Ghost Town Museum, Colorado Springs

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#7 of 14 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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  • July 26, 2017
    Kind of dated. A bit hokey, almost silly. We brought a visiting family of relatives. Nobody raved. Lacks people and alive feeling. You walk about on your own. Automated displays.  more »
  • July 23, 2017
    This was not at all what was expected. It was small and contained only one large building behind the main store front and one smaller home for viewing as the museum. Artifacts were interesting but it ...  more »
  • July 22, 2017
    When you arrive you can see by the size of the building it is not very large. At least a third is the gift shop. Adult admission was $7.50. When you enter the museum portion there are some very intere...  more »
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  • May 26, 2017
    This was very nice laid out and interesting for the adults to get a look back in the days. Kids(8) were bored most of the time. There was a shooting gallery that they loved and a few interactive thing's to do but make sure you have a lot of quarters because you have to pay and the quarter changer didn't work. They also had a gold panning that was fun but the pieces of gold was so small it really was a hunt but we were lucky to find some. It was a fun stop.
  • July 6, 2017
    Not bad. Cute for kids. Smaller than I expected. Good place for some photos. Not much education. Very whitewashed. Some of the souvenirs are pretty racially insensitive. Others pure offensive cultural appropriation.
  • April 7, 2017
    Took my kids here over spring break for something fun to do. It was a lot of fun and worth the price. I also found a $1.00 off coupon that I believe was applied to each admission! The staff was friendly and it wasn't too crowded. I like the hands on exhibits and that we were allowed on climb on one very old street car! Will definitely be going back even if just for the awesome gift shop!
  • June 11, 2017
    You walk inside through the gift shop and you are back in the era of cowboys, cars and gold panning. Feels like a small town. You walk through and peek in shops such as the barber shop, a jail, a firestation, a convenience store and a room where the ladies serve the gentlemen. Classic cars, short movie on how the west became the west. Behind the museum, you can pan for silver or gold. We found a nice handful! There's also an old home decorated with memorabilia. I personally loved it.
  • July 5, 2017
    This was so neat! I loved the Mutoscopes. There were a bunch of them, so make sure you bring quarters. They had several older vehicles and wagons. You can take lots of pictures, but can't sit in them. You can even pan for gold, and we got to take home a gold flake we found!

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