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Address: US Highway 24 West, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
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+1 719-685-5242
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Fri - Mon 10:00 - 16:00
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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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Although the cliff dwellings themselves are total recreations, the history is well presented here, and I always love taking visitors here. There is so much education to be had... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Although the cliff dwellings themselves are total recreations, the history is well presented here, and I always love taking visitors here. There is so much education to be had here and it's beautiful as well.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice place to visit when you are in Colorado Springs. It may not make it to your must see places, but you can go on a evening and learn about the life in these cliffs. It is $10 for an adult, some might feel the money is not justified. Its a historic site and has to be... More 

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Farmersburg, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cliff Dwellings were very interesting and absolutely stunning place to visit while in the Colorado Springs area. The ability to explore the dwellings at your own pace was a real treat, especially for the younger members of our group. Handicap Accessibility: Due to the lack of Accessibility (Which obviously is due to the historic nature of the attraction) Handicapped... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lot of fun (traveled with two teenagers). Would have been a LOT more fun if there hadn't been another group visiting with NO respect for fellow travelers.

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Moberly, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by here as a side stop, I felt it was a little expensive for what they had to offer. It was interesting and the kids liked it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the Fence with this one. I think they should lower the price for whats provided. Interesting to say the least.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have not been here since I was a kid and it still cool to see. It very easy to wander the area and reminds me of a miniature Mesa Verde with less walking. 😉 this is a fun side trip while your in Colorado springs or going to Manitou Springs for the day. Touches on the Native American history and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my kids to see the caves and the museum. It was small but interesting. Love the museum displays, the Indian history they have so neat. One the things you have to check out while in Manitou for sure.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a quick side trip and it completely worth the time. Small but full of information. It takes less than 2 hours to slowly walk through and look at everything.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Interesting to see these dwellings but actually spent more time in the gift shop! Definitely worth a quick side trip.

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