Ghost Town Museum, Colorado Springs

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#10 of 17 in Museums in Colorado Springs
Selected by Mobile Travel Guide and Family Circle Magazine as one of the fifty-five special attraction of America. See the USA Travel Edition Recognition of Merit. Explore the boardwalk connecting the Blacksmith's shop, Saloon, General and Merchants of main street, with the Livery Stable, and Victorian Home. Each is filled with thousands of fascinating artifacts. Ghost Town Museum delights young and old with lots of hands on activities, including old time arcades, panning for real gold (summer months), and much, much, more.
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  • Don’t go, it’s a true tourist trap! Much better experiences at the Pioneer Museum in town. Try the gold mining museum at the North AFA exit.  more »
  • On a rainy afternoon, we took our 7-year old granddaughter to Ghost Town Museum and had a fun time. There are lots of things to see and many hands-on attractions. The museum is well laid out and easy ...  more »
  • you can find this kind of museum in lots of places. was nice to go to but didn't seem like something for just colorado  more »
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  • I really like that they recreated the old west. I always find the old West very interesting. Wife and I went through it in 10 mins. Nothing to do inside. They really need to rename their business to old town not ghost town. Nothing scary about this place. We were disappointed. Gift shop was nice and the staff were helpful and nice.
  • A nice add on place for a day of historical adventure, so a good swing by from Manitou or Old Colorado City. Kid friendly. I like the music that played from the various historic pianos. We spent about an hour in the ghost town and spent 15 minutes in the store, however I could see spending more time in the store, but my kids were bored in it. The staff was moderately friendly.
  • This museum is little but is totally worth the $7.50 and it totally gives you an insight of what the Wild West use to be. We were pleasantly surprised by how fun and entertaining it actually was. Very nice re-creation of an old time "ghost town". Individual buildings and displays setup to look like a complete town. You could go inside many of the store fronts to see more items appropriate to the building, i.e. saloon, blacksmith, general store, jail, red-light district, etc. Also a few displays of vehicles such as stage coaches and wagons. We were very much surprised at how many authentic items this museum has. The collection is fantastic and creatively displayed. The coin operated piano,organ and nickelodeon worked too. Worth a quarter each to hear them play. The super short film on Colorado's settlers' history is definitely worth the couple minutes (and is included free). We visited during the "off season", so had the place pretty much to ourselves. On a side note: If we owned this operation each of the rooms would have an audio story you could listen to while looking at the authentic items.
  • Awsome place allot of history from the Midwest gold rush. Lots of things to see. It really takes you back to a place that we have never experienced. Worth the visit from anywhere.
  • I liked it alot, loved the history telling of all the specific areas in the museum. The gift shop was neat. Prices of certain things were a little high but other then that it was great.
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