Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, Colorado Springs

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Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site is a living history museum (sometimes called an open-air museum) and farm located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States. Restored buildings and period-appropriate attired museum guides depict life in the Pikes Peak region in four time periods and in four different households: American Indian life in 1775; an 1860s cabin (Galloway Homestead); an 1880s farm (Chambers Home and Ranch); and a 1907 Edwardian Country Estate. Each residence (teepee, log cabin, farm house, mansion) reflects the construction and contents of homes of those periods. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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  • Keep a lookout for frequent events at this living history sight. We've even seen a period baseball game attended by Prez Lincoln himself. Buy a membership to support this beautiful place and save... 
    Keep a lookout for frequent events at this living history sight. We've even seen a period baseball game attended by Prez Lincoln himself. Buy a membership to support this beautiful place and save...  more »
  • Nice excursion from the Garden of the Gods. Easy walk with lots of interest. From old equipment to a barn and Indian camp. Worth the hike. 
    Nice excursion from the Garden of the Gods. Easy walk with lots of interest. From old equipment to a barn and Indian camp. Worth the hike.  more »
  • We took our 2, 6, and 9 year olds to the Ranch today. I was SO impressed. The actors are wonderful and really took time to answer the kids' questions. It was a gorgeous day and it was so nice to be... 
    We took our 2, 6, and 9 year olds to the Ranch today. I was SO impressed. The actors are wonderful and really took time to answer the kids' questions. It was a gorgeous day and it was so nice to be...  more »
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  • I think Rock Ledge Ranch is terrific, and I'm amazed how many people who've lived in Colorado Springs any amount of time have never been there! It's so peaceful and beautiful, and when you cross the bridge over Camp Creek, it's as if you've stepped back in time 150 years. All the docents are in period dress, and they're using tools and gadgets that are appropriate for their time period. And as you walk through the ranch, you see it from the various points in history that brought it to its height. I highly recommend it!
  • My husband and I decided to go to Rock Ledge Ranch when we saw the parking entrance on our way out of Garden of the Gods…So glad we stop to check it out! We strolled the paths and stopped at each of the sites and listened to the detailed historic story of the ranch, beginning with the Native Americans who first inhabited the land. The docents, all dressed in period clothing and working the ranch, were exceptionally knowledgeable and were happy to answer all our questions. I was happy to see the youth docents and enjoyed speaking with them as well. There are animals on the ranch - cow, horse, chickens, geese..which kids would love to see. There are restrooms for your comfort and a General Store. My husband and I would highly recommend the Rock Ledge Ranch if you find yourself near Colorado Springs.
  • Get some perspective on what life was like 130 years ago in Colorado Springs. It was interesting learning about how things use to be done, and enjoyed seeing the staff and kids dressed in period appropriate attire. The black smith we very interesting, not just watching him work with metal, but hearing the stories he told. Excellent. Highly recommend for families.
  • Love this living history ranch! All of the workers are dressed in period clothing with exceptional knowledge of the history of the ranch! We went one day and it started raining on us, so we went back the next day to see the whole ranch! You can tour the houses with your guide telling the history and answering any questions. The blacksmith gives you a demonstration of his work (retired vet) who was awesome! Highly recommend!
  • This place is wonderful! I can't speak more highly of the staff. I was really blown away by how kind and caring they are, especially with kids. Plus there's so much to do and so many opportunities to learn. I highly recommend this place for families with little ones.

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