterson Air & Space Museum

Visit the award-winning Peterson Air and Space Museum, Colorado’s oldest aviation museum and the site of Colorado Springs first municipal airfield. The museum is named after 1st Lieutenant Edward J. Peterson, A World War II US Army Air Corps pilot and native son of Englewood, Colorado. The museum attracts over 20,000 military and civilian visitors annually, from all states and many foreign countries.

Peterson Air & Space Museum

150 E Ent Ave.

Peterson AFB, CO 80914


Hours: Tuesday – Friday 9am-4pm, open 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month

Cost: Free (visit website for admission information on to Peterson AFB)


Visitors With Department of Defense ID: You may escort non-DOD members only in your vehicle. They will need to carry a valid state or federal photo ID. If you have more than 10 persons in your party, call the museum office or email us.

Visitors Without Department of Defense ID: You must request an appointment before 1:00pm Mountain Standard Time three full business days before your intended visit date. On the day of your approved visit, proceed to the Visitor Control Center. All adults (18 years old and up) must go into the VCC and sign-in to get your paper pass. Vehicle driver must be able to present vehicle registration, insurance and a valid driver’s license. Other adults must also have either a valid driver’s license, or passport, or state issued photo ID when they sign in.

Garden of the Gods Park

Garden of the Gods Park is a registered National Natural Landmark. Imagine dramatic views, 300' towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak and brilliant blue skies. This world-class Visitor & Nature Center and museum is the most visited attraction in the region with all new interactive exhibits.

1805 N 30th St.

Colorado Springs, CO 80904


Garden of the Gods

Admission into the Park and Visitor Center is free; free daily nature walks depart 10am & 2pm from the North main parking lot. Lunch is served at:

Bean Sprouts – located in the Visitor & Nature Center (call for group reservations: 719-634-6666)

Balanced Rock Café – located in the Garden of the Gods Trading Post (call for group reservations – 719-685-9045

Tours & Pricing – the Park has partnered with Adventures Out West to offer a variety of tours in and around Garden of the Gods Park.

1680 S 21 St.

Colorado Springs, CO 80904


Jeep Tours – Foothills & Garden of the Gods - $70.40 (Max 70 guests)

Jeep Tour/Horseback riding combined (approx. 3 hours) - $95.20 (Max 10-15 guests)

Pikes Peak Summit by Jeep (4 hours; max 50- contact to confirm) $111.20 per person – WEATHER DEPENDENT

Jeep tours – 10 or more are considered a group; guests picked up at their hotels

Segway Tour of Garden of the Gods - $92.00 / $120 per person (No group rate – Max 4 guests)

Ziplines - $59 per guest (in groups of 15 or more, 2 hours of ziplining); Family Night – ziplines and campfire ($59 per guest)

Hot air balloon ride: 8 in a basket - $275.00/$225 – child (must be at least 6 yrs old) two balloons (must call in advance) – 14 max group number in two balloons - $275.00; $1250 for private two person flight.

Trolley: $17 per person, trolley can hold 14 (as long as family or group is known to each other will accommodate 14 – during COVID restrictions), otherwise 8 max; 30-45 minute tour, pick up at Garden of the Gods Visitor’s Center - WEATHER DEPENDENT

Rock Ledge Ranch

Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site is a living history museum located on 230 acres at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, CO. Historical interpreters, dressed in clothing appropriate to their respective era, offer tours, demonstrations, and hands-on learning activities.

Rock Ledge Ranch

For the full Ranch experience, the average visit is 2.5 hours.

Group rates: Reservations required for groups of 10 or more. Max 75 per reservation. Call 719-578-6777 to schedule.

Pricing: Adults: $4 / Teens & Seniors: $4 / Children: $3.

Reservations are 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1 – 5 p.m. during summer programs.

General Admission Pricing: Military (must show ID): Adults: $6; Senior: $5 / Youth: $3 // Adults (18-54): $8 / Seniors (55+): $5 / Youth (6-17): $4 / Children (5 & under): free /

Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak Tours

30 S Sierra Madre St.

Colorado Springs, CO 80903


Rates: $79.50 (adults 13 and older) child: $59.50 (12 and younger) – per person

Groups over 20 may qualify for a group rate and complimentary pick up at the hotel (call for special group rates). Guided 4-hour tour to the summit of Pikes Peak and back.

Brand new Pikes Peak Summit Visitor Center is now open!

The Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway

This is the world’s highest and the world’s longest cog railroad in the United States and the entire Northern Hemisphere. Nine miles to the summit of America’s Mountain, one of the most famous mountains in the United States. The first passenger train arrived on the summit in June 1891 and has seen many modern developments over the years. Most recently we have taken three years to rebuild and bring Pikes Peak Cog Railway into a new era, with new trains, new track, new depot and a new Summit House for visitors at the top. Train ride, yes, but this is an adventure experience that is so much more than just a journey on the train.

Cog Railway

Prices range from $60 to $75 per person. Advanced registration is recommended.

515 Ruxton Ave,

Manitou Springs, CO 80829


Group tickets (25+) contact: Ginger Hoolahan, Traffic Manager, ghoolahan@broadmoor.com; 719-476-6779; cell: 719-290-4130

Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy

The Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy educates the public about rodeo, its history and impact on Western American culture, and provides recognition to rodeo notables of the past and present and serves as an inspiration for the future.

Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame

101 Pro Rodeo Drive

Colorado Springs, CO 80919

719-528-4764 (groups 14+ please call)

Regular admission: Adults: $8, Seniors (55+): $7, Military: $6; guided tours for groups Mon-Fri.

The museum can be rented for events: 350 people in the Museum Hall; 150 in the Hal Littrell Pavilion – outside patio area near the pond and gardens for cocktail hour; can book a conventional rodeo complete with bleachers (seats 150) and four events: bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc and barrel racing. Seasonal tent holds 250 (June – September)

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

Home of America’s highest suspension bridge and zipline!

Royal Gorge Bridge

4218 County Rd 3A

Canon City, CO 81212

888-333-5597 | 719-276-8310 (Groups)

General Admission Pricing (pre-purchase tickets online):

Adults (13+) - $25

Child (6-12) - $20

Child (5 & Under) – FREE

Rides Pricing (must purchase general admission ticket to access rides):

Zip line - $48 (1 rider)

Skycoaster - $35 (1 rider); $60 (2 riders); $78 (3 riders)

Combo 1 Zip line & 1 Skycoaster - $70 (does not include general admission ticket)

Via Ferrata Tour– Age, weight and physical restrictions apply, see website. Via Ferrata Revelation tour (3 hrs) $140 (general admission to park included); Via Ferrata Royal tour (5 hrs) - $170 (general admission to park included)

Royal Gorge Route Railroad

Experience America’s most spectacular rail journey aboard the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. Come experience not just a memorable train ride through the Colorado Rockies but enjoy classes of service where we combine gorgeous scenery, great service, with delicious food, sourced locally and prepared fresh right on board the train for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Royal Gorge Railroad

Santa Fe Depot

Located one block south of Hwy 50 & 3rd St.

Canon City, CO 81212

888-724-5748 or 719-276-4000

Prices range from $85 to $120 per person. Advanced registration is recommended.

Group rates available for 20+, Group Sales: Mary Lynn Hegdahl; 719-276-4015;

United States Air Force Academy Visitors Center & Planetarium

USAF Academy Visitors Center

2346 Academy Drive

United States Air Force Academy, CO 80840

(719) 333-2025

Group tour information, contact:

Harry “Hodge” Lundy

Director, Visitor Experience


USAFA Planetarium

USAFA Planetarium

2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 3100

USAFA, CO 80840-5002

Direct Line: 719.333.3361

Admission is free. During summer months offering two shows a day, Monday-Friday at 12:30 & 1:30 pm. If ten or more adults attend, they must be screened through Security Forces no later than six business days prior to the visit. An alphabetized list with legal names, date of birth, driver's license numbers and state of issue is required.

For a full list of memorials at the AFA Academy, including the South East Asia Memorial Pavilion, please visit: Honoring Academy Heritage

U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs

The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Complex in Colorado Springs is the flagship training center for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and the Olympic & Paralympic Training Center programs. The Colorado Springs Olympic & Paralympic Training Center (OPTC) is able to provide housing, dining, training facilities, recreational facilities and other services for more than 500 athletes and coaches at one time on the complex.

Please note: the USOPTC is back open for tours but you must be fully vaccinated to enter. Please contact Mike Beagley for group tours: 719-866-4894; mike.beagley@usopc.org

U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Complex

1 Olympic Plaza

Colorado Springs, CO 80909


Group tours, contact: Casey Green, Visitor Center Ambassador

Guided tours of the OPTC facilities are available throughout the year. Each tour begins with a video presentation, followed by a walking tour of the complex. The video and tour experience lasts approximately one hour. All tours are ADA accessible.

Bronze Tour: Adults - $15, Military - $13, Seniors (65+) - $13, Children (5-12) - $11; standard tour offered every hour in the winter, every ½ hour in the summer; 50 guests max on each tour, tour lasts one hour.

Silver Tour: This tour allows guests to experience a more exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the OPTC. Group sizes are limited to 10 people and the rate is $30 per person, tour is one hour. Ages 7 & up)

Gold Tour: The most distinguished tour is exclusive to small groups, offers behind-the-scenes view and includes lunch in the OPTC’s renowned athlete dining hall which can accommodate all dietary considerations. Conducted daily at noon, limited to 10 guests, two-hour tour, rate is $75.00 per person. (Ages 7 & up)

Athlete-Guided Tour: Groups of 10 or more can request a private, athlete guided tour. These tours are charged at the group rate, plus a fee for the athlete (fee is based on the athlete). Athlete tours are based on athlete availability and scheduling. Please call 719-866-4618

United States Olympic & Paralympic Digital Museum

The 60,000 square-foot Museum is dedicated to U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes and their compelling stories. It will be a world-class destination, with the artifacts, media and technology behind the athletes who make the United States proud. The Museum will be the most accessible and interactive museum in the United States. Visitors of all abilities will be able to experience the exhibits through inclusive design and assistive technologies such as mobile apps, video captions, audio description tracks, universal keypads, RFID-triggered customizations and more.

United States Olympic & Paralympic Digital Museum

117 W. Vermijo Ave.

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

The Museum encourages guests to purchase admission online in advance (up to 90 days prior) and present their mobile or printed confirmation to a Guest Experience Team Member upon arrival. Admission is timed so that all guests can maintain easy access to exhibits. Please plan to arrive 20 minutes prior to your admission time. The Flame Café is open for your dining pleasure. Parking: $15/day.

Ticket pricing: Adults: $24.95 / Children (3-12): $14.95 / Seniors (65+): $19.95 / Military (active duty or retired) or First Responders with ID: $19.95 / Children 2 and under are free.

Group tickets (15 or more): Adults: $17.95 / Children: $12.95, Contact: Emma Pirzadeh, Group Sales: 719-728-5249

City of Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek

337 E Bennett Ave

Cripple Creek, CO 80813

Welcome to Cripple Creek - historic gambling, and mining town that is one of the most dynamic and scenic tourism destinations in Colorado. While visiting Cripple Creek be sure to take a ride on the Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad ; or learn about the history of Cripple Creek by visiting the attractions: - be sure to visit the Heritage and Information Center!

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601 Galena Ave

Cripple Creek, CO 80813

Bronco Billy’s Casino

233 E Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek

We offer fun, food, and fortune every day for the serious gamer. Enjoy video poker and the latest slot machines, with a few retro ones thrown in for a well-rounded gaming experience.

Mountain Jeep LLC

Mountain Jeep LLC is all about providing Jeep tours and a fun service to visitors and/or locals who’s never explored the areas we explore. Its all about experiencing the natural awe that Colorado offers, making it a personal experience, and having fun while doing it. Located in Colorado Springs, home of Pikes Peak. We use modern Jeeps that are comfortable and enclosed (unless we ecide to take some stuff off if the weather permits). After all, it is a Jeep!

Mountain Jeep LLC



Offering tours to the summit of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain and tours to Cripple Creek & Victor.

Adult: from $80; military and first responders: from $70; children (12 and under): from $70.

Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine Tours

The Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine is a historic vertical shaft mine near Cripple Creek, Colorado. The mine shaft descends 1,000 feet into the mountain, a depth roughly equal to the height of the Empire State Building in New York City. Discovered in 1891, the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine was the first claim to be struck by a woman in the Cripple Creek and Victor gold camp – a true rarity in those days. The mine produced gold for decades but today, it now operates as a tour mine, allowing visitors to learn about mining, geology and Colorado’s early gold rush days.

Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine

9388 Hwy 67

Cripple Creek, CO 80813


Pricing: Adult - $30 / Children (3-12) - $18 / Child 2 & under $2; open daily May – October, weather permitting. Closed November – April.

Reservations are recommended for groups of 25 or more. Discounts are only available with pre-payment.

Flying W Ranch Chuckwagon Dinner & Western Show

A western spread of smoked meats with all the “chuckwagon trimmings” is followed by a western stage show performed by the world-renowned Flying W Wranglers, the second longest-running western performance band in the world. Their three-part-harmonies of time-honored tunes of the open range, their superb instrumentation, and their clean bunkhouse humor have delighted over seven million people from around the world. Guests who visit the historic ranch will find themselves surrounded by striking red rock formations, hiking trails, ranch animals, and historical Old West demonstrations including Navajo rug weaving, silversmithing, horse shoeing and hat making. The legacy and the romantic spirit of the Old West lives on.

Flying W Ranch

3330 Chuckwagon Rd.

Colorado Springs, CO 80919


Group pricing (20+) receive 3% discount: info@flyingw.com; or call (719) 598-4000 x 2.

Chuckwagon hours starting May 20, 2022: 5:00 pm - Gates Open; 6:30pm - Dinner is Served; 7:30pm - Western Stage Show; 8:45pm – Depart; closes every year around the first of October, Christmas shows run in the middle of December, check website for more details. Military and retired military $60 (only applies to active/retired only); general admission: $60; Seniors 65+: $55; Children 4-12: $30; Under 3 – Free.

1350 Distilling

1350 Distilling is a craft distillery that makes the highest quality, locally sourced distilled spirits. Our business name pays tribute to the 13 stripes and 50 stars of our Star-Spangled Banner. We distill vodka, rum, gin, and whiskey in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We source, proof, and bottle bourbon too. Each type of liquor is represented by a different military branch in color and brand naming: Army, Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force, and Marines. Our two newest bourbon products are dedicated to our law enforcement, firefighters and first responders. We pledge ten percent of profits to veteran and local charities.

1350 Distilling

Dedicated to the 13 Stripes & 50 Stars that represent our past and future, while celebrating the American Spirit of our military and their loved ones, one drink at a time.

520 E. Pikes Peak Ave.

Colorado Springs, CO 80903


LtCol Phill Bragg, USMC Retired (27 years) is head distiller and co-owner. 1350 can be reserved for private tours and tastings. The taste lounge can hold 99 people and the private room holds 35 people. Please call to make a reservation.