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Address: Highway 24 at 21st Street, Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs, CO
Phone Number: 719-634-0696
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Relive the racy days of the Old West when miners dug for gold and cowboys...

Relive the racy days of the Old West when miners dug for gold and cowboys rode the range at this reconstructed ghost town and museum.

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Was expecting a little more authenticity.

I did not know much about the museum before I visited. The kids wanted to go pan for gold. I guess I was expecting a real ghost town with large, old buildings and dwellings... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2015
PuraVidaSTL
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St. Louis, MO
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Fountain
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here quite a few times, as a teenager and as a adult. It has always creeped me out. I have caught things on tape images and sounds, etc. If you are into that kind of thing this place definetely make the list of must sees.

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Thank Alexis B
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

For $7 entry fee you get to see a nice pice of history of Colorado Pike Peacks old town. Old houses and town saloon, telegraph and a lot more are well represented. Enjoy the visit

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Thank Marian U
St. Louis, MO
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63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

I did not know much about the museum before I visited. The kids wanted to go pan for gold. I guess I was expecting a real ghost town with large, old buildings and dwellings. This was essentially a large warehouse museum right in the middle of town. The museum itself had authentic displays but it was not a large, outdoor... More 

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Thank PuraVidaSTL
Moline, Illinois
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37 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Tottaly worthed the money. Make sure you do goldpanning, me and my wife got like 6 little gold nuggets, very addictive.

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Thank Dado D
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is a great, experiential way for kids and adults to learn about history. It was so entertaining, we have gone twice.

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Thank greekmuse2015
Colorado
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

My hubby and I love the old wild west. This is an excellent self-guided tour through a re-creation of that era. Fascinating artifacts with lots to see. You can even have your name printed on an old west poster for $4.00. Be sure to take in lots of quarters to access all the old movie viewers and to play the... More 

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1 Thank arclemons1967
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This was kind of a boring museum. There were no tour guides or anything, just a self walk through. The panning for gold was interesting and the exhibits were pretty cool but it was kind of dull just looking at the stuff. Wish someone was there to explain everything. Overall not a bad place though.

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1 Thank Jamie A
Longmont
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29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

A real-deal western town, mimicking the mining towns of the late 1800s, it’s inside a huge sandstone building that was part of the railroad complex servicing the mines. (Across the parking lot is the roundhouse now converted into restaurant, emergency clinic, and other small businesses.) You peer into the general store, post office, livery, jail, barber’s, tavern, newspaper, etc., as... More 

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1 Thank Tersea B
Walkertown,nc
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

If you like the old west and the history of the old west, this is a cool place. Its small. but has a lot to look at. and you can pan for gold. My kids Liked that. We went in May 2014

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Thank rosecarolina
Barling, Arkansas
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The museum was unique and enjoyable, but it has not been maintained. Most of the mechanical items were broken and out of order. I don't think any money has been put back into it since it first opened.

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