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Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Rock Ledge Ranch - Living History!

Rock Ledge Ranch stands as a testament to the determination and hard work of the early Pikes Peak... read more

Reviewed yesterday
hikinguniversity
Step Back in Time

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to this site. The men, women, and children were dressed in period... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shirley M
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Visit history in the valley of the Garden of the Gods! Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site is a living history museum and farm, depicting life in the Pikes Peak region. We representing American Indians circa 1775, homesteading in the 1860's, farming...more
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3105 Gateway Rd., Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
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Reviewed yesterday

Rock Ledge Ranch stands as a testament to the determination and hard work of the early Pikes Peak Region Pioneers. Nestled next to the iconic Garden of the Gods, you can spend hours in the area. In the summer, Rock Ledge offers paid tours of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank hikinguniversity
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to this site. The men, women, and children were dressed in period costumes and spoke knowledgeably about the people, places, and history of the day.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Shirley M
Andrea T, Front Office Manager at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, Shirley M! We are glad you took the opportunity to visit, and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I have lived in Colorado for over 30 years, I had never heard of this place until I discovered it on tripadvisor. This area turns out to be a very special place. Located right next to The Garden of the Gods, it is a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ronestout
Andrea T, Front Office Manager at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, ronestout! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I did this tour , I was expecting maybe an hour, but it took us three hours. It was very informative and gave you a history of the area from the Native Americans to the homesteaders. There was a large home on...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank dj88isgreat
Andrea T, Front Office Manager at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good day, dj88isgreat. Thank you for the review. We advise approximately 2.5 hours for the full tour. We are glad you were able to see all of the historic sites! We hope you will return. Each experience is new, as the historical interpreters are rotated...More

Reviewed May 7, 2019

The Ranch is a fun place to vistit especailly with children. There are trails that lead into the Garden of the Gods. I have visited several times and enjoyed each visit.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Nicholas G
Reviewed April 14, 2019

This is a neat place to take small kids. The history is amazing and have staff dressed in period correct outfits.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ccwbilliards
RockLedgeRanch, Front Office Manager at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2019

Thank you for the review ccwbilliards!

Reviewed April 13, 2019

Excellent living history museum. We enjoyed going through each of the homes, asking questions and seeing how life was lived 100 years ago. The grounds are well maintained and the staff are well educated.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bhobbitt
Reviewed March 27, 2019 via mobile

Visited this with my 5 year old grandson who lives very close. I then went myself to walk the grounds and relaxed by the pond. The actual living history was not open yet but wonderful place to walk and relax!

Date of experience: March 2019
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RockLedgeRanch, Front Office Manager at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2019

Thank you for your review Ambassador43096285! We are glad you were able to visit and unwind!

Reviewed March 19, 2019

We really enjoyed taking the kids there to pick out pumpkins at Halloween and we also attend the summer Shakespeare festival there. They are both highlights of the year.

Date of experience: July 2018
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RockLedgeRanch, Front Office Manager at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2019

Thank you for the review fivefishys! We hope you will join us again this year!

Reviewed November 25, 2018

A beautiful walk for families with children, lots of history and plenty of opportunities for taking great photos. There is also a barn area where animals are kept, which is perfect for little ones

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Michelle P
Exploration776886, Front Office Manager at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2018

Thank you for your review, Michelle P! We are glad you and your family have had the opportunity to enjoy the site.

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Response from fik2000 | Reviewed this property |
Total $24 for 2 adults and 2 children (Jun 2018)
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Mary F
July 1, 2017|
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Response from drdsall | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any wheel chairs there. Much of it is outside on dirt walkways due to it being a historical site.
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Maemae884
March 18, 2017|
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Response from JEBH_200 | Reviewed this property |
It is a city park that you can access any day (via the road on the south side or trails at Garden of the Gods.) The buildings are only open on particular days in which you must pay or be a member to be on grounds.
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