Attractions

Archaeological Site in Cripple Creek

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

In 1873 Dr AC Peale, as part of the USGS Hayden expedition, was on his way to survey and map the South Park area, when he reputedly discovered these ancient lake deposits, which were buried by the dust and ash from …
Museum in Cripple Creek

Outlaws & Lawmen Jail Museum

This museum is set in the old Teller County Jail, which rather remarkably operated from 1901 all the way until 1992 when the ACLU filed the lawsuit that made them upgrade. You'll be able to explore the tiny 6.5ft-by…
Museum in Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek District Museum

Set in an old midland train station terminal is the city's official museum. Between 1896 and 1949 the train came up from the divide four times daily. The Victorian rooms on the 3rd floor have original antiques, and …
Museum in Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek Heritage Center

This splashy 11,600-sq-ft facility is set on a ridge overlooking town and has massive mountain views. It offers a variety of interactive and interpretative displays depicting early settlement, native histories and t…
Mine in Cripple Creek

Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine

If you're not insanely claustrophobic you might want to descend the 1000ft into the vertical shaft of this disused gold mine. That's about as deep as the Empire State building is tall…