Companion Tour Announced!

Are you traveling with a companion to the 45th International Pyrotechnics Society Seminar? If so, please tell them about the all-day companion tour we have arranged for Tuesday, July 28, 2020. The tour will involve visits to the Garden of the Gods and Manitou Springs.

The Garden of the Visitor & Nature Center is a registered National Natural Landmark which is rated the Number One Top Attraction near Colorado Springs by Trip Advisor. Imagine dramatic views, 300-foot towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak and brilliant blue skies. Learn how the amazing red rocks got there with the Geo-Trekker theater experience which will take you through 300 million years of geologic history and ancient landscapes, then go on a naturalist-led guided 2-hour hike for some first hand experience of the Park’s natural wonders, and visit the world-class Visitor and Nature Center and Museum with its many new interactive exhibits. Lastly, you will have a “Step-On-Bus” Guided Tour by an Adventures Out West Colorado Naturalist for an entertaining an educational complete tour around the Garden of the Gods Park.

After your visit to the Garden of the Gods Park, you will be driven over to Manitou Springs. Manitou Springs, Colorado is a quaint mountain town just six miles west of downtown Colorado Springs. The Historic Downtown Manitou Springs is an artists’ enclave featuring art galleries, street performers, creek-side restaurants, and boutique stores. Also, there are 8 naturally effervescent cold water mineral springs, each with unique artistic designs surrounding them that you can drink (each has a different taste). Manitou’s mineral springs are known for their natural healing benefits.

The number of places for this tour is limited, so please sign up soon! More information can be found on the companion tour flyer and on the second page of the seminar registration form (see below).

Don’t forget to email your abstracts and registration forms to our Seminar Coordinator, Linda Crouse:

The seminar registration form is available as a pdf file and as an xlsx file for your convenience.