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Cripple Creek District Museum

5th & Bennett, PO Box 1210, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
719-689-2634
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Type: History Museums
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- Sep 18, 2014
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Very interesting museum and the staff were very knowledgeable. Some of the outside buildings were locked and we weren't able to go inside them. There was a lot of artifacts and pictures to see. They offered military and senior discounts.

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We really liked touring this museum and the surrounding land and buildings. There was so much to see and learn about. I would love to go back with when I had more time and take another tour. My daughter kept taking pictures trying to catch an orb (we heard it had ghost) but she was unsuccessful. When we were leaving... More

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Fort Morgan, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This museum is packed with the rich history of the mining era. The staff make all the difference. They were very informative and pleasant to visit with. If you are doing research on the area or just family history - inquire about their collection of materials. Lots of valuable information.

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Northern Virigina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Wonderful area museum on three floors of the old railway station. If you are into history or the unusual, it's a must see. From the skull top of a murder victim to the wooden headstone of a well-loved (pun intended) local madam to gold mining and railway lore, colorful past denizens of the area, it's worth at least an hour.... More

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Boone, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We toured the old jail and read reviews from people who claimed to have seen the ghosts that "haunt" the building. We spent over two hours walking around and taking pictures.

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Osawatomie, Kansas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Love the architecture of the old building, seeing how a depot was actually set up 100 years ago, the process of getting on the train and standing where people stood was an amazing experience. Lots of info and artifacts on the mining town in it's hay day.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

There is definitely history here but unless you want gamble, there is NO other reason to stop. Cripple Creek is nothing more than a gambling city without the Vegas flair.

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Colorado
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47 reviews 47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We really enjoyed this museum but wish we had more time, we got in a little late. There are also a couple more buildings to view on this museum self guided tour. We have heard that Cripple Creek is haunted and we did experience a couple of interesting things, one as described below. We had just gone into this museum... More

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Pennsville, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

I learned so very much in a couple of hours. Cripple Creek still produces over 1 million dollars in gold per day. Many famous people worked in the mines. A must for history buffs.

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McPherson, Kansas
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172 reviews 172 reviews
74 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Went through this waiting for the narrow gauge rail trip. The museum was fine. Great service and very informative. I didn't know Cripple Creek was such a rich Gold Strike.

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