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Cave of the Winds

6 miles west of I-25 exit 141 on US 24, Manitou Springs, CO 80929
719.685.5444
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Owner description: Discovered in 1881, Cave of the Winds has been a premier Colorado attraction for more than a century. Explore amazing caverns, experience total cave... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Dodge City, Kansas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My teenage grandsons and I took the lantern tour through the caves. It was fun and we enjoyed learning a bit about the history of the caves' discovery.

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Went to Cavie of the Winds for the main tour to see the caves and learn something about the area. It was our last tourist stop before heading to the airport after a great 4 day first stay in Colorado Springs. Had our 16 year old daughter and 13 year old son. In the Caves defense, I should say they... More

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Montrose, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Loved our tour. We took the Early Bird 10 am tour to save a few bucks. Same tour, just a bit earlier in the day. We loved all of the features and our guide was super informative and funny. The cave is so beautiful! We took so many pictures and learned so much about its formation. At the beginning of... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We decided last minute to do a tour of the cave. We didn't have to wait to long and it was busy. Our guide was fun and informative. He made it seem more like a jungle boat cruise. Making jokes that he has said a million times seem even funnier. I don't understand the confusion on some reviews of not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Wandered up to watch folks on their new ride. Figured we'd take a cave tour since we were there. Had to wait about an hour for the next Lantern Tour. Was very pleasantly surprised that it was well worth it. We were very impressed with our guide, David. He just graduated high school, but has worked there 2 years and... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I came just for the terror-dactyl ride after seeing it on the Today show. The ride was awesome by the way. A rip off at $75 for two people and approximately 1 minute long but the views are amazing...obviously, since you get dropped free-fall style into the Williams Canyon. We decided to go on the lantern tour... More

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Littleton, Colorado, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Took the lantern tour which was an amazing experience. excellent tour guide made the caves fun and interesting highly recommended.

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Conifer
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

I recently took my family to the Cave of the winds and after our visit we all agreed it was worthwhile. A bit of constructive criticism and advice for future visitors. Upon driving in the parking lot attendants were actually spectacular! Running back and forth at full speed on a 95F day. The ticket box was woeful. Two agents were... More

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Warrenton, Missouri
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3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

They should have signs up that if you are anyway disabled the cave will be a chore to go through. I wear a knee brace and the steps were hard. Didn't know there were so many steps!! Our guide took us up a winding staircase only to tell us to go back down as the previous guide did not use... More

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Keene, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This was a great place to go!! The high ropes course was amazing, the bat-a-polt was fun, but the terror-dactyl was very overpriced. They wanted 50 dollars for one ride per person. We did the lantern tour which was outstanding, there is other tour options as well. Keep in mind the lantern tour is strictly lanterns, no other lights or... More

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