Cripple Creek is a Statutory City in, and the county seat of, Teller Country, Colorado that had a population of 1,115 residents as of the 2000 census. This 1.1 square mile land contains the Cripple Creek Historic District, which was dubbed as a National Historic Landmark in 1961. This city sits atop of an elevation of 9,494 feet and has a rich mining history. For many years, Cripple Creek was looked at as no more important than a cattle pasture, but Robert Miller Womack discovered a rich ore on October 20, 1890, prompting the last great Colorado gold rush. By 1900, Cripple Creek was full of miners and was a substantial mining community.
Now, Cripple Creek and its historic buildings are occupied by casinos since Colorado voters allowed the city to establish legalized gambling in 1991. The tourists come here with gambling as their main priority in the casinos, which you can find in the Cripple Creek, CO Yellow Pages. You can also open the Cripple Creek, CO Business Directory in hopes of finding the historic Butte Opera House, located in Cripple Creek and still producing show year-round. Since 1999, the city has hosted the Cripple Creek Film Festival. It is the first and only interactive film festival in the country, allowing volunteers to dress in costume, receive lines and be filmed. Departing from Cripple Creek is the Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad, which passes through scenic mountain terrain and several ghost towns.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan