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This is an example of Anasazi cliff dwellings, roughly 700 years old. You can find them at Pikes Peak. The red stone that these houses were dug over have a warm look and feel about them and you can go anywhere you want inside if you can squeeze through the small doorways higher up. It's easy to walk around the bottom part and imagine you are an indian living there. There are lots of things to look at, where they ground the corn, a small painting on the wall.

I quite liked the dancing done by the local Indians. There was a hoop dance which looked very complicated and athletic and also a short history given on each dance. The costumes were eye wateringly bright, in day-glo colours but did not detract too much from the grace and skill of the dancers.

Entry fee to the dwellings was $9.98 incl tax.

There is a fantastic gift shop with all things Indian and other things you just HAVE to have. I spent about an hour in there just looking.

Address: Near Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs.
Directions: Take Highway 24 west of Colorado Springs
Phone: (719)685-5242 (800)354-9971

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 21, 2009
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