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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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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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Hastings, Nebraska
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

not worth the money, just a big waste of time. The building needs to be better taken care of. Walked 10 blocks in the rain for this disappointment

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Rochester, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Interesting, obvious that it is not the best built place due to the Priest who decided he was an architect. The history of the Castle is fascinating.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This castle has been something I have always enjoyed going to. It's such a unique building in Manitou. With the history of it being so old draws it's own special appeal. Walking around the inside and observing the museum was quite neat. The views from the inside are spectacular. The staff was very friendly and very knowledgeable on the museum's... More 

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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We went for the firefighter exhibit. The "castle" is overselling it a bit. They have a lot of work left in restoration, but what's there is authentically appropriate. They had a sufficient amount of information about exhibits. It was a lovely mansion in it's day.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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56 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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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
31 helpful votes 31 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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85 helpful votes 85 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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