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Address: 228 East First High Street, Central City, CO
Phone Number: +1 303-582-5283
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Gold in them thar hills!

Americans rushed to Gregory Gulch to make their fortunes after gold was discovered there in 1859. This lovely museum (1870s school house) captures the Gold Rush with interesting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 July 2016
Charles J
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Americans rushed to Gregory Gulch to make their fortunes after gold was discovered there in 1859. This lovely museum (1870s school house) captures the Gold Rush with interesting exhibits and excellent guides. Also see the miniature Main Street, a submarine (!), and rotating exhibits.

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Our tour guide, Jim, was a very knowledgeable history teacher city treasure! He took lots of time walking us around the Opera House and the Teller House Hotel. These places were at one time filled to capacity daily. Now they are used for tours mostly. A few weeks during the opera season, they are used. It seems that the casinos... More 

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Leawood, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

I did not go into the museum was closed. This is a historic town from the late 1800's. It was known as the "Silver Queen" for the silver boom during Pikes Peak Gold Rush1859. Today it's gold is from the Casino's . I'm sure it keeps this small town alive. It is still as quaint as I remember as a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

This the center of activity for Central City and a great place to begin your visit. Alan, who manages the museum, will coordinate daily tours of Teller House and the Opera House which are just across the street. Well worth spending time here to review the history of the area and pick from the selection of books.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Great artifacts from the early west. The guy who runs it is fantastic and the best thing the place has going for it. Spend time talking with him. You'll enjoy it...... it's only 6 bucks to get in. The downside is...central city is a complete ghost town........ make sure you see the Opera house. At times, you question if you're... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Lot of effort put into this and really well worth the visit to learn some of the history of Central City Nice little place Nice to walk around and read all the plaques

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

I visited based on other recommendations and I'm so glad I went. The woman working the desk was extremely informative since this was my first visit to the city. She not only explained what I would find inside but pointed out points of interest from our vantage point over the city. She was full of facts about the area. The... More 

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Aurora, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

Interesting step back in time to the mining years of this historic area. The school room is nearly perfectly preserved! If you love the history of the old west, this is an real gem.

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Thank Randall S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

I enjoyed the manner in which they set up displays like the old time living room and kitchen and schoolhouse. I particularly liked their mining exhibit. There are a lot of steps up to the museum as well as inside the building. Don't think there is a handicap access, not certain on that.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2015

Yes this museum is just the right size. Not too big and not stuffed full of everything that can be found in the attic. There was a special exhibit about death one year, but even with out special exhibits it is wonderful. The volunteer staff is friendly and helpful. On your way to the opera, during a break from gambling,... More 

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