to Cripple Creek
1. Cripple Creek Heritage Center
2. Mollie Kathleen Mine Tours
3. Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow
4. Cripple Creek Welcome Center
5. Cripple Creek District Museum
6. Carr Manor Boutique Hotel
7. Old Homestead House Museum
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8. Fire Station #3
9. Cripple Creek Jail Museum
10. Butte Theater
11. Parks & Recreation
12. Venture Foods Grocery Store
13. Mt. Pisgah Cemetery
14. Hotel St. Nicholas
15. The Christmas Casino & Inn
16. Wildwood Casino
17. Double Eagle Casino & Hotel
18. Johnny Nolon’s Casino
19. Colorado Grande Casino
20. Brass Ass, Midnight Rose, &
McGills Casino & Hotel
21. Bronco Billy’s Casino & Hotel
To Woodland Park
& Colorado Springs
1 mile to
22. Century Casino & Hotel
23. Hospitality House & Travel Park
Welcome to Cripple Creek, a historic gambling and mining town that’s
one of the most dynamic and scenic tourism destinations in Colorado
and the Western U.S. The grandly restored Old West brick buildings along
Bennett Avenue, surrounded by majestic mountains, boast ten unique
state-of-the-art casinos, as well as great restaurants, shops and hotels.
The excitement that drove the Greatest Gold Rush Ever still lives in
Cripple Creek, where treasure seekers and hooligans from near and far
try their hands at poker, black jack, roulette, craps and slot machines
with the highest casino paybacks in Colorado*.
Cripple Creek’s biggest gold rush started on Oct. 20, 1890, when local
cowboy Bob Womack discovered a rich vein of gold in Poverty Gulch,
just north of town. Prospectors by the thousands followed, picks in hand,
their fortunes waiting to be unearthed. Wagon trains stretched along the
plains, their slogan: “Pikes Peak or Bust.”
By 1910, more than $18 million worth of gold had been mined, and
Cripple Creek and its sister city, Victor, had become thriving centers of
commerce, culture and debauchery, with more than 55,000 residents
and 150 saloons and casinos.
Today, gold continues to flow out of the area. The Cripple Creek and
Victor Gold Mining Company mines more than 400,000 ounces of gold
annually, making it one of the top-producing gold mines in the world.
Gambling returned to Cripple Creek in 1991. Legalized gaming filled
empty store fronts with thriving casinos, some the size of old saloons,
others as large as a city block and now boasts an entertainment district
where you can drink and gamble 24/7.
The look and feel of the Old West lives and breathes in Cripple Creek,
and that’s why it’s been such a hot spot for heritage tourism.
Families can descend down 1,000 feet of solid rock inside the historic
Mollie Kathleen Mine, ride a real steam-powered narrow-gauge railroad
and take selfies in an actual historic jail cell.
There’s even a museum dedicated to the seamier side of the town’s
history: The Old Homestead House Brothel Museum, a restored tribute to
the most illustrious brothel in the Western Hemisphere.
Visitors can learn a lot more about Cripple Creek, from the dinosaurs
who once roamed the valley to the craziness of the Gold Rush era, at the
state-of-the-art Heritage Center.
Year-round events, such as Donkey Derby Days and the Cripple Creek Ice
Festival, attract tourists by the tens of thousands.
Cripple Creek’s rich history, quirky events, unparalleled scenery, exciting
casinos and unique attractions make Cripple Creek the perfect place to
get out and play more!
For more information, go to VisitCrippleCreek.com. Call us at 877-858-4653.
*According to reports from the Colorado Department of Revenue, based on 2018
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Teller County Rd 1
To BMX Track
Gold Belt Tour
South 1st St.
South 2nd St.
El Paso Ave.
Golden Ave. Golden Ave.
Public Library &
CC&V High School
Gold Camp Trail
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