50 Colorado Springs Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Following the 1890s gold discovery on the slope of Pikes Peak, thousands of people began to occupy Colorado Springs. By the turn of the 19th century, Colorado Springs came to be known as “the city of millionaires.”

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If you’re keen on detail, you may have noticed that Colorado Springs is the setting for many books, movies, and television shows. The city has been featured in political thrillers and military-themed stories due to its military installations and vital importance to the United States‘ continental defense.

We have prepared more nuggets of information to make you knowledgeable about Colorado Springs. Take the quiz below!


1. In which part of the USA is Colorado Springs located?



2. In which U.S. state is Colorado Springs located?



3. When was the city founded?



4. Which of the following is located in Colorado Springs?



5. What was the nickname of Colorado Springs?

Little London


6. Which scientist had his laboratory in Colorado Springs?

Nicola Tesla


7. Which musical band is from Colorado Springs?

One Republic


8. What is the population of the city?

About 369,000 people


9. What is a gaper?

A clueless person on the slopes


10. Who was the founder of Colorado Springs?

General William J. Palmer


11. When was Colorado Springs founded?

July 31, 1871


12. Which film actor, was born in Colorado Springs and his parents founded the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind?

Lon Chaney


13. Nikola Tesla had a laboratory in Colorado Springs in 1899. What did he design?

The alternating current (AC) induction motor.


14. What did Charles E. Perkins own?

A major portion of the Garden of the Gods.


15. Artus Van Briggle, 1869- 1904, potter famous for his matte blue glaze. Where is his studio located?

Uintah Street and I-25 and is part of the Colorado College campus.


16. Katherine Lee Bates wrote America the Beautiful after an 1895 visit to where?

Top of Pikes Peak


17. Who is the only American to win a Gold Medal in the 1968 Winter Olympics and happens to have trained in Colorado Springs?

Peggy Fleming – a figure skater.


18. Who trained the above Gold Medal winner?

Carlo Fassi


19. When did Chief Theater, formerly the Burns Theater, complete?

In 1911 and razed in 1973


20. Who funded the building of the Fine Arts Center in 1936?

Alice Bemis Taylor


21. What is a flatlander?

A person that lives at low elevation


22. The most heavily armed man in the United States lives in Colorado Springs. What is his name?

Mel Bernstein


23. Which famous fashion designer owns a home near Colorado Springs and only lives there in the month of July?


24. Colorado Springs was once a haven for people trying to recover from which disease?



25. Which three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 was born in Colorado Springs?

Bobby Unser


26. The Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame was established in which year?



27. Why is Colorado Springs famously known as Olympic City, USA?

Because it is the epicenter of all Olympic and Paralympic-related activities.


28. The military base in Colorado Springs is called?

Fort Carson


29. Lake Avenue is a region in Colorado Springs which is famous for what?

Various properties around scenic locations.


30. What is ‘Pikes Peak International Hill Climb’ about?

An automobile hill climb!


31. Colorado Springs was named after what?

Springs that were found around Monument Creek!


32. Why is the Evergreen Cemetery referred to as a haunted place?

People have been buried in Evergreen since the 1860s, and Colorado Springs wasn’t officially incorporated until 1871.


33. What happened to Tesla’s lab, known as “Lost Laboratory”?

His lab was dismantled in the early 1900s, and everything it contained was auctioned off.


34. An incredible figure in Colorado Springs is Fannie Mae Duncan. What will she be remembered for?

Her contributions to racial equality and to the jazz scene in the city.


35. What was the city of Colorado Springs originally called?

Fountain Colony


36. What summit towers over Colorado Springs?

Pikes Peak


37. Colorado Springs has sometimes been called “the city of _____.”

The city of millionaires


38. What political party was founded in Colorado Springs?

Libertarian Party


39. What television show was set in Colorado Springs?

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman


40. Colorado Springs is home to the largest herd of _____ in North America.

Largest reticulated giraffe


41. What creature is said to live near Colorado Springs?



42. What hostile country singled out Colorado Springs as the possible target of a missile strike?

North Korean


43. What is one of Colorado Springs’ nicknames?

The Christian Mecca


44. What Hall of Fame is located in Colorado Springs?

World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame


45. What race takes place every year in Colorado Springs?

The Race to the Clouds


46. How many national sports governing bodies are located in Colorado Springs?



47. What public park is located in Colorado Springs?

Garden of the Gods


48. What is the snowiest month in Colorado Springs?



49. How big is Colorado Springs?

194.9 square miles


50. What movies were filmed in Colorado springs?

“True Grit” (1969), “The Hateful Eight’ (2015), “Independence Day” (1996), “Dumb and Dumber” (1994), “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” (1969),”The Incident” (1990) e.t.c.

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