The Ghost Town Museum was founded in 1954 in order to preserve the heritage of Colorado's Wild West. Today the museum offers exhibits and displays of the former years in Colorado Springs. Centrally located among many other popular attractions, Ghost Town Museum is easy to find. It is located at 400 South 21st Street in Colorado Springs, Colorado off of Highway 24.
Admission prices are reasonable and children under the age of six are free with an adult purchase. Group rates are available for ten or more people and school groups are offered at special group rates. All admission to the Ghost Town also includes free gold panning. From June to August the museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. From September to May the museum is open for business Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.
During the summer months panning for gold is a popular attraction at Ghost Town Museum. Adults and children receive information on how to accurately pan for gold and are then sent to troughs filled with sand and water to sift through.