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Manitou Cliff Dwellings Museum

US Highway 24 West, P.O. Box 272, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
719-685-5242
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Type: Ancient Ruins
Owner description: At most museums, you hear, "Look with your eyes, not with your hands." Not at the outdoor exhibits at the Manitou Cliff Dwellings Museum, where you... more » Owner description: At most museums, you hear, "Look with your eyes, not with your hands." Not at the outdoor exhibits at the Manitou Cliff Dwellings Museum, where you can reach out and touch ancient Anasazi buildings. Explore the authentic Anasazi structures, investigate the Pueblo-style buildings and traditional clay oven, and examine the pottery, tools, and weapons used by these ancient and mysterious peoples. Open since 1907, the Manitou Cliff Dwellings have preserved these historic Anasazi artifacts for all to enjoy for generations to come. Get a hands-on look at history that the whole family will enjoy. « less
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Houston, Texas
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place was okay to see but nothing special. Very touristy. If you are really interested in learning more about the local Indian culture, it's probably worth a visit. You can see this place in less than an hour. Cost is 9.50. If you are 60 or over, you get a dollar off

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West Jordan, Utah
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19 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

An inexpensive stop to see and learn about the people who lived there many years ago. The museum shows events and photos of the time as well as the objects used buy the people. The gift store is really great with all kinds of cool stuff! You will never see this anywhere else and you get to walk through the... More

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Cleveland, Texas
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The ruins were very interesting but the museum could've been better. The gift shop is huge and has a lot of nice stuff to choose from. Don't miss the homemade fudge. It's wonderful. I probably wouldn't come here again but once was nice.

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Denver, Colorado
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28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

we enjoyed our visit to the dwellings. it kept the kids and adults alike entertained and interested for a good couple hours. not expensive. educational, beautiful and truly a neat place to see. modern bathrooms and nice size gift shop. plenty of parking.

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Trenton, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This was very informative and a fairly cheep adventure. The displays were informative. Had difficulty with using the app to have our personalized tour.

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Boone, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Unbelievable how beautifully made these ancient ruins are! The only sad thing was the unattended children running around climbing the ruins and screaming like it was a school playground.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Beautiful ! we loved being able to explore the dwellings, the signs were informative, telling us what each are was used for. the gardens are beautiful, and the plants labelled with names and what they were used for. we didn't have the kids with us for this trip, but we plan to return and share this experience with them !

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Austin, Texas
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

If you are traveling with kids of any age, this is a good choice to stop. I think it was a little price to get in ($9 for adults and $6 for kids I think) but I guess you are paying for the upkeep. Lots of interactive fun with tunnels and climbing. But also very calming.

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We took our son here and it was pretty neat. To show a piece of history of the cliff dwellings and Colorado. Well worth the drive from Denver and my son enjoyed it. As our family grows we will be back.

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San Diego, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Beautiful site with a nice gift shop and museum. First time visit to Colorado Springs area and we were delighted with this historical sight. Reasonable price, clean and fun to climb around the Cliff Dwellings!

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MNHefner, Manager at Manitou Cliff Dwellings Museum, responded to this review

Most visitors spend about and hour to two hours depending upon how thorough they are in the museums and how much exploring inside twenty different ruins! Our self-guided tour allows you the flexibility to enjoy our beautiful Pikes Peak region, including Garden of the Gods and the city of Manitou Springs. Thank you for sharing! More

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