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“Terrific Free Museum on All Three Floors!”

Cripple Creek Heritage and Information Center
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 3 August 2013

After visiting the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, we went across the street to the Heritage Center. This is a great museum explaining the history of Cripple Creek (not just the mining history) with interactive displays, wonderful views and an extremely well done film. Our two 12 year old great nieces really enjoyed the museum and we were amazed at how much they learned and remembered from the film. The film discusses many of the sights around Cripple Creek like the Mollie Kathleen Mine, the town, Phantom Canyon Road, etc. It was neat to see these things before and after viewing the film, made it all more relative.

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Reviewed 28 June 2013

This place was helpful. They will help you get your bearings, give you a free map, and they will explain where to go. I also like that they will give advice about nearby towns as well without just focusing on Cripple Creek. Everyone there was kind and polite, and there was plenty of paved parking outside if you need to rest your eyes after a long drive up the mountain from Colorado Springs.

Be aware that fog can move in very quickly in the late afternoon/early evening, and leaving his parking lot is scary as hell when you can't see cars coming from either direction. This place could REALLY use a four way stop or at least a stop light when fog conditions warrant its use. Freaked me out.

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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Stop here first! This is an amazing view of the area and will help you get your bearings, learn about the area and get some background that will make the rest of the town make sense on your trip. The floks who are here to help you are really fun and helpful. Watch the short film downstairs and you will have info on the rest of the town, ie names of hotels, etc. Well worth the time for this important place in American history.

1  Thank bluestarspirit
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Reviewed 18 May 2013

A great place to learn about the mining district of Cripple Creek. I would stop there first before doing anything else unless you just want to gamble. It's a self guided tour but it is very informative. I loved the model train layout of the area around the heyday of mining. Also a Great view of the
Sangre de Cristo Mountains. And they have a layout of the mountains below the window so you know which peaks you are seeing.

1  Thank micsm_13
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Reviewed 27 January 2013

This is a great place to learn alot. Even my aunt and uncle that live nearby had never been here and enjoyed it.The view was great.

1  Thank harryhegel
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