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Manitou Cliff Dwellings

US Highway 24 West, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
+1 719-685-5242
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Amazing History

What an amazing place! It shows how the first Americans lived. What intelligent and well planned... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Edison, New Jersey
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So glad we stopped to see these. They are much more accessible than Mesa Verde, and you can really... read more

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Tavia W
Denver, Colorado
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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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  • Average25%
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US Highway 24 West, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
+1 719-685-5242
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What an amazing place! It shows how the first Americans lived. What intelligent and well planned designs for living quarters these people had. The attraction itself is very clean, friendly, and offers amazing views from every angle. The gift shop has an impressive amount of...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So glad we stopped to see these. They are much more accessible than Mesa Verde, and you can really climb through them. Small museum and gift shop as well. Try to arrive early, not a lot of parking.

Thank Tavia W
Reviewed yesterday

For the amount they charge to get inside, you would think there would be more to see. The rooms are very small. Crowds make a thorough look impossible. The museum is very small and the kids were not interested. Parking is a mess. Better places...More

Thank Calcar425
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The kids loved climbing around inside the dwellings. The place was cool, but a little lacking. Not bad for a quick stop if it's along the way but wouldn't go out of my way to see it.

Thank lilah407
Reviewed 2 days ago

I found this place very interesting. It is pay to view and seems to be privately owned, but it is a very convenient way to see cliff dwellings and does a pretty good job of explaining them.

Thank Infognito
Reviewed 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago 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 5 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
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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.
23 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