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Cripple Creek

from Colorado Springs by US 24 and SR 67, Cripple Creek, CO
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Ranked #11 of 18 Attractions in Cripple Creek
Type: Historic Sites, Shops, Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Shops, Landmarks

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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117 reviews 117 reviews
60 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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San Antonio, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We walked around to a few of the casinos and enjoyed the scenery, even won some money! The views from CR 67 are amazing! I would recommend making that drive to see the countryside and beautiful mountains.

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Tampa, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Tourism is secondary to the Casino's so call ahead. Much of town is closed during the week except for the Casino's and a gift shop. I have been there before and enjoyed the Museums and the Narrow Gauge train tour so I know they are worth the visit and your money thats why I gave a three star, but call... More 

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Lake Grove, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Cripple Creek is an old mining town that has a lot of small store front casinos as well as some Credible sized casinos. I signed up for at least 9 players club cards and played a few bucks in all of them and I didn't go broke! Had a lot of fun though. I love casinos so I had a... More 

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Johnstown, CO
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We came to the area to do a "history vacation" - all of the museums in the area are top notch. Driving over to Victor was a fun little trip and the train ride was fun and different. The mine tour was great also. Even went to the cemetery and toured the Old Homestead House brothel. All of the museum... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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136 reviews 136 reviews
40 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is a restored mining towns with some historic buildings, a train ride, museums, heritage center, mine tours and walking/hiking trails. The main street was torn up during our stay so it was difficult to get around in town, but outside of town you can walk trails around some old mines. The casinos are typical casinos and there are a... More 

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Tx
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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

3/4 of the stores are closed or abandoned...or maybe more...I was hoping to see a lot of antique stores and cute shops there was nothing, I mean nothing in this town except a Casino...The entire main street was tore up for renovations you could not drive down it..big disappointment of our trip to Colorado...it takes awhile to get there from... More 

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Neosho
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Great small town charm, perfect for families and history or couples and few days away. I highly recommend The Steak House above Bronco Billy's food portions big enough to split and decent prices. The Mollie Kathleen Mine is also well worth the trip. The town has a lot of gambling, but there are several places that kids could enjoy as... More 

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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We passed through this little western town in September 2014 on our way to Manitou Springs, CO. A lot of construction on the main road through town. Most of the shops were closed (and this was in the early afternoon). Don't know if it was a seasonal occurrence or because of all the construction. Lots of casinos to gamble if... More 

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Avondale, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I like Cripple Creek. It's like a smoke-free, non-flashy, mini-Vegas with several casinos within close walking distance of one another (except for the newest one). This trip was sure different than past visits though. The street was under construction so we had to drive around the back and it made crossing the street very interesting. A lot of the shops... More 

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