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Miramont Castle Museum, Manitou Springs

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.4/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
Initially built in 1895 as a residence for Father Jean Baptist Francolon, Miramont Castle Museum represents an architectural delight with styles ranging from Byzantine to Tudor. Today, tour the museum's 42 rooms decorated in Victorian-era fashion as well as lush, manicured gardens. Along the way, keep your eyes peeled for ghosts--many claim the attraction is haunted by apparitions. Just ask the staff about some of the house's unexplained incidents! Plan to see Miramont Castle Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Manitou Springs tour planner.
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  • This was a very unique, self-guided tour of Miramont. We enjoyed the detailed descriptions for each room and item. It truly was a "history lesson" for the area as well as the Castle itself. The Gift S...  read more »
  • We spontaneously stopped by the castle and were able to get seated for lunch in the tea room. We had a delicious lunch and tea. My only concern was when the bill arrived and there was a $10 service ch...  read more »
  • This is not a fancy castle I have toured many in different states and I would not consider this a grand affair. Although it had its charm and a very interesting past as well as why it was built. The t...  read more »
  • I recommend the tea and tour if you are heading to Colorado Springs. Miramont Castle is a beautiful building in Manitou Springs. They have an authentic tea in the afternoon, but I recommend reservations. They also have a great gift shop.
  • Miramont Castle looks awesome from the outside. Upon walking past it, I was amazed and the castle appeared to be breath-taking. Unfortunately as soon as I walked through the front door I was heavily disappointed. Prices were jacked up higher than what they needed to be, and you were solicited into buying the book at the front desk. After a short, pointless briefing, you were set free to explore the castle level by level. The first floor entailed Manitou Spring's fire fighter museum which was very interesting to view the progressions over time, but had no business being in the castle. This seemed to be the common theme throughout the self-guided tour. Each room, the ones that people were permitted to walk in at least, seemed to have random stuff thrown in. The items in the rooms didn't make much sense for being in a castle of that time frame and it felt like I was in a history class because of posters on the wall rather than actually viewing a piece of history. The castle restoration looked great, but the interior decorators are clearly from this era and missed the mark big time. I would not waste your time or money on the castle.
  • Near old house with history. Kinda spendy but worth a visit
  • While its not very snazzy, there's a lot of history. I found it really interesting.
  • It was cool not quite what we thought it would be still worth doing
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