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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 museum

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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
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17 helpful votes 17 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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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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5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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