By Will Borger


Welcome to Peterson Air Force Base now Space Force Base. As you get to know the base and greater Colorado Springs area, you’ll want to spend some time looking for the best things to do. You’ll find some of our recommendations and their locations below. Whenever you move to a new place, it’s important to find places that make you feel at home and share them with family and friends. Remember that the things to do around and on Peterson SFB are just starting points. Keep exploring to find out what works best for you. Don’t forget to ask your friends and neighbors for their recommendations! Know what you are looking for? Click the number(s) to go right to where you want to go: (1-2) Gyms (3-9) Outdoor Recreation (10-11) Golfing (12-13) Bowling (14-17) Museums (18) Nearby Attractions

Suggested Read

: Peterson SFB: In-Depth Welcome Center

18 Peterson AFB (Now Space Force Base) Things to Do

Peterson AFB Gym (Now Space Force Base)

1. Peterson Air Force Base Fitness and Sports Center

225 E Stewart Peterson # 560 Colorado Springs, CO 80914


: 1 (719) 556-4462 Open Monday through Saturday, the Fitness and Sports Center is rated as one of the best facilities in the Space Force. They offer comprehensive fitness improvement programs, aerobics and spinning classes, taekwondo, intramural sports, and a lot more. Be sure to check out their website for operating hours and more details.

2. Peterson Air Force Base Aquatics Center

155 Ent Ave 404 Colorado Springs, CO 80914


: 1 (719) 556-4608 Peterson Space Force Base Aquatics Center amenities include aqua bikes, lap swimming, fitness boards, water polo, water basketball, and swim lessons. Early morning times are reserved for Active Duty and DoD civilians only.

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3. VillaSport Athletic Club
5904 Prairie Schooner Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80923


: 1 (719) 522-1221 VillaSport Athletic Club is a private club that requires membership. The amenities include a spa, sauna, and steam rooms, areas for kids, indoor and outdoor pools, a basketball court, and a wide variety of fitness equipment. Professional advice is also included with a membership. Peterson AFB Outdoor Rec

Peterson AFB Outdoor Rec (Now Space Force Base)

4. Peterson Space Force Base Outdoor Recreation

830 Tinker St # 640 Peterson AFB, CO 80914


: 1 (719) 556-4867 Outdoor Recreation offers guided outdoor adventures, skiing and snowboarding lessons, rock and ice climbing, and whitewater rafting. If you’re looking for something a bit more lowkey, you can rent bikes, campers, and boats. Check out their website for more information.

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5. Garden of the Gods
1805 N 30th St Colorado Springs, CO 80904


: 1 (719) 634-6666 There is so much to see here at the Garden of the Gods National landmark, including, bike trails; guided nature walks; guided Jeep, segway, and trolley tours; rock climbing; and hiking trails. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs, CO
6. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd Colorado Springs, CO 80906-5755


: 1 (719) 633-9925 Spend your day hanging out with otters or feeding elephants and giraffes. You have more than enough to do exploring over 750 animals throughout this zoo.
7. North Cheyenne Cañon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center
2120 S Cheyenne Canyon Rd Colorado Springs, CO 80906


: 1 (719) 385-6086 North Cheyenne Cañon Park is a 1,600-acre park that offers several bike and hiking trails and two visitor centers.
8. Red Rock Canyon
2120 S Cheyenne Canyon Rd Colorado Springs, CO 80906


: 1 (719) 385-5940 Red Rock Canyon is an open space with off-leash dog areas, picnic pavilions, rock climbing, and several trails for hiking, biking, and horses.
9. Pikes Peak
5089 Pikes Peak Highway Cascade, CO 80809


: 1 (719) 385-7325 One of the most famous and popular attractions in Washington, Pikes Peak, is a 14,115-foot mountain accessible by car, bike, and guided tours. Peterson AFB Golf Course

Peterson AFB Golf Course (Now Space Force Base)

10. Silver Spruce Golf Course

40 Glasgow Ave Colorado Springs, CO 80914


: 1 (719) 556-7414 In addition to an 18 hole course, there’s a 3 hole course for families, lessons for beginners, and a driving range. They also host tournaments and intramural sports. If you get hungry, be sure to check out the Greenside Grill and Smokehouse. You can visit their website for tee times and more details.

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11. Patty Jewett Golf Course
900 East Espanola Street Colorado Springs, CO 80907


: 1 (719) 385-6935 Patty Jewett Golf Course is one of the oldest golf courses in the U.S. It offers incredible views at reasonable prices. Peterson AFB Bowling Alley

Peterson AFB Bowling Alley (Now Space Force Base)

12. Peterson Lanes

406 Vincent St Colorado Springs, CO 80914


: 1 (719) 556-4607 Open Monday to Friday, the Bowling Alley has league bowling, a pro shop, and a cafe. If you get tired of bowling, head over to the Golf Zone, which features two hitting stations and a putting green. Check out their website to learn more.

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13. The Summit Interquest
1180 Interquest Pkwy Colorado Springs, CO 80921-4182


: 1 (719) 278-3861 In addition to bowling, Summit has laser tag, billiards, and arcade games. Check out their website to reserve lanes and get more information. Peterson Air Force Base Museums

Peterson Air Force Base Museums (Now Space Force Base)

14. Peterson Air and Space Museum

150 E, Ent Ave Peterson AFB, CO 80914


: 1 (719) 556-4915 Open Tuesday through Friday, the Air and Space Museum is one of only twelve Air Force Field Museums and every item on display is part of the Air Force’s Heritage collection. Visitors will see some truly impressive aircraft and historical buildings dating back to 1928.

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15. National Museum of World War II Aviation
775 Aviation Way Colorado Springs, CO 80916


: 1 (719) 637-7559 This museum’s collection includes more than 3,000 artifacts and historical documents from World War II. There are several preserved aircraft, guided tours, and knowledgeable volunteers to answer questions.
16. U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum
200 S Sierra Madre St Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3316


: 1 (719) 637-7559 This museum uses cutting-edge technology to guide visitors through twelve galleries that tell the story of the athletes who competed for Team USA. The museum also offers discounts for Active Duty service members.
17. Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
215 S. Tejon Street Colorado Springs, CO 80903


: 1 (719) 385-5990 This free museum has several exhibits that focus on the history of the Pike’s Peak area with several guided and self-guided tours. Admission is free.

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Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Co., Colorado Springs, CO

18. Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Co.

2886 S Circle Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80906


: 1 (800) 725-2477 Take a sunrise hot air balloon ride and experience the Rocky Mountains from a new perspective. Private rides are available, though flights only occur from June - September.


Whether you’re on base or off, Peterson Space Force Base and Colorado Springs have many offerings to keep you and your family busy. Explore your options, and make sure to try new things. Be sure to ask your new friends and neighbors for recommendations, especially if you’re hoping to discover the local favorites. This list is just a starting point, but we hope it gives you a good place to start as you get acquainted with Peterson Space Force Base.  

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June 16th, 2021




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