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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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St. George, Utah
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We went through the cave tour with two small grandchildren. Apparently there is a state law that touching the walls of the caves is a crime and will be punished. OK, I get the need to preserve the cave. I don't get the narrow passages and overhead obstacles plus looking out for small children "not touching" the cave walls. It... More

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Sterling, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Went with our entire family - two adults and two younger children - age 8 and 6. We got there early to beat the crowd, but keep in mind, it doesn't open until 10am so it's all relative. The kids enjoyed panning for some rocks and it kept them busy while I was in line buying tickets. (Tip - find... More

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New Mexico
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We live in New Mexico and have visited Carlsbad Caverns with our family numerous times. Our granddaughters said that they liked the Cave of the Winds better than Carlsbad. They enjoyed squeezing through the tight spots, ducking their heads under low ceilings, and we and they thought that our young tour guide was excellent. We learned a lot by listening... More

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The cave isnt scarey and isn't real strenous. I have been in several caverns and this one is basic but still fun. Not a lot of stalagtities or stalagmites. Our kids enjoyed the Batapult ride. Pretty views from overlooks.

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Seminole, Florida
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I remembered going to this cave as a kid. The drive up as an adult scared the daylights out of me. We did have to wait about an hour, but tours were being called every 5-10 min. Our tour guide was nice and polite. However, she didn't point out some of the cave's features, which we had to ask her... More

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Cincinnati
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Had a great tour of this unique cave near Colorado Springs. Our kids especially enjoyed it. Great views too.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We were super excited for this trip as my husband had such find memories of going as a kid. We did the lantern tour at the recommendation of this site and others. We were very disappointed in our guide. Thought he was hilarious with ghost stories and some jokes. His speech was almost unintelligible the entire tour and he knew... More

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Ft. Collins
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32 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Besides the excellent history of the place, Cave of the Winds is extraordinary on it's own. Reasonably priced for a unique experience, the entire family has the opportunity to experience a look inside the beautiful caves here. Other attractions include death defying launches over the side of the mountain, lantern tours and caving 101. One of the tours is for... More

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Liberal, Kansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My husband and I remember going through Cave of the Winds as children and have great memories so we were looking forward to taking our kids (8 & 10 yrs) on our vacation to Colorado. The cave itself was neat, but the guide ruined the whole experience for all of us. Kody, or Cody,however you spell his name seems like... More

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MARION
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Kids enjoyed the lighted tour, but had to wait until called for your turn. Wait is probably intentional to allow more $$$ to be extracted from your wallet in gift shop, panning attraction, etc. Fun time and great views, but you will you have to find gold up there to offset sky high cost.

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