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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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Hales Corners, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

A large group of teenagers took the lantern tour and thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Scary at times, educational at other times. Rock is hard!

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Rayville, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The tour guide was knowlegable but spoke so fast throughout the tour you could not understand clearly what he was showing you. Not recommended at all!!!

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justhere45102
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

did the normal tour or guide was fun small group that went thru so it did not take to long been there now:)

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Tempe, Arizona
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This tour is dangerous, difficult and expensive. They do not adequately describe the trail inside the cave: steep, unpaved walkways, unsteady and steep staircases, inadequate lighting throughout the tour. Sturdy shoes are recommended but should be required. Very sad to see that this cave is not being taken care of but used solely for the purpose of making money. no... More

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Boulder, CO
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86 reviews 86 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Yesterday we went on the Lantern Tour at Cave of the Winds and we had a blast. Our tour guide, Chris, was very infomative and quite funny. The lanterns were buckets with kerosene flames and it definitely made the journey more exciting. There are several small passage ways that you must duck through but we made it through with no... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

My family and I had a great time here. We went on the lantern tour it was very interesting listening to the stories of how the cave was discovered. It does involve bending and squatting in order to maneuver through some tight spaces and tunnels. Definitely not for the claustrophobic, the lantern tour has no artificial light besides the candlelight... More

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Parker, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

What a great place to go for half the day. Not only the caves, but a giant high obstacle course hanging out over the canyon and a seated zip line over the canyon too. Both tours are good, but the candle light tour is not for small kids or the non adventurous. Emily or tour guide was the best! Thanks!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The climb up to the place was a bit scary, but compared to the mountain climb it's nothing. We took the lantern tour and had a blast. I think the stories they tell are just silly and childish, but the experience is one of a kind. The tour guides are great and all seem to get a long. Our tour... More

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Dalhart, Texas, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Took our 5 year old daughters here as well and I think this was one of their favorites. The tour was just perfect, not too long to lose their attention. They loved learing about the cave, etc.

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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

If you have been to other caverns, you may find this one a little disappointing. Not that much noteworthy to see although the walk through the caves is a nice long one and could be interesting if it's your first visit to a cavern. Downer was that it was so crowded we stood still in one spot for 10 minutes... More

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