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Manitou Cliff Dwellings

US Highway 24 West, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
+1 719-685-5242
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This was a nice historical place to visit. We went here after The Garden of the Gods. It was a... read more

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Denver, Colorado
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Very inspiring, too imagine these were built so many years ago without the tools & knowledge... 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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US Highway 24 West, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a nice historical place to visit. We went here after The Garden of the Gods. It was a little hard crossing the hwy.

Thank SweetMix
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very inspiring, too imagine these were built so many years ago without the tools & knowledge available today.

Thank Vicki B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Was driving down the road with my wife when we saw the sign for this attraction. We were on an adventure so in we went. Weweren't sure of what we were really going to see, but we went. The ruins are easy to explore and...More

Thank bcreff
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very small part of the ruins were available to view, only a couple dwellings. Tons of people. Expensive for what was offered. The best thing about this was the beautiful baskets in the museum at the gift shop. Do not miss this chance to see...More

Thank deborajospurlock
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting to see and learn about that part of history. I think a guided tour could have been helpfull. Looks much smaller than mesa verde but closer to Colorado Springs. Price was ok.

Thank ftotheo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the staff to be rude when giving tours. They did not respect our time there and did not consider any of the cultural differences we had. The buildings were moved from another archaeological site which was kind of upsetting to know they stole...More

Thank alexf1347
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very close to Cave of the Winds so a combined visit and then a stop in downtown Manitou Springs would give you a nice day. The dwelling is interesting as is the museum. The tax on admission is ridiculous.

Thank account4fun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

interesting but not worth the $10 per adult. i think per car would be good and fair . It cost me $80 for 8 of us. we stayed all of one hour

Thank JoeLNJTraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this to be an interesting tourist attraction, although rather expensive for what there was to see. Car parking was challenging too, with limited spaces. However, the history and heritage was fascinating and well worth a short stopover of an hour or so.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is kind of a tacky tourist trap. It is merely a museum and is rather small. Not much to do or see. There is a small section of rock that is carved out and restored to show how natives once lived. There are signs...More

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3 October 2017|
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Response from Diana G | Reviewed this property |
I have been to both and there is no comparison to Mesa Verda, but if you are limited you can get an idea of what it was like by seeing the Manitou Dwellings. There is not much there so you would not need but an hour or two... More
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.