Manitou Bottles and Bottling Plants

Now open at Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, Colorado 80829

Experience the development of the bottled mineral water industry in Manitou Springs. In the early 1900s, Manitou Springs, with its two competing bottling plants, was the capital of bottled mineral water. Learn about the mystery of the town’s “effervescent and healthful mineral spring waters.” See the Ute Chief Gusher and the colorful bottles that put Manitou Springs on the world map. Everyone is welcomed. Donations benefit the Manitou Springs Heritage Center.

Manitou Spring Water Bottles

The Manitou Springs Photography Club held a real-time contest photographing some of our precious Manitou Spring Water Bottles. See the photos that were selected, and come on down to check out the rest of our collection. We have the largest Manitou Spring Water Bottle collection around dating from the late 1800s through the 1980s. Photographer Brian Borrero.

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