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!
$5.50 (Ages 6 - 16)
6 years with an adult.
The admission includes Gold Panning.
It's best to bring a few snacks yourself in case you get hungry looking for your fortune!
Healthy Eating Don't forget the water bottles - very important!
The museum is quite easy to find. From I-25, take exit 141 and head west on Hwy 24, down to 21st street. Turn left, and then immediately right at their sign. They share the driveway with the stone Roundhouse.
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!
If you find gold - you can keep it!
Give them a call if you need assistance or accessibility, and they will be happy to advise.
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10am - 6pm June to August, 5pm close rest of year
Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
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