Cave of the Winds, Colorado Springs

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    Cave of the Winds

    by Yorick12 Written Jan 21, 2010

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    We just did the "discover tour". It takes about 45 minutes and is the most popular tour. They also offer a "Lantern Tour" which I'd like to do sometime. It takes about an hour and a half and as you can imagine, the only lighting is by the lantern they give you. It costs a little more ($22), tours leave less often and small children are not allowed on this tour, you so may want to call ahead if this the tour you want to do.

    Hours
    Summer 9 a.m.—9 p.m.
    Winter 10 a.m.—5 p.m.
    Adults $18
    Children $9

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    Cave of the Winds

    by Tom_Fields Written Oct 16, 2009

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    An ancient Apache legend tells of a mysterious cave in this region, where the Great Spirit of the Wind lived. George and John Pickett came across this cave in the late 1800s. Word soon spread, and it's been a major tourist attraction ever since.

    There are two tours: The 45-minute Discovery Tour, and the much longer Lantern Tour. I took the former, which is an easy walk at a slow pace. The guides are very knowledgeable, and the cave is beautiful. Please do NOT touch the rock formations; the oils on your skin will stop them from growing (and there's a $2,500 fine).

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    by sswagner Written Jan 19, 2005

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    Cave of the Winds

    I almost put this in the "tourist trap" category because of the way that it is set up. Note the wedding chamber when you tour this place. With that said, there are some nice rock formations inside the cave. The caverns are in the foothills outside the city towards Manitou Springs.

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    The Cave of the Winds is a fun...

    by Lyn_2 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The Cave of the Winds is a fun experience for a family activity. A guide will take you through one of three caverns systems and explain their formations and history. Bring a camera! There is a laser and stereo show every evening at 9 pm. during the summer months.

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