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Address: 6 miles west of I-25 exit 141 on US 24, Manitou Springs, CO 80929
Phone Number: 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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Colorado's own Carlsbad Cavern !

If you have not been to Carlsbad Caverns of New Mexico, this will be an excellent experience for you. There are two different guided tours, one for general visitors and other one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Boulder, Colorado
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Arvada, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We went during a snow storm. It was the perfect thing to do indoors. The cave is always a nice 54 degrees. It was a bit pricy, but worth it. Our group was fairly large and there were quite a few children, so the tour lasted longer than expected because of all the questions. I thoroughly enjoyed the geological aspect... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Go in the early morning...it gets crowded by 10:30. The only way to go into the caves is with the tour, but it is well worth the money. There are many different types of formations to see and rock growths. The tour is understandable for kids and adults. It involves about 45 minutes of walking, there are stairs and uphill... More 

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Northwood, New Hampshire
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Short: $60 is too much to walk around a cave with a tin pail latern for 45 min and never see the actual cave of the winds. Long: My bf and I had asked the ticket sales man for a recommendation and chose the latern tour, at $30 each. Tour was supposed to last 90 mins. They crammed 22 people... More 

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Ulysses, Kansas, United States
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Took 4 teenagers and my husband. We had been there years ago. We all enjoyed the tour again now that the kids were older. The tour has expanded and it was very interesting. Definitely worth going to.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Title says it all, lots of fun. I enjoy this tour every time I experience it. I've done the lantern tour now about 8 times over the past 6 years and it never gets old being inside such beauty. I kinda wish they would hire more professional knowledgable tour guides instead of high schoolers, but that's ok. 50 bucks for... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

If you have not been to Carlsbad Caverns of New Mexico, this will be an excellent experience for you. There are two different guided tours, one for general visitors and other one for experience visitors. The general tour is quite nice.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Took our 7 year old grandson to the Cave of the Winds and he really loved it. We weren't sure how he was going to react to the guide-led hike down the cave but once we got going he was really getting into it. He listened carefully to the guide's historical overview and even liked it when the lights were... More 

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Gunnison, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We had a blast here! There's plenty to do in the visitors center while you wait for your tour to start and the views are AMAZING!! Be aware that there are a few hundred stairs in the cave and a LOT of low ceilings. They don't allow strollers and there are several places I would be nervous about carrying a... More 

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Robert Lee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time on the Lantern Tour of Cave of the Winds! Our tour guide, Chris, was excellent. He shared loads of history and great ghost stories. Absolute Darkness was amazing deep in the cave! Not great for young kids but 10+ will enjoy it!!

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Arlington, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The tour was neat. The kids liked it. A few different attractions for children of all ages to do. The Ropes course was a hit for a lot of families I could tell. We didn't get to do the lantern tour but I think that would have been really cool. Will try it next time we go.

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