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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  • Very interesting and fun to go in. Lots of history and a huge gift shop. Got in for a discounted rate thanks to the nice man at the front. 
    Very interesting and fun to go in. Lots of history and a huge gift shop. Got in for a discounted rate thanks to the nice man at the front.  more »
  • What an amazing experience! It was so cool to see something that is so old and yet still in such good shape. Dogs are welcome. Took about 1.5 hours to go through along with the museum. They also... 
    What an amazing experience! It was so cool to see something that is so old and yet still in such good shape. Dogs are welcome. Took about 1.5 hours to go through along with the museum. They also...  more »
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  • Very cool to look around. Beautiful views. Really interesting complex. If you go down to the museum, be aware that it is a long way down stairs or a steep ramp. Also the museum in the lobby is a separate museum from the main museum which is actually inside at the back of the gift shop. Gift shop staff was not the friendliest but the cliff dwellings are worth seeing.
  • Very fun stop, on our way out of Colorado. We heard it was dog friendly, and it lived up to the reputation. Our Husky had a blast, walking through the structures. And I have to say, the gift shop game was strong. Come prepared to spend a decent amount of money, but if you’re looking for a one-stop-shop for Colorado souvenirs, this is the place. Massive multi-level gift shop with an enormous selection.

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