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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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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 NEW

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
13 helpful votes 13 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Canton, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The caves are really great and our guide was so informative. The tours last about 1 hour. We got some great pictures of the different formations. And the drive up to the caves is simply beautiful. After your hike through the caves, hit Rudy's BBQ which was recommended by an attendant. It is fabulous!

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Oklahoma
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

A smaller yet very nice cave with many interesting features. Guide gives info along the way. Nice big gift shop & overlook on site. Glad we did this, the kids love caves. Not too strenuous.

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Blackduck, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We got in right away - so the fall is the best time to visit. Great visit - also not time consuming - some stairs but not a lot. Only problem was that some parents had small kids and with the understanding of it being exciting for them, I wish the parents had them listen to the guide and not... More

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Lamar, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

To visit the caves, you must purchase a tour. There are different tours that focus on different aspects of the Caves. On our visit to the Cave of the Winds, we chose the Lantern Tour. This tour was dark but they provided us with lanterns as we walked through the dark passages listening to the stories and folklore. Even with... More

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