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“Fun Ghost Town”
Review of St. Elmo

St. Elmo
Ranked #4 of 13 things to do in Nathrop
Certificate of Excellence
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Pueblo West, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
247 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Fun Ghost Town”
Reviewed 21 August 2013

There aren't a lot of buildings you can go into and there isn't a whole lot of historical information, but it is fun. Everything is under private ownership so it really isn't a park. The General Store is very cool, lots of trinkets. The area is beautiful and the drive up to St. Elmo is worth the trip.

Visited August 2013
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Houston, Texas
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Oh my goodness, so many chipmunks, so little time!”
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Amazing fun to feed the chipmunks... The St. Elmo ghost town was very interesting, and the store is the best!

Visited August 2013
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3 Thank Nina H
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Springfield, Missouri
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Ghost town”
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Feed the chipmunks, best in the morning.
Plenty of jeep and ATV trails.
Loads of history.
Small store and orginal buildings.
They rent jeeps in Buena Vista and ATVs are cheaper at the St. Elmo store.

Visited August 2013
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Chilliwack, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Very simple, but cool to see”
Reviewed 15 August 2013

We were warned not to expect too much from St. Elmo, so were not disappointed at the lack of formal activities. Don't expect much of a history lesson, but do expect a nice drive followed by an interesting set of buildings to walk around. It kind of felt like a movie set to us. Kids may love the opportunity to feed the many chipmunks (you can buy chipmunk food at the general store).

Visited August 2013
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Los Angeles, California
Level 6 Contributor
79 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Does a ghost town have to be boring?”
Reviewed 7 August 2013 via mobile

It should be interesting to visit a town that was booming one decade as a mining town and suddenly went dead. What was it like in its heyday? What is mining like and how did they do it? What tools did they use? Why did the community die?None of this is presented to the visitor. There is a dingy General Store with a collection of antique toys and chipmunk food for sale but nothing in the way of souvenirs - unless you count buying a "I fed the chipmunks" T-shirt.

Visited August 2013
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