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"Manitou" is the Native American word for "great spirit," which is a perfect name for this town settle around more than 25 medicinal springs and historically a favorite Indian hunting ground.

Situated between the Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak, the town features mineral springs that are fed by the snows of the nearby peak. To date, several of these springs have been restored to their original condition and the waters are available to the public for free; people fill cups or jugs from their favorite spring.

The city hosts walking tours called "springsabouts" and maps of local springs are available for tours at your own pace. The town features a variety of resort developments, an historic district, attractions, and charming homes in an art-colony atmosphere that draws year-round visitors.

Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Spring Cottage |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Cottonwood Court Motel | Santa Fe Motel | Wheeler House | White Tower Castle |
Sports and Sporting Events Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Museum |

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Denver Greek Festival Denver CO June14-17 Traditional Greek dancing by the Hellenic Dance Academy of Denver and music by Etho Ellas. There is plenty of homemade food and pastries from throughout Greece to satisfy any appetite.
Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival Breckenridge CO July13 This event offers brews, views and free live music and features unlimited beer tasting from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Winter Park Alpine Artaffair Winter Park CO July20-21 Featuring Fine Arts & Fine Crafts, Jewelry, Photography, Metalwork, Mixed Media, Pottery, Painting, Glass, Wood, Fiber and More.
Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival Keystone CO August3-4 Down-home cooking, frothy flavors and mountain music are just a piece of the pie. In a whirlwind of hillbilly luxuries, folks gather while 30 microbreweries from Colorado and beyond showcase their unique blends of hops and barleys.
Lafayette Peach Festival Lafayette CO August17 500 fresh peach pies and individual servings of peach cobbler while supplies last, are available for sale at Festival Plaza and in front of the Main Stage near Lafayette Florist.
Great American Beer Festival Denver CO October10-12 Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in the format of a public tasting event plus a private competition.