Geography aficionados may beg to differ, but the North Pole is in Colorado.

Santa's Workshop has been located on the slopes of Colorado's Pikes Peak since the 1950s, and from a logistics standpoint, it makes sense, at least in terms of toy distribution in the United States, with its central location. Now, if we want to talk about worldwide toy distribution, that's another story.

Of course, Colorado's North Pole isn't really about elves making toys, it's about being a fun place for families to go and experience the Christmas season throughout the year from May through December.

In short, the North Pole is an amusement park that caters to families and children. Rides include the Antique Car Ride, Candy Cane Coaster, Christmas Tree Ride, and Peppermint Slide. While some of the rides are suitable for the whole family, some of the rides are for children only. There doesn't seem to be anything too scary or frightening.

The park features an arcade, magic shows, Elmer the Elf Show, a glassblower, and, of course, Santa's  House, where kids can visit with Santa and get an early start on sharing their Christmas wish list.

And it just wouldn't be Santa's Workshop if they didn't have toys.  The park has toy shops, a candy kitchen, a Chrismas shop, and Santa's Souvenir Shop.

Children age 2 and under, and adults 60 and older get in free. Everyone else pays $25. The park is open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, weather permitting, and closes for the season at 4:00 pm on Christmas Eve so Santa can make his trek around the world.

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