Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, Manitou Springs

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Must see · Theme Park · Water / Amusement Park
Navigate narrow tunnels, uneven stairs, and low passageways and discover the mysteries of Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. A great choice for family adventure, this historic natural landmark was discovered by two brothers in 1881 and has been thrilling travelers ever since. You can take a tour of the cave. The outdoor park boasts loads of adrenaline-packed adventures, such as climbing canyon walls or soaring across a canyon. At the end of your exciting journey, grab a snack at the cafe or browse the gift shop for crystals and geodes. Arrange your visit to Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in Manitou Springs using our Manitou Springs road trip site.
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  • Brit C was our tour guide for the lantern tour and it was so much fun! I’m a huge fan of ghost tours and this is one of the best I’ve ever been on. Her enthusiasm really made it a great experience...  more »
  • Our family of 5 had an amazing time on our haunted lantern ghost tour. Meena was an excellent tour guide and we were very intrigued and spooked by the stories she told. The lanterns are legit and...  more »
  • Great staff, fun attractions, and beautiful scenery. My son got altitude sickness and they were very accommodating and helpful. Once he got over it, he had a blast. Good place for kids and adults. If you're visiting the area I suggest adding this to your agenda. And do the Wind Walker challenge course with your kids, its awesome!
  • My friends and I recently did a tour of this cave and really enjoyed it! We had some time before our tour to look around the gift shop and see the beautiful views outside (see photo). The tour we chose was the lantern tour, which we thought was pretty cool...your only light throughout the tour is the light from the lanterns you carry, and you get to hear ghost stories throughout. (They were a bit scary, so be aware of that--the cave offers other family friendly tours as well.) You also have to crouch down pretty low when entering and exiting the cave because of the low "ceilings", but we loved it! I would highly recommend going to this cave if you are ever in the Colorado Springs/Manitou Springs area. :)

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