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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
Most recent review
- Oct 19, 2013
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Boulder, CO
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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178 reviews 178 reviews
100 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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