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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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A bit pricey, but worth visiting

We just went on the cave tour, but there are many other activities as well. We had brought light jackets, but it's not really needed in the cave. Be prepared to wait for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

The cave was very pretty but the tour guide talked very fast and didn't keep her flashlight on long enough to be able to see the views she was talking about. It was not worth the money we spent to tour the cave.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We just went on the cave tour, but there are many other activities as well. We had brought light jackets, but it's not really needed in the cave. Be prepared to wait for your group to be called to go into the caves. We waited about 30 minutes. But, it allows you time to watch the Terror-dactl, Bat-a-pult, Wind-walker, view... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I've been to a few caves over the years and Cave of the Winds isn't among the most spectacular. It is, however, worth seeing as it has some neat features and winding passages on the cave tour. The entrance is loctaed up on a cliff above a fairly impressive canyon as well.

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Wolfville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

One can find something negative about any attraction, so I won't bother. We had a good time, without complaint. Actually enjoyed the giftshop and spending time on the balcony is well worth it. The tour guide was wonderful and entertaining. Wish I had taken a ride on the zipline Bat-A-Pult and climbed the Wind Walker Challenger Course! After Cave of... More 

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Normal, Illinois, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The cave tour was interesting, lasting about 45 - 60 minutes. It isn't huge like Carlsbad, but the main tour doesn't go through anywhere terribly narrow or tight, though you do need to watch your head in a few places. Our guide was pretty knowledgeable and was able to talk to the age and formation of the cave. There is... More 

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Yukon, Oklahoma
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The Discovery Cave tour, which is supposed to be the most family friendly tour, had some tight squeezes, low hanging tunnels and tons of stairs. The only other cave tour I'd been had wide open spaces and a finished foot path. It was cool because you feel like you were a "real" cave explorer, but I wouldn't recommend for the... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My husband and I brought our three grandchildren (ages 5, 3, and 2) here on a Wednesday afternoon. There was no line to purchase tickets, and our group for the Discovery Tour was called in about 20 minutes. In the meantime, we enjoyed browsing in the gift shop and looking at the amazing views off the balcony. Our tour guide,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

After reading the reviews, I have to agree and disagree on some of the negative points. Many people complained about having to wait for the tour and thought it was all a ploy to visit the gift shop. This may be true, but the views from the deck are absolutely amazing, and I did not mind taking in the beauty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I took our two kids (9 yo daughter and 12 yo son) here. We purchased the discounted "Night Owl" tickets ($48 total and must be purchased on-line 24 hours in advance). We did the standard tour at 8:00 pm. Our tour guide (Mariah?) was excellent. She was informative, but also entertaining. The gift shop is nice. And... More 

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Kansas City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We visited the caves and added on experiences while waiting for our tour. All rides have a 49" height requirement so be advised. To do the sky course and bat line allow for 45 minutes to an hour to play. The cave tour moved quick doing a good job of begin informational without dragging along. There was a lot of... 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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