Ghost Town Museum Colorado Springs
Where is it at?
Ghost Town Museum
400 South 21st Street
Where are we going today?
Set those watches back, it's time to travel back over 100 years to the very fascinating western past of Colorado! Ghost Town Museum is an amazing, fun and historic look at an old west town that used to actually thrive in the region back in the late 1800's and early 1900's.
Kids will love exploring the boardwalk which connects all of the authentic looking stores - from the Blacksmith's Shop, to the general store, and of course that famous Saloon of the Western era!
Each of the stores are filled with hundreds and thousands of artifacts which capture what it would have been like to live during this remarkable era.
It was actually back in 1858 when this area opened up to the gold prospector. Gold mining was a significant factor that led to Colorado becoming a state, and the miners quickly populated the town - and thus settlement spread! It's fascinating to walk through the Ghost Town Museum and think about all the people who would have lived in such a town. What would they have been like?
What would a gold mine town be without a little gold panning! During summer kids can actually pan for real gold, and of course if you are new to it, don't worry - they'll show you how!
Ghost Town Museum also have fun, hands-on activities, including great old time arcades. Plenty to keep the family entertained, and it's great for kids to learn all about this iconic era, and what it really would have been like.
Saddle up partners, it’s the Old West come back to life!
How much does it cost?
- Children$5 (Ages 6 - 16)
- Free Under: 6 years with an adult.
When can we go?
June to August: 9am - 6pm. Sundays open 10am. September - May: 10am - 5pm daily.
All year round.
They have a great rate of $2.50 per adult or child for the school groups, so why not bring the classroom down and experience history for itself! .
It's best to bring a few snacks yourself in case you get hungry looking for your fortune!.
Don't forget the water bottles - very important! .
Doing our bit
The museum want to authentically replicate what like would have been like. They have ensured everything is historically accurate, providing a great educational experience for the kids. .
Need a little extra help?
Give them a call if you need assistance or accessibility, and they will be happy to advise. .
Can I get one of those?
If you find gold - you can keep it! .
The admission includes Gold Panning. .
What people are saying?
by Reg Francklyn
The Ghost Town Museum is a great place to visit. The owners ( and their parents before them) have collected many unusual artifacts and pieces of old west history and they are artfully displayed in a frontier town setting (indoors) so we can get a look of how life was experienced in the boom days of Colorado. Well worth a visit-there are some good attractions for kids as well like the gold panning which they all seem to really enjoy. A very nice gift shop has gifts in all price ranges and tastes and you will enjoy browsing there. A must see if you...Read More
by Mary Lotus
This is a nice little gem and easy to get to. The exhibits are well thought out and take you back to some good ol' fashioned Colorada history.
by Andrew Blummer
Very cool old west exhibits and a very fun and inexpensive way to spend an afternoon.
by Joey Slater
Very cool place to take your family for something to do.
by Jennifer Brown
I though it was going to be an actual ghost town to go visit and not a warehouse that has these buildings brought from all over the state to make an attraction as they put it. We left before we went in as it is $8 per adult to enter plus small fees to participate inside. The moose outside was cool. That was about it. Disappointed!
by Reg Francklyn
The Ghost Town Museum is a great place to visit. The owners ( and their parents before them) have collected many unusual artifacts and pieces of old west history and they are artfully displayed in a frontier town setting (indoors) so we can get a look of how life was experienced in the boom days of Colorado. Well worth a visit-there are some good attractions for kids as well like the gold panning which they all seem to really enjoy. A very nice gift shop has gifts in all price ranges and tastes and you will enjoy browsing there. A must see if you like western history.