"A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one" Cripple Creek by frank_delargy
Cripple Creek Travel Guide: 11 reviews and 23 photos
The title is from the lyrics of "Up on Cripple Creek' by the Band.
The town is one main street full of mini-casinos.
It's like a mini-me Las Vegas.
I guess the idea is to get back to the frontier town image. Cripple Creek was a center for gold mining and there still is some gold in 'them thar hills'.
With a little bit of effort, you can imagine this town when it was a bustling gold mining town. Imagine what it must have been like with all that free cash.
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Cripple Creek was not a destination per say, more of an intersection.. and the Colorado countryside around Cripple Creek was quite interesting.
- Pros:still has a flavor of the frontier.. kinda
- Cons:taken over by slot machines
- In a nutshell:A place to go to gamble or pass through
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