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Cave of the Winds

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Address: 6 miles west of I-25 exit 141 on US 24, Manitou Springs, CO 80929
Phone Number: +1 719-685-5444
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Discovered in 1881, Cave of the Winds has been a premier Colorado...

Discovered in 1881, Cave of the Winds has been a premier Colorado attraction for more than a century. Explore amazing caverns, experience total cave darkness, and marvel at the beauty of formations hundreds of thousands of years old. Then step outside and walk on the wind on the Wind Walker Challenge Course, fly like a bat on the Bat-a-Pult Zip Line, and/or dive into Williams Canyon on the one of a kind aerial dive ride the TERROR-Dactyl. Safe and fun for the whole family!

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Interesting tour

They have several tours of varying length and difficulty. We chose the basic tour, this was still plenty for us and contained lots of information... as well as many puns! Give it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Cave of the Winds is a great experience for most. We try to do it once a year since we only live 2 hrs away. Today was a great time. We did the Lantern tour which is slightly more involved and costs a few extra dollars. You get to tour the caves that don't have all the concrete floors... More 

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

May I preface this review by saying that I am in Commercial Insurance, so I had to ask myself the whole time… “Does their insurance provider KNOW what they are doing in these caves?” We have visited cave of the winds in past years and taken the normal Discovery Tour. I would have given that tour 5 stars! It was... More 

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1 Thank GonzoBean
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What friendly and witty tour guides! There's a story for every little crack and pebble. Seeing the caves was most definitely the highlight of our stay in beautiful Manitou. This is great, good, clean fun for all ages! Well, things may get muddy. But it's all well worth it. Gorgeous sights and stories are hiding from inside the caves! Go... More 

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Braselton, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful scenery and a great ride up top that swings you over the cliff. Wanted to do but my daughter was not there so I have to save this for another time. Only $50 per person, looked like a great time. The caves were closed while we were there but our local friends highly recommend.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First off for the cave purists: This is a modified, "dry" cave. So get that out of the way first. Yes, they have opened up tunnels and created access between tunnels that aren't natural. Whatever. They do have a "hands and knees" tour, and you're welcome to it. My wife and I enjoyed the tour, it was fun and easy,... More 

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1 Thank toy4runr85
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did the tour of the caves and had a lot of fun. Tour guide was fun and interactive and very receptive to questions. Staff was engaged and fun.

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Thank David R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've ridden hundreds of coasters, been skydiving, driven a motorcycle at insane speeds, been on slingshots, jumped off cliffs into water, and am overall an adrenaline junky....this was by far the scariest / most awesome thing I've ever ridden!!! Definitely recommend the all day pass as $50 for one ride seems very pricey. For $95 (at time of our visit)... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have several tours of varying length and difficulty. We chose the basic tour, this was still plenty for us and contained lots of information... as well as many puns! Give it a go!

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Thank Charles_and_Susan
Forest Grove, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's an OK cave. More of a cave discovery history lesson than an awe inspiring underground experience. Prices are high compared to experience. The discovery tour is 90 minutes, but could be trimmed to half that easily. In reality, the scenery outside is worth the trip.

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Thank tdouglasplating
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The experience was one in a million. The caves were great, our tour guide was amazing, and the history is unbelievable. Thanks Naomi for a great time!

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