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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.
Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a neat old home that was used for a Bishops home, sanitarium, and apartments in its lifetime. Very interesting period displays. Lots of walking and the kids may get bored easily, but for history junkies...a must see!

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

As far as castles go in the Colorado area, this one doesn't hold a candle to Cherokee Ranch. It was expensive to tour, and the person selling the tickets was more interested in trying to sell a book she wrote than helping tourists. The fire department in the lower portion of the castle was somewhat interesting, however, why and how it was put there is a mystery to me. The furnishings are what you would expect in a 100 year old mansion.

1  Thank Toni V
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

This is not the Louvre, but it is a fun stop to do something different with kids or with grandma who will have memories to share. Just the building is worth the price of admission. We did not eat at the restaurant.

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Reviewed August 29, 2013

We went with high expectations but the expectations were not met. We were expecting a guided tour, but it was self-guided. In that case seven dollars per person is a little rich. We like guided tours a lot because you can ask questions. You can't ask questions of a printed paper. The history of the place is mildly interesting, but the people who built it didn't stay around very long and we really didn't learn much about those people. Very few of the furnishings are original. It seems like a lot of stuff was just put in there just to fill space. For instance, memorabilia from Arnold Palmer's circumnavigation of the globe in a Cessna Citation and a firefighter's museum. All in all, not much fun and not very interesting. This should be at the very bottom you your to-do list while in the area.

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Reviewed August 21, 2013

I found this to be a unique attraction. It was very interesting that all of the rooms had very different shapes and sizes. It also has an interesting history of renovations. They are not very strong in providing information. They do not offer a guided tour. There are signs throughout the museum, and they also provide an updated handout. Even with the handout, it was confusing at times if the furniture in the description was actually in the room. Some of the signs seemed like they were in the wrong room, and some of the signs were sitting on the floor. This place needs a little more upkeep to take it to the next level. The museum has information about other things as well. There was a firefighter's museum in the basement. There was information about flight around the world on another floor. There were displays with Manitou Springs information scattered throughout the museum. The place is a hybrid between a history museum and a historic home tour. There is a free parking lot in the back. We paid to park on the street. The tour ends at the parking lot, and there was only one car in the lot when we left.

1  Thank mrjanto
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