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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 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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Manhattan, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

David was an energetic and entertaining guide on a unique tour of the caves using candlelight to explore.

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Chandler, Arizona
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34 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We had read about this cave and decided to take our girls ages 4 & 7 on the standard tour. It was very well organized and our guide David Schipper was amazing!!! Lots of fun and he made us laugh while he educated us about the different components of the cave. He certainly knew his stuff! The cave itself is... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Even if you don't take the cave tour, the view over the canyon is amazing. But the tour is well worth taking. Hope you have a guide that is as funny as the one we had. Too bad the ride was not open where they kind of shoot you through the canyon (open from April to October). Would have been... More

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I lived in Colorado my whole life near and around the Springs but I never went till I was an adult. I went with some family and had a great time! Prices weren't horrible but i wish i could have gotten them to ride the swing! Lol Great place to spend an afternoon and great for kids of all ages!... More

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Oviedo, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This being my first visit to Cave of The Winds I wanted something adventurous so I signed up via the website for the Caving 101 tour. Arriving early as requested I signed in and met my guide and to my surprise I was the only guest scheduled for that tour that day. With only one guest I know many places... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My wife and I came here as part of our vacation in Colorado. We decided to opt for the lantern tour and ended up being glad we did. Our tour guide, Tim, was very easy going and did a great job of making the atmosphere feel spooky. It didn't take too long of being down there with only candle light... More

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Portales, New Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Quick summary: 45 minute tour, I give the cave a C, there are plenty of narrow paths and several stairs so I don't recommend for anyone with walking troubles. I admit I write this review with a bit of bias, I have been to a few different cave tours, and although there is nothing wrong with this tour, I found... More

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Denver, Colorado USA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

So, I have been to some amazing caverns in my day. These are pretty cool, but not spectacular. The guide we had, Tim, was very good and funny and told us a lot about the geology and info he had learned from other visitors over the years. It was worth a trip, even if it was a bit over priced.... More

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Hays, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Did the lantern tour and it was the best cave tour I ever done!!!! The guide was great and you could tell he love what he was doing.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We went on the lantern tour today with an eight year old, a 65 year old and a 33 year old. It was the perfect mix of fun, history, and a little fright. Our guide Chris was funny and engaging and the old oil lanterns made for a really nice touch.

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