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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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Interesting but needs improvement

We visiting last week on a Friday and appreciate the history of the attraction but it needs improvement. The outdoor food concession is really hot in summer and needs better... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Lansing, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After a week of doing 'big people' things, the Cliff Dwellings offered our little one the opportunity to let loose and explore the dwellings. She absolutely loved scrambling through the dwelling exploring every nook and cranny. They also have a small collection of Native American artifacts and a nice gift shop. Its location on Highway 24 makes getting to it... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visiting last week on a Friday and appreciate the history of the attraction but it needs improvement. The outdoor food concession is really hot in summer and needs better quality food. If you are planning to eat a healthy lunch this is not the place. Why cant there also be sandwiches and salads instead of only pizza, hot dogs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Interactive being able to crawl through the dwellings. It was exciting being able to see the history involved with this place.

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Thank Thomas B
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This might have been better if it had not been moved to this area in the early 1900s from SW Colorado. It's not worth the $9.50 a person to see something that only takes about 10 minutes to walk through and then to find out that it isn't really part of the local area's history. There were a few interesting... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The employees here are very friendly and helpful. They have a scan for your smartphone that has information about these cliff dwellings. We enjoyed walking around and through these living spaces. Even though it was in the 90 degrees outside, the temperature was cool inside the dwellings. Great for the whole family. It's not a long stop- but it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the Cliff Dwellings during our time between checking out the Seven Falls and our scheduled Cog Railway trip. The weather was looking questionable but this was actually probably one of the best times to go. There were very few people within the area and the temperatures were just right for exploring the dwellings. Check this one out if... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting from Florida. We checked, and saw it was listed as partially wheelchair accessible. We did not realize they had no wheelchairs for use on site. We would have to rent one somewhere else. We may try again, if we fly from Florida to do so. The ticket taker at the entrance however was wonderful. She was cheerful and helpful.... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The cliff dwellings are amazing to see. they are easy to walk through and a person can learn so much from the historical write ups along the way. There is also a museum which is fantastic. A store is located on site.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the cliff dwellings as adults but we probably would have had a better time as kids. What's best about this place is you can climb and explore. The gift shop and museum were pretty cool. We will definitely come back.

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Thank Regina W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the cliff dwellings. The stop doesn't take long, and the ability to go through the dwellings rather than just look at them was greatly enjoted by the children with whom we were traveling. The museums were informative though small, and were a little too connected to the gift shop. Overall worth the money and a... More 

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