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Miramont Castle Museum, Manitou Springs

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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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The downtown area houses guests in lodges and or chain hotels. The town's 150-year-old Victorian-style hotel offers smaller rooms but provides historical charm, and it's withing walking distance to shops and restaurants. Booking a rental cottage or cabin just outside downtown puts you in touch with nature without being too far away from the activity in the town's center.
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  • My daughter and I enjoyed both a tour and a High Tea experience. There was much more food offered than expected and the tea was wonderful. We enjoyed wearing beautiful Victorian hats to complete our e...  more »
  • Visited this attraction on a whim and was pleasantly surprised. They have a lot of artifacts and are doing a great job restoring it. Finding where the parking lot was proved to be a little tricky. Wou...  more »
  • Interesting place to tour, not very expensive, comfortable inside, lots of artifacts. You can tour basement firemans museum and attic area servents quarters. It's work in progress, they're working on ...  more »
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  • Well maintained and full of history. Self guided which is very nice. Renovations taking place in some areas but well thought out. It's a huge place so give yourself some time to see it all. Very nice garden above the castle next to the parking area
  • My daughter and I have visited the Miramont several times in the last several years. We love the museum and especially love having High Tea at the end of our tour. The staff are the same people from years ago. They do a phenomenal job!
  • Fascinating trip through time. Seeing a home anchored to the side of a mountain is STRANGE. A chapel, ornate bedrooms, a gallery of art, Moroccan windows, and servants quarters! Such a variety of things to see! Plus - if you plan ahead - you can enjoy lunch or high tea in the parlor!
  • Enjoyed the collections of era items and more. Friendly staff. No elevator. Must climb stairs. Nice gift shop. A great house being reclaimed.
  • This was such a cool find! Walking around Manitou Springs led us to this castle. I appreciate the work that has gone into recreating the castle as it once was. You can tell they can't do much about some of the larger upgrades and modernizations but it's not too distracting. It's a fun and low priced place to wander around for an hour or two (if you like museum type stuff). We enjoyed the information about how the different rooms were used and the differences in architecture. Maybe not the most exciting place for kids but I think I would have been amazed by it as a young one.