Garden of the Gods Visitor Center back open with new features for tourists

<font size="2">According to Carter, many people travel far and wide to see the beautiful red rocks, and now there are other perks they can check out in addition to the park.</font>

The Garden of the Gods Visitor Center is back open–just in time for the holidays–after being closed for six weeks.

According to the staff, they want everyone to take advantage of its new and exciting features.

They said not everyone is lucky enough to have this scenic view right in their own backyard.

“Everyday, the park is beautiful,” said Linda Carter, General Manager of Garden of the Gods Visitor Center. “Some days we have snow. Some days we have sun. It’s just gorgeous everyday, and it’s different everyday.”

According to Carter, many people travel far and wide to see the beautiful red rocks, and now there are other perks they can check out in addition to the park.

“We want to be available to greet as many visitors to the Garden of the Gods Park and offer them what we can, when we can,” said Carter. “So we’re open today (Monday), and again, we’ll have clean restrooms, wonderful shopping opportunities, coffee and hot chocolate, and hopefully they’ll come back again and again.”

Linda said the between 300-350 visitors a day come to the Garden of the Gods Park during the winter months. When summer hits, the park averages around 1,500-2,000 people a day.

Now there are more attractions to offer them, she said.

“We’re going to have some taxidermy animals, and they’re going to be touch screen and interactive,” said Carol Wilcox, a volunteer at the park. “Adults and kids will really love it.”

“How we tell the stories about the Garden of the Gods Park will be different, and even if you’ve been here before, you have to come back and see all of these new and exciting exhibits,” said Carter.

The educational exhibits will be completed by May 2015.

According to Carter, all proceeds from the gift shop and concession stand go to support and maintain the educational programs at the park.

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