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Gilpin History Museum

228 East First High Street, Central City, CO
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Central City
Type: History Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 5, 2014
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Houston, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We really enjoyed this museum - my mother, me, and my two kids (ages 12 and 8). They have several Victorian rooms recreated, along with a Main Street setup showing the various types of businesses they had in the 1890s. Be sure to look at the tops of each room - old buggies and various bicycles and vehicles are up... More

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Grand Cayman
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11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

True relics of days gone by. You will get a feel for the life 100 years ago. Mining antiques, clothing and personal articles from the pioneers who settled Central City and Gilpin County.

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Boulder, CO
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

I wanted to visit the museum but the reviews said it was only open between Memorial and Labor day. We went anyway because we wanted to see the last of the Fall colors and to visit the cemeteries. As we were walking around town we stopped at the visitor's center just across from the Opera House. It's a mini museum... More

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Parker, CO
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195 reviews 195 reviews
108 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

There are a few stairs to climb to get there, but this museum is GREAT! Not so big that it's takes all day, but just right. The volunteers there are wonderful, and willing to answer questions. Great pictures from Central City area life long ago, several 'rooms' recreated, artifacts from the 1800s....just a great museum.

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Denver, Colorado
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96 reviews 96 reviews
33 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I agree with the other 2 reviews - I loved the rooms that were restored to convey a drug store, gambling hall, miners cabin etc. There are displays about the brothels, lawyer offices and a mercantile. It does require paid admission ($6 per adult) when we went through. Please support this very worthwhile endeavor in Central City - it shows... More

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Westminster, Colorado
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90 reviews 90 reviews
28 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

This place is very interesting. There is a lot of history to discover here including a submarine and celebrities who have appeared at the local theater/opera house. You will also get an education on mining and see some very intersting artifacts. Kids will like the displays and will be impressed that this building used to be a school house. It... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

One of the best mining boom town museums I've been to. Set it the very well preserved old schoolhouse, the curation and range of exhibits is astounding. More than just mining (the relatively nearby Leadville National Museum of Mining is probably stronger in this area), the Gilpin County museum does an excellent and whimsical job presenting exhibits about the daily... More

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