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Cripple Creek District Museum

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Address: 5th & Bennett, PO Box 1210, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Phone Number: 719-689-2634
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Great place!

We walked over here from our hotel and spent a pleasant afternoon. It was small, but informative, and very well laid out. I loved the historical buildings, trains and artifacts. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Thornton, Colorado
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Thornton, Colorado
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We walked over here from our hotel and spent a pleasant afternoon. It was small, but informative, and very well laid out. I loved the historical buildings, trains and artifacts. I recommend it.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Howard is a member of the Victorian Society who greets you at the door and gives you a little history of the former train station before you take your self-directed tour. You should check this place out--with Howard's information in mind, you enjoy what you see next in the museum. Cost isn't expensive--about $5 per person and well worth it!... More 

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Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Loved the museum and the gentleman working that day was very informative, he told us a great deal of history about Cripple Creek.

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Johnstown, CO
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This museum had something for everyone. The building was beautiful, three stories, and is located by the train depot. Loved the Victorian floor and the double staircase! Very educational for all and the museum staff was very helpful and friendly.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
39 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Middleburg, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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