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American Eagles Overlook and Historic Mine

Address: Victor, CO
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Victor
Type: Historic Sites, Mines, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Mines, Sights & Landmarks
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Manitou Springs, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Outside Victor to the north, signs will take you to the overlook. You pass through the mine's checkpoint, but it's not a problem. Drive onward, carefully, to the top and you'll see all the way to the Continental Divide in the distance, and down into the huge Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mine operations. No admission. Worth the time.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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119 reviews 119 reviews
62 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

If you are up in the Cripple creek area, this is a must. Not only are the old mining structures in the area unique, but to watch the open pit mining from above is awesome. A great view of the big trucks, lots of gold mining history. We take out of state guests up here all the time.

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33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The view of the mine from the overlook is one of sheer awe. We enjoyed watching those huge dump trucks hauling their incredible loads. Take the time to explore the informational plaques and old buildings at the top. It is very informative. We had to stop on the way down to allow the dump trucks to pass with their loads.... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

What a fantastic view! Firstly you drive up an unmade up road (very bumpy, but worth it!) When you get to the top the view is amazing. You can see for miles and miles. There was nobody else up there when we visited which made it all the more special. We took our three chihuahuas and they loved it too.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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38 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great road - it is active mining property - so you do have to give your name and the mine takes your license plate number before allowing you on the property. It's a quick, but interesting, drive and an old mine, blacksmith shack, workings, headboard are at the top.

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Westville, Indiana
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78 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I'm an occasional dumb butt. I actually thought this was an overlook for a nature preserve. In other words - I didn't research it on Trip advisor! This is an overlook of an actual working mine. This is on the company property & they have a guard come out of a gate house to see how many we had in... More 

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Clinton, New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The warning from the security guard about Haul road got the adrenal going. Haul road is an intersection and you can see very clear in both directions. Trucks carrying to much weight to stop for you drive this road. We did not see any trucks that could potentially smash us when we crossed Haul road. You will see them up... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

The overlook has a really fantastic view of the open pit mine below, and you can watch all the mining operations. Plus you're at 10,500 feet in the Rockies and have amazing views of the mountains for miles around. In addition, at the overlook, there are the remains of a number of buildings and equipment from an earlier mine with... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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136 reviews 136 reviews
102 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

This is a couple of miles outside of Victor. As you drive down Main Street after coming from Cripple Creek, turn left onto 3rd Street, go one block and turn right onto Teller County Road 81. Follow the main paved road. There is some antique mining equipment along the highway in several places, and much of it is accessible. After... More 

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Guffey, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

what a view, big trucks, lots of gold, great history.And don't forget to stop in Victor at the Fortune Club for lunch.

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