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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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Corydon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Yes they have a very nice cave but there are so many other things to do also. There is a great ropes course that hangs over the canyon, a bat-a-pult that takes you along the side of the canyon and their newest ride Terror-dactyl. If you are looking for a thrill this is it!

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Arkansas City, Kansas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

There is so much history here. It blew my mind how this was built and how people really lived in it. There is a lot to be said about this place and it will stick in your mind. I loved it!

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Columbia, Maryland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Husband and I loved learning about the caves. I even think the kids liked it. But the highlight of this trip was the challenge course and zip line. And for $20 a piece, they could go on as many times as they wanted. There were no lines so it was awesome.

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Topeka, Kansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We did the basic ("Discovery") tour. It was nice. Easy going enough for kids and families. The tour was fairly short. What I really loved was all the extras. The Wind Walker course was my favorite. They hook you up in a harness and let you walk over steel beams. It's actually an obstacle course that resembles the skeleton of... More

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Cranbrook
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

In 2002 we did the Discovery tour and it's great, but the in Sept 2014 we did the Lantern tour and enjoyed it. Guide David is unreal and makes the tour ask for him if you can. It's a little narrow to begin with but gets better. First class operation.

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Guelph,
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This was a great tour of the natural world. All of our kids had a good time exploring the beauty of this place. Our tour guide was great and made the experience extremely enjoyable. He was funny and had a lot of great information. We did the easiest tour as we were traveling and didn't want to get to dirty... More

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Monument, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Going the Cave of the Winds for locals is a must. So much so that is a required field trip for many in our schools. But, now this beautiful location overlooking canyons and multiple rock caves has a new ride called the Terror-Dactyl. It is where you pay money to be given the privilege of sitting in a swing that... More

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El Paso, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I highly recommend going to Cave of the Winds, even with little kids. I had a two year old with me, and he walked the entire way. There were a few set of stairs where he needed help, but other than that, he did really well. If you have a baby, it is still an easy tour. I would recommend... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

the lantern tour was about 90 mins and me and my friends like the tour. It was a fun tour and the guide we had was good as well which made the tour all the more enjoyable.

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Walker, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Do not miss a chance to tour Cave of the Winds. The history of the caves, the beauty of the natural wonder, and the amusing stories of the BEST tour guide, David, is something you must expreience!

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