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“Meh”
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.
Auburn, NH
Level 6 Contributor
192 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Meh”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

There's a lot to see in this museum, especially for such a low admission fee. That being said, there's really nothing here that I hadn't seen in places outside of Colorado. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but I guess it wasn't what we found here.

Visited August 2013
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colorado springs
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“Stinks”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Just a bunch of old stuff sitting around, including the staff. The gold panning is a manmade table that holds water. Most fun part is the mirror that makes you short and fat.

Visited July 2013
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Stockholm, Sweden
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Smaller than expected, but fun”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

What struck me first was how the Ghost Town was actually indoors. We had hoped to walk the streets outside, in the sun. There weren't any actors walking around making it feel more authentic, but the animated characters were fun to listen to and they had many interesting rooms to observe. But once again, we were not allowed to enter any of those places but had to stay outside peeking in. They did have some rooms you could enter, however. Like the saloon where they had some old games you could play for a quarter and even some old movies (flip-screen ones).

Overall, we had expected much more but still had a good time walking around and seeing some old and authentic items from the 1800's. Perfect for children, not so much for adults.

Visited June 2013
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Small, mildly fun”
Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

It's not big but there are some fun, old things to see -- the town, carriages, cars, stagecoaches, the general store, jail, assay office, etc. You'll learn something. My two kids were free, so I thought the price was reasonable overall.

The gold panning wasn't great. The gift shop is well-stocked. Nice people running it.

Visited July 2013
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USA
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Perfect way to spend some down time”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Half of our family was having trouble with the altitude so the other half went to the Ghost Town Museum. It was a good way to spend an hour and learn something new. My 10-year old enjoyed panning for gold and it was nice not to be rushed. It it were a rainy day, this would be a good thing to do to get out of the hotel. Some things inside required coins, so bring some along.

Visited July 2013
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