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Cave of the Winds

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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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First, the view outside the cave is absoloutely amazing. You kind of wait a little to start the tour. The tour is cool and the cave was a new experience for me. Its cool to see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

First, the view outside the cave is absoloutely amazing. You kind of wait a little to start the tour. The tour is cool and the cave was a new experience for me. Its cool to see but make sure to take some shots of the stunning view outside and enjoy it :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Family visit to this neat complex of caves. We took the short tour. Beautiful caves. Guide was friendly and information was decent. If you've never visited amazing caves before it's worth a visit. Bit pricey, but fun hour or so.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I have been on several cave tours around the US and this by far was the cheesiest, but it was fun in its own way. If you choose to spend your money on it, then don't complain. The zip line was absolutely incredible. We went off season so it wasn't crowded and we were able to get the outdoor attractions... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife, 4yo daughter, and I visited the Cave of the Winds this past weekend over the Memorial Day holiday. Overall, I liked the visit but was not at all impressed by the caves. On the website, you are led to believe that there is an abundance of stalagtite and stalagmite formations in the cave; however, when taking the tour... More 

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Erode,TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

A very good place to be visited to have an real experience of the Caves and its feel.Awesome experience !!!!! Tour guide Patrick made the Discovery Tour a worthwhile experience with his fantastic detailing.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The cave itself is cool to visit, but our tour guide, Tiffany, ruined the experience for our group. Never before have I experienced such a rude, boring tour guide; we legitimately contemplated on the way home whether it may have been her last day and she just didn't care anymore. Instead of giving a history or geology lesson, she barked... More 

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Lexington, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I have been to many caves, and while this was not the biggest, it was still so beautiful and so much fun. My husband and I went on both tours. The lantern tour was my favorite and gave great insight to how it must have been 100 years ago. The guides were very knowledgable and funny. We can't wait to... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Now, I know what a TOURIST TRAP means. We arrived 15 minutes before closing but were told that we could join the last tour anyway. It was a small group, thankfully, and we were given instructions from our mediocre guide about what to do and what not to do when it comes to touching the cave walls etc. What she... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Our tour guide Shannon was excellent! It was a fun afternoon with my 7 year old. He thought the cave was really cool and wants to go back to do the lantern tour!

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Beeville, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I love caves! I have been to caves all over the country and found them to be fascinating and educational experiences. This cave was neither. The Discovery Tour consists of climbing up and down steep stairs and long distances of narrow tunnels. The lighting is poor, the ground is slick and actually includes walking over a mud pit on a... More 

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