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Pikes Peak Heritage Center at Cripple Creek

9283 S. Highway 67, Cripple Creek, CO
1-877-858-4653
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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319 reviews 319 reviews
237 attraction reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The Heritage Center has some really neat exhibits about mining history and the wildlife in the area. Plus it's free, and the views are amazing. The staff is helpful and friendly and willing to give suggestions about what to do in the area.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This building is fairly new. They have put so much information on the history of Cripple Creek that you should plan on spending at least 45 minutes to an hour just looking over all the information. It also had a great view from inside the building.

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Houston, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We were looking for this attraction as our first stop in the Cripple Creek area and still almost passed it. I'm so glad we did make it in. This is a large open space filled with TONS of history and information about the area. There are three floors of displays and many many artifacts and even interactive displays that are... More

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Windsor, Colorado
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78 reviews 78 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

After visiting the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, we went across the street to the Heritage Center. This is a great museum explaining the history of Cripple Creek (not just the mining history) with interactive displays, wonderful views and an extremely well done film. Our two 12 year old great nieces really enjoyed the museum and we were amazed at how... More

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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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58 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

This place was helpful. They will help you get your bearings, give you a free map, and they will explain where to go. I also like that they will give advice about nearby towns as well without just focusing on Cripple Creek. Everyone there was kind and polite, and there was plenty of paved parking outside if you need to... More

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Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Stop here first! This is an amazing view of the area and will help you get your bearings, learn about the area and get some background that will make the rest of the town make sense on your trip. The floks who are here to help you are really fun and helpful. Watch the short film downstairs and you will... More

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North Platte, Nebraska, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

A great place to learn about the mining district of Cripple Creek. I would stop there first before doing anything else unless you just want to gamble. It's a self guided tour but it is very informative. I loved the model train layout of the area around the heyday of mining. Also a Great view of the Sangre de Cristo... More

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Litchfield, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

This is a great place to learn alot. Even my aunt and uncle that live nearby had never been here and enjoyed it.The view was great.

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I've lived in Colorado for almost 3 years, and have been coming out to the Pikes Peak area for over 55 years. Today was my first visit to the Heritage Center outside of Cripple Creek, and I was so impressed. There is no charge to visit this amazing Center, and it has something for everyone. I can't wait until my... More

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Kansas City
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We enjoyed the displays and hands on environment. The staff were friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed the view from the Center over the town of Cripple Creek.

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