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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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This was our first stop when we reached Cripple Creek, CO. There were many exhibits and a video to watch about the local history. The facility has three levels of various information and history. It's definitely a must stop if you plan to visit Cripple Creek, CO.

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This really was a wonderful visitors center. Lots of great local information and the front desk workers are very helpful. The views are beautiful and the exhibits are very good. Make sure you look at the miniature mine exhibit if you plan on going down into the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine. It will give you a great perspective of how... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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82 reviews 82 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Easy to get around in this facility and plenty to see, read, and learn about the entire area before going to the mine or other spots.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

As we were coming into town on Highway 67, we stopped at the new Heritage Center. Very nice building, great views, and tons of really interesting information about the history of Cripple Creek and the area. The attendant was very nice, and gave us some free old timey post cards. All the displays were very nicely done. There was interactive... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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342 reviews 342 reviews
255 attraction reviews
240 helpful votes 240 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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96 reviews 96 reviews
38 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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20 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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198 reviews 198 reviews
57 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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