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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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but a lot of history. We enjoyed walking outside and inside of dwellings. You will find a lot of history inside the museum. The only part I did not like was a family of three... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Anacortes, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had learnt from my jeep tour guide that most people don't know that this is not the orginial place that these cliff dwellings were found. I cant remember where in Co that they were found. All that said I enjoyed this place it is very interesting to climb thru these and imagine people so long ago living this way.... More 

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Homer Glen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

but a lot of history. We enjoyed walking outside and inside of dwellings. You will find a lot of history inside the museum. The only part I did not like was a family of three children using ladders and dwellings as a playground. Possible someone there supervising, would be wise. We waited till their happy hour of running was over... More 

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

My wife was eager to visit this site. It was ok. The museum was quite interesting and then you entered a two story gift/trinket shop. It was okay for kids...especially the pueblo complex.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you've ever been to Mesa Verde in AZ, don't waste your money! This is a neat place to visit and offers great educational information, but it is not a must see attraction!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was interesting, there were kids on a school field trip when we were there. Enjoy the walk and the museum.

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Native American culture is beautifully preserved in this small roadside attraction. From the actual dwellings to the wonderful museum and gift shop, this place is a treasure. For only about $9 each, we spent a wonderful afternoon exploring and understanding a way of life that was pushed from existence.

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Montana City, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an interesting stop. I was surprised at how well preserved everything was until I learned that the dwelling had been built here in the 1900's from parts of a dwelling near the four corner's area. The gift shop was large.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here after our Cog ride up Pikes Peak. It was a very nice way to spend a few hours of our afternoon. The history is interesting and struck me as a mini version of Mesa Verde... We elected not to go to Mesa Verde because of my bad knees (there is a lot of ladder climbing there) It is... More 

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Franklin, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the museum. Wish they had devoted more space to the museum and less to the gift shop. The ruins had been so well preserved and enhanced that they almost didn't feel authentic! After touring the museum, we saw the photo documentation to prove they are real. May be a good idea to do the museum first. Shortly after... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not being physically able to access the dwellings at Mesa Verde the ones here give you a chance to have an appreciation of it they are like. A little bit touristy but the museum and the dwellings make it worth while.

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