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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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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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The view from outside the caves is breathtaking. Inside the caves it was a challange for me to get around as I had a knee replacement a few months back. There were narrow... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We had a great time at Cave of the Winds. We went on a summer evenings around 5 pm and by then the crowds had died down. We did have to wait for our tour until 6:10, but there was plenty to do. The kids went on the Batapult – a very easy, non-scary zip line ride. Cool and casual... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Up a steep winding road you will find a beautiful structure perched on a cliff that houses the entrance to the caves. As my wife was in a wheel chair we figured our access was not to be. However in speaking to the young lady at the ticket booth she informed us they would provide a guide to the 'first... More 

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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The view from outside the caves is breathtaking. Inside the caves it was a challange for me to get around as I had a knee replacement a few months back. There were narrow walkways, slippery spots, and many stairs. All in all it was a nice tour, very informative, and picturesque, seeing many stalagtites and stalagmites.

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Oskaloosa, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent way to spend a hot afternoon. Patrick was our guide and I can't imagine a more fun educational afternoon. My 6 and 9 year old grandsons had a ball and so did we.

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malang, indonesia 65112
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Cave of the winds is a cave deep inside the mountain in the Pikes Peak Region of Colorado. It is located west of Colorado Springs on US Highway 24 near Manitou Cliff Dwellings. Here you can choose indoor or outdoor attractions. The indoor attractions are the cave adventure. There are 3 tours: 1. The Discovery Tour 2. The Lantern Tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This felt like a one-of-a-kind experience and was an excellent tour. Props to our tour guide Kaitlin who was knowledgeable, funny and engaging. Also, she handled an extremely annoying member of the tour very well. If I could leave a negative review of that obnoxious man, I absolutely would. I will definitely recommend this attraction to anyone visiting the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Good place and worth the price. They have two different tours. I've done both. The discovery tour is fun and informational and will usually have lots of kids since it's the kid friendly tour. The old candle light tour is fun and has fewer kids. You use old buckets as lanterns and see different parts of the caves from the... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The best thing about this was the beautiful views from the gift shop and watching those on exciting rides. The cave tour did take longer than excpected due to waiting on other groups. The formations in the cave and the cave itself were not as impressive as other caves we have visited. It felt as though the cave was sparse... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

When I visited Cave of the Winds, I was amazed by how the attraction is suitable for all ages. My sister and I did the Terrordactyl Ride. It costs $50 per person and we bought the thumb drive of our video afterward, which was $30. The ride was amazing! You fall face down into a cliff at 100mph. We were... More 

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Suffern NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Interesting tour of the caves, guide made it interesting with quips of humor. Fun thing to do, maybe after you visit Pikes Peak

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