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Address: 6 miles west of I-25 exit 141 on US 24, Manitou Springs, CO 80929
Phone Number: 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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My wife and I visited the Cave of the Winds in September and it was not what we expected. The cave is not active. The running water you see is pumped in the keeps the moisture in... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited the Cave of the Winds in September and it was not what we expected. The cave is not active. The running water you see is pumped in the keeps the moisture in the cave. There is fencing over some area's so that people do not touch the fragile stalagmites and stalactites which takes away from... More 

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Kirbyville, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Very friendly staff with much knowledge about the beautiful formations, awesome views around the cave as well.

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Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is a fantastic place to view and get a glimpse of life underground. The caverns are breathtaking. The guides were informatitive to give the history of the area, the findings of the caves - keeping things moving and entertaining.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Great tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. I loved that they take a family picture during the tour while inside the cave and then give you the option to buy them afterwards. I would not recommend this tour for anyone that has problems physically. Not one of the easiest caves to get through. But we loved it.

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We took the lantern tour and were very fortunate as we had a smaller group of only 4 people. Tim was a great story teller and made the trip a creepy and fun experience. If you want to learn more about the caves history (people) than the formations, this tour is for you.

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Parker, Colorado
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105 reviews 105 reviews
21 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I've battled anxiety, including claustrophobia for years but decided I was going to attack the claustrophobia and take the Discovery Tour at Cave of the Winds. I did my prep work the week before and made plans to do the tour with my therapist. Two days before the tour, I went to Cave of the Winds and explained my situation... More 

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Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We didn't go into the cave, but spend a long, long time on the ropes course. I was tentative starting out, but had an absolute blast. The zipline was ok -- suitable for those who are really scared of ziplines.

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Weslaco, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I had visit some caverns at Texas and Florida but in my opinion this was the best I will visit again when I get time to do it. In my visit I saw a lady panic a little she was claustrophobic and at some point of the tour it gets you in a reduced spaces

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Palm Bay, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Very cool cave, one of the best I have seen. Want to go back when it's warmer to try the attractions that were closed for the season!

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Ocala
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The guide was informative and semi amusing even. The raw natural beauty of the cave is impressive for most. Enjoyed the tour, though for us taller types, there is a bit of awkward walking bent over. Is life for the tall is all I can say there! Enjoy the beauty of the below ground.

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