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Address: 228 East First High Street, Central City, CO
Phone Number: 303.582.5283
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Full of town history

I visited based on other recommendations and I'm so glad I went. The woman working the desk was extremely informative since this was my first visit to the city. She not only... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Aurora, Colorado

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Aurora, Colorado
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I visited based on other recommendations and I'm so glad I went. The woman working the desk was extremely informative since this was my first visit to the city. She not only explained what I would find inside but pointed out points of interest from our vantage point over the city. She was full of facts about the area. The... More 

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Aurora, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Interesting step back in time to the mining years of this historic area. The school room is nearly perfectly preserved! If you love the history of the old west, this is an real gem.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I enjoyed the manner in which they set up displays like the old time living room and kitchen and schoolhouse. I particularly liked their mining exhibit. There are a lot of steps up to the museum as well as inside the building. Don't think there is a handicap access, not certain on that.

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Boulder, Colorado
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233 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Yes this museum is just the right size. Not too big and not stuffed full of everything that can be found in the attic. There was a special exhibit about death one year, but even with out special exhibits it is wonderful. The volunteer staff is friendly and helpful. On your way to the opera, during a break from gambling,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 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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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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Address: 228 East First High Street, Central City, CO
Phone Number: 303.582.5283
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Central City

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