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Address: from Colorado Springs by US 24 and SR 67, Cripple Creek, CO

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ICE Fest 2015

I went to Cripple Creek for the ICE Fest. It was unseasonably warm but the festival was a hit. The middle of the main street was blocked off in order for the men to work their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
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Oakland, Maryland, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We knew there were casinos in Cripple Creek but gambling seems to be the major business there. The few shops that were open were pretty sad looking. We also went too early in the season and the railroad and mining museum were not open yet (these were the 2 things we really wanted to do) - go after Memorial Day... More 

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South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

we drove to Cripple Creek after seeing info about it in a tourist magazine. It sounded fun, so we went. But it was misleading information. The drive from hwy 24 on hwy 67 was GORGEOUS! (That was the best part). Once we pulled into town, it looked so perfect - so perfectly old-school western mining town. Then we noticed that... More 

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Cripple Creek, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

great small town,a must see.but iam partial I live near town.plenty to do and see and eat.it is a great place to live and raise a family.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

I went to Cripple Creek for the ICE Fest. It was unseasonably warm but the festival was a hit. The middle of the main street was blocked off in order for the men to work their magic! It was great! I really enjoyed my time here. Other than that the town is basically all about casinos. I am not a... More 

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Pueblo West, Colorado
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22 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Mostly casinos up and down both sides of the street, but there are other things to do. You can take a mine tour, train ride or go through the museum. Most of the restaurants are average for casino food, but The Steakhouse is outstanding. Cool old buildings and a few gift shops, Beautiful scenery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We were staying in Colorado Springs and decided to drive to Cripple Creek one afternoon. Definitely worth it. Cripple Creek itself is a very scenic town, but the entire drive is a treat - it is 100% scenic. Stop and eat at the Pizza Hut in Woodland Park (about half way between Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek). The elevation (9000... More 

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Kirbyville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Cripple Creek is an old town full of casinos. The drive is very beautiful! Although, I don't recommend for family with children as there was not much offered to entertain them.

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Pueblo West, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I try to go to Cripple Creek once a month. I love small town gambling and fun. The donkey races are worth the time, the ice sculptures are always great. I enjoy the drive from Canon City with all of the wildlife and vistas. Shelf road is pretty, but you need to plan on taking a 4x4 to save the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Been before but always in the summer. We went for New Years. Fun and low key. Love that it is pretty much for couples. We were there 4 days and I only saw a few kids. Yeah! All we did was gamble and eat. Real cold this time of year but of so beautiful. The town was all done up... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We like to go to Cripple Creek about 4 -5 times per year. The drive is beautiful and it is fun to gamble for a few hours. We also like the nostalgia of an 1800's mining town. Never really plan to win at gambling, so we bring a limit to spend. If we win-- we go more often. Many great... More 

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