Best Of 1999

Favorite

Readers' Poll Winners 

Urban Living


Best Street

Gold

Wood Avenue

Silver

Tejon Street

Bronze

North Cascade Avenue


Best Neighborhood

Gold

Old North End

Silver

Old Colorado City

Bronze

Broadmoor


Best Architectural Treasure

Gold

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

215 S. Tejon Street, 578-6650

www.cspm.org

Silver

United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel

Colorado Springs, 333-4515

www.usafa.af.mil

Bronze

The Broadmoor hotel

1 Lake Circle, 634-7711

www.broadmoor.com


Best Public Artwork

Gold

"Pendulum Clock"

by Starr Kempf

Plaza of the Rockies

Southwest corner of Nevada and Colorado avenues

Erected Nov. 26, 1997

Silver

Gen. William Jackson Palmer Statue

by Nathan D. Potter

Intersection of Nevada and Platte avenues

Dedicated Sept. 1, 1921

Bronze

"Somewhere Everyday"

International Association of Fire Fighters National Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial

by Gary Coulter

southeast corner of Pikes Peak and Hancock avenues

Memorial Park

Dedicated Oct. 15, 1988


Best Indoor Place for Kids

Gold

Children's Museum of Colorado Springs

The Citadel Mall, 574-0077

www.iex.net/cm

Silver

Chapel Hills Mall, 594-0111

www.generalgrowth.com

Bronze

Poor Richard's Restaurant

325-1/2 N. Tejon Street, 632-7721


Best Outdoor Place for Kids

Gold

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, 636-2544

www.cmzoo.org

Silver

Memorial Park

1315 E. Pikes Peak Avenue, 578-6981

www.colorado-springs.com/parksrec

Bronze

Garden of the Gods

Visitor Center, 1805 N. 30th Street,

634-6666

www.gardenofgods.com


Best Sports Team

Gold

Sky Sox

4385 Tutt Avenue, 597-1449

www.skysox.com

Silver

Colorado College Tigers, men's hockey

14 E. Cache La Poudre Street, 389-6607

www.coloradocollege.edu/athletics/hockey/

Bronze

United States Air Force Academy Falcons

Colorado Springs, 333-2313

www.usafa.af.mil


Best Place for a Picnic

Gold

Garden of the Gods

Visitor Center, 1805 N. 30th Street, 634-6666

www.gardenofgods.com

Previous Best Of Awards: 97 98

Silver

Cheyenne Caon

www.colorado-springs.com/parksrec

2110 N. Cheyenne Road, 385-5940

Bronze

Memorial Park

www.colorado-springs.com/parksrec

1315 E. Pikes Peak Avenue, 578-6981


Best Place for People Watching

Gold

Acacia Park

Northeast of Bijou and Tejon streets

Previous Best Of Awards: 95 96 97 98

Silver

The Citadel Mall

750 Citadel Drive East, 591-5515

Bronze

Colorado Springs Airport

7770 Drennan Road, 550-1900

www.flycos.com


Best After-midnight Hangout

Gold

Denny's Restaurant

Six locations around town

www.dennys.com

Silver

Primitivo Wine Bar

28 S. Tejon Street, 473-4900

www.primitivo.com

Bronze

Underground Pub

130 E. Kiowa Street, 633-0590


Best Local Speed Trap

Gold

Martin Luther King Bypass

Silver

I-25 and Circle Drive

Bronze

Fillmore Street and anything


Best Local TV Commercial

Gold

Rug-It Riders

3239 S. Academy Boulevard, 390-5250

Previous Best Of Awards: 94 95 96 97

Silver

McClosky Motors

5517 N. Academy Boulevard, 594-4600

6710 N. Academy Boulevard, 594-9400

Bronze

Colorado State Fair

800/444-FAIR

www.coloradosfair.com


Best Thing Colorado Springs Needs Most

Gold

Diversity and tolerance

Silver

Good public-transportation system

Bronze

After-hours scene


Best sign that we're all still dreamers

Here's a sampling of what you, our readers, think Colorado Springs needs ...

an amusement park

true alternative radio

a literary-arts venue

a good jazz club

all-night movies

affordable housing

a kosher deli

a genuine New York bagel bakery

better roads

an east-west thoroughfare

a plan

a convention center

to stop growing

better wages

more baseball fields

more outdoor pools

a skate park

racial diversity

religious balance

a sense of humor

a beach

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