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America the Beautiful Park, Colorado Springs, Colorado USA
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America the Beautiful Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado is located in the heart of the downtown area. It is easily accessible from the freeway and consists of 21 acre park, plus an additional 40 acres surrounding it; bounded by I-25, the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, Bijou and Cimarron streets. The large ring in the panorama is the spectacular Julie Penrose Fountain, America the Beautiful Park is host to a number of fun, often free family events. Colorado Springs is over 6000 feet above sea level and the western parts of the city extend to over 7000 feet. With a population of over 400,000 people, it is the second largest city in Colorado. The City is situated near the base of one of the most famous mountains in American history, Pike’s Peak. At over 14,000 feet, Pike’s Peak was one of the first mountains spotted by early pioneers as they crossed the Plains going west.
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