Best places for 10 popular indoor activities in Colorado Springs

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March 5, 2024
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Best places for 10 popular indoor activities in Colorado Springs

When the sun is shining and temperatures are warm, it's not too difficult to get out of the house and find something to do, whether it's a simple walk around the block or a day trip to the beach. But when temperatures are lower or rain is trickling down your windows, you're probably more likely to stay inside—and that's true no matter your age.

A 2020 survey of about 1,000 people from the National Recreation and Park Association showed that 58% of U.S. adults are less active in the winter. Similarly, a 2016 study out of the University of Cambridge found that average activity levels among children dropped to their lowest levels in February at about 48 minutes per day compared to 65 minutes per day in April, the peak month for activity.

The good news is there are an increasing number of ways to get out and be active, no matter the season and no matter what level of activity you're looking for. There are the longtime staples to visit year-round, from an awe-inspiring and educational visit to an aquarium or planetarium to a culturally stimulating night at the theater to a trip down memory lane at the bowling alley. For the gamers among you—or for those nostalgic for the 1970s, '80s, and '90s—there's always laser tag or an afternoon at the arcade.

Those looking to exercise their minds a bit more than their muscles could try the more recent sensation: escape rooms, which started captivating Americans of all ages in the mid-2010s. Meanwhile, people who want to sweat it out a bit can try to get into the skyrocketing success of indoor rock climbing, the bouncing business of trampoline parks, and the more adult activity that is ax throwing.

To motivate you to try a new activity this weekend, weather notwithstanding, Stacker compiled a list of the best places for popular indoor activities in Colorado Springs using data from Yelp. Data is as of Feb. 21, 2024. Businesses were selected using Yelp's ranking system, which calculates an adjusted rating value that takes into account the number of ratings as well as the rating score itself.

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Arcade: SuperNova

- Rating: 5.0/5 (3 reviews)
- Address: 2521 West Colorado Ave. Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Categories: Pubs, Arcades, American
- Read more on Yelp

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Bowling: WhirlyBall

- Rating: 3.6/5 (60 reviews)
- Price level: $$
- Address: 3971 Palmer Park Blvd. Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Categories: Bowling, Venues & Event Spaces, Sports Bars
- Read more on Yelp

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Laser tag: Main Event Colorado Springs

- Rating: 3.6/5 (181 reviews)
- Address: 1180 Interquest Pkwy Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Categories: Arcades, Laser Tag, Bowling
- Read more on Yelp

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Rock climbing: The Colorado Climbing Company

- Rating: 5.0/5 (7 reviews)
- Address: 6435 Garlock Way Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Categories: Climbing, Rock Climbing
- Read more on Yelp

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Museum: National Museum of World War II Aviation

- Rating: 5.0/5 (70 reviews)
- Address: 775 Aviation Way Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Categories: Museums
- Read more on Yelp

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Planetarium: Challenger Learning Center of Colorado Springs

- Rating: 5.0/5 (2 reviews)
- Address: 10215 Lexington Drive Ste 110 Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Categories: Planetarium, Educational Services, Summer Camps
- Read more on Yelp

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Ax throwing: Bad Axe Throwing Colorado Springs

- Rating: 4.4/5 (37 reviews)
- Address: 3536 Academy Blvd. North Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Categories: Ax Throwing
- Read more on Yelp

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Escape games: Locked In Escapes

- Rating: 4.9/5 (64 reviews)
- Address: 2760 North Academy Blvd. Ste 301 Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Categories: Escape Games
- Read more on Yelp

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Theater: Cirque du Soleil - OVO

- Rating: 4.0/5 (358 reviews)
- Address: Broadmoor World Arena 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Categories: Performing Arts
- Read more on Yelp

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Trampoline park: Sky Zone Trampoline Park

- Rating: 3.0/5 (68 reviews)
- Address: 1750 East Woodmen Road Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Categories: Trampoline Parks
- Read more on Yelp

This story features data reporting by Karim Noorani, writing by Jaimie Etkin, and is part of a series utilizing data automation across 251 metros.

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