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Cave of the Winds

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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Owner description: Discovered in 1881, Cave of the Winds has been a premier Colorado attraction for more than a...
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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 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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Canton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This, by far, was the best thing we did on our trip to Colorado Springs. It was wonderfully spooky. My wife and I are planning to come back as soon as we can. Our guide was TJ and he was wonderfully funny and did a wonderful job of giving us the history of the cave and all the strange things... More 

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Colorado
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Overly commercialized because small cave that features mostly light show. Tickets are expensive for what you get

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Denver, Colorado
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I agree with others that this cave will be a disappointment if you have been to a living cave that is well protected. This one shows the damage that occurs without. We took our grandson who could not be trusted not to touch delicate formations, and he loved it. When he is older I hope to take him to another... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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24 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This was an interesting tour. The caves are awesome. Many turns and twists and stairs to navigate. Fascinating shapes and sounds.

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Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I took my niece to Cave of the Winds for her 6th birthday and she not only loved exploring the cave but many of the other activities that they offer there. As long as you are able to do steep stairs and can tolerate narrow spaces this is a great activity for any age.

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Pilot Point, Texas
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Took the family and had a great day exploring. Our tour guide was great had us laughing the whole way.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Went on the 6:00 lantern tour today What a blast! They were both really fun guys and lended a few good scares at tense moments of the spooky stories they told. The dark, dank scenery coupled with some eerie tales put a great twist on both cave and ghost tours (and I've been on many of each).I was fortunate enough... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This was our 1st time, and the destination was like no other! The staff in the gift shop, & on the tour were pleasant, informative, & went the extra mile to ensure it was "the best it could be". I purchased a sweatshirt jacket, & pair of gold leaf earrings. I couldn't find the earrings, & the gift shop provided... More 

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Wirtz, Virginia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

If you have been to other caves such a Luray Caverns in Virginia, this cave will disappoint. We enjoy caves so we thought we would give this one a try. There were many small formations and the cave does not appear to be active. The guide did provide interesting facts about the cave and for folks who had not been... More 

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Falls Church, VA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The cave of the winds best days are behind it. It is a very DEAD cave. It was still interesting to see, but what I found especially disappointing was that previous tourists had destroyed nearly all the stalactites by breaking them off. When asked, our tour guide said that tours used to help themselves to one as a souvenir. Clearly... More 

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