Manitou Cliff Dwellings

Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Manitou Springs

Manitou Cliff Dwellings
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Speciality & Gift Shops • Ancient Ruins • History Museums
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
September and October admission hours 9:00am to 4:30pm, weather permitting. Park closes at 5:00PM. We continue to stay COVID aware by social distancing, access to hand sanitation stations and frequent high touch surface disinfecting for your safety. Effective August 23rd per the City of Manitou Springs, face masks are required for anyone 5 years and older regardless of vaccination status indoors. This includes our pueblo building containing museums, restrooms and gift shop.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Kathryn B
Jackson, OH5 contributions
Interesting but not a MUST STOP
Sep 2021 • Family
We arrived at 4 and they closed at 5. Ticket is good for 24 hours. We thought “if we don’t finish looking today we can come back tomorrow”. Ha! We were done in about 40 minutes. We didn’t look in the gift shop so it’s possible we could’ve taken a little longer. We enjoyed looking in the cliff dwellings and reading the signs. There just really wasn’t too much to it though.
Written September 11, 2021
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Courtney M
7 contributions
I hoped for more.
Aug 2021
It really wasn't worth the $25 for both of us...maybe it was too crowded at the time we went. The gift shop was nearly as big as the rest of the facility.
Written August 24, 2021
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Steve B
1 contribution
Complete rip off - the whole exhibit is a complete fake. Google it before making plans to go.
Aug 2021
$12 per person to visit a fake exhibit - all should be aware that no one ever lived at this site and the whole thing was constructed in 1904 - and the joke has been going on ever since. It's privately owned and the owners have been misleading folks ever since. A simple google search will confirm this.

Please don't waste your money here - the museum also doubles as a gift shop - you cant tell where one begins and the other ends.

If you want to get snookered out of your hard earned cash this is the place to go. Everyone else please avoid this place.
Written August 16, 2021
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Brandi
Hammond, LA9 contributions
Very Interesting
Aug 2021
I found this place extremely interesting, however I am a bit of a history lover. We got here early and it took about an hour and a half to see and do everything. By the time we left, the line to get in was probably 30 minutes long
Written August 15, 2021
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Cheryl O
34 contributions
Cliff Dwellings at Manitou Springs
Aug 2021 • Couples
Great place! Lots of history and you get to walk through the dwellings. It's out of the sun so good for summer. It's self-guided and there are a lot of explanatory signage. The gift ship is actually pretty good. The museum was interesting. We enjoyed it.
Written August 11, 2021
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dave3232
oklahoma city, ok211 contributions
Huge Disappointment
Aug 2021
Replica village, not worth the time or money to see. See other sites in the area! THe gift shops are much bigger than the actual site. Its a tourist trap looking to part you with your $$$$
Written August 7, 2021
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Nanna S
6 contributions
Very educational
Aug 2021
it is a little pricey to get in, but it is worth it. Not only can you go through the cave dwellings but the museum is very informative and interesting. The tour through the cave dwellings is self-guided and would have been more interesting if there was a tour guide.
Written August 3, 2021
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Jamie L
3 contributions
Expensive but cool
Aug 2021 • Family
$50 for four people and it will take you a max of 20 minutes to look at it. For sure not worth the price but cool to see I guess.
Written August 3, 2021
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Kelly D
1 contribution
Not an original dwelling. A family owned business.
Jul 2021 • Friends
Note: This is a reconstruction of the Anasazi people. They NEVER lived here and were never a part of this area. None of the cliff dwellings are original, instead some of the stones were taken from ruins of the Anasazi dwellings in southern Colorado. The only nice thing I could say about it is that you can walk around through the replica and get some feel for what the original villages may have been like. Don’t be fooled into believing this is an original dwelling. It’s not. Go in knowing and you’ll be fine, go in not knowing and you’ll feel taken.
Written July 30, 2021
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411randalw
Marrero, LA2 contributions
Great Experience Soured by Rude Employee
Jul 2021
The cliff dwellings were awesome. Everyone in our party enjoyed being there and imagining the history that those dwellings contained. It went sour for us when we went into the gift shop. My grandson, who is 13, picked up a walking stick and was carrying it with him in the store when an employee, Teresa, rudely asked him if he was going to buy it and if not to put it up. Her behavior was uncalled for. Maybe she was having a bad day, I do not know. But I know her actions marred what would have been a great experience. Other than this rude employee I would highly recommend these cliff dwellings.
Written July 30, 2021
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Manitou Cliff Dwellings is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM