This National Historic District is a well-preserved mining town located 5 miles from Cripple Creek and 45 minutes from Colorado Springs. Step into the past as you explore mine structures from as early as 1890, with turn-of-the-century brick buildings, unique shops and restaurants.
Don't miss the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, which houses artifacts from throughout Victor's rich history. In 1890 and 1891 prospectors discovered the rich gold ore that touched off the legendary Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Rush. With the discovery of gold, it became necessary to link the Cripple Creek and Victor Mining District to Colorado Springs and beyond. Railroads carried materials, food, coal and more to and from the districts.
Book a trip on the Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad for a stunning trip of scenic wonders and mining history. This 45-minute trip will take you around the city of Victor, with stops for special points of interests. The railroad only runs in the summer, so be sure to check their website for scheduling.
Explore the City of Gold Mines by foot, locomotive or donkey (no, really). If you're planning a trip during the summer, you won't want to miss Victor Gold Rush. Held every July, this event celebrates the rich history of the town with a parade, mining games, a pancake breakfast, old-fashioned baseball and more. Gold Rush Days first started in 1895 as the "World Celebration" in celebration of the town's incorporation and honored Victor C. Adams, one of Victor's original settlers.
Whether you're a history buff, a hiking enthusiast or just looking to explore the Pikes Peak Region, Victor is the place for you. Enjoy gold panning, historic mine tours and more year round.
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