Why Cripple Creek Is an Incredible Mother’s Day Destination

A daughter in a red sweater leans over the shoulder of her mother as she sits and they face each other smilingWhat better way to celebrate your amazing mom than with a trip to Cripple Creek, Colorado? Full of history, outdoor adventures, and plenty of fun for the whole family, this small town is jam-packed with activities that will make you wish you were there year-round. If it’s your first time visiting this historical and amazing location, we have plenty of suggestions for spending your Mother’s Day weekend.

If your mom loves experiencing the outdoors and touring historical landmarks, this place won’t disappoint! With trails that hikers of all levels can enjoy and plenty of educational opportunities for kids and adults alike, various natural landmarks have something for everyone.

Where to Shop

A view down the historic buildings lining main street in Cripple Creek Colorado with cars parked in front on a sunny day.

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Many unique stores in the downtown area offer an incredible shopping experience for all types of moms. You can find everything from clothing and jewelry to antiques and art galleries when you shop downtown!

If you are looking for a fabulous gift for your mom, spend some time perusing the local shops and boutiques in town. Several stores are available that cater to all ages and types of gifts. With unique gifts and souvenirs at every turn (and no sales tax!), you will be able to find something that she will love and at a great price.

What to Do

Here are some of our favorite activities in Cripple Creek for Mother’s Day:

Mollie Kathleen Mine Tour

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Cripple Creek was built on gold mining riches, so it makes sense that they have an incredible mining museum! The tour takes visitors back to learn about life in the Old West mining towns. Go deep underground into an absolute gold mine!

The Mollie Kathleen Mine Tour takes moms and their families 1,000 feet below the surface into the deepest vertical shaft gold mine in North America. The tour lasts about an hour and ends with a panning gold lesson.

Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad

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Experience the history and beauty of this fantastic location aboard this old-fashioned train. This unique 4-mile round trip includes an interesting and educational narration on the rich history only a dynamic gold town could produce. The train also stops for special points of interest, impressive photo spots, and Echo Valley. There are several different tours available, so you can choose the one that best suits you.

The Cripple Creek Heritage Center

The Heritage Center in Cripple Creek Colorado is a mass of local rocks in an amorphous shape nestled in between two historic buildings

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The center provides the perfect opportunity to learn about the city’s history. Tours are available year-round, but why not take advantage of your special weekend by treating her to a tour? The Heritage Center offers guided walking tours and self-guided audio tours to learn at your own pace.


A couple with their backs facing the viewer hike down a trail with mountains in the distance

If your mom enjoys the outdoors, you should check out the fantastic hiking trails. If you plan, you may even find yourself with an incredible view of Pikes Peak! It would be ideal for holding a picnic on this special day.

Butte Theater

The Butte Theater is shown - a brick historical building that used to serve as a fire station with garages on the bottom floor and one open garage revealing a red fire engine

The Butte Theater has been around since 1898, and it’s still going strong today. It’s located right across from Triple Crown Casinos, so stop by! They show both new releases as well as classic films.

Triple Crown Casinos

And finally, our favorite way to spend this important and special day is right here at Triple Crown Casinos! With exciting games, more than 500 slot machines and live table games, what a better way to thank the most important lady in your life. Triple Crown Casinos has 3 casinos and provides plenty of choices when it comes to enjoying the day to the fullest.

Book a room at the Midnight Rose Hotel & Casino and enjoy the beautiful mountain views. Triple Crown Casinos features comfortable rooms with amazing views of the area and the surrounding mountains. In addition to our newly renovated rooms, you can also enjoy amenities and live entertainment.

If you’re looking for a place to dine, there’s no better place than Triple Crown Casinos. With various restaurant options to choose from, you are sure to find something you’ll like.

The town of Cripple Creek provides complimentary shuttle service. With the help of Ramblin Express, you can park your car in a convenient location and come to the casino during your trip. The shuttle is always happy to take you back to your vehicle when the fun is over. While onboard, you can relax and take in the beautiful scenery of the Colorado Mountains. The shuttle services Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Woodland Park, Aurora, Arvada, and Lakewood. Plus, you can earn a Valuable Casino Bonus Offer that could earn you back your fare with some casino play.

Where to Eat

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When you’re ready to eat, head to the restaurants where you can enjoy mouthwatering steaks and other great entrees, plus various desserts. You can opt for the following special offers;

Brass Ass Casino

There’s no better place than The Miner’s Pick when you need to refuel! The variety of foods, speed of service, and always-open services make it a popular choice when you are too busy to sit down and take your time on a full three-course meal!

Midnight Rose Hotel & Casino

Dynamite Dick’s is located on the second level of the Midnight Rose – just a few steps away from your favorite games! Taking a quick break doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice taste.

McGills Hotel & Casino

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McGills Hotel & Casino’s Pint & Platter features a menu of classic pub fare, all-American favorites, and more. The newly updated menu has a variety of eclectic, mouthwatering choices you won’t find anywhere else in town.

Fun Time

Don’t forget to check out the new slot machines and poker games at the Triple Crown Casinos. Their spacious gaming floor is home to more than 500 slots and state-of-the-art live poker games. You will find your favorite games, including:

  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Buffalo Gold, Texas Tea
  • 88 Fortunes, Spartacus
  • Gladiator of Rome and much more!

Plus, there are live-action table games, including:

  • Blackjack
  • Three Card Poker
  • Craps
  • Ultimate Texas Hold’em
  • Roulette

Come Stay with Us!

A king sized bed is neatly made in a beautifully decorated neutral hotel room with a brick fireplace.

Book a stay at Triple Crown Casinos to enjoy luxurious amenities, delicious food specials, and exciting casino promotions. The memories you create at the place will be worth all the time and fun you spend and experience.

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