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Miramont Castle Museum

Address: 9 Capitol Hill Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Phone Number: +(1)719-685-1011
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: Construction of Miramont Castle began in 1895 as a private residence for Fr. Jean Baptiste...
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Auburndale, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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
18 helpful votes 18 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Denver, Colorado
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We've been going to Manitou Springs for 12 years, but had never been by Miramont Castle. It's tucked back out of the way, so can be hard to navigate the windy curvy roads south of the main drag. The castle itself is pretty cool, and there are some good restorations. I think it do with more Manitou Springs history, but... More 

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115 reviews 115 reviews
33 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It was hard for us to find, and not much parking. I feel the admission is a little steep for a self guided tour. It is a way cool building and we had it all to our selves as there wasn't any body else there. I always say guided tours are dependent on the guide and frankly we sucked. Staff... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

It is a nice place to visit but has way to much random stuff that you lose the feel of being in such a historical place. It does have a deep root in Colorado history but I enjoyed Glen Eyrie Castle more.

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Colorado
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87 reviews 87 reviews
29 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I imagine we would have been very unimpressed had we visited at another time of the year, but then we just wouldn't have visited. We've toured all over the UK, so have seen and even stayed in many true castles. So, I can see how people might be disappointed if they come for a true castle experience. You have to... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Beautiful mansion on the outside an was anxious to explore. The history is confusing - it was built by a priest from France and he brought his mother to live there but they only stayed a very short time It then became a hospital. There are a lot of twists and turns. One room has more than a dozen corners... More 

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Lorain, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This seems to be a little known museum in town. Both my husband and myself enjoyed all the little nooks and crannies in this castle. Very interesting and enjoyable.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

It was a self guided tour, but they give you a sheet that details the rooms, etc. It wasn't extremely long so that's nice when you have a lot of ground to cover.

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