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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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Folsom, Louisiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is a small old Mining Town. It has tons of casinos and a few tourist attractions. We love to eat at Johnny Nolan's casino. They have the best chicken wings in town and around the area. We drove 75 miles just to get a taste of them!

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California, Maryland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the Workshop cabin. It was even more spacious than pictures looked. Porch overlooked wooded area with pond. We saw the sunset and sunrise thru the trees, so relaxing. Very private, very clean. We ate in nearby restaurant for dinner, but next time I will bring sandwich makings or simple micowave food, so I can enjoy the porch... More

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North Augusta, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Enjoyed the rally & parade in Cripple Creek. Also toured the Gold Mines, rode the historic railroad train, and played at the Wildwood & Double Eagle Casinos. Had an excellent & reasonable seafood/steak buffet at the Wildwood Casino Restaurant.

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Colorado Springs, CO
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lots going on with street construction this summer. Be ready to dodge ditches and barricades. Should be done by end of September. If you bring the kids be prepared to be "hounded" by all the security folks who basically freak-out when kids walk through the casinos. If bringing kids plan on doing the Mollie Kathleen mine tour, Narrow gauge railroad,... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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81 reviews 81 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Especially loved the scenic drive up 24 and 67 to get here more than anything else. There is a casino in town, but we didn't do that. Great place to take photos, but the town was a little torn up as they were making repairs because of recent rain damage.

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Clearwater, FL
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

The Main Street throughout the entire downtown area is torn up! There is dust everywhere. Half the storefronts are closed. The only thing to do is gamble. Even the restaurants are all inside casinos, with the noisy slot machines going 24X7, and only burgers and fried food to offer. At least the parking was free. This may be a quaint... More

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Westville, Indiana
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94 reviews 94 reviews
75 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This town reminded me of Deadwood, SD. It's got lots of history & museums. It's got a lot of casinos. There seems to be more to do here though. The Mollie Kathleen Mine, The narrow gauge RR, there are several museums. If the Homestead House museum is too racy for you, go to the Old Jail museum. Very interesting! Unfortunately,... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A pleasant 1 1/2 hour scenic drive from Colorado Springs on Hwy 24, through Woodland Park (City Above the Clouds) to Divide, then turn left onto Hwy 67, Cripple Creek provides a nice overnight getaway for adults who enjoy gambling. I recommend staying overnight at the Double Eagle Hotel and Casino. Get a free Players Card; earn 100 points (Sun-Thurs)... More

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Athens
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Old gold town. Donkeys roam the town, descendants of turn of the century donkeys who miners brought to town. Casinos!!! HUGE gold mine in Victor. Plan ahead for reservation. Extreme machines galore. Just a fascinating area of old times and new industries. Molly Katherine Mine a must!! Town museum, visitor center a must see too.

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Lancaster PA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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