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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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The Canyon View is worth the drive up alone.

The cave is fun, and a neat walk, for those that like caves and are not claustrophobic. Driving up to the Cave of the Winds is worth the while. You can walk around on the deck... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The cave is fun, and a neat walk, for those that like caves and are not claustrophobic. Driving up to the Cave of the Winds is worth the while. You can walk around on the deck that edges the canyon, and get a really good view, without even spending anything.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband loved the discovery tour, although I was a bit uneasy as to how structurally sound a huge cave with walkways and stairs could be. The tour guide turned the lights off for a few moments and that was a bit creepy. Very cool but not sure I would want to do it again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have done lots of caving all over the world, so I thought I'd try the Cave of the Winds. I chose the lantern tour, because I hadn't ever done that style of caving before. It was definitely a unique experience to see the caves the way they would have done when these caves were first discovered. On the downside,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We chose to do the Lantern Tour because it was the longer of the two tours and were a bit disappointed. I thought it was going to be through the section of the cave with the beautiful rock formations, but it was through a dark blah section with very little of interest to look at. The stories were a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came with a group of 7 (4 adults and three kids, 16, 14, and 8). We had done walking cave tours in other caves in Texas, so opted to do the lantern tour here. I wouldn't suggest the lantern tour for first time cave visitors - you won't get to see or hear much about cave features, this tour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great place explore when the weather is not good outside. We got there for the earliest morning tour, it was suppose to be cheaper. Only to find out that it is only cheaper if you book it online. The tour was interesting and our guide was fantastic, and was very informative.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a great time in cave of the winds - it is a little more "manufactured" than I was hoping for but it makes it accessible for nearly everyone (there are ladders to climb so not wheelchair friendly). I would warn to be cautious of who you are grouped with, we were put with a family with a young... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did both the discovery and the lantern tours. It is good to do the discovery so you can see the cave formations. The Lantern tour is fun but make sure kids are 8 or older. Younger kids get scared and the tour is not able to do the scary stories and lights off.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We (Myself, another adult with our 15 and 13 year old girls and 14, 12 and 10 year old boys) went to this attraction on Monday August 15, 2016. I really expected it could be a tourist trap, but learned differently. We bought tickets for the Discovery cave tour and unlimited Bat-a-pult and Wind Walker adventure course. The cave tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to this cave with my family, it is kind of pricey. They have tons of stuff for you to do besides walk in a cave. The tour we went on was basic but was pretty entertaining. It was really awesome to see all the different formations and our guide was a sarcastic kind of funny. My favorite was at... More 

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