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Cripple Creek

4.1
Casinos · Scenic Drive · Gift & Specialty Shops

Popular things to do in Cripple Creek

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Mine
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Scenic Drive
Phantom Canyon Road
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Scenic Drive
Shelf Rd
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 1,189 at the 2010 United States Census. Cripple Creek is a former gold mining camp located 44mi southwest of Colorado Springs near the base of Pikes Peak. The Cripple Creek Historic District, which received National Historic Landmark status in 1961, includes part or all of the city and the surrounding area. The city is now a part of the Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area.HistoryFor many years Cripple Creek's high valley, at an elevation of, was considered no more important than a cattle pasture. Many prospectors avoided the area after the Mount Pisgah hoax, a mini gold rush caused by salting (adding gold to worthless rock).On the 20th of October, 1890, Robert Miller "Bob" Womack discovered a rich ore and the last great Colorado gold rush began. Thousands of prospectors flocked to the region, and before long Winfield Scott Stratton located the famous Independence lode, one of the largest gold strikes in history. In three years, the population increased from five hundred to ten thousand by 1893. Although $500 million worth of gold ore was dug from Cripple Creek, Womack died penniless on 10 August 1909. To arrange what you want to do in Cripple Creek, use our United States travel itinerary planner.

Side trips from Cripple Creek

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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours Buena Vista
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing Buena Vista
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Climbing Tour
Climbing Tours Buena Vista
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Zipline
Zipline Buena Vista
4.7
Duration: 3 hours

Hidden gems in Cripple Creek

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Historic Site
Old Homestead House Museum
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Cemetery
Mt Pisgah Cemetery
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Cripple Creek District Museum
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Casino
Bronco Billy's Casino
3.4
Duration: 2 hours

Casinos in Cripple Creek

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Casino
The Brass Ass Casino
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Casino
Century Casino Cripple Creek
3.3
Duration: 4 hours
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Casino
Casino at the Double Eagle Hotel
3.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Casino
Wildwood Casino
2.7
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Cripple Creek

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Cripple Creek
2.3
Duration: 2 hours

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