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Ghost Town Museum

Highway 24 at 21st Street, Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs, CO
719-634-0696
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Relive the racy days of the Old West when miners dug for gold and cowboys rode the range at this...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We enjoyed this little museum. It isn't huge, but what they do have is interesting. Very similar to what you would find in Branson, Missouri, but significantly cheaper. People working there aren't particularly friendly. Good way to spend an hour or so. Overpriced gift shop filled with Chinese made items.

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109 reviews 109 reviews
33 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

There is little information to be had here. Self guided tour, which even reading everything available took 20 minutes. I wouldn't even really call it a museum.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Being all under cover, makes it a great place to visit if it is raining or cold. Could do with some more history in the way of giving the children things to search for like a treasure hunt. Gift shop needs also to be more authentic.

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Hong Kong, China
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Visited here with our four young children. We just moved out west, and we wanted our kids to learn about local history. This was a very hands-on and visual way for our kids to learn about how life was in the west during the last 150+ years. Inside the museum there is an old western "town" set up, with many... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The Displays are a little dated but represent well the items, furnishings and sounds of the era. The building itself as well as surrounding buildings have interesting history too. The gift shop is well stocked.

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Portales, New Mexico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This place is the epitome of a tourist trap, it features an inside ghost town and several scenes that you listen to on your self guided tour, while there you have the option of playing a shooting game, old time movies, and player pianos all for a quarter..... The only reason I didn't give this five stars is because of... More 

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grand junction
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My wife,Daughter and I visited this museum in Sept 14. We all enjoyed the artifacts and interactive displays. The carriages/stagecoaches and the stories behind them were fascinating. Would visit again. Learning about frontier Colorado was a great experience.

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Evanston
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This was an interesting "Old West" museum that didn't cost an arm and a leg. Everything was well marked, and it was a great way to spend an hour or so. The young lady attendant was also very helpful with recommendations of other things to do in the area.

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is basically your normal tourist trap. Nice setup and pretty cool looking but my 11 year old was bored fast with nothing to do but look at some old things....

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Kearney, Nebraska, United States
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76 reviews 76 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We visited this spot because we needed a rainy day activity on vacation. October is the slow season so it was all self guided and stations were not manned. The 2 young people running the operation were more interested in talking to each other than helping customers. I would rank it as an OK of you need something to do,... More 

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