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4 Perfect Days in the World's Greatest Gold Camp

4 Perfect Days in the World's Greatest Gold Camp
4 days
Take a tour of one the world's most magnificent gold camp districts. Learn about the rich history of Cripple Creek and Victor on this three-day itinerary.

Sustainability Activity

Help the Local Herd:

Help care for the towns' donkeys by purchasing donkey treats at local stores.

Day 1
Lunch

Maggie's Restaurant

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Omelettes, griddle specialties, salads, burgers, homestyle entrees and much more. Read More
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Do a Little Tour

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Walk around the casinos and do a little shopping before you head off to dinner.
Dinner

The Steakhouse at Bronco Billy's

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The Steakhouse offers an upscale dining experience with melt-in-your-mouth steaks, sumptuous seafood and delectable desserts. Try our tableside guacamole made right at your table ... request... Read More

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The Butte Theater

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Cripple Creek's historic Butte Theater is home to the classic melodrama. Located in downtown Cripple Creek, Colorado.

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Lodging

Carr Manor

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First-class B&B. 1890s school restored in period decor. Historic Cripple Creek, Colorado.

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Day 2
Breakfast

The Home Cafe

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The Home Cafe is famous for their 49 cent breakfasts, great hamburgers, fresh, delicious sandwiches, salads, mouth-watering daily lunch specials.

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Activity

Mollie Kathleen Mine

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Get a hands-on look at the gold mining era with a tour inside one of the Cripple Creek-area's mines.  Don a hard hat and descend a thousand feet below ground to learn about historic and modern... Read More

Lunch

The Crippled Cow

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The Crippled Cow features wood-fired pizza made fresh on site. Wash it down with a refreshing Colorado craft brew. Read More
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Victor Lowell Thomas Museum

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Two floors of artifacts, books, exhibits and photographs depicting the 1890s. The museum also displays memorabilia once owned by famous journalist, author and world traveler, Lowell Thomas. Read More

Dinner

The Fortune Club

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The Fortune Club Hotel is an 1899 Victor brothel that offers visitors a chance to stay in this historic establishment, offering 10 fully furnished rooms. The grill serves some of your favorite... Read More

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Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad

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A treat for railroad and history buffs, kids and the whole family.  Departing from an 1894 vintage depot, the brightly painted Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad runs along four miles... Read More

Lodging

The Black Monarch Hotel

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In the breathtaking Colorado mining town of Victor, foliage gleams from mountain vistas. In the center of town stands a former casino and brothel, renovated beautifully to reflect its rich history... Read More
Day 3
Breakfast

Gold Camp Bakery

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Bakery, cafe and deli. We do German and American baking, sandwiches, soups and special orders.

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Activity

Outlaws & Lawmen Jail Museum

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Housed in a red-brick building that served as the Teller County Jail for nearly 90 years, this historic Cripple Creek museum gives visitors an taste of the shadier side of life in the World's... Read More

Lunch

The Double Down Deli

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The deli inside the Double Eagle Hotel & Casino in Cripple Creek. Read More
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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

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Petrified redwood stumps up to 14 feet wide and thousands of detailed fossils of insects and plants reveal the story of a very different, prehistoric Colorado. Read More
Dinner

Pint & Platter

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Featuring a menu of classic Pub fare, all-American choices, and even some Mexican dishes, McGills Pint & Platter is the only Irish pub in town, with a beautiful, historic carved bar, Irish... Read More
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Go Shopping

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Hit up Bennett Avenue to walk off your food stupor and get a little last minute shopping in. Cheshire Cat Gift Shop is perfect for costume jewelry, Cripple Creek Candy and Variety store makes delectable fudge and 9494: Gifts with Altitude does one-of-a-kind seasonal gifts.
Lodging

Century Casino & Hotel Cripple Creek

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Be sure to visit Century Casino Cripple Creek with state-of-the-art slot machines, exciting table games area and a top-rated hotel. The hotel's spacious and comfortable rooms have been voted the... Read More
Day 4

Insider's Tip

Get on the Road: Drive about 57 miles south to the town of Florence for breakfast.
Breakfast

Aspen Leaf Bakery and Cafe

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Our mission is to provide fast, friendly and consistent service to the town of Florence and any visitors along the way. We hope to provide delicious food at reasonable prices for many years. Read More
Activity

Walk Through Downtown Florence

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Florence’s 20-block downtown is full of adorable buildings and numerous antique shops. Stop to see the historic Rialto Theater before heading out of town.

Insider's Tip

End Your Trip in Cañon City:

Cañon City is a 20-minute drive from downtown Florence, so hop in your car and get to driving!

Lunch

Bunk House Burgers

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Bunk House Burgers is a locally owned, family partnership that is proud of its ranching history. Read More
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Royal Gorge Bridge & Park

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Royal Gorge Bridge & Park is open daily. Marvel at awe-inspiring panoramic views from one of the world's highest suspension bridges and enjoy more excitement than ever.  Experience the Royal... Read More

Dinner

Bridge View BBQ

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Bridge View BBQ, where a whole smorgasbord of southern cooking is at your fingertips. Stop in for a cut of their brisket, delicious sammies, cheesy potatoes, black beans and more. Read More
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Royal Gorge Route Railroad

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Experience America's most spectacular rail journey aboard the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. Since 1879, these tracks have followed the... Read More

Lodging

Best Western Cañon City

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Close to the Royal Gorge Bridge and the best river rafting in Colorado, our Canon City hotel provides a great location and spacious accommodations. Canon City, Colorado is known for the historic... Read More