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“Cramped, Faded, Musty Trip to the Past”

Miramont Castle Museum
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Owner description: Construction of Miramont Castle began in 1895 as a private residence for Fr. Jean Baptiste Francolon and his mother. Miramont has four floors,The Castle has 30 rooms to view covering 14,000 sq. feet. The building features 9 styles of architecture. Enjoy an elegant High Tea in the Queen's Parlour Tea Room.
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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59 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Cramped, Faded, Musty Trip to the Past”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2012

There's a lot of stuff packed into the sometimes narrow confines of this museum. Dollhouses, a tea shop, and reconstructed rooms from the late 19th century (including a private chapel.) Like several other Colorado Springs attractions, there's a dim, dusty atmosphere throughout that doesn't exactly make the heart sing and dance. I'm not an adrenaline junky, but I'd like the places I visit to say "Hurray! You're on vacation!" and not "Death and decay are your inevitable destiny."

Visited July 2011
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indianapolis
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158 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“enjoyable hour spent learning some history of the area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2012

Our family toured the castle. Starting in the basement with the fire fighters exhibit. Lots of interesting items. Toured the rest of the castle learning about the history of the castle and the area with lots of old time photos. Yes a guided tour would have been more interesting but it was still enjoyable. Step back in to another place in time. For the work that has been done to restore this place it is well done.

Visited May 2012
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Farmington, New Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Unique & utterly fascinating....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2012

Miramont Castle: features a variety of ghosts, a victorian past, a fascinating history, intrigue, several forms of architecture, a walking tour of the gardens & the Castle a lovely gift shop, my absolute favorite display: of over 100 victorian doll houses. The doll houses are furnished, & each is different. The minature display of the crown jewels of England is a tiny gem in itself.

The restoration of this Castle has been a labor of love by some of the people who live in the area.

Going to this attraction is enhanced by: nearby neighborhoods of victoran homes, nice places to eat, closeness to the interstate, reaonbly priced places to stay fairly close to the attraction, & other attactions in the area (such as The Garden of the Gods, where incredible rock formations stand against the gorgeous Colorado sky.) Colorado City, Manitou & Colorado Springs are next to one another. All of them feature old mansions, victoran homes, & the clean air & sparkling sunshine (usually it's sunny) of the area.

The Air Force Academy is nearby.

Wear your walking shoes. Miramont Castle has five stories & is huge inside.

Visited August 2011
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Woodland Park
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Don't Bother”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2012

There are so many other amazing historical places to see than this place. Not well ran, pieced together architecture, uninterested staff. Save your money.

Visited May 2012
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Alma, Nebraska
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46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Too Cool!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2012

My husband and I went for Emma Crawford's wake the night before the Coffin races, it was too cool!! The actors and actresses did a great job and to be in the castle where it all took place was fabulous!! The dinning offered at the end was also excellent and prepared by the staff that work there!! Such a unique experience!! Definitely will be back to watch it again!!

Visited October 2011
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