Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, Manitou Springs

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  • We spent a few days visiting Colorado Springs as part of our vacation. We were trying to decide whether to do the regular Adventure tour or the Lantern tour and I’m so glad we finally decided on the L...  more »
  • We wanted to try something different while in Colorado Springs for 1 day and lost of ppl suggested the Lantern Cave tour and it did not disappoint. Big Jim was an awesome guide. Very informative and g...  more »
  • We had an absolute blast here! We made our reservations weeks in advance and we drove 13+ hrs to ride the Terror-dactyl, and the see the other attractions. We got into town right as a cold front bring...  more »
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  • Decided on a last minute vacation for the family. This was the first stop of the trip. Very easy directions & open parking. Cute gift shop. Some pricey items, some reasonable items. There's a cafe, but we had already eaten so I'm not informed on the food prices. We took the Lantern Tour. Our guide was named John. We very much enjoyed our cave journey and the story behind the cave experience. John is very animated and great at telling the stories associated with the cave and it's history. He's a no BS tell the whole story and have the tour group interacting with him and the spaces you're exploring. Had a blast with the kids and the others in the group. While he's the guide, he's also very approachable and easy to joke with. If you don't like dark spaces and some dark stories, & a few spiders then you will need to sign up for the unicorns & rainbow tour.
  • So much to see and do! I would recommend visiting during the warmer months if you can, their outdoor activities will be open/operational. A season pass would be great if you know you have family coming to visit through the summer time. Also, if you have slightly older children, the lantern tour is outstanding! It is a 90-min tour where they tell silly ghost stories & the kids LOVE it!
  • Our tour was AWESOME. We had a huuuuuuge group and our tour guide managed with ease and expertise. She breezed us through quite a bit of knowledge about a really unique cave and taught us how it was formed. Great tour for youngsters or the spry "Young-At-Heart"... just be prepared for stairs! The cave floor is finished if you do the Discovery Tour. The Lantern Tour isn't quite as young kid friendly and is using a candle lantern in an unfinished cave. PLEASE do this at least once. I'm so thankful I did!
  • This is such a cool place. You get a gorgeous view of the mountains up close and personal after taking a winding road a good ways up. We did the lantern tour and our guide definitely did her level best to scare the bejeezus out of us and she was definitely successful for some of the more sensitive and perhaps gullible souls. :) The caves are absolutely amazing. I wish I could have seen them better than just with the light of a lantern, but that added to the ambiance I suppose. Certainly a unique experience!
  • We really enjoyed our time at the Cave of the Winds! We did the “terror-Dactyl” and the lantern tour. The lantern tour was fantastic. Conner W was our guide and was not only very knowledgeable, but offered entertainment along with the information. The lantern tour was much better then the standard discovery tour but recommend starting with discovery, then going to the lantern if you have never been. The terror Dactyl was a little overpriced but manageable. Overall a really great time!!

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