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South Park City Museum

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Address: 100 4th St, Fairplay, CO 80440-9903
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+1 719-836-2387
10:00 - 18:00
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There are over 40 historic homes (most have been moved from other locations, but about 6 are in their original spot) make up this fascinating open air museum. Thousands of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
Stephen S
Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

There are over 40 historic homes (most have been moved from other locations, but about 6 are in their original spot) make up this fascinating open air museum. Thousands of artifacts from the 1800's detail the life and times of Colorado's mountain communities during the gold rush era. Old trains, carriages and gold digging equipment are also there. This is... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I have visited the South Park City Museum in the past and had a great time. I had concerns that the younger members of our family wouldn't find it as interesting as I had. I was very wrong. The youngest ones - under 5 had a fantastic time. They really enjoyed seeing the old buildings and especially the old train.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Spend a couple of hours exploring these buildings filled with furnishings and information on life in the early days of Central Colorado. The museum closes mid October, so we were lucky to be there the day before it closed for the season. My favorite exhibit was the caboose - it's at the end of the train so be sure you... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This historical mining town is represented by over forty structures and hundreds of original artifacts. You truly get a sense of what life would have been like living in a mining town in the mid to late 1800s. The best part is that each structure is numbered and the tour guide brochure actually matches the numbering. It is very well... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

My wife and I were staying in Breckenridge and were traveling to Pikes Peak when we were passing by Fairplay and stopped at this museum. We had no idea what we stumbled upon! We saw the old buildings from the street outside but when we entered each building, we took a step back in time - over 100 years. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

South Park is a museum of the way life was back in the early mining days. It has over 20 buildings reconstructed and excellent exhibits within the buildings. If you drive past this you just can't you have to stop

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Morehead City, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We have visited the museum with our children for home school. We spend about 4 hours looking through the building and teaching them about the history of the area and of the USA.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Yet *another* Colorado museum tucked away just waiting to be seen! Forty-some buildings from mining towns have been relocated to a common campus. An absolutely outstanding representation of what mining life was like. So many artifacts, from dentist tools to laundry facilities to a schoolroom, even a coffin maker and mortician. There's even a number of dioramas depicting the mining... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I stopped off here on my way home from Breckenridge. I found it an interesting and fun trip back into time. I was impressed with all of their displays and with how clean all the windows and glass cases are. It was easy to see lots of old implements, tools, and things that people used on a daily basis. They... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

It's a museum but it is almost like visiting a ghost town. We enjoyed going in and out of the buildings and I was amazed at how trusting they are, allowing people to enter the rooms. It took us about 2 hours to walk around and see it all.

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