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Address: US Highway 24 West, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Phone Number: 17196855242
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At most museums, you hear, "Look with your eyes, not with your...

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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Heard this was a top attraction to visit in the area & was excited to see real cliff dwellings. For the price, I expected much more. It took about 15 min to walk around the cliff... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Michigan City, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Heard this was a top attraction to visit in the area & was excited to see real cliff dwellings. For the price, I expected much more. It took about 15 min to walk around the cliff dwelling area & then spent another 15 min looking at the museum artifacts & gift shop. Wish there was more museum & less gift... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A fun opportunity to learn and experience first hand how the Anasazi lived. The kids really enjoyed exploring all of the rooms and passage ways. And as parents we appreciate they were able to learn a little about history and culture at the same time. Don't miss the museum and gift shop... Super nice staff and very dog friendly too!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Looking for something to fill our last day. This wasn't as good as I had hoped. The Mesa Verde site looked be a better location. This wasn't bad though. It was interesting seeing the buildings the indians lived in.

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Thank Ericjc43
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's kind of cool. I liked being able to walk through- I haven't been to Mesa verde to know if you can do that there. It's an intimate setting and very pretty.

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Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I were looking for something to do when it seemed everything was crowded on a Sunday. We ended up here and it may have been the highlight of the day. This is a small site with reassembled cliff dwelling and a pueblo build by native americans that has been a tourist destination for over 100 years (which... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As the dwelling is a few minutes from Manitou Springs downtown we visited and were very interested, it feels like it is still inhabited and the museum and shop are very nice too not to mention the beautiful wolves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was way more fun (and safe) for the kids (9 and 6) than Mesa Verde. They were able to climb in and out of the dwellings, read about the different rooms while in them, and grind some corn with the stones. Even on the tour at Mesa Verde, you still only walk in front of the dwellings. My oldest... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is not worth the time or money. It is basically a playground for kids. The exhibits are manufactured. This is not a genuine cliff dwelling, but a replication of what it might look like. the gift shop is huge so there is plenty of garbage available for purchase along with the admittance fee.

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MNHefner, Manager at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and giving us the opportunity to educate others that these Cliff Dwelling ruins are in fact real, but relocated to this site back in 1904. The effort taken and made to preserve these ruins was quite arduous. I am sorry to learn that although you visited a year ago that this historical stop was not met... More 

Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pricey and small but worth going for the experience. Nice big gift shop. Limited parking so be aware if you have rv. May be man made but still cool to look at for experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for somerhing ro do or if you kids need to release some energy this is a great stop. You are allowed to walk through the dwelling and see how the indians lived. It is also educational. You can go inside the gift shop towards the baxk and check out the museum. There is a slight fee... More 

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