Monday, February 09, 2009

Ghost Town Museum

Jake's last stop of the day was at the Ghost Town Museum in Colorado Springs. Ghost Town Museum is a recreation of a Colorado Town from a bygone era. The main museum building was originally, built for the Colorado Midland railroad to serve as a maintenance building for the steam locomotives that hauled gold ore from the mining districts to the Golden cycle mill located right across 21st Street from the museum. Click here to see the Ghost Museum on a map of places we've been.

Each of the buildings inside the museum is filled with treasures from the gold rush days. The museum evolved from a desire to preserve a piece of this era. An impressive collection of everyday artifacts displayed in each of the town’s buildings, which are themselves a collection of the very structures left to decay around the pikes peak region; all looking much as they would have been left 100 or more years ago.

If you would like to see some additional Ghost Town pictures, click on this link.

Other Colorado Springs Attractions

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