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Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site

Gateway Rd., Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, CO
719-578-6777
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waukegan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Located by Garden of the Gods, Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site will appeal to lovers of living history museums. We enjoyed walking the grounds and visiting and touring the houses, and different areas of the historic Pikes Peak area. The guides dressed historically for that portion of the tour were informative and knowledgable and enjoyed what they were doing. Visiting... More

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Willmar, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We went on the 4th of July and had a great time going back in history. A bit warm that day but then we received a small afternoon shower to cool us off. Very neat to see.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Located at the edges of Garden of the Gods this is a quaint historical place, but not much to offer in that respect. It is peaceful, and every year they hold a powwow that is a treat to attend.

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The Villages, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This fascinating living history museum is located right outside the entrance to the Garden of the Gods, and must be overshadowed by its better-known neighbor since their were few visitors the day I was there. But we spent several happy hours visiting an Indian encampment, an early settler's cabin, the first ranch house in the area, and the family's turn-of-the-century... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This was closed for winter However I did walk the grounds and see the animals and I spoke to a few employees who explained that this is a working ranch museum where in the open season everyone dresses in period clothing and performs the daily tasks of running a ranch just like it was done in the 1800's. I plan... More

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South Sioux City, Nebraska
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61 reviews 61 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We attended a wedding here. Parking was a problem. Looked like an interesting place to visit. I will come back.

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Midwest, USA
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97 reviews 97 reviews
32 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We enjoy going in the evenings and walking on the trails. There are interesting buildings and things to look at. We have never gone when the actors and things are all happening. Go when it is quiet and enjoy the peaceful scenery.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Beautiful, quite area, at base of Garden of the Gods, to hold outdoor bazaar of crafts and goodies of all kinds from around the US.

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Rockwall, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The homes were nicely furnished and the guides gave interesting information and background stories. However, there was not as much going on there as there could be. I've been to other living history museums which had the feel of a functioning town with commerce and industry going on, and the people in character. The guides at Rock Ledge Ranch dressed... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Especially great for kids but nice for all ages. Includes animals, craftspeople, homes from several time periods, from the one-room homestead to several decades later.

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