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Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Manitou Springs

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Learn about the ancient Anasazi people with a visit to Manitou Cliff Dwellings, where you can experience the lives of these cliff dwellers in a hands-on environment. The Anasazi lived southwest of this spot, but the reconstructed cliff dwellings were built from pieces of the original dwellings found at a collapsed Anasazi site. The materials were transported piece by piece and placed together to closely resemble the original site. Because this is a reconstruction, you are invited to touch, feel, and climb on the dwellings. Notes posted throughout provide information on the Anasazi people and how they lived, but the reason why they left remains unknown today. The museum and gift shop offer further information on the history of this group. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Manitou Cliff Dwellings and many more Manitou Springs attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Manitou Springs tour planner.
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  • We stopped at the Manitou Cliff Dwellings when we were visiting Colorado Springs. It was worth the stop. You are able to climb through the “cliff dwellings” to get a feel for what it was like... 
    We stopped at the Manitou Cliff Dwellings when we were visiting Colorado Springs. It was worth the stop. You are able to climb through the “cliff dwellings” to get a feel for what it was like...  more »
  • I was told this was a waste of time as they were only replicas but I decided to go anyway. So glad I did. I'm actually glad they are replicas...cause we get to climb all through them and actually see....  more
    I was told this was a waste of time as they were only replicas but I decided to go anyway. So glad I did. I'm actually glad they are replicas...cause we get to climb all through them and actually see....  more »
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  • A truly unique experience. Visitors have the freedom to touch and crawl through nearly all areas of the dwellings. Interesting descriptions are posted throughout. The gift shop is large and full of interesting finds. This would probably be about a two maybe three hour adventure if sometime is bent in the gift shop. The on-site museum is small but interesting and adds to the educational component. It is certainly worth a visit with admission costs very reasonable.
  • We had an amazing time here. This museum is wonderful for adults and kids alike! Cliff Dwellings, museum and gift shop have all together the perfect size for a lovely day trip! The Cliff Dwellings are great and we loved to explore all rooms and read the info. There isn’t too much text and it was informative. The museum is beautiful and has many different pieces of art and offers an unexpected and loving composition. The timeline about the Cliff Dwellings inside the museum is so cool! The gift shop is outstanding and has so many things to explore too. The literature collection is great! Super friendly staff, absolutely sweet people! Thank you! We will recommend this place to everyone 🤍

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