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Cripple Creek is the seat of Teller County
, named for a local creek thats banks were so steep that cows were known to break their legs trying to get water.
The discovery of gold in the area in 1891 established the town, and by 1901 it was a major gold mining center with a population of about 50,000. Over $600 million in gold was discovered here - more than any other geologic deposit on earth.
Today, it is a summer resort and tourist center. Local attractions include abandoned gold mines, two history museums, an old brothel, and the entire downtown historic district. Many of the town's former brothels and saloons have turned into casinos, and today, gambling is a major economic plus for the town.
Cripple Creek is just west of Colorado Springs. Mueller State Park, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument and Elevenmile Canyon Reservoir are all nearby.
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Denver Greek Festival Denver CO June14-17 Traditional Greek dancing by the Hellenic Dance Academy of Denver and music by Etho Ellas. There is plenty of homemade food and pastries from throughout Greece to satisfy any appetite.
Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival Breckenridge CO July13 This event offers brews, views and free live music and features unlimited beer tasting from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Winter Park Alpine Artaffair Winter Park CO July20-21 Featuring Fine Arts & Fine Crafts,
Jewelry, Photography, Metalwork, Mixed Media,
Pottery, Painting, Glass, Wood, Fiber and More.
Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival Keystone CO August3-4 Down-home cooking, frothy flavors and mountain music are just a piece of the pie. In a whirlwind of hillbilly luxuries, folks gather while 30 microbreweries from Colorado and beyond showcase their unique blends of hops and barleys.
Lafayette Peach Festival Lafayette CO August17 500 fresh peach pies and individual servings of peach cobbler while supplies last, are available for sale at Festival Plaza and in front of the Main Stage near Lafayette Florist.
Great American Beer Festival Denver CO October10-12 Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in the format of a public tasting event plus a private competition.