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Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site

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Address: Gateway Rd., Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, CO
Phone Number: 719-578-6777
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Beautiful and Historic

I loved the tour of the old historic house and carriage house and learning about the family that lived there. They loved the area so much that they donated the land to the state... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We enjoy living history museums and were very excited to see that there was one in Colorado Springs. We went there and did enjoy the different houses, barns, and Indian shelters, but we felt that most of the tour guides were awkward and it seemed like we needed to ask them to get information. But, as I said, the buildings... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I loved the tour of the old historic house and carriage house and learning about the family that lived there. They loved the area so much that they donated the land to the state so that it could be enjoyed by generations to come.

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Bonsall, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

After a very hot and crowded visit to Garden of the Gods, we just happened to see the sign for this place on the way out. There were only a few people there and we had no idea what to expect. We figured we'd walk around through some recreated ranch scenes and such, but that's about it. What we found... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Being a photographer I will admit that I mostly visited this attraction to snap pictures. I was not disappointed. The Garden of the Gods and Rocky Mountains in the background were quite impressive and the historical spots seemed well preserved. I was there in prime tourist season and it was empty with the exception of a few families.

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Georgetown, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This ranch had a blacksmith shop, many original buildings and homes. It was a long walk between buildings, so good walking shoes are a must. We were told to start our tour at the Indian teepee location, but there were signs about rattlesnakes in the area, and the path to the Indian teepee was only about a foot wide and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I attended performance of Shakespeare play by UCCS theatre department in the tent resembling the original Globe theatre. Great annual experience.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great events held here like 1800 baseball games, concerts, horse drawn equipment and crafts. Without being touristy, they show visitors exactly what it would have been like to farm in Colorado Springs in 1800s. Check event schedule during warmer months. House is interesting, but it's the active farming exhibits with people in costume that make this place great. Super for... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Rock Ledge Ranch Historic site is educational, historical, and cultural. The restored buildings and museum guides (costumed), depict life int four different Pikes Peak time periods; including, American Indian (1775), Galloway Homestead (1860's, Chambers Home and Ranch, (1880's), and the Edwardian County Estate (1880's). There is a teepee, log cabin, farm house, and a mansion..The site is in the... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Come in the summer and visit the ranch, see how things were done "back in the day" when the west was still wild. I found the costumed tour guides to be very knowledgeable.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

History comes alive when vising on a tour day. If you are not here on a tour day, you can still come and walk around the ranch on the edge of Garden of the Gods Park to enjoy the buildings and setting.

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Address: Address: Gateway Rd., Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, CO
Phone Number: 719-578-6777
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Colorado Springs

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