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Address: US Highway 24 West, P.O. Box 272, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Phone Number: 719-685-5242
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Description: At most museums, you hear, "Look with your eyes, not with your hands." Not...
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.
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Nice Local History Stop and Gift Shop

Stopped here with my school group from Atlanta 16 May. Just 14 of us and we were able to get the school price which was a little discount off the $10 entry fee. Don't know how... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Stopped here with my school group from Atlanta 16 May. Just 14 of us and we were able to get the school price which was a little discount off the $10 entry fee. Don't know how many more years we will come if cost keeps rising. Parking a little tight but no problem today. Always enjoy the hands on self... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

My daughter's kindergarten class visited the cliff dwellings, and had a wonderful time. They appeared to enjoy learning and being able to climb through a hole was the high point of the trip! Later, they were able to paint ceramic bowls and look at Native American tools/weapons. Overall, a great experience!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

While not as grand as other Cliff Dwellings, Manitou Cliff Dwellings is interesting to visit. The facility is very clean and neat. We have visited years before and they have significantly improved everything. I enjoyed wandering through the displays and being able to crawl around in the actual dwellings, something you can not do at other sites. Depending on the... More 

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Ponchatoula, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It was fun and informative ,but the museum is really a three story gift shop with a few things to see at each level. It is expensive for what you see.

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We really enjoyed visiting the Cliff Dwellings in Manitou Springs, CO. The self-guiding signs were very helpful and informative and there were some good bargains a the gift shop.

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Joplin, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We loved that this museum was self guided and we could take our time. Our boys, age 8, loved that they could actually walk in the cliff dwellings and they learned so much. They were very impressed with the museum and talked about it throughout our entire trip. Highly recommend this to everyone who loves history. The museum is informative... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

At 10.00 per person it was overpriced. The space is not that big and throw in a school field trip of about 30 youngsters and we spent maybe 45 minutes there.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This was a really neat experience. I didn't expect that the dwellings would show how the evolution in a 900 year span. It was fascinating and fun to crawl around in the structures and get a feel for what it was like to live in the dwellings. The store and museum are interesting too, with artifacts and photos dating back... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Pretty cool place if you're into Native American history. Not something young kids are going to love, but still worth a stop if you're in Manitou.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Not much to see in this reproduction. There is a discount of $1 for 60 and over. Save your money and take pictures from across the street

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