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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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- Jun 2, 2014
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
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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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21 helpful votes 21 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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9 helpful votes 9 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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170 helpful votes 170 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
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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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182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
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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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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