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Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company

Victor, CO 80860
719-689-4022
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Victor
Type: Mines
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Arkansas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The tour was ok - kind of lame how they ask for a tip - but we enjoyed our guide - very knowledgeable about mining stuff. The town is just one big casino now. Cool drive in and out of the area.

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Gold was found in 1891 in Cripple Creek, Colorado. Whereas it began with miners digging hard-scrabble mines on their own, the gold rush led to numerous communities and large mines in the area around Cripple Creek and Victor. Mining continued in the area on a much-smaller scale into the 1960s. The Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company has been... More

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West Jordan, Utah
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

Just an hours drive away from Colorado Springs you will find this great town of Cripple Creek. There's a coal operated train to ride on the mountain and see the sights and scenery as well as learn about the mining that was and still is being done. There's also the museums to visit and learn about the town and people.... More

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Carbondale, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We drove about an hour from Colorado Springs and it was a very pretty drive there. The mine tour was excellent and very informative. Both of our kids really enjoyed it. The little things you notice after the tour such as tools and rail pieces built into their fences and decor were very neat.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

There is no doubt that this was an amazing town at one time but today, not so much. We didn't visit the mine and that may have been our loss. Otherwise, Cripple Creek is definitely on the wane and there are many other wonderful places to visit in Colorado.

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Mount Dora, Florida
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130 reviews 130 reviews
27 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This was a very refreshing mine tour after the over priced scary one we did a few days earlier elsewhere. Since they only do 2 small tours a day, you will need to book it early. It's not likely that a walk-in can be accomodated. It's $7.50 for a 2 1/2 hour tour. Hard hats and safety glasses are required.... More

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Burkburnett, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We found this place by accident....however it was one of the most memorable places we had gone. Great trip for the entire family. Take the mine tour it was something that you may only get to do once in a life time !

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Sabetha, Kansas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We decided to do a tour of the mine. Our tour guide, whose name was Dick, did an excellent job. He had a wealth of knowledge and made the tour very interesting. The tour is approximately 2 hours and takes you through a quick tour of the town of Victor followed by a tour of some historic structures around the... More

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Knox, Indiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We took our family of six (kids aged 18, 16 and 11-year-old twins) on the tour of CC & V in July 2013. We found the guide to be very informative and interesting. This tour could potentially be boring for younger children, but there were many very cool things to see. While driving out of Victor, the guide told us... More

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Sanford, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

You never really think of where gold comes from or realize the process of how to get it. It's an interesting place to see and worth a stop.

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