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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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My significant other and I arrived early and made it on the first Discovery tour of the day. There were 13 of us total. Our guide was knowledgeable, funny and easy going. This... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

My significant other and I arrived early and made it on the first Discovery tour of the day. There were 13 of us total. Our guide was knowledgeable, funny and easy going. This tour is paved all the way through with hand rails in places. Well lighted means it was easy to see the limestone cave walls, stalagmites and stalactites.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Cave of the winds was our first stop on our Colorado Road trip and we throughly enjoyed it! Our kids (7+9) had a blast and thought it was very cool! There were lots of great photos to be had, and amazing sights, but it was sad to see the cave dead now after years of misuse. Also, thought it was... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We are native Coloradoans who had never stopped at Cave of the Winds before. We stopped by on a weekend in Manitou Springs, and took 2 of the offered tours: the lantern tour and the discovery tour. These take place in separate parts of the caves. The lantern tour lasts about 1-1/2 hours, and is more strenuous. Each person is... More 

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Nottingham, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

My wife and I, 9 year old son, sister and her 2 year old son toured the caves. We all had a great time. Victoria, our tour guide, was great and very knowledgeable. The staff at the Bat-a-pult and Obstacle Course were very helpful and polite. We will definitely return the next time we are in Colorado Springs.

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Brighton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

I took a journey through time with my daughter's 7th grade class through the cave of winds. It was my first time at this attraction but definitely won't be my last. I can safely say I am one of those who doesn't like tight spaces but the tour we went on the "Lantern Tour" really wasn't incredibly cramped. This is... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had two adults and one seven-year-old on our visit and we all enjoyed it. We did the basic discovery tour and it wasn't too long or difficult. We still experienced the fascinating caves without too much strenuous activity for a child. The tour guide was good although it definitely sounded like a "canned" tour. But we didn't mind because... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We have been on several cave tours in Texas and Arizona. this definitely wasn't filled with many beautiful stalagmites etc...but it was a watch your head, duck, and many narrow passages which our 4 boys thought were cool. No way is this tour for someone with sore body parts or small children that want to walk. Lots of climbs up... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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

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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