Introduction to Woodland Park, Colorado
Located in Teller county, Woodland Park, Colorado is 16 miles NW of Colorado Springs, Colorado. The population of the city is 6,515 residents.
Woodland Park History
Woodland Park has been nicknamed the ‘City Above the Clouds’ by Cal Elder, a long term resident of Woodland Park; This name was influenced by the clear skies of the city, unlike that of the surrounding areas. The city was officially incorporated into the state in 1891 after being established as a business center, as well as a resort town. Initially the city's primary business was saw milling, but now it is tourism that fuels the economy.
Woodland Park and nearby Attractions
- Mueller State Park
- American Numismatic Money Museum
- Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
- Woodland Park Public Library
- Arapahoe Basin
Things To Do In Woodland Park
Woodland Park provides easy access to a number of museums and historic sites such as the Miramont Castle Museum, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, American Numismatic Money Museum, and Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. The city also has excellent provisions for recreational activities such as hiking, climbing, and fishing. The local festivals include the Mountain Art Festival and the Oktoberfest held during the months of July and September, respectively. Woodland Park is also the home of the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center which showcases exhibits related to dinosaurs and fossils.
Woodland Park Transportation
The closest airport to the city is the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport.
Woodland Park Higher Education
Schools for higher education can be attended at Colorado College, United States Air Force Academy, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs, and Pikes Peak Community College.