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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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Peoria, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

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
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is a must see! This was the best part of my visit to CO! I cannot wait to go back and see this place once more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

So awesome!! Our tour guide Brian was excellent!! He was knowledgeable, funny, & included all the young kids in our group! This was my second trip to cave of the winds & loved it just as much as the first time!!

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Los Angeles, California
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

You can't walk the cave on your own, must sign up for a tour. We did the basic 45 mins tour, our guide was very knowledgeable and there were some interesting geological formations to see. But they way oversold the tour, we had 20+ people in our group that was too big to fit into some of the space into... More

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Fort Carson, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Had a great time and a great guide. The guide was funny and knew how to adjust his guided tour to make it interesting to the age of the people in the group. We had a very small group my family with 2 teenagers and another family with 3 grade school kids. The guide was able to give give cool... More

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