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Cripple Creek District Museum

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Address: 5th & Bennett, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Phone Number: +1 719-689-2634
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Do Not Miss This Museum!

Wonderful architecture, great history of the building, fantastic exhibits, what more can you ask for! This was truly a walk through time, from the early 1800's through the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 September 2016
Wif52
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Harvard, IL
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I've seen better for $7, informative for the area, but not for the price, I would not pay more than the $5 for military rate I paid.

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Harvard, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Wonderful architecture, great history of the building, fantastic exhibits, what more can you ask for! This was truly a walk through time, from the early 1800's through the early 1900's. An eclectic mixture of items, from vintage phonographs to weapons to clothing, you name it! There are five buildings that comprise the museum: the Railroad Depot (main building), two miners... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

The building is the cornerstone of the property which also houses the train, historic housing, the gift shop, and outdoor mining equipment. A lot here and a good place to take kids.

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Cripple Creek, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

If you have limited time, make this your first priority. The museum houses a fabulous collection of history from the Last Great Gold Boom in the late 1800's and early 1900's. All ages will enjoy this walk through history.

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Paonia, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Take the time and walk thru history. This is a beautiful museum and has several out buildings to tour.

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Thank Rene A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

This museum is comprised of 5 buildings and there is so much to take in and learn it's amazing. It was cool to see and learn so much about cripple creek and gold mining.

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Durants Neck, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Fascinating museum detailing the history and evolution of gold mining in Cripple Creek. Lots of information here, plan to take at least an hour to walk through and study all the exhibits. Cripple Creek itself, at least on main street, has turned itself over to the gaming industry. Lots of casinos. Not the town my grandfather would remember when he... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

This is really a great value for what you get. We got to see 5 different attractions for $7/person. I will agree with previous users, there is a lot of "stuff", especially in the main museum. There are 3 floors FILLED with stuff to look at, but not a lot of information that goes with them. Personally, those old mannequins... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

We visited this little museum after taking the train tour of the mines. If your in the area for that this is well worth the quick 15 or 20 minutes afterward. Lots of older mining relics and history. Its amazing how much this town was worth back in the day and the people that visited and lived there.

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Tipp City, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

My husband and I took our two elementary school age grandsons here. All four os us enjoyed this museum. We had gone on the "Molly Kathleen" gold mine tour and this was another attraction close by.

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