***For an alternative route during summer construction, take Colorado Avenue - 1 block north and parallel to Highway 24.
The expansion of the railroads, and the discovery of gold in the Pikes Peak Region, just to the west of Colorado Springs during the late 1800's, put hundreds of small towns on the Colorado landscape. Most of these towns have vanished from existence leaving little or nothing to their legacy. This period of time comes to life at Ghost Town Museum.
Opened in 1954, and now in its third generation of family operations, the museum concept evolved a most entertaining way of displaying a mounting collection of 1800's and turn-of-the-century artifacts, memorabilia and equipment.
The town appears as though the people simply left all of their possessions behind. Today, little or nothing is left of the original townsites, and travel to these remote locations is a challlenge. "We've preserved the best of the old west here for generations to come," says Dave Harris, General Manager.
Group Info: $1.00 off groups of 10 or more. School, scouts, day care discounts of $1.00 per child and $4.00 off per adult. Groups of over 50 need reservations.
Special Events: Private museum rentals for special events, call.