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Address: US Highway 24 West, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
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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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Fascinating piece of local archeology

We happened upon this on our way to the dinosaur resource center, and we're glad of the detour. While the entire site has become somewhat commercialized, it is definitely well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We happened upon this on our way to the dinosaur resource center, and we're glad of the detour. While the entire site has become somewhat commercialized, it is definitely well worth the entrance fee to see the cliff dwelling and get a small sense of the Anasazi Indians and their history. The gift shop and museum are intertwined so it... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Before I begin....this place is not wheel chair friendly. I had asked the young lady at the entrance about handicapped access and she politely explained that wheelchairs were not invented until years after the cliff dwellings were built. Wheelchair bound folks are admitted free. We went in and the cliff dwellings are spectacular and one can walk around them and... More 

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

What a textbook experience! Beautiful sight and very informative, self-guided visit. Wonderful walk through opportunity and great gift shop. Nice merchandise at very good prices.

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Columbia, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The cliff dwellings offer a beautiful view of the area around. They have a large gift store and sometimes there is a wolf or two hanging around that you can pet. The wolves are rescues and you can take as many pictures with them as you wish for a small fee. You are allowed to climb inside the dwellings, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Neat little place to visit. Not sure it's totally worth the price of admittance though. The dwellings aren't actually real. They are reproductions. A lot is explained in their little museum. Their store has neat one of kind gifts and traditional touristy things. I would recommend the stop if it's just you and a friend. It can get packed. Kids... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Its very special. You get to walk in and all around the structures. They did a wonderful job of teaching how the tribe lived

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It's a cool thing to see but if you have been to Mesa Verde, as I have this isn't that impressive. The museum is nice and there is a lot of information and artifacts to see. We did enjoy our visit and recommended if you don't have an opportunity to go to Mesa Verde in southern Colorado.

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

All ages enjoy this experience. Some up and down walking Amazing that this was moved here The kids were fascinated

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Dubuque, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Over-priced. Nearly $30 for the three of us to see. Re-created site. We did not buy from the gift shop. Upset and disappointed it is not "real."

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Haltom City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Beautiful example of cliff dwellings not a lot of climbing and was very interesting to see. Not to hard for an older traveler who does not like to climb

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