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Manitou Cliff Dwellings

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Small place

The Cliff Dwelling is a nice place. It is not a large place. If you were there with a school group... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Phyllis J
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Ancient

I went here with a bunch of my friends. It’s only an hour away from Denver. To enter, you have to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Volson H
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New York City, New York
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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...more
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US Highway 24 West, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a place you can say you have been if you come to visit or live in Colorado Springs area. It is really neat, but I was actually expecting to see more. The gift shop has nice items, but get out the credit card...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is definatly a great place to visit and learn about the native people of Colorado. There are many displays and artifacts to see and they even have free fudge with additional purchase.

Thank rkmstruwe5
Reviewed 3 days ago

You can go inside some of the cliff dwellings. Beautiful views from the valley below. You can see why they lived there. Nice gift shop. They play Indian flute music over the loud speakers. So relaxing and beautiful. If you like Indian ruins you will...More

Thank Ruth D
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Cliff Dwelling is a nice place. It is not a large place. If you were there with a school group it would be easily crowded. The museum was nice and folks were friendly. There are snacks and things to purchase. Glad we went, but...More

Thank Phyllis J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I went here with a bunch of my friends. It’s only an hour away from Denver. To enter, you have to pay $10/adult. Big Parking spaces but small exhibits or Museum. But you can see the ancient artifacts and learn about the Indian Civilization here...More

Thank Volson H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibit consists of actual cliff dwellings that have been moved from another location. Therefore, the exhibit is very authentic. Each section of the exhibit has information posted on how that particular section was used. The museum was also very informative. Takes about 60 -...More

Thank SCABob
Kokopelli1906, Manager at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for visiting us and we are pleased you enjoyed your hands on history lesson, learning about the Ancestral Puebloans and how they lived so long ago!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful spot and very interesting learning how the Native Americans lived and worked. I did feel it was a little too touristy with an expansive gift shop that seemed to be the focal point of the preserve. However, it is still well worth a visit...More

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Kokopelli1906, Manager at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are pleased you enjoyed your visit here to beautiful Manitou Springs and found your trip interesting. The Ancestral Puebloans were a remarkable culture and we are glad you had the hands on history lesson. Our Pueblo building does house four museums with pottery, artifacts,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was built in 1904 as a representation and museum. stones are relocated from other dwellings to build this replica.The museum had lots of priceless artifacts though and was interesting. At the gate, we asked how handicapped friendly, and told it was only 20 rooms,...More

Thank Kitezen
Kokopelli1906, Manager at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Our Museum and Preserve was opened to the public in 1907. We have forty rooms, twenty of which are accessible to explore inside. These rooms are built with narrow and uneven pathways and are not handicap accessible unfortunately. Our Pueblo building houses four museums that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm always on the look-out for things that people with physical limitations can fully enjoy, and this place fit the bill for me. That may not be the case for everyone...there were a few moderately tight squeezes and some ups and downs to get around...More

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Kokopelli1906, Manager at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your visit with us and exploring through the cliff dwellings. Our Pueblo building houses 4 small museums in all and it can be easy to get turned around and miss one of them! Our friendly staff is here to help answer...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this place, not crowded but really informative. Good prices. Very nice museum. Handicapped accessible.More

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Kokopelli1906, Manager at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. The Fall is a great time to visit the Pikes Peak Region as the crowds have lessened and the trees are changing colors! The cliff dwellings do contain uneven pathways making access a little limited to those with difficulty walking,...More

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Indybindy
October 3, 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
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Melissa I
July 23, 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.
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Randus H
July 2, 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.
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