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“Gold Country” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad

Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad
P.O. Box 459, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
719-689-2640
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
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Owner description: A trip on the Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad, reveals scenic wonders around every curve as century-old steam locomotive transports you back to the gold mining days of Cripple Creek & Victor, Colorado. A treat for railroad and history buffs, kids and the whole family.The locomotive is a 15 ton iron horse of the 0-4-0 type typical of the early day steam engines so important to the winning of the west. The track goes south out of Cripple Creek, past the old Midland Terminal Wye over a reconstructed trestle, past many historic mines and terminates near the deserted mining camp of Anaconda, then returns back to Cripple Creek.Trains leave every 40 minutes from mid-May thru mid-October from our 1894 depot and gift shop at the head of historic Bennett Avenue in Cripple Creek. See our annual schedule.Take this is spectacular 45-minute trip of beautiful colors and fascinating experiences… the old steam engine with its pillaring smoke, sounds of steam and working steel… all the effects familiar to the hardy miners who rode the Midland Terminal roadbed when Cripple Creek District’s population approached over 50,000.This unique four-mile round- trip includes an interesting and educational narration on the rich history only a dynamic gold town could produce. Also stops for special points of interest, impressive photo spots, and Echo valley.Handicap and Wheelchair Accommodation is provided with assistance from our staff, please call for specific arrangements.You will enjoy every minute of the ride and will have a better knowledge of this world famous town….Cripple Creek, Colorado.
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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“Gold Country”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

The conductor really knows his stuff! It was fun to see what's in my own backyard and learn about gold mining.

Visited August 2012
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Boardman, Ohio
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“Beautiful Views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Old fashioned steam engine that fascinated my grandchildren. My grandson stated that the one engine looked like Thomas the train. The guide chose my grand-daughter to pass around laminated pictures that went with his presentation. She was thrilled! The views were breathtaking and the information was thorough. What a contrast we saw between the old ways of mining and the new mining companies. Definitely worth the ride!

Visited July 2012
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Blair, Nebraska
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“Fun for kids and adults”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

History, nature, scenery, and fun all in one. It was a breeze to purchase our tickets and board the train, and each seat seemed to have great views. It was a good length of time aboard the train, we were provided with a good narrative of the local history, and saw some beautiful scenery. My 3 year old sons loved it, and my husband and I enjoyed it too.

Visited July 2012
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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“Neat Place. Wonderful!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

What a great amount of history. If you like history and learnig, you'll love this place. There's lots of stuff to see.

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Wappapello, Missouri, United States
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“Short but sweet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Enjoyed the ride and the interesting facts. The conductor was very informative and showed pictures of the old town etc. For those with breathing problems, ride in the glass enclosed car, the coal smoke it hard to breath.

Visited August 2012
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