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St. Elmo

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Address: Nathrop, CO
Phone Number: 7193952117
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great kids place

great old town. very friendly and you must feed the Chipmunks. If you have a ATV take it . lots of places to tour.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not really a ghost town since some people live there. My kids want to go back to feed the chipmunks again. Their favorite activity of our whole trip.

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League City, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can get a first hand look into what life might have been in St Elmo at the turn of the 20th century. Buildings are intact but most not modernized showing the living conditions during the gold mining days. There is a place to purchase drinks, etc. The road from Nathrop is good and suitable for any vehicle.

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Denver
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60 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

great old town. very friendly and you must feed the Chipmunks. If you have a ATV take it . lots of places to tour.

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Thank marsaladenver
Canon City, Colorado
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This little ghost town is very unique, love all the chipmunks that eat from your hand and the old buildings are so cool.

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Round Rock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

So fun to feed chipmunks right from your hand, lap or tummy. My kids love to do this every year and it never gets old!

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Gainesville, Georgia
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926 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

like walking back in time. old mercantile buildings and mine shacks dominate the village that has been painstakingly restored, cleaned up and had life breathed back into it. just two blocks long and has felt the brunt of many harsh winters it amazing that it still exists. clean waters, and golden aspens make for scenic countryside, east trip in about... More 

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Austin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the scenic drive up and my teenagers loved feeding the chipmunks. Easy to walk around and get a feel of the old town with all the buildings. Wish more of the insides were restored, as we could only see in two of them plus the general store. The store is cute and has some interesting things to look... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small town area abandoned (sort of) years ago. Typical tourist stop, off the beaten path. You can feed the chipmunks and let them climb all over you. I probably wouldn't both with a visit unless you're nearby anyway.

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Denver, Colorado
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146 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are anywhere near St. Elmo, you will not regret making the drive up there. It's about 30 minutes from the main road and it does switch to a dirt road but any car should be able to make it up. The drive up to St. Elmo alone would be worth the trip but after winding your way up... More 

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Guthrie, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful area, Must see.Try to find cemetery, If you find it its worth it.One guy died from " A gathering behind the ear"

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