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Address: from Colorado Springs by US 24 and SR 67, Cripple Creek, CO
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The town seems to be dominated by casinos which gives it an odd air for a small town. There are a few nice shops with crafty things for sale but unless you're a gambler, it... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The town seems to be dominated by casinos which gives it an odd air for a small town. There are a few nice shops with crafty things for sale but unless you're a gambler, it doesn't have much to grab your attention.

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naples fl
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258 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of casinos and a few shops and restaurants. Guess they need to bus gamblers in to sustain the town too bad. Best part was the drive over from Colorado Springs.

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North Wales, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Read in the brochure about Cripple Creek. Thought it would be fun to ride down to visit from Colorado Springs. The ride down was scenic and breath-taking beautiful. The town however, was Casino filled and not what I had expected at all. I thought this would be an old western quaint town. No so much. The only photo I took... More 

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Thank Wendy M
Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

We went to Cripple Creek on a whim. We had no idea what to expect, except that they had casinos. The drive there was incredible. The roads were winding and just kept going higher and higher. We stopped along the way to take pictures cause the view was amazing. When we got to the town, we felt like we drove... More 

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Thank Jennifer W
Ocala, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Back around 1900 Cripple Creek was a mining town with its gambling establishments, saloons, and red light districts. Today the town has been refurbished and is noted for its casinos. In the area is located the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine which you can go down into. It is a little pricey, but kind of neat. You should be able to... More 

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Thank stempler99
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Great place for a day trip or as you're passing thru Colorado. We enjoyed walking around the town, shopping the little shops, sighting seeing & touring the nearby countryside. There are lots of scenic overlooks for beautiful pictures. Train ride, casinos & small museums. Much to do in this rustic gold mining town. We loved it and will return.

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Thank Gary A
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Cripple Creek can be and end point or a start point. There is much to do there besides gamble. The views are spectacular, hiking, biking, visit a mine, the museum and heritage center, use it as a place to come to at the end of a day of hiking fishing and much more. And of course casino hop. They have... More 

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Young Harris, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Out in the middle of nowhere is an old western town that has been updated to be a row of casinos with the facade of old buildings. So, where do the gamblers come from? Not enough people drive in so the buses come. Has it helped the town? It sure didn't look like it when we drove off the main... More 

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Vacaville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We went for the rodeo and for the Donkey Derby Days. Fun times. Wholesome family fun. Typical festival food. Cute little shops in the historical buildings lining the streets.

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Waynesville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

My wife and I do not gamble, so Cripple Creek was not a hit with us. The mountains and beauty is beyond compare. Great drive from Colorado Springs within 60 minutes.

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