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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  • I had never heard of this before. I found it extremely interesting. A little pricey for what it entails, but definitely interesting. Staff in the store was very friendly.  more »
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  • This place was surprising, I expected to see a tourist trap. No where near. The dwellings themselves are well kept and the information very good. These dwellings were moved from there original place in early 1900, in an effort to protect them. At that time there were no laws protecting antiquities. The museum is small but very informative. The gift shop carries cheap things like most but also carries beautiful native American art work. Well worth the admission price. I Will return!
  • Super cool to see how people made use of the cliffs for their homes. You can walk through them to go back in time and imagine what it would have been like to live in that time in history. Great museum and gift shop too.

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