10 Things to Do in Palmer Lake That You Shouldn't Miss

December 21, 2017 Vergie Nakamoto

Palmer Lake is a Statutory Town in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. The population was 2,420 at the 2010 census. Palmer Lake was founded by General William Jackson Palmer in 1871 and was incorporated in 1889.
Restaurants in Palmer Lake

1. Bear Dance Golf Club

6630 Bear Dance Dr, Larkspur, CO 80118-8765 +1 303-681-4653
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 43 reviews

Bear Dance Golf Club

Reviewed By LACASAZ - Castle Rock, Colorado

Bear Dance Golf Club is the home to the Colorado P{GA and they couldn't have picked a better place for their HQ. Located just S. of Castle Rock, it features great course design, great conditions, and spectacular views and is a joy to play. They do have some limited members, but for the most part it is open to the public and anyone who goes there is in for a treat. It is the BEST Golf course in Colorado that the public can play and has been voted that distinction many times. And as an added bonus, it has a great staff, a fabulous practice facility, and the restaurant serves tasty food.
What's there not to like?

2. Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center

201 S Fairview St, Woodland Park, CO 80863-1154 +1 719-686-1820
Excellent
53%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 238 reviews

Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center

Travel back in time -- The Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center is a new 20,000 square foot museum located in Woodland Park, Colorado (only 30 min. from Colorado Springs). We feature fossils from North America's Cretaceous Period including marine reptiles, pterosaurs, dinosaurs, a working fossil lab viewable by visitors, children's play area and hands-on educational activities. Open all year.

Reviewed By Kristin S - Austin, Texas

I am a dinosaur fanatic and I absolutely loved this place. We were fortunate enough to be the only people on the early morning tour and got in-depth information on all of the exhibits. I absolutely loved it. Greg, Lindy and Crystal were wonderful guides and answered all of my questions about all aspects of dinosaurs. We even got to see where the fossils and casts are prepared, which I thought was a fantastic addition to what was already a really fun tour. I've never seen so many dinosaurs in one place, and was just blown away by the quality of the displays. I hope I get to come back some day!

3. Monument Rock Trail

Nursery Rd & Mt Herman Rd, Monument, CO
Excellent
47%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 22 reviews

Monument Rock Trail

Reviewed By Ed T - Colorado Springs

Park either above or below the Rock, and enjoy a scenic hike through easy trails for a couple hours. Friendly hikers, safe, and easy.

4. 300 Days of Shine

279 Beacon Lite Rd, Suite G, Monument, CO 80132-9111 +1 719-466-0023
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 10 reviews

300 Days of Shine

Reviewed By mwilaby - Colorado

This cute smallish distillery is a great addition to the Monument area, and a terrific place to stop for anyone driving the I-25 corridor between Cheyenne, WY and Santa Fe, NM.

The distiller is an Army vet and he makes batches of easy drinking flavorful moonshine. Taste it in their cute tasting room, take a tour, and buy some to take home! I especially liked the margarita shine, and the sweet ice tea shine.

5. Frog on a Limb Primitives

341 Front Street, Suite 2, Monument, CO 80132 +1 719-481-8888
Excellent
33%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
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Poor
16%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 6 reviews

Frog on a Limb Primitives

Reviewed By Denise P

We visited here today to do some shopping. Very quaint and super friendly. They have a variety of unique gifts that are made here and also in the USA. They are willing to hold classes and will provide snacks. Beautiful boxer greets you while you are there

6. Monument Ice Rinks

16240 Old Denver Rd, Monument, CO 80132-8198 +1 719-487-8572
Excellent
100%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 2 reviews

Monument Ice Rinks- your community twin rinks center for hockey, figure skating, and birthday parties. Providing programs for ages 3 to adult. Serving the El Paso and Douglas Counties regions, including Colorado Springs, Monument, Castle Rock, Parker and South Denver.

Reviewed By Diane N - Colorado Springs, Colorado

This is a great place for practicing hockey, playing in leagues, or just ice skating. Many Saturdays, my son and his friends pick up their gear and head over for "Sticks and Pucks" where they can just hit the puck around, no pressure. My husband has played in several leagues, and when he feels like it, heads over to pick up a game. Good fun in Monument!

7. United States Air Force Academy

4102 Pinion Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80840-2502 +1 719-333-2025
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

United States Air Force Academy

Visitors can tour this modern sprawling campus that includes the Academy, Falcon Stadium, a chapel and Arnold Hall, a museum honoring Air Force personnel.

Reviewed By emhmds - Canfield, Ohio

Amazing that this is a school. Seeing the chapel took our breath away even from the observation points before arriving at the main campus. Yes we had to show our driver's license but this is clearly a military facility and it did not bother me. The young man was very respectful. After visiting the chapel and all of the different worship venues we were delighted to observe a sample of military training as a group of paratroopers exited a plane overhead and landed on a designated spot in the field between the body of gathered cadets in attendance in formation. Filled us with pride in our nation and the young people who are being trained to serve.

8. Kings Deer Golf Club

19255 Royal Troon Dr, Monument, CO 80132-2889 +1 719-559-4500
Excellent
13%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
13%
Terrible
13%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 22 reviews

Kings Deer Golf Club

This 18-hole championship golf course plays through gently rolling meadows, ranging from 5,100 to 6,900 yards ensuring a challenging round for beginner and pro golfers alike.

Reviewed By TravelBrianCO - Denver, Colorado

Fun and challenging course in good shape for a good price. BUT...it will take you 6 hours to complete. Absolutely no marshals and people could care less about pace of play. Course booked a junior golf tourney over existing tee times and still couldn't finish in time for later tee times. We didn't tee off until 30 min late. Wouldn't play here again unless I wanted to blow my entire day.

9. Focus on the Family Welcome Center

8685 Explorer Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80920-1049 +1 719-531-3464
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 437 reviews

Focus on the Family Welcome Center

Reviewed By Debi T - Angola, Indiana

We listened to Whit's End everytime we traveled in the car. We have always believed in and respected Focus on the Family. The Welcome Center was a fun stop during our vacation. The Whit's End exhibit was fun for even my adult children. The Welcome Center and Bookstore were clean and inviting. If visiting and have children make sure they pick up a scavenger hunt paper and try and find all of the creative hints. You can even get some ice cream at the Whit's End Soda Shop.

10. Lavelett Park

351 Beacon Lite Rd, Monument, CO 80132-9107
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
50%
Poor
50%
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Overall Ratings

2.5 based on 2 reviews

Lavelett Park

Reviewed By Bernardo F - New York City, New York

A small local type park. It was clean, and street parking around it. No benches or playground, but just a green space. And a pokemon tower!

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