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Miramont Castle Museum

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Address: 9 Capitol Hill Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Phone Number: +(1)719-685-1011
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Construction of Miramont Castle began in 1895 as a private residence for...
Construction of Miramont Castle began in 1895 as a private residence for Fr. Jean Baptiste Francolon and his mother. Miramont has four floors,The Castle has 30 rooms to view covering 14,000 sq. feet. The building features 9 styles of architecture. Enjoy an elegant High Tea in the Queen's Parlour Tea Room.
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fabulous building

There is a lot to see here, but it isn't handicapped accessible and the first place to sit is on the 3rd floor. Enjoyed the firefighter display, the woodwork, glass in windows... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I was blessed to go visit my son and his family in Colorado Springs last February, and we took a field trip to Miramont Castle one day. I'm so glad we did because it's such a fascinating historic place. I was able to look past the tourist-y additions and trappings and focus on what it would have been like to... More 

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Denver
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

There is a lot to see here, but it isn't handicapped accessible and the first place to sit is on the 3rd floor. Enjoyed the firefighter display, the woodwork, glass in windows. Lots of interpretation signs and history here

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Arvada, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The architecture was awesome. My teenagers even liked it. It is very impressive. Enjoyed the gift shop on the top floor. The furnishings were amazing. If you love history, it's a must visit.

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Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This was very interesting from a historical point of view. The museum volunteer was really a wealth of knowledge that wouldn't otherwise be accessible on the self guided tour sheet. Ask questions for the real story behind this castle.

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San Antonio, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Go even if you're not looking for the historical aspect or the tour. My family and I just took pictures on the outside and weren't up for the tour. It is a drive but if you are on your way to the Cog Railway it is just around the corner. The picture with my family and the castle in the... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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220 reviews 220 reviews
26 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Starting with the Receptionist to the gift shop, this was a good experience. The fire fighters room was excellent. The displays were thoughtful and well done. The kitchen was truely a trip back in time. We had forgotten how many labor saving advancements have been made since the late 1900's.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The Miramont Castle, 9 Capitol Hill Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO 80829 ,(719) 685-1011 Open Year Round... Winter Hours: Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Sunday: Noon to 4:00 pm Closed Easter Day, Christmas Eve and Day, New Years Eve. Summer Hours: Memorial Day Weekend though Labor Day Daily: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Active Duty Military with ID... More 

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Auburndale, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Very little parking and not a lot to see at the castle. I would save my money for something else next time.

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Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Wonderful museum, take your time and enjoy the exhibition. I love the little chapel inside the castle.

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Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We stopped by today while in town. The staff is friendly and easy to read and see displays. Not ideal for young kids as most items should not be touched. Very neat to see, but not stunning. Very old and in rough shape but we were happy to support the cause.

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