Cripple Creek Heritage Center is a fantastic way to learn about the history of the Cripple Creek region. It’s located only a few minutes drive from downtown Cripple Creek. It’s tough to miss as the outside of the building looks like a mine.
There are a wide range of exhibits on display. They range from the life of early settlers and the gold rush to extinct and modern day animals.
The museum also serves as the welcome center for Cripple Creek. Information on the area’s activities can be found there.
- Early Settlers
- Cripple Creek’s First Residents
- Faces from the Past
- American Indians
- Business of Mining
- Gold Camp Lifestyle
- All About Colorado
- Pikes Peak Gems and Minerals
- Time of the Giants
- Colorado’s Wildlife
- Regional Recreation
- Treasures of the Cripple Creek Mining District
The museum is located on Colorado 67, just up the hill from downtown.
Address: 9283 CO 67, Cripple Creek
Season: Year round
Hours: Daiy 9am-5pm
Pets: Yes, on-leash, dogs are welcome in the museum and there’s also special dog runs for small and large dogs