All the stuff you been wonderin’ about
What exactly is a ghost town?
A ghost town is a town that was once thriving but has been completely abandoned. You can learn more about ghost towns here.
1Is this a haunted attraction?
No, Ghost Town Museum has absolutely nothing to do with actual ghosts or anything paranormal what-so-ever. Nothin’ spooky happening here!
2Where are you located?
The Ghost Town Museum is located on the west side of Colorado Springs on Hwy 24, the road that leads to Pikes Peak. From I-25, take exit 141 heading west toward the mountains, and go about 1½ miles to 21st Street. We’re located on the southwest corner of 21st Street and Hwy 24, right next to the big stone Roundhouse on the corner. Turn left onto 21st Street and immediately right into our parking lot. Find us with Google Maps here.
3How much does it cost to go through the museum?
Admission is $7.50 for adults and $5.50 for kids 6-16, children 5 and under are free. Learn about group rates and get a coupon for $1.00 off admission here.
4Is gold panning included with admission?
Yes! From May to September you can pan for real gold and it’s included with admission. No extra cost.
5How long does it take to go through the museum?
It takes about 45 minutes to an hour to go through the museum. It can be done faster, but is usually slower with kids, especially with gold panning. It’s a self-guided tour.
6Do you close in the winter?
No, the Ghost Town Museum is indoors and is open year-round. Check out our seasonal hours here.
7Do you host field trips?
Ghost Town Museum is a great place for field trips! The kids will get to explore through hundreds of historical artifacts, pan for gold (seasonal), and play antique arcade games all while learning about Colorado’s rich history! Learn about field trip pricing and download our free teachers’ guide here.
8Can we schedule an event here?
We host all sorts of special events at Ghost Town Museum. It’s the perfect place for rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, corporate events and more! Learn more about booking your event here.
9What is the history of the building?
The building was the old Colorado Midland Railway train workshop. It was built in 1899. It was turned into Ghost Town Museum in 1954 and the store was built on in 1994. You can learn more about the museum here.