Escape from the usual...there are hundreds of excuses to make
Cripple Creek your home away from home while you discover the
romance of the 1890's gold camp.
Experience real Colorado outdoors on local
and tours. Take an underground or
modern gold mine tour, ride
and 1890's train or find yourself on a mountain horseback ride.
Bring your camera and capture the exquisite beauty of the
Colorado Rockies and 1890's gold mining history.
Carr Manor is located in the center of
Cripple Creek - a short
walk to dining,
shops - and located in the heart of
fun - there is a lifetime of adventure and opportunity to
experience the 1890's gold rush within one hour of our front
door. We are your greatest escape winter, fall, summer and
spring for holidays and
Cripple Creek offers
a variety of live entertainment options for visitors to enjoy. The historic Butte Theater, just a short distance from
Carr Manor, offers live, professional theater, including the
traditional Cripple Creek Classic Melodrama - a summer outing
since the late 1940s when the Mackin family opened the
Imperial Hotel and
Gold Bar Room Theater. The theater also offers summer
musical productions, a fall Halloween melodrama and a holiday
show. For information about Butte Theater events, visit
Night life abounds with
gambling up and down the main street of town - try your luck
at hitting the jackpot at one of our casinos.
The Cripple Creek District Museum also offers walking tours and
ghost walk tours - take in the night air and learn about our
unique history and ghostly hauntings.
The Butte Theater has been the home of the renewed tradition
of Classic Cripple Creek Melodrama. The Thin Air Theatre Company and
the City of Cripple Creek present year-round live entertainment
at the theater.
Cripple Creek &
Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad
A trip on the Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad
reveals scenic wonders around every curve as the century-old steam
locomotive transports you back to the gold mining days of
Cripple Creek & Victor, Colorado. A treat for railroad and
history buffs, kids and the whole family.
Mollie Kathleen Gold
After over 50 years of conducting public mine tours, this
country's only 1,000 foot vertical shaft gold mine tour just
got bigger and better as an adventure never to be forgotten by
visitors descending the earth downward 1,000 feet vertically. Explore the underground mine workings of the 1890's hard rock
Cripple Creek District
Located on Bennett Avenue in the former Midland-Terminal
Railroad Depot, the museum complex contains three buildings with
six floors of mining memorabilia, maps, paintings, glass and
china, children's items, furnishings, an assay office, a
photograph gallery, Indian artifacts, mineral displays, and two
Old Homestead House
The Homestead House was once the most famous brothel in
Creek. Owned and operated by Pearl DeVere, the opulent parlor
bustled with activity and became known for its impeccable
service, high-powered customers, and its glamorous madams. At a
time when $3 a day was considered a good wage for a miner, Pearl
charged $250 a night, and got it. Today, the Homestead House is
a museum that has been lovingly restored with velvet bedspreads
and handmade furniture.
The Cripple Creek Heritage Center will introduce visitors to the
region’s fascinating history, recreation opportunities and
cultural attractions. Bring the family and enjoy the fun to be
had in the heart of history!
Victor, City of Mines, is located at nearly 10,000 feet on the
southwestern side of Pikes Peak. The city sits on the side of
Battle Mountain, offering a unique setting of 1890's gold mining
structures and turn-of-the-century architecture, clean, cool air
and plenty of sunshine. Visitors can enjoy hiking trails, an old-fashioned soda fountain,
museums, and several historic sites.
Lowell Thomas Museum
Two floors of artifacts, books, exhibits and photographs depict
the life in Victor from its earlier days to the heyday of gold
mining. The gift shop offers books, historical maps and postcards,
prints, posters and gold ore rocks, as well as videos of Lowell
Thomas's life. Pan for real gold and gems and take a tour of the
modern gold mine.
CCV Mine Tours
Tour the neighboring working gold mine. Tours are daily except
Thursdays June 1 through Labor Day. Reservations are suggested
as these tours are very popular.