There is few things in Manitou Springs to visit, and this one can't be missed. The facilities are well maintained, and you got complete access to all the dwellings (houses), as they were supposed to be during the Pueblo indian period. It is a bit like cabins carved in the rocks you may see in certain arabic countries. Well worth the $17/person entrance fee (use the online coupon to save $1 per person).
You're allowed to go into the houses, and get a good feeling of the way the Indians may have lived back then. Keep in mind that this is supposed to represent how they lived a 1000 years ago. It seems that all the buildings are from other locations, so purists would consider it a reconstruction, but the walls and all materials are from real buildings elsewhere so that is good enough for me.
They close at 5pm, but you can walk around until 6pm, so this is good visit after taking the Pikes Peak Cog Train.
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