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“Living History Museum”

Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

This fascinating living history museum is located right outside the entrance to the Garden of the Gods, and must be overshadowed by its better-known neighbor since their were few visitors the day I was there. But we spent several happy hours visiting an Indian encampment, an early settler's cabin, the first ranch house in the area, and the family's turn-of-the-century "modern" home. We were welcomed, shown around and had interesting discussions with the various people impersonating the original inhabitants at each site. I just wish we could have tasted the buttermilk biscuits the young lady was baking in the old ranch house! They smelled delicious! If you are visiting the Colorado Springs area sights, please save some time for a tour of Rock Ledge Ranch!

4  Thank Bonnie C
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

This was closed for winter However I did walk the grounds and see the animals and I spoke to a few employees who explained that this is a working ranch museum where in the open season everyone dresses in period clothing and performs the daily tasks of running a ranch just like it was done in the 1800's. I plan on visiting this when I get back to Colorado Springs this summer.

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Reviewed 21 January 2014

We attended a wedding here. Parking was a problem. Looked like an interesting place to visit. I will come back.

Thank MarilynAK
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

We enjoy going in the evenings and walking on the trails. There are interesting buildings and things to look at. We have never gone when the actors and things are all happening. Go when it is quiet and enjoy the peaceful scenery.

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Reviewed 16 September 2013

Beautiful, quite area, at base of Garden of the Gods, to hold outdoor bazaar of crafts and goodies of all kinds from around the US.

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