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