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Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company

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Address: Victor, CO 80860
Phone Number: 719-689-4022
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A great place to take visitors who like "big boy toys"

This tour was a first hand experience of what modern mining looks like today. I especially liked being up close to machinery so large it requires to be brought up the mountain in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Colorado Springs
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Colorado Springs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This tour was a first hand experience of what modern mining looks like today. I especially liked being up close to machinery so large it requires to be brought up the mountain in parts on 18 wheelers. The systematic routines are tight-knit, with little room for a hiccup in the process. They also show the reclamation of the land as... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This was an amazing experience. You board a van at the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum and go through Victor while hearing about the history of the little town. Then when you enter the mine site you are taken to an outlook where you can see down to the bottom of the pit before they drive you down there! We got... More 

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Woodland Park, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Taking a van tour into the open pit mine was amazing. The driver educates visitors about every aspect of modern day mining from why they drive on the left side of the road to the process of extracting gold from the tons of rocks. The "dump trucks" are, quite literally, buildings on wheels. You even have the opportunity to climb... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We hit this along the drive and walked around town. You can stop for a beer and shop for gold I suppose. Take a picture with the moose.

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Marion, Illinois
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Drive to Cripple Creek from Colorado Springs is beautiful. Lots of mountain scenery. Fall color glistened - The mountains looked as if they were on fire with the gold, yellow, orange and red colors scattered on the mountain sides. - a drive not to miss.

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Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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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Mount Dora, Florida
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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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Address: Victor, CO 80860
Phone Number: 719-689-4022
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Victor

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