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Cripple Creek

from Colorado Springs by US 24 and SR 67, Cripple Creek, CO
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Ranked #10 of 19 attractions in Cripple Creek
Type: Historic Sites, Shops
Traveler Description: A beautiful Mountain Drive down Route 67.  Photos ops galore....but pull off the road. The beauty on the 67 Drive is breathtaking.  Cripple Creek and... more »
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Lancaster PA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Drove for hours to see a Gold mining town....right...just Casino's .Had a hard time finding a place to eat that children were allowed in. A block off the main street is just a run down town. Yes there are some donkeys walking freely between the falling down buildings. The train ride through the country side was very lame. Run down... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

There's not really enough to do here for a long vacation. It's great for a weekend getaway. Other than gambling and a few attractions there isn't much else to do. We ended up going out to some close towns because we ran out of things to do in the town when we didn't want to gamble. It's a great place... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Visited Cripple Creek years ago and it was a beautiful drive. Went back with 2 teens this year because in the brochures it was labeled as a "historic gold mining town". Knew there had been a casino added years ago, but thought maybe they were emphasizing the historic portion once again and expected at the very least a downtown of... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Drove there last week from Colorado Springs. Interesting drive up the mountains. We went from 90 degrees to 71 degrees in about five minutes, and were driving past snow covered fields. Cripple Creek itself is like a small Las Vegas with casinos lining the main street. worth a visit.

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Duncan, Oklahoma
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My husband went to Cripple Creek last week - on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, for one night. We chose J. P. McGills/Midnight Rose casino/hotels because my husband wanted to play poker. The town itself is beautiful. The drive from Colorado Springs was beautiful. But - I'm not sure I would recommend anyone stay at this hotel/casino. My husband became very... More

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salida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Love to go there and gamble. Usually win pretty descent except for this last time. Laid back town with good atmosphere.

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Clinton, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My grandfather who lives in the Springs brought me to Victor first and I LOVED it. Victor was saved from Cripple Creeks fate and I applaud the townspeople for protecting it. I was so disturbed by the Casino commercialism of Cripple Creek. Cripple Creek is destroyed in my opinion. The great state of Colorado should have never let this happen.... More

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Arlington, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This little town is so way out of the beaten path, if it would not have been for the casinos and the gold mines, it probably would be a ghost town. Thanks to the efforts of the Colorado tourism one can go there to enjoy the real gold that lies above the ground... the breathtaking views of the Sangre de... More

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Summerfield, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

One of the many breath-taking sights in Colorado is the old mining town of Cripple Creek. Ride up there from Colorado Springs was picture-taking heaven!! Took the train tour and heard all about the town's history. Even got in some casino time! Overall, a very enjoyable day.

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Austin, TX
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213 reviews 213 reviews
19 attraction reviews
288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Poor Cripple Creek. All those casinos and shops full of crap. It's just tacky and sad. We'd be sorry we went, but then we'd have missed Victor, right up the road, which has some soul left amid its detritus. Cripple Creek has none, not anymore. Who's getting rich? Not the busloads of gamblers. Not the town.

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