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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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- Oct 13, 2013
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Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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132 helpful votes 132 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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Andalusia, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We enjoyed the museum. It was full of interesting facts of the area. I would recommend this to anyon

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Local museums can be hit or miss. Some -- such as the one at Gunnison, Colorado -- are superb. Others are close to being a waste of time. As local museums go, this one is quite good. The displays in the assay office are the least interesting; this needs to be redone. The displays in the main building -- and... More

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Colorado
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Knowledgeable characters here who really love the area. We met a miner who had lots of stories. The staff will talk with you as much or as little as you care to...give you a wealth of info if you want. The Assay office gave us more understanding of mining than I have ever had before and the film that was... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

It's a;ways fun to find out the history of places and this one is no different. Lots of things to learn and experience besides gambling.

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Wappapello, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Several old buildings, railway station, assay office, old cabins etc. Enjoyed the artifacts and history.

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Interesting and a terrific view of Cripple Creek. Worth a few mintues. Showed the many mines that had once operated in the area.

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Hubbard, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

This museum is a treasure trove of aritifacts from the glory days of Cripple Creek's mining era. Worth the visit and has a lot of mine information that is very interesting as well as information on the day to day life of anyone who lived here.

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