Much to do in Manitou, Colorado

See just how charming a historic mountain town can be

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  • Manitou Springs is home to one of the country's last penny arcades.

    Much to do in Manitou

    Jenifer Harrington

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Safron.
What:
A closet-size gem crammed with vintage denim, ruffled velvet handbags, and more. When: Noon-dark Tue-Sun. Where: 116 Cañon Ave.; 719/237-2796.

Miramont Castle.
What:
Forty-six rooms and nine architectural styles, built in 1895. Hit the Queen's Parlor for tea. When: Castle 10-4 Tue-Sun before May 29; 9-5 Tue-Sun May 29-Sep 4. Tearoom 11-4 Tue-Sat. How much: Castle admission $6; tearoom $. Where: 9 Capitol Hill Ave.; 719/685-1011.

Arcade Amusements.
What:
A block-long tribute to pre-PlayStation days ― complete with kiddie rides, coin-operated fortune tellers, and pinball machines, some still costing just a penny. When: Open daily. Where: 900 block of Manitou Ave.; 719/685-9815.

Info: Manitou Springs is 65 miles south of Denver. Take I-25 toward Colorado Springs and take exit 141 at U.S. 24 west.

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