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8685 Explorer Dr, Below bookstore in basement, Colorado Springs, CO 80920-1049
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San Francisco, California
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

We came here specifically to have the Wodfamchocsods (World famous chocolate sodas.) Reasonably priced and delicious, my children and I enjoyed their chocolatey, cold yumminess. The atmosphere was cute, kid friendly and whimsical. The girl at the counter was pleasant and friendly.

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3 Thank Michelle L
Glenpool, Oklahoma, USA
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282 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

if you are a fan of Adventures in Oydessy, then you already know about Whit's end but a fun place to visit and have a snack!

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3 Thank slas86
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

A restaurant is just part of the downstairs. The rest is full of free activities for the kids - 3 story slide, games, stage with puppets and costumes. Great indoor place for kids (even adults!).

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4 Thank otseng
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

Great little soda shop to eat at when you are hanging out here. The large pizza was $13 and bottomless picture of soda around $5...very reasonably priced. The pizza was amazingly good. Last time we were here, our son had a wod-fam-choc-sod and was not very impressed. (Maybe because Connie didn't make it???) He still was glad he ordered it,... More 

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4 Thank OktoGo88
Wichita
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2015

This is a great old-time soda fountain/ice cream parlor in the kids area of the Focus On The Family campus. It is a great way to cap off a trip to this awesome attraction. The kids love it!

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5 Thank fabmommy
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2014

Take your kids here to let them have some romp time in the basement area, there are lots of things they can do. Have some pizza or a hot dog when they get tired. Repeat. Eventually, head to the bookstore and browse a bit. Great place to spend a few hours, especially if you like Focus on the Family.

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6 Thank John F
Denver, CO
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11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

I wouldn't come here to eat alone but I was surprised at how affordable it was and they try to cater to families. I only wish they offered more natural/healthy/organic options. The free play area is very fun for young children.

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1 Thank pilotlover
Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

This is a must if you or your children listen to Adventures in Odyssey. Order the specialties that are mentioned in the show.

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3 Thank Jon P
the marvelous midwest
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

My niece took me here for lunch. It was delightful. She is 11 and on the verge of teenage life, but still loves going here for lunch. I am 40ish and had a great time too :) We shopped at the huge bookstore. It is very family oriented with something for everyone. Books, CDs, DVDs, journals, pictures, plaques, sun-catches, stuffed... More 

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3 Thank fuud_kritick
too far from the wild west!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

Located close to the Hilton Garden Inn, great fun for kids & kids-at-heart :) Good ice-cream that we enjoyed on their patio on a beautiful sunny day. They also have a WONDERFUL bookstore with a great assortment of greeting cards, books of all kinds & nice gifts.

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5 Thank Rocker_rep

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Lunch
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Child-friendly
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  • Address: 8685 Explorer Dr, Below bookstore in basement, Colorado Springs, CO 80920-1049
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Colorado Springs

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?