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Address: from Colorado Springs by US 24 and SR 67, Cripple Creek, CO
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A step back in time

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jennifer W
Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Jennifer W
Ocala, Florida
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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 

Thank stempler99
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

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.

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 

Thank Paula S
Young Harris, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
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 

Thank 3catstravel
Vacaville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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.

Thank kkpiercy
Waynesville, Ohio
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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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Cripple Creek is not as nice as Black Hawk or Central City. For the extra one hour's drive from Colorado Springs, I would rather go to Black Hawk. It is definitely a historically preserved town. A few modern upgrades would be nice.

Thank Scooby26
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

My husband and I drove over to Cripple Creek expecting to see a quaint historic town, instead we found a boring, rather raunchy town, we were extremely disappointed!! We walked over to the Visitors Center and weren't even welcomed in, the guy just stared at us. I asked him about information pertaining to the rail car they are located in... More 

Thank Mary Jo D
Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I was expecting an exciting, neon lit, fun filled little casino town. Yup, I was disappointed. Very few table games in the casinos. No decent restaurant for lunch either. But the beautiful drive from Colorado Springs, with the golden aspen trees shining amid the evergreens made it memorable.

Thank LewA226

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