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“Walk through the past”

Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Very small park that is easily overlooked. Located at the convergence of the entrance of the Garden of the Gods, the Nature and visitor center and the Historic park Ranch. Volunteers are dressed to fit the time period from Ute and Plaines Indians, homesteaders, farmers and trades people. The docent share the stories for the peoples and their hardships. Nice walking trail, easily maneuvered a stroller. Not very commercialized. General store quaint to fit time period.

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We had a great 4th of July at Rock Ledge Ranch National Historic Site! There were lots of activities for kids and adults alike....It was a nice way to combine some history lessons with fun family fun. The bands were also great and added a patriotic flair to the whole day.

Thank TLCTerp
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We went to Rock Ledge Ranch for their special 4th of July Festival. It was outstanding, with an encampment of Revolutionary War soldiers, speeches by historical figures, and great farm attractions such as frontier cabin, Native American sites, and the historic homes on the site. Food they had this day was very good. I even got to save a place in the pie line for Abe Lincoln, how often can you say that.

I would highly recommend Rock Ledge for either couples or families. Take lots of water on hot days, and comfortable shoes.

Thank AT799
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Located at the entrance to the Garden of the Gods park, this living history museum often goes unnoticed. It shouldn't! As you enter the ranch, you feel a relaxing environment that is free from the busyness of nearby attractions. The history is worthwhile, much of it focused on the effect that the arrival of the railroad had on the region and the four sites are all worth seeing. The docents are hit or miss, but the good ones make the experience great! My fiancee and I were pleased with our visit and disappointed that in our many visits to Colorado Springs none of the locals had recommended it before. This is my recommendation! See Garden of the Gods and then go here. It is well worth it!

1  Thank Jon B
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

RLR is a wonderful historical attraction that you must visit if you come to Colorado Springs, or even if you live there. Different areas represent different parts of Colorado history, from the Native American area to the homestead, to a blacksmith, and an upper class home from the early 1900s. History buffs will love the depth of information that the Ranch can offer, but everyone will appreciate the incredible docents, volunteers who dress in clothes from their time period and portray the age that they lived in. Kids will love the interactivity and the animals. A unique and fascinating experience...you'll want to come back again and again!

1  Thank Amber W
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