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Cripple Creek District Museum

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Address: 5th & Bennett, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Phone Number: 719-689-2634
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Wealth of history

The Cripple Creek District Museum has quite a collection of artifacts from Cripple Creek. Lots of mining history in the form of photos, tools, and rock samples. A plethora of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2015
Greg L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

The Cripple Creek District Museum has quite a collection of artifacts from Cripple Creek. Lots of mining history in the form of photos, tools, and rock samples. A plethora of history on many local characters too. Plus there's an assay office, gift shop, outdoor cabins, and a historic old mine headframe. In the summer months you can see the local... More 

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Tehachapi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Visited the museum for the first time in early December and really loved it. So many interesting artifacts from the area... everything from mining, and gambling, to Victorian life, and the characters who have called Cripple Creek home. Had so much fun my boyfriend and I spent several days in December volunteering and taking photos for the museum's Santa. Was... More 

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Great museum that tells great personal stories of Cripple Creek. The museum is fun but IS NOT HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

A nice museum in cripple creek. Friendly staff, good exhibition, a lot of historic stuff. Would recommend for anyone who visit cripple creek.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I have rarely been in a museum so packed with artifacts. It was tremendous. Lots of fun and incredibly interesting. They've done a great job and it's all housed in three fascinating buildings. The main building itself is worth the price of admission.

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La Junta, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

For a small admission price you get access to a few small buildings loaded with information and interesting stuff from the past. The staff is super nice and helpful and seem very knowledgable about the museum and its contents. It is a great look into a little part of the history of Cripple Creek.

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Kearney, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Your ticket here, which is very inexpensive, gets you into several museum buildings. In addition to this building which is the old train depot, you also see a home furnished in the Victorian style, the Assay office, two cabins, and also mining equipment. Oh and you can pan for gold. The exhibits include railroad, mining, and Victorian life. Interesting. But... More 

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La Junta, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The man working when we visited was very knowledgeable and interesting--he was probably my favorite part. We were kind of mad that the museum is advertised as 5 buildings but they have padlocked the miner's cabin and the family cabin (which I really wanted to see) and wouldn't allow anyone in to see them.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We've spent some time in Cripple Creek this summer and one of the highlights was the District Museum at the head of town. The museum itself, is great. Lots of great local history and exhibits. All of Cripple Creek seems a bit busier and more welcoming now that the fires and floods have taken away alot of worries. The employees... More 

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Knoxville, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The price is reasonable for admission--you get to see lots of things and get a sticker so you can come back any time during the day. (We, unfortunately, didn't get to see everything as we had to leave as the altitude started getting to one of our group members). The introductory speech was very interesting. There was tons of stuff... More 

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