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Victor Lowell Thomas Museum

The Victor Lowell Thomas Museum is an original 1899 building that houses two floors of artifacts, books, exhibits and photographs depicting the life in Victor from its beginnings to the heyday of gold mining.

Outside during the sunny summer, you can pan for real gold and gems. The panning trough is open daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day, weather allowing.

The museum also displays memorabilia once owned by famous journalist, author and world traveler, Lowell Thomas.

Our gift shop offers books, historic maps and postcards, real stone and Victorian jewelry, old-time games and puzzles, gold ore and rocks and minerals.

Sign up for one of our events or programs, guided bus tours of the mining district, walking tours of the Sunnyside Cemetery, and learn more about the 1890's gold rush that made Victor and Cripple Creek famous.

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New Guided Tours

gold mining tours

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cemetery tours
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Masks no longer required

on these walking tours.