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South Park City Museum

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Best Museum Ever!

This really exemplifies the homestead and mining life of the mid-1800's! I would go back every... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2019
Patrick S
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Fairplay, Colorado
Want to entertain the kids for a day? Bring them here!

The old ghost town is a sight to see! The kiddos loved seeing what a mining town was like and how... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Springman51d
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 10 January 2019

This really exemplifies the homestead and mining life of the mid-1800's! I would go back every year if I could! Incredibly awesome artifacts - Dentist Doctors offices - household artifacts, bar and soda fountain pharmacy! They had it better than I imagined!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The old ghost town is a sight to see! The kiddos loved seeing what a mining town was like and how peopled lived on the frontier! Definitely worth a visit!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Springman51d
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

So very interesting to see how people lived back in the 1800’s. The dentist and the doctor’s house made my eyes water when looking at the exhibits. So grateful for what we have today. All in all a great experience. Highly recommend this.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bakker114
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

A great place to spend a couple of hours touring this old style wild-west town. The place is very authentic and worth a visit

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

We spent nearly 3 hours here on a sunny afternoon. Not just an open-air museum of a period town, there is also an Indian arrowhead collection, a small display of local animal taxidermy, a spooky doll collection, general store with a genuine old stinky cheese,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank txstravels
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Kind of forced the Mrs and 20 year old son to join me for a visit to this place. After all, it is kind of a dad role to make the family stop and random educational places. I very much enjoyed all the exhibits and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank David C
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We did this on our last day of Colorado vacation and it was a great culminating activity. It really provides a fascinating look into life in an old mining town. It's a well-done, informative museum with a large variety of buildings and collected objects to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tabby G
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

This is a cool spot. Perfect area to show kids the past and walk around a town as it was in the 1800’s. Gift shop is good also. Town is in FairPlay which also is named after the TV show so there are stores that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank WillIGoBack
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

My family spent almost 3 hours touring this “ghost town”. This is a wonderful museum dedicated to the mining villages of the gold rush era. With over 40 buildings it is well worth the 10 dollar admission. We went early morning and were the only...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Fhcvdmom
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We were visiting family in Dillon and they mentioned South Park City. It sounded cool, so we made plans to check it out. The reality of South Park City blew us away. The area was mostly self-guided and almost entirely accessible (not many closed doors...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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$10 for adults. Well worth it. Could spend all day there.
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