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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  • We loved it! 3 floors to explore. Hard to believe this was a rail road station with the station master & his family living on the 3rd floor. So many exhibits of the family who lived there as well as.....  more »
  • With FREE admission, this was a great visit in 2009 and better in January 2020. We returned for another visit 4 days later during our Ski week. Free coffee and a pleasant conversation with the...  more »
  • I don't know why people are so enamored with this town it's turned into just a gambling establishment with casinos left and right there's not much reason I think to go there if you don't want to be in a smoke filled room and pulling handles on a slot machine. Just drive on past and go to the mountains and enjoy some fresh air
  • Full of history, lots of reading and even some ghost stories. People there were cool, don't forget your train ride!

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