The Southeast Colorado Springs area may not be the first on the list of your typical out-of-town visitor, but this area has a lot to offer. Located near the Colorado Springs Airport and surrounded by Peterson and Ft Carson military bases, the southeast part of Colorado Springs is a must for any bird-loving, donut-fanatic, dog owner who is into craft spirits and WWII aviation.
Blue Stem Prairie Open Space has over 650 acres of open space with some great bird watching available. Over 200 species of birds make their home here near the Colorado Springs Airport. There are no dogs allowed in this open space to help preserve the native bird habitat. You can see mammals such as Pronghorn Sheep, Prairie dogs, and popular bird species such as the Red-Tailed Hawks, Burrowing Owls, and many water-loving birds.
Amy’s Donuts is hands down the best donut shop around and hard to resist. With over 100 varieties of donuts, you can’t walk away saying they didn’t have with you wanted. These donuts are a must-have for any office meeting and be sure to grab a “Heart Attack” variety to serve up to your special friend. Amy’s is open 24/7 so when you get the donut munchies, you will know exactly where to go.
Lucky Dog Day Care & Boarding offers a fun place to go for your pet. Whether you need grooming, training, daycare, or a place for Fido to stay while you are out of town, your dog won’t have their tail between its legs when they show up. Lucky Dog is careful to arrange dogs by temperament and size to assure that everyone has a good time. When you pick up Fido, give him a quick self-wash before you head home.
Cockpit Craft Distillery is the best place to stop by for your aviation fanatic. This distillery is family-friendly and has games for some family entertainment. The bar is made from the tail of a C-45 and everywhere you look you will find some intriguing plane memorabilia. This distillery is veteran-owned and has a great selection of whiskey, rum, moonshine, and banana booze.
National Museum of WWII Aviation is located adjacent to the Colorado Springs Airport and this museum has so much to offer, you can come multiple times in a month, and still see new things. There are interactive films, testimonies, gear and you even get to tour the restoration company that restores old planes from the war. The volunteers at this museum are exceptional and can always lend an additional story and add to your experience.
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