Model Railroad Display depicts the Railways of the Gold Camp. New Art Gallery of local artists with a Native American theme. Art Gallery is in the lower level. Cripple Creek, CO --- In the late 1800s, thousands of fortune-seekers made their way to Pikes Peak. Gold had been discovered, and that discovery started the country’s last great gold rush. Now, more than a century later, visitors to the region can make their own discoveries at the newest member of Pikes Peak Country Attractions Association, the Cripple Creek Heritage Center. This new state-of-the-art interpretive center that overlooks the town of Cripple Creek. Visitors to the Cripple Creek Heritage Center can learn about gold mining yesterday and today, geologic and human history, view displays that showcase the unique mountain environment, and learn about regional recreational activities and attractions. This 11,600-square-foot facility is built in a style that is reminiscent of historic Cripple Creek and features interactive displays that allow visitors to immerse themselves in the past glory days of this world-famous gold mining camp, when it was a rambunctious community of miners, ministers and madams. Other displays will showcase captivating historic photography, flora and fauna, the area’s world-class dinosaur discoveries and Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain. The Cripple Creek Heritage Center has a nice dog walk area with terrific overlooks. They are also pet-friendly inside the facility for dogs on leashes with owners willing to take care of poodle puddles, should they occur.