There is so much to love about Cripple Creek, CO. It’s not just the fun you’ll have at one of our casinos or the unique dining options you won’t find anywhere else. If you want to take a break from the fun and spend some of your winnings, Cripple Creek has plenty of distinctive shops spread around town. If you don’t have a car, don’t worry, our shuttle can get you where you want to go. Whether it’s souvenirs or a new dress, you’re sure to find something you like in one of these fantastic shops.
Many of these shops are located on our historic Bennet Ave., which, even if shopping is not for you, is a fun place to take a stroll and soak in the charm of Cripple Creek.
If you are looking for something you cannot get anywhere but Cripple Creek, you must stop at 9494. This shop sells curated handmade jewelry from around the world. One piece from 9494 will help you remember your time in Colorado for the rest of your life. If you don’t think jewelry is your thing, stop in any way to appreciate their collection and maybe pick up a gift for someone else.
Bigger cities may have Janie and Jack, but we have Nana’s Nook, and you will love it. Even if you don’t have little ones with you on your trip, this shop is still worth stopping in and looking around. Nana’s Nook sells a variety of high-end baby clothes and plush stuffed animals that your little ones can keep as a souvenir. This Cripple Creek treasure likes to keep things low-key, so you need to visit to appreciate it.
Rocky Mountain Canary General Store
Another gem of Cripple Creek is the Rocky Mountain Canary General Store, a blast from the past that takes care of all your present-day needs. Of course, this old-fashioned general store has confectionary treats like fudge and ice cream, but that is only one reason to stop in. They also carry all kinds of novelties to remember your trip and clothing and jewelry to remind you of the wonderful time you had here.
The Little Store
The Little Store isn’t small; it just has a little of everything. You will love their selection of brands if you want to do a little clothes shopping, and guests are amused and amazed by their steampunk products. If you are looking for something unique to remember the city of Cripple Creek, this is a must-stop shop.
Aspen Mine Center Thrift Store
Thrifting is fun anywhere you go because you always find one-of-a-kind items. The Aspen Mine Center Thrift Store carries a selection of donated goods from around the area, and you never know what you will find here!
There is something so wonderful about small-town boutiques. They perfectly encapsulate the friendly nature of towns off the beaten path, and Creations Everlasting is a perfect example. This specialty gift shop has plenty of items to love, from clothing to food and souvenirs to remember your trip. If you are a fan of tea, stop into their tea room, sample some tea, or buy some to take home.
Cheshire Cat Gift Shop
If you want to find something funny and flirty to wear at Triple Crown Casinos, the Cheshire Cat Gift Shop should be your first stop. When you are greeted by a sign that says, “Classy and Sassy,” you know you’re in the right place. While clothes are their primary focus, as the name suggests, they have many gifts available to commemorate your trip to Cripple Creek.
Western Skies Design
If you are looking for something a bit more rugged, Western Sky Design is the place to go. They carry brands you know and love, like Carhartt and Dri Duck, but it’s not the clothes that make this store so unique. Commemorate your trip to Criple Creek and Cripple Crown Casinos by having Western Skies Design create a custom design to embroider on your purchase.
Why Visit Cripple Creek?
Of course, the Triple Crown Casinos and all of our excellent shops are reason enough to visit Cripple Creek, but the truth is, there is so much to love about our community. We have some of the most incredible places to eat, from hip and trendy food trucks to classic diners to upscale eateries. There is also plenty to do in Cripple Creek. Many museums and heritage sites celebrate our historic town and other attractions like the Cripple Creek and Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad. If you’re still not sold, Cripple Creek has something that you won’t find anywhere else; from mid-May through mid-October, a herd of donkeys freely roams the streets of Cripple Creek. Visitors are allowed to interact with the donkeys but are asked only to feed them healthy treats.
When you visit Cripple Creek, you will have a one-of-a-kind experience that you will carry with you for the rest of your life. Whether winning big at the casino, finding a distinctive souvenir, scoring some treasures at the thrift store, or enjoying one of the many other means of entertainment in Cripple Creek, you will fall in love with our community. Our community is the perfect destination for a girl’s getaway, a family vacation, a bachelor party, or a couple’s retreat; there is something for everyone here. We are willing to bet that you will be back once you get a taste of the town.