In celebration of National Travel & Tourism Week (May 5 – 13, 2012), the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has partnered with Pikes Peak Country Attractions Association (PPCAA) and the City of Colorado Springs Greener Corners recycling program to encourage the community to “Live it up Locally.”
A total of 35 Greener Corners recycling bins located throughout City parks feature a “Live it up Locally” message accompanied by a Quick Response, or QR, code. Once scanned by a smart phone device, the code will navigate to the CVB’s mobile site listing twelve attractions participating in this geocache adventure. Stops include Cave of the Winds, Garden of the Gods Trading Post, Echo Canyon River Expeditions, Royal Gorge Bridge and Cripple Creek Heritage Center among others.
The first geocachers to find these various locations will each uncover a four-pack of admission passes to regional attractions. Amy Long, CVB VP of Marketing & Membership, says, “this partnership brings together the power of travel and sustainability and encourages residents to get out and enjoy the Pikes Peak region for a ‘staycation’ or when entertaining visiting family and friends.”
Michele Starling, Executive Director of PPCAA, points out that this is a new way to showcase to residents all there is to do in the area. “With an abundance of historic and new attractions that are easily accessible from almost anywhere in the region, we hope locals take this challenge to heart and rediscover their own backyard.”
QR codes are scattered throughout these area parks:
- Acacia Park
- Memorial Park
- Goose Gossage Park
- Red Rocks Canyon
- Leon Young Park
- Palmer Park
- Skyview Park
For more information on participating locations, go to http://m.visitcos.com/55in5challenge.