The Manitou Incline: From Utility to Attraction

An exhibit on the fascinating history of your favorite work-out location!

This exhibit relates the story of how the installation of a pipeline for a hydro-electric plant became a famous tourist amusement for 81 years and then was reincarnated into an even more famous location for people seeking an extreme physical challenge.

Based on his comprehensive research of the Incline, Eric Swab created the exhibit featuring photos and artifacts from 1903 to the current day. Mr. Swab’s complete Incline history in booklet form is available for purchase in the Museum Store.

 “The Manitou Springs Heritage Center is very grateful that Mr. Swab agreed to put together the exhibit,” stated boardmember Michelle Anthony. “Eric is great to work with and does a terrific job; we are fortunate to be able to present exhibits he is involved in.”

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