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Cripple Creek District Museum

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Address: 5th & Bennett, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
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+1 719-689-2634

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Debbie greeted us the door and explained the museum. She was very informative and we chatted a few times during our visit informing us of interesting things. We visited all of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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86 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Debbie greeted us the door and explained the museum. She was very informative and we chatted a few times during our visit informing us of interesting things. We visited all of the floors of the first building, hit the miners cabins, Assay shop and the last building and gift shop. It was a nice self paced informative tour. Even my... More 

Thank gwengweed
Parker, Colorado
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34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The only reason I gave this a 4 instead of a 5 is that there's not much else to bring you to the area other than casinos. Great museum though & wonderful staff who was super kind and informative.

Thank Shannon M
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I've seen better for $7, informative for the area, but not for the price, I would not pay more than the $5 for military rate I paid.

Thank ronniwho62
Harvard, IL
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61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Wonderful architecture, great history of the building, fantastic exhibits, what more can you ask for! This was truly a walk through time, from the early 1800's through the early 1900's. An eclectic mixture of items, from vintage phonographs to weapons to clothing, you name it! There are five buildings that comprise the museum: the Railroad Depot (main building), two miners... More 

Thank Wif52
Lakewood, Colorado
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The building is the cornerstone of the property which also houses the train, historic housing, the gift shop, and outdoor mining equipment. A lot here and a good place to take kids.

Thank sharw2015
Cripple Creek, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2016

If you have limited time, make this your first priority. The museum houses a fabulous collection of history from the Last Great Gold Boom in the late 1800's and early 1900's. All ages will enjoy this walk through history.

Thank quarke2016
Paonia, Colorado
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Take the time and walk thru history. This is a beautiful museum and has several out buildings to tour.

Thank Rene A
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

This museum is comprised of 5 buildings and there is so much to take in and learn it's amazing. It was cool to see and learn so much about cripple creek and gold mining.

Thank Ashlea B
Durants Neck, North Carolina
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512 reviews
201 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Fascinating museum detailing the history and evolution of gold mining in Cripple Creek. Lots of information here, plan to take at least an hour to walk through and study all the exhibits. Cripple Creek itself, at least on main street, has turned itself over to the gaming industry. Lots of casinos. Not the town my grandfather would remember when he... More 

Thank trflyer
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40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

This is really a great value for what you get. We got to see 5 different attractions for $7/person. I will agree with previous users, there is a lot of "stuff", especially in the main museum. There are 3 floors FILLED with stuff to look at, but not a lot of information that goes with them. Personally, those old mannequins... More 

Thank Morgan W

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