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Manitou Cliff Dwellings

US Highway 24 West, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
+1 719-685-5242
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Not bad

We were unaware it would be so crowded or we would have called ahead. We got there in morning... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
BrazosGal
via mobile
Okay

Historically interesting and informative. Not sure if it's worth the 10.00 for each adult... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Erin W
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Saint Peters, Missouri
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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.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good36%
  • Average25%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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US Highway 24 West, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were unaware it would be so crowded or we would have called ahead. We got there in morning & next available tour was 4:30 pm. Not being able to wait that long we drove it ourselves. Roads are not marked well. The cliff dwellings...More

Thank BrazosGal
Reviewed 3 days ago

Historically interesting and informative. Not sure if it's worth the 10.00 for each adult admission. The museum is interesting also.

Thank Erin W
Reviewed 3 days ago

For some; it doesn't worth the trip but it was an adventure to us as we drove an hour from Denver just to visit something different & out of the city. We only went for a long-weekend trip as we stayed in Denver to attend...More

Thank ABurgos811
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You will definitely not spend all day here. Thankfully we had a group of 10 and we're able to get a discount on the admission which helped the financial bottom line. Our kids (8,10, and 6) enjoyed exploring the cliff dwellings but only the adults...More

Thank Drichards80
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

To me the cliff dwellings were less interesting than the exhibits in the museum. For the money not too bad! Far better cliff dwellings elsewhere but maybe not as kid friendly!

Thank BonsaiMe
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

For families with young kids this might be worth a stop. The younger kids seemed to like to go into the dwellings and they were about the only ones who could fit through the small openings. These are relocated cliff dwellings from another part of...More

Thank Jan C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed this quicker trip to the dwellings. Visited the dwellings and the museum. Only wish is that they were moved since it does take away from some authenticity.

Thank Alicia M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

They are recreations of actual cliff dwellings.and interesting to see-if you're NOT going or haven't been to Mesa Verde in Sw Colorado. If you have seen Mesa Verde then these just look small. But otherwise gives a good glimpse into a slice on colorados past....More

Thank sun34shine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove in on a whim on our way to Pikes Peak and our 4 & 5 year old just loved the homes in the mountain. Worth the price of admission. It wasn't crowded and we were able to take in the dwellings, gift shop...More

Thank Jessalynn H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We skipped the cliff dwellings on our first trip, but fell for the spiel on our second trip to Pikes Peak. We entered and paid at the gate, before you can actually see the dwellings. They are smaller than we expected and after seeing the...More

Thank texmarc
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Randus H
Do you have to walk very far to the cliff dwellings?
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.
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ROCtraveler30
The Hours listed on TA only show this Attraction being open on Friday to Monday. Is that true?
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
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shouldbeacritic
About how much time should we plan to spend here in order to see everything?
20 December 2015|
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Response from MNHefner | Property representative |
Not sure if you already stopped by for a visit, but most people are here about 1 & 1/2 hours.
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