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Cave of the Winds

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Address: 6 miles west of I-25 exit 141 on US 24, Manitou Springs, CO 80929
Phone Number: +1 719-685-5444
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Description: Discovered in 1881, Cave of the Winds has been a premier Colorado...
Discovered in 1881, Cave of the Winds has been a premier Colorado attraction for more than a century. Explore amazing caverns, experience total cave darkness, and marvel at the beauty of formations hundreds of thousands of years old. Try the Outdoor Attractions including our Bat-A-Pult zip line that takes you on an epic, 1,200-foot round trip flight across Williams Canyon at speeds of nearly 25 mph. You'll also want to try out our Wind Walker Challenge Course! Located on the rim of a 600-foot drop into Williams Canyon, thrill-seekers of all ages can navigate a challenging maze of steel beams, swinging ropes and ladders, wearing a specially designed harness. Safe and fun for the whole family!
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Our tour guide was Patrick and he did a good job of stopping to explain things and keep the tour moving. I was impressed by how long both time and distance this tour was. Lots of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Buena Vista, Colorado
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was our first time visiting C-of-the-W. The cave is quite good with nice rock exposures; it's actually better than I expected, and I have been in many caves. The cave comprizes a series of connected rooms, some are quite large. We took the Exploration Tour, and it lasted just over an hour. The cave is quite dry inside, and... More 

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Spring Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had a great tour of the cave thanks to our tour guide Brian. It's about 45 minutes and Brian was full of information AND corny jokes. Our group consisted of 4 kids from 3 to 68 and we all liked it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Our tour guide was Patrick and he did a good job of stopping to explain things and keep the tour moving. I was impressed by how long both time and distance this tour was. Lots of interesting facts about how the cave was discovered and excavated over time. They do take a souvenir picture of your family/party and offer it... More 

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Pascagoula
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We had a couple of hours to kill while visiting CO Springs, and decided to get out of the July heat for a while, so the cave seemed like a perfect solution. It was really a very good choice, and we enjoyed seeing this old style attraction, and partaking of its natural air conditioning. The vintage look and feel of... More 

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Aberdeen, South Dakota
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If you've never been in a cave before, I would definitely suggest checking this out. The guides are very knowledgeable, and interesting background on the cave.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The Cave of the Winds is not only a cave tour. There is a giant, two seat zip line, rope courses and my personal favorite... The Terror-Dactyl! This is the most thrilling giant swing you could imagine! You swing from one side of the canyon to the other. The bottom of the canyon is about 500 feet below. The free... More 

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Dry Ridge, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We were excited to go to this cave because we love going to caves. However, we were not impressed. The cave is pretty, but it's nothing spectacular or unique. I guess the uniqueness is it's elevation and that wind goes through it. They seemed more concerned with the tourism and profit of it all than with sharing the cave with... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We were really excited to learn about the caves, but our guide Kaitlyn didn't seem into it at all. There were multiple groups in the cave at the same time, had to wait a lot for the other groups to move on. While we were waiting we overheard their guides telling them more information than ours. Once she got with... More 

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Harrisonburg, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Traveling from Virginia, our first thought was, if you've seen one cave, you've seen them all....but decided to take the cave tour anyway. We were quite sorry that we spent the $20 per person for this disappointment. The tours are scheduled every 5 minutes with about 20 people...young, old....little ones in arms, etc. This means with any delay or questions... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Took the family to see Cave of the WInds, mainly because we have been to Colorado Springs several times and was looking for something new to do. The experience was okay, but as my title says, if you've seen one cave you've pretty much seen them all. Now this is a review for the Discovery Tour as the Lantern Tour... More 

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Additional Information about Cave of the Winds

Address: 6 miles west of I-25 exit 141 on US 24, Manitou Springs, CO 80929
Phone Number: +1 719-685-5444
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Manitou Springs
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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