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Tin Cup

Gunnison, CO
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Ranked #4 of 22 attractions in Gunnison
Type: Ghost Towns
Description: Former ghost town now a Summer resort.
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Mt. Vernon, Indiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This place is LOST in time. WOW it is off the grid. Don't expect many conveniences. Hard to believe people live here in winter.

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Mount Vernon, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Beautiful scenery and many trails to jeep, cycle or ATV in! Sun, snow, warm and cool weather all in one! Loved it!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
19 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I love this place. We attend church here every Sunday during the summer at the Tin Cup community chapel and as a matter of fact, that is were my wife and I were married! Just up the road about three miles is Mirror Lake and Tin Cup pass in one direction or Cumberland Pass in another direction. Both offer spectacular... More

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Mountain Rest, SC
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We cycled from our campsite about 20 miles away and it would have been really scenic except that all the speeding ATVs plus some other traffic were going too fast and throwing up way too much dust. The lady that ran the little trailer barbecue place that had food and hot chocolate was super nice and really knew the local... More

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Overland Park, KS
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

When we are in Colorado, close to Buena Vista, we drove over Cottonwood Pass and on over to Tincup CO for lunch. KaiCyn's Fine Smoked BBQ (across the road from Frenchys Cafe) had some of the best smoked brisket around. She only takes cash, so to be sure and take some cash with you.

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Gunnison, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Tin Cup is history live. Nearly all the building in Tin Cup are a century old. Some modern facilities have been added, but exploring Tin Cup is like taking a step back into history.

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Missouri
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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We traveled a rocky, unpaved narrow road over the mountains to Tin Cup. The scenery was spectacular! There were lots to people on ATVs and dirt bikes. There is not much to Tin Cup - an expensive general store and a restaurant.

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Amarillo
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We always drive through when we travel to the Gunnison area. Love the quaintness! It was a little crowded but we were just driving through.

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New York City, New York
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419 reviews 419 reviews
172 attraction reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

In 1860 prospector Jim Taylor dipped his tin cup to get water from a cold stream and saw golden flakes in it. It took 19 years to develop the Gold Cup Mine. The first post office was called Virginia, but then changed to Tin Cup, since the miners, loyal to Jim Taylor, insisted on the name. Tincup was truly lawless:... More

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mesa, AZ
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Fun little town with a number of historical houses. The best attraction is the cemetery outside of town.

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