If you’ve never visited Garden of the Gods before, stopping by the Visitor Center is a must. They have a wide array of interactive exhibits on topics including the geology of the park, wildlife and plants, and the history of the area. On top of that there is a gift shop, theater, and café, not to mention incredible views of Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak. With the extensive renovation completed in 2015, the Visitor & Nature Center has something to offer for everyone, even the most seasoned Garden of the Gods visitor.

Garden of the Gods Visitor Center Animals

The Garden of the Gods Visitor Center stuffed animal display is dazzling.

Things You Need to Know

Admission Price: Free!

Summer Hours: 8am – 7pm

Winter Hours: 9am – 5pm

The Visitor Center is open every day of the year except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day

Address: 1805 N. 30th St., Colorado Springs, CO, 80904

Phone: 719-634-6666

Visit Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center website

Visitor Center Highlights

  • The unobstructed view of Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak from the overlook! Be sure to get your picture taken with this amazing backdrop.
A snowy Garden of the Gods from Visitor Center

The view from the Visitor Center on a winter morning.

  • Café at the Garden: Since you can’t bring your own food into the Visitor Center, enjoy lunch with a view in the Café! It’s open whenever the Visitor Center is, but the grill is only open from 8am – 6pm in the summer and 9am – 3pm in the winter.
  • The gift shop, which offers unique gifts for all budgets and tastes.
  • The Geo-Trekker Theater. Go back in time to see how the rock formations in Garden of the Gods were formed. The movie runs every 20 minutes and it’s even free for children under 5!
Garden of the Gods Visitors Center GeoTrekker Time Tunnel

The time tunnel leading to the Geotrekker.

  • Free nature talks are held daily. You can find the full schedule of events here.