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The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., is the scene of permanent and traveling art exhibits, theatrical performances, concerts, dance productions and film showings. If you’re looking for things for couples to do, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., plays host to more than 200 performances a year, running the gamut from ballet, opera, theater and the symphony to country and rock music; phone (719) 799-4139. The Colorado Springs Philharmonic plays its September through May season here; phone (719) 520-7469 for ticket information. The center is also the home of Broadway in Colorado Springs; phone (719) 799-4132.
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Broadmoor World Arena features top-name performers in both theatrical productions and concerts, ice hockey and skating shows; phone (719) 477-2100. The Iron Springs Melodrama and Dinner Theatre is at 444 Ruxton Ave; phone (719) 685-5104. Plays also are staged at Colorado College and the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. Check the local newspapers for complete listings of current events.
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Colorado's statewide sales tax is 2.9 percent; an additional 3.12 percent is levied by the city, 1.23 percent by the county and 1 percent by the Pikes Peak Rural Transit Authority. The county has a 2 percent lodging tax and 1 percent rental car tax.
Memorial Hospital, (719) 365-5000; Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, (719) 776-5000; St. Francis Medical Center, (719) 571-1000.
515 S. Cascade Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Phone:(719)635-7506 or (800)888-4748
Colorado Springs Airport
Rental car agencies serve the Colorado Springs area from downtown and the airport. Hertz, (719) 596-1863 or (800) 654-3080, offers discounts to AAA members.
No passenger trains serve Colorado Springs.
TNM&O Coaches Inc. and Greyhound Lines Inc., (719) 635-1505, 120 S. Weber St., serve the Colorado Springs area.
Colorado Springs is served by Yellow Cab Co., (719) 777-7777. It is best to request cabs by phone. Taxis are on the meter system, with the charge about $4.90 for the first mile and $2.90 for each additional mile, for up to four passengers.
Buses operate in the metropolitan area Mon.-Fri. 5:35 a.m.-9:35 p.m.; Sat. 6:35 a.m.-6:35 p.m.; and Sun. 7:30 a.m.-5:35 p.m. in the downtown area; check individual routes for current schedule information. The fare for in-town routes is $1.75, transfers are free with paid fares and are good for 2 hours and 2 one way trips. Day passes are $4. Phone (719) 385-7433.