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A historic mining town and so much more

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A little about Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek is full of museums and attractions that herald its history as an old west mining town. Take a ride on our railroad through the beautiful mountain passes or take a stab at finding your own nugget. We also have hiking, biking, shopping and gaming that is unique and special. You will remember your visit to Cripple Creek.

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The history of Cripple Creek

At an elevation of 9,494 feet (2,894 m) and just below tree line, for many years, Cripple Creek's high valley was considered no more important than a cattle pasture. Many prospectors avoided the area after the misnamed Mount Pisgah hoax, a mini gold rush caused by salting (adding gold to worthless rock). On 20th October, 1890, however, Robert Miller "Bob" Womack discovered a rich ore and the last great Colorado gold rush began. Thousands of prospectors flocked to the region, and before long W. S. Stratton located the famous Independence lode, one of the largest gold strikes in history. In three years, the population increased from five hundred to ten thousand by 1893. Although half a billion dollars' worth of gold ore was dug from Cripple Creek, Womack himself would die, penniless, on 10th August, 1909

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Cripple Creek, Colorado
80813

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Businesses in Cripple Creek, Colorado

Here is a collection of downtown Cripple Creek, Colorado businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

 

Gallery 80860

Art

Regional fine art in multiple medias

 

Carr Manor Luxury Boutique Hotel and B & B

Lodging

Built in the 1890's, charm kept with modern ammenities

 

Cherub House Bed & Breakfast

Lodging

Victorian style, mountain feel

 

Colorado Mountain Cabins

Lodging

Privately owned cabins to fit your needs

 

Commanche Mountain Chalet

Lodging

The mountain getaway you dream of

 

Gold Strike Inn

Lodging

A beauifully restored Victorian home

 

Hotel St. Nicholas

Lodging

An elegant 1898 mountain inn

 

Victor Hotel

Lodging

A 10 minute drive from Cripple Creek

 

Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast

Lodging

In the pines just 3 minutes away from Cripple Creek

 

Big Jim's Gambling Hall & Saloon

Museums / Attractions

Big Jim's is REAL Excitement, REAL Fun, and REAL Friendly

 

Billy's Casino

Museums / Attractions

The fun of Old West Gaming

 

Century Casino in Cripple Creek

Museums / Attractions

We feature 430 Slots, BlackJack, Roulette and fun

 

Colorado Grande Casino & Hotel

Museums / Attractions

History pays off

 

Double Eagle Hotel & Casino

Museums / Attractions

Everything you want under one roof

 

Johnny Nolon's Saloon & Gambling Emporium

Museums / Attractions

From Pony Express rider to saloonkeeper

 

McGills Hotel & Casino

Museums / Attractions

Stay, play and dine

 

Midnight Rose Hotel & Casino

Museums / Attractions

Elegant Victorian surroundings with true casino gaming

 

The Brass Ass Casino

Museums / Attractions

Feel what the miners felt

 

Wildwood Casino

Museums / Attractions

Colorado Fun, Vegas-style 24/7 gaming

 

Baja Billy's Restaurant & Cantina

Restaurants

South of the border in the mountains

 

Boiler Room Tavern at the Hotel St. Nicholas

Restaurants

Located in the historic Nicholas Hotel

 

Costello Street Coffee House in Florissant

Restaurants

More than a coffee house

 

Creations Everlasting Boutique and Tea Room

Restaurants

Boutique and Tea Room

 

Cripple Creek Coffee

Restaurants

Coffee, breakfast and lunch

 

Dirty Sally's Grill and Bar

Restaurants

Local beers and tasty bites

 

Saddle Bar

Restaurants

Saddle up for local beer on tap and good eats

 

The Creek

Restaurants

Have a slice and a brew

 

Antiques & Stuff

Shopping

Located in in old railroad station

 

Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad Gift Shop

Shopping

Historic souvenirs and gifts

 

Cripple Creek Candy & Variety Store

Shopping

Handmade, homemade goodness

 

Hitchin' Post

Shopping

A different kind of gift shop

 

Lenko Silver Mine Jewelry and Gifts

Shopping

Accessories, jewelry and sunglasses

 

Maudie's Incredible Emporium

Shopping

Emporium of wonderful things

 

The Rocky Mountain Canary General Store

Shopping

Take some Cripple Creek home with you