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Address: from Colorado Springs by US 24 and SR 67, Cripple Creek, CO

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Cripple Creek Experience

Our hotel was the best. As far as the city itself, it is very small and quaint. I would call Cripple Creek a friendly little pass-through town. You could stay there for an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
JMCharlie
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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A fun place to visit. High altitude so weather can be much different than down in Colorado Springs. The day we were there it was 52 degrees and raining. We went into the Molly Kathleen mine and it was very enjoyable and informative the children enjoyed it too. They have a railroad but because the weather was so bad we... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this town as the information said was a ghost town until the casinos can to town. the town still a flavor of the old times. Was hard to tell too much because the day i was there was a huge biker rally so bikes and tents lined the streets

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently enjoyed wandering around the in Cripple Creek. The highlight was definitely the tour on the Victor Narrow Gage Train. We learned a lot about the history of the area and gold mining. Our guide was very knowledgeable. The original train station is converted into a museum. There are several restaurants on the main street in town. There were also... More 

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Thank Barbara D
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of the area is mining and there are street placards that do a good job supplying details. Have to say that the quaintness of the exterior of the town is a jarring juxtaposition to the dozens of casinos, slots, and other gambling paraphanalia. It's like Las Vegas hidden behind old west charm. But it that's your thing...then this... More 

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Kalispell, Montana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This dump is just one giant casino...at least the buildings that aren't vacant. Couldn't find a place to eat, people are a bit strange. Reminded me of a low budget horror film where the whole town is haunted but hidden behind a façade. There is plenty of wonderful things in this part of Colorado to do and see. Avoid this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This town is nice and all but need to be 21 to get into the casinos so there isn't much to do besides a few museums, but it is a cute little mountain town.

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Thank Ashlea B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the drive. Plan a day at least or overnight if your into the casino/gambling. Lots of things to do for all ages. We spent an afternoon and wished we had more time.

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Thank Sheldon C
Topeka, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel was the best. As far as the city itself, it is very small and quaint. I would call Cripple Creek a friendly little pass-through town. You could stay there for an extended time if you're planning to take road trips to do other things. It was not large enough to really do a whole lot other than gamble.

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Thank JMCharlie
Wichita, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cripple creek is a neat little town. If you like to gamble you will love it. It is a historic town . People there are very friendly . You could see a donkey walking down the street. We did.lol

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Thank shocker_13
Saint Louis, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing at all to do with a family except the train, which was worth the drive. Great for adults only to gamble drink and smoke. Walked the whole town, no place to eat i would take a kid into. Town is cool though with some great history and old buildings.

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