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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: +1 719-685-5444
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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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Live cave of the winds . Been going here since I was a little girl . Been here twice with my kids in the last 2 years and loved it . Only thing is I felt like it was the same... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Fremont, Nebraska
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the views. The drive up was fun and the views from the decks were beautiful. I don't like caves but didn't get bored. I had a great place to sit while the family took the tour.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a tourist trap! Not worth seeing in any way and WAY overpriced for everything. A complete rip-off.

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1 Thank christa s
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Live cave of the winds . Been going here since I was a little girl . Been here twice with my kids in the last 2 years and loved it . Only thing is I felt like it was the same exact tour and nothing really was changed up . All in all a good experience and the guide are... More 

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Thank Shannon M
Broomfield, Colorado
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would not recommend anyone to do a tour at Cave of the Winds. My friends and I were extremely disappointed by the low quality of the tour and guide, Danielle, who was not able to answer simple questions on the history of the cave or the geology. Besides point-and-name explanations (ie. "this is a stalactite, this is a stalagmite")... More 

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Cave_of_the_Winds, Manager at Cave of the Winds, responded to this review

Hi Nicole, Thank you very much for your feedback. We work hard to make sure that our tours are interesting and informative and we are looking in to what happened the day that you visited. Thank you, Cave of the Winds Management More 

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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fun to do this activity in Colorado springs. Nice set up for tour to this cave. It should be much more beautiful if they don't break the stalactite out in old time.

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Odessa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Wow, this was an amazing tour underground. Beautiful formations. Guide was very entertaining. Not too much touching so little ones might get bored.

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Wichita, Kansas
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We had a great time and the kids loved it. Our tour guide was informative and entertaining, and the group wasn't that large--I assume because we went in the middle of the week. The Cave is beautiful and we would definitely go back.

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Thank S W
Colorado Springs, United States
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I went to Cave of the Winds solely for the zip line experience. This zip line is a lot of fun, especially for someone who has never had the experience. It's a 2-seater sit down ride where you are strapped in. I rode it over and over and over again. Lots of fun!

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Thank Sarah D
BROOMFIELD
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Another tour of Colorado "underground"! Interesting cave system and fun knowledgable guide. The kids and I really enjoyed it. We want to come back and do the Caving 101 tour!

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Thank CRAIG M
Burbank, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

My boyfriend and I took one of the cave tours. We loved seeing the beautiful cave and learning about the stalactites and stalagmites. There were a few narrow passages but nothing too terribly small (unless you are very claustrophobic.) Unfortunately there was a negative about this tour. Our guide, Ron would almost constantly mention tips. He was an okay guide,... More 

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