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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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Living history at its best

A gem hidden on the border of the Garden of the Gods. Serene, peaceful, and beautiful. This is a historical (early 1900s) setting with living history docents. The volunteer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A gem hidden on the border of the Garden of the Gods. Serene, peaceful, and beautiful. This is a historical (early 1900s) setting with living history docents. The volunteer docents were great. They were friendly and professional, even the kids! If you need a couple of pleasant hours away from the hustle and bustle of Colorado Springs, this and the... More 

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Lake Wales, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The gates to the area were closed and chained. There wasn't any signs around about hours so we no sure if or when the open, looked to have been closed for awhile

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Wonderful for the history buff! Hands on tour they many different times through history. Fun for all, or kids are 7 and 10 and absolutely loved it. All workers were dressed in Era clothing and we're full of facts. Loved, loved, loved this!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Took a group of 10 kids ranging in age from 18 months to 9 years old. Everyone had fun and the bigger kids learned a lot. They got to wash clothes by hand, meet and watch a blacksmith, walk on stilts, make corn husk dolls and meet lots of people dressed in the period and ask questions. I suggest taking... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We learned so much at this living history museum. I highly recommend this museum to all ages. The living history interpreters are all knowledgeable and provide great background on the history of the area.

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Manitou Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

As a nanny in Co Springs I have been taking children from ages 2-11 to Rock Ledge Ranch for the last 10 years. We always have a fantastic time visiting the animals, taking tours, playing in the creek, and of course eating candy sticks. The docents are all knowledgable and kind to children of all ages. We LOVE Rock Ledge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Don't miss this historic site on the way into Garden of the Gods. It is open during tourist season Wednesdays through Saturdays and for a lot of additional special events like a Pow Wow, Food Wine and Bluegrass Festival, Harvest Festival, and so forth. It is a lovely location and such an interesting place to learn about Colorado Springs history... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Almost all of the interpreters were beyond friendly. They had a passion about them of the history of the area and their love of knowledge. It was So Great. Clean property, great view of Garden of the Gods.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This was a wonderful hike through local history. At $8 a head we found it very entertaining. The docents in the park were top notch. You will see 3 homes from the past in various degrees of wealth. You can easily see the entire home with very few restrictions. The blacksmith shop was fascinating. The docent was truly an artist.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Its mainly outdoors. There is a lot of walking so it is good exercise. We learned much about history and practical historical living so it was educational but very fun.

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