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Cripple Creek District Museum

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Address: 5th & Bennett, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Phone Number: 719-689-2634
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A MUST on your visit to the Cripple Creek and Victor District!

If you have limited time, make this your first priority. The museum houses a fabulous collection of history from the Last Great Gold Boom in the late 1800's and early 1900's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Cripple Creek, Colorado
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Cripple Creek, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have limited time, make this your first priority. The museum houses a fabulous collection of history from the Last Great Gold Boom in the late 1800's and early 1900's. All ages will enjoy this walk through history.

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Paonia, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the time and walk thru history. This is a beautiful museum and has several out buildings to tour.

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Thank Rene A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is comprised of 5 buildings and there is so much to take in and learn it's amazing. It was cool to see and learn so much about cripple creek and gold mining.

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Durants Neck, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating museum detailing the history and evolution of gold mining in Cripple Creek. Lots of information here, plan to take at least an hour to walk through and study all the exhibits. Cripple Creek itself, at least on main street, has turned itself over to the gaming industry. Lots of casinos. Not the town my grandfather would remember when he... More 

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Thank trflyer
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

This is really a great value for what you get. We got to see 5 different attractions for $7/person. I will agree with previous users, there is a lot of "stuff", especially in the main museum. There are 3 floors FILLED with stuff to look at, but not a lot of information that goes with them. Personally, those old mannequins... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

We visited this little museum after taking the train tour of the mines. If your in the area for that this is well worth the quick 15 or 20 minutes afterward. Lots of older mining relics and history. Its amazing how much this town was worth back in the day and the people that visited and lived there.

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Tipp City, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

My husband and I took our two elementary school age grandsons here. All four os us enjoyed this museum. We had gone on the "Molly Kathleen" gold mine tour and this was another attraction close by.

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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The museum is several buildings but, the main building and store building are where most of the attraction is. It was interesting to see the collections and history.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We have visited Cripple Creek before, before the hotels and casinos, but we never spent more than one day, which isn't enough time to take in all of the interesting historic sites and museums in Cripple Creek and nearby Victor. So this time we planned to stay for three days and we made sure we had enough time to see... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Most of the reviews are true and honest when they say this museum has A LOT of things. Some people probably love that, but I found it unorganized and hard to see and understand things. There was also a lot of things that didn't have any descriptions on them. So you just stood there looking at lots of "stuff." Many... More 

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