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“Typical tourist trap attraction, but they have a nice collection of antiques” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ghost Town Museum

Ghost Town Museum
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Owner description: Relive the racy days of the Old West when miners dug for gold and cowboys rode the range at this reconstructed ghost town and museum.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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113 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Typical tourist trap attraction, but they have a nice collection of antiques”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

It's a fun way to kill an hour or two. If you have anyone older in your party, they'll appreciate all of the antiques, remembering when they used to use them. It would be a nice outing for grandparents and grandchildren, to provide a teaching/learning opportunity. Their buggies are really quite nice. The antiques in the display rooms are really dusty and you can tell they've been there for years and years. It's especially worthwhile if you have a coupon.

Visited December 2012
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Not Much To Do”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

I took my four year old grandson. We were the only ones there. He wasn't that interested in the static displays that make up the inside. I assumed there would be much more to do -- my bad. After you've walked around a medium sized barn and looked in at rooms done up as they were in the 1800s there is a tiny outside area where you are invited to pan for gold. No one was there to help us or show us what to do. We played in the water and tried to follow some written instructions but gave it up after a half hour and left. Not going back.

Visited February 2013
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McConnelsville, Ohio
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60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Ok for small inside activity”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

If you have not been to a ghost town or for small children then this is ok. Great for a history lesson.

Visited February 2013
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Kansas
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168 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Staff very helpful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

Stopped here for history information on a stagecoach. The staff bent over backwards to assist me. They couldn't have been more helpful. Thanks.

Visited January 2013
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Thank KansasMover
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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539 reviews
175 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
“Life the old fashioned way”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

From outside this museum didn't look worth going into and even in the shop we had doubts. However it was very interesting to see the historical items from the Wild West. The furnishing layouts of the houses were very interesting. It was good to see the old stagecoaches. Maybe too overwhelming for children or even some adults who aren't interested in how Americans lived without the aid of modern technology.

Visited November 2012
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Thank warboys
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