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“HodgePodge of Miscellany”

Miramont Castle Museum
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Owner description: Construction of Miramont Castle began in 1895 as a private residence for Fr. Jean Baptiste Francolon and his mother. Miramont has four floors,The Castle has 30 rooms to view covering 14,000 sq. feet. The building features 9 styles of architecture. Enjoy an elegant High Tea in the Queen's Parlour Tea Room.
Denver
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33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“HodgePodge of Miscellany”
Reviewed 11 February 2014

Definitely not worth the $8 pp entry fee. The place was a total hodge podge of randomness, kind of glopped together. No guided tours, which could have helped. In one vintage room from the late 1800's there was a corner full of auto racing memorabilia? In another there was a display case of WWII memorabilia, and so on. It definitely needs a better eye for curation and offering guided tours would go a LONG way towards better appreciating this museum. Overall we left feeling very underwhelmed.

Visited February 2014
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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515 reviews
163 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
“Nice Victorian castle”
Reviewed 20 January 2014

What a wonderful view this castle has of Pikes Peak and the mountains. I could see how beautiful it was in its heyday. It is almost like at any second, someone would be coming back into the room, it is so well preserved.
The rooms are light, bright and airy and full of well preserved furniture and articles of the inhabitants. It also has some excellent fire memorabilia and Smokey the Bear items. I really enjoyed the old kitchen with stove, ironing board and cans of old time items that would have been in a kitchen of that day. The top floor has some very beautiful dolls and toys to see.
The castle has an elevator for those with bad knees and wheelchairs, but you can't go to all the floors that way, (but you'll see a lot).
There was also a tea room and I found out that my cousin worked there when she lived in the area. If I would have known that before, I probably would eaten a sandwich or dessert and had tea.
Manitou Springs is a great place to visit and I think you will like this place, I know, I did.

Visited January 2014
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Henderson
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34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Amazing castle experience”
Reviewed 9 January 2014

You feel like you have stepped back in time as soon as you enter the awesome historic building. Everything was authentic and took you back 100 years!! The only drawback is if you have legs or knee problems, there are stairs. A definite go to place again.

Visited January 2014
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Lakewood, Colorado
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great holiday decorations!”
Reviewed 7 January 2014

This building has such a fascinating history that I had to try it out for a second time. Many new displays have been added since I was there last, AND it was a delight to see it decorated for the Christmas holidays! It is definitely worth a look whenever you are in Manitou Springs!

Visited January 2014
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Texas
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very interesting visit.”
Reviewed 2 January 2014

Beautiful old building with fascinating history. Well worth the reasonable admission fee and time. You're able to take a self guided tour and take your time discovering Manitou Springs history. Although we didn't visit the tea room, the wonderful smells coming from there made me wish that we had.

Visited September 2013
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