354 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Besides healing waters, the cool mountain air was thought to be good for tuberculosis sufferers. Today, visitors still come for their mental health, as well as physical.
It's a laid-back kind of place where attitudes and clothes are casual, and the hottest thing going is Arcade Amusements, where you can still play pinball for a dime. Fun shops line the downtown main street and there are some great little restaurants. Look for locally made arts and crafts as you walk the town.
Lodging ranges from historic motels that served those first weary visitors to fully restored and grand, elegant buildings. Historic mansion, Miramont Castle, is a must-see.
It's said the word Manitou means “great spirit,” and you'll certainly find that here.