It’s one thing to read about history, it is quite another to touch it. Step across the threshold of 700-year old homes, run your fingers across the cool stone and imagine what the view from those windows might have been. Be sure to take a look at the Ancient Pueblo Indian artifacts in the museums, stop for a bit of shade in the teepee and try your hand at grinding corn.
Our three story pueblo structure demonstrates the architecture of the Taos Pueblo Indians of New Mexico. These Pueblo Indians are descendants of the Cliff Dwelling Indians belonging to the Anasazi cultural line. This pueblo building was erected at the turn of the century and was home to a Native American family of dancers who entertained the tourists for several generations. This Native American family lived in the pueblo as late as 1984. In later years, the pueblo was expanded into museums of pottery and artifacts. It has since been expanded to include our souvenir shop that offers Native Made pottery, jewelry, and artifacts, as well as Colorado and US made gifts. We welcome you to explore the Anasazi culture and get a “hands on” educational experience, while you are visiting the Pikes Peak region.
$7.50 - $10.00
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Manitou Cliff Dwellings
10 Cliff Rd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829, United States
Admission Cliff DwellingsShort Description- Explore the fascinating architecture of the ancient Anasazi and browse through two museums featuring cultural displays all overlooking the historic town of Manitou Springs.
It’s one thing to read about history, it is quite another to touch it. Step across the threshold of 700-year old homes, run your ﬁngers across the cool stone and imagine what the view from those windows might have been. Be sure to take a look at the Ancient Puebloan indian artifacts in the museums, stop for a bit of shade in the teepee and try your hand at grinding corn.
No home is complete without a family pet, and for these Ancient Puebloan indians, that would have been a domesticated wolf. Twice a month, the folks from Colorado Wolf Adventures bring their well-socialized wolves by for a visit. Follow them on Facebook for dates.
The Manitou Cliff Dwellings is open seven days a week year-round, weather permitting.
May, June, July & August – 9 A.M. to 6 P.M.
March, April, September & October – 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.
November – 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.
December, January & February – 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.