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Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company

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Address: Victor, CO 80860
Phone Number: 719-689-4022
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Educational and Interesting Tour

This tour is very educational and interesting. I do not think it is a good fit for smaller children. Age wise I feel it is best suited for Pre-Teen and up, as it is a good 2... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This tour is very educational and interesting. I do not think it is a good fit for smaller children. Age wise I feel it is best suited for Pre-Teen and up, as it is a good 2 hour tour. You do get to see lots of mining action. Our tour guide was very good at answering questions and giving lots... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of this open pit gold mine. Even if you have been on previous underground tours you will see that this is a completely different operation. We found the extraction and leaching process fascinating and being so close to the enormous loaders and haulers makes this tour come to life. Our guide, Rod, was excellent and... More 

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Sellersburg, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great tour guide. Semi-retired worker from the mine, worked there for 32 years. He had so much knowledge of the mine. He took his time and answered all the questions we had. They donate the money from the tour back to the museum. The tour guides statement: we are miners not in the tourist business. Nice to... More 

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Lenexa, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a historic old Gold Mining town...well worth the visit as time takes it toll on this piece of history. Rustic, struggling to stay alive. Some good antique shopping to be done here.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company or the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mine, formerly and historically the Cresson Mine, is an active gold mine located near the old mining town of Victor in the historic Cripple Creek mining district. It currently is the largest producer of gold in Colorado. The mine was originally opened in 1892, then... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We didn't go on a tour, but rather walked around the area we were told to visit by another tour guide. The landscaping is absolutely destroyed. They are chewing up beautiful mountains and historical sites and replacing them with piles of rubble. It was really rather sad to see what the area has been turned into for the sake of... More 

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Florence, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is the mining center for southern colorado. Many of Colorado Springs elite made their money here. A lot of the old homes were moved to the Springs, but there is plenty of old mining building still left to enjoy. A walking, riding, driving experience up there. Love this part of Colorado history. 1880's.

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Thank Philip Q
Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The tour was really fun. You take a small bus to different locations on mine and go to the bottom of mine as well. See the crusher and the dump trucks first hand. Highly recommend this tour.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is an active above ground mine with beautiful vistas. It was a real eye opener. I knew nothing about this field and learned a lot from our guide. If you are in the area I heartily recommend this tour.

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Colorado Springs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This tour was a first hand experience of what modern mining looks like today. I especially liked being up close to machinery so large it requires to be brought up the mountain in parts on 18 wheelers. The systematic routines are tight-knit, with little room for a hiccup in the process. They also show the reclamation of the land as... More 

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