Cripple Creek District Museum, Cripple Creek

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The Cripple Creek District Museum is a museum located in Cripple Creek, Colorado. Founded in 1953 by Blevins Davis and Richard Wayne Johnson, the Museum has five historic buildings: The 1894 Colorado Trading & Transfer Company building, the 1895 Midland Terminal Depot that was used as a depot until 1949; a turn-of-the-century Assay Office, the former one-room home of French Blanche LeCroix from the Cripple Creek District town of Midway, and a miner's cabin circa 1890–1930.

Today the Museum has four living areas illustrating life in the Victorian Era, an Art Gallery, a 15-minute video on the Assay Process, and numerous displays exhibiting photographs, maps, newspapers, books, wagons, minerals, mining equipment, the history of businesses, lodges, churches and schools, thousands of furnishings and personal items belonging to former pioneers to the District, information on towns and camps within the District and Teller County, and a Museum Gift Shop with hundreds of books and unusual items.
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  • I visited for the first time recently from the UK. My sister and I really enjoyed the museum. It was really interesting. We paid a small entry fee and there were lots of rooms to visit as well as the....  more
    I visited for the first time recently from the UK. My sister and I really enjoyed the museum. It was really interesting. We paid a small entry fee and there were lots of rooms to visit as well as the....  more »
  • This is a fabulous museum, consisting of the Midland Terminal Railway Depot, the Colorado Trading and Transfer, the Assay Office, as well as (2) Miner's Cabins. You can really take as long as you... 
    This is a fabulous museum, consisting of the Midland Terminal Railway Depot, the Colorado Trading and Transfer, the Assay Office, as well as (2) Miner's Cabins. You can really take as long as you...  more »
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  • Loved it. I highly suggest to anyone, even locals, to check it out. Affordable and so much to learn. The woman attendant at the entrance was very friendly(makes you feel welcome and like an old friend) and she was full of information about her museum's artifacts and local history. She made the tour fun and interesting.
  • This is a fabulous museum, consisting of the Midland Terminal Railway Depot, the Colorado Trading and Transfer, the Assay Office, as well as (2) Miner's Cabins. You can really take as long as you want to your all the buildings and the grounds, which are all grouped together within about a one square block area. Wife and I just loved the place. It was a bit on the quiet side, so we felt like we weren't rushed, and employees explained things as we went along. For instance, I didn't know prior who Ralph Carr was, and how important he was to the area (Cripple Creek) and it's developement. Yep, there are restrooms on site, and the were even clean! I know you get tired or hearing me speak of restrooms in my reviews, but travelers find this an important issue!

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