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Manitou Cliff Dwellings

US Highway 24 West, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
+1 719-685-5242
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Very interesting

Even though these are not original to the area and were transported here it is very interesting to... read more

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Irene F
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Great Place to See and Experience Some History

My kids loved climbing through the dwellings, they learned so much about the amazing people who... read more

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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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  • Very good36%
  • Average25%
  • Poor7%
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US Highway 24 West, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
+1 719-685-5242
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Reviewed yesterday

Even though these are not original to the area and were transported here it is very interesting to see and learn about this way of living.

Thank Irene F
Reviewed yesterday

My kids loved climbing through the dwellings, they learned so much about the amazing people who lived there. They had a great gift shop and museum too. One of our favorite parts was the day we went they had a wolf exhibit and we got...More

Thank Charlotte R
Reviewed yesterday

Instead of just looking at the cliff dwellings you can walk thru them. They have a gift shop and museum. The museum showed how the American Indians lived. They had a pottery display that showed the different patterns and where they came from. That was...More

Thank Sue R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good history and it is not too large if you have small kids. Grounds are niceand well kept. Interesting at all age levels.

Thank AMBC77
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great place to take the kids and give them their first view of cliff dwellings. Very interactive and hands on -- my grandson loved it. Brought his mother here years ago, and she loved it too. Now we need to take him...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice place to visit if in the area. Takes about an hour to view dwellings, small museum, and large gift shop. Was fun for my 11 year old daughter. I would recommend for families.

Thank Jed1855
Reviewed 5 days ago

We found this to be very interesting with the history and the acess to touching and climbing inside the dwellings. The museums and gift shops were very nice.

Thank goldentraveler2015
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Took my family here and the kids loved it. It's really cool to see the scale of the homes and how they lived. It was a bit tainted when we read that these Dwellings were actually relocated here and this is not the original site....More

Thank Mikez428
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was okay, but after seeing Mesa Verde and Bandelier National Monument, this pales in comparison. Also, knowing that this is not the original location, and the ruins have been moved, kind of takes away from the historical significance of it.

Thank JoanieLong
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was not sure how my 5 and 7 year old would do with the cliff dwellings. I was afraid they would be ready to go after just a few minutes of looking at dwellings carved out of the rock. They stayed engaged for over...More

Thank 2jenlin
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Melissa I
23 July 2017|
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Response from Tina C | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the above reviewers. You can do as much or as little as you are able. You should still be able to see the things of interest without too much stress on your back.
Randus H
2 July 2016|
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Response from Judi D | Reviewed this property |
No...the parking is very convenient. The dwellings themselves are not wheelchair accessible but very doable if you are ambulatory.
22 April 2016|
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Response from Juan P | Reviewed this property |
They are open seasonally and when open it is 7 days a week. "From the Site" The Manitou Cliff Dwellings is open seven days a week year-round, weather permitting. May, June, July & August – 9 A.M. to 6 P.M. March, April... More