The Cripple Creek District Museum is located at the edge of downtown in the former Midland-Terminal Railroad Depot. The museum is housed in three historic buildings, each filled with Cripple Creek history. It’s been welcoming guests since 1953.
Exhibits include gold rush artifacts, Victorian rooms, mining relics, maps, Indian artifacts, children’s items, a photograph gallery and a turn-of-the-century Assay Office. There are a total of six floors at the museum.
There is also a gift shop featuring Old West memorabilia. Items include mineral samples, reproduction Victorian china, costume jewelry, old-fashioned kitchenware, toys, cookbooks, Victorian dolls, oil lamps, postcards, and a vast book collection.
Address: 510 Bennett Dr, Cripple Creek, CO
Season: Year round
- mid May-mid October: Daily 10am-5pm
- Winter: Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm