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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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Worth seeing but try to find a coupon at a local motel.

This site is very interesting and well managed. The gift shop was nice and the people were friendly. The cost was , I thought, pretty high for the attraction. The motel we... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Enterprise, Kansas
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Enterprise, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This site is very interesting and well managed. The gift shop was nice and the people were friendly. The cost was , I thought, pretty high for the attraction. The motel we stayed at had coupons that helped out some so make sure you try to find one of those if you are planning to go.

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Littleton, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Having been to larger cliff dwelling sites such as Mesa Verde, this was a bit on the small side. Even though we took our time, it only took about 45 minutes to explore the cliff dwelling, pueblo, and museum. An interesting side trip, and good for families-there's lots of space for them to run around & explore. Considering the entrance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This place is very beautiful and it is very nice to be able to get out and experience history. A nice place to eat lunch, meditate and pay respects to the ancients that watch over the valley.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Not worth the price of admission considering other free places to visit like Garden of the Gods. It took about 10 minutes to see and we were done. It's neat, but not worth the admission price.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Visited again, after like 20 years we been there for the first time, back then they had Native Americans performing the Indian Dances which was very nice, but not anymore.Very pricey Gifts in Gift Shop.A little pricey Entrance Fee for what was offered.

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Panama City, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I have never been to the np so we decided to drive and see. I had a family of 2 adults 1 teenager and 3 smaller children ages 10, 10 and 8. Iwas a great learning experience for all of them is well enjoyed myself it is very small and only took about a couple of hours the price was... More 

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Denver
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This was a neat thing to see! The price was a bit much in my opinion and the gift shop was larger than the rest but we did enjoy looking at the dwellings and walking through the museum. I enjoyed being able to go in the dwellings and actually touch history. Very enlightening sight and the descriptions were nice so... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We spent the night near Colorado Springs to go see this and it was well worth the trip, The museum was splendid, the dwellings were very neat to see and the staff was totally awesome and helpful .............. One tip if you have an RV find a place to drop it before going in, although we did get turned around... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I didn't hate this place but we paid $19+ for two adults and we stayed there about 20 minutes. The person in front of us presented some type of online coupon that got them in what looked like for free. I wish I had looked on their website because I felt the place was pretty overpriced. We spent about 10... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Lots of history here. Was amazing to be able to walk within the dwellings and realize the Indians spent year round within those walls. Museum is small but has lots of history. Only draw back is it is not handicapped and due to wanting to maintain integrity is not an option

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