Colorado Grande Casino

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Built in 1896, the Colorado Grande Casino and Hotel is believed to be haunted by a ghost called Maggie, an rose-scented Irish woman in turn-of-the-century clothes. Her apparition sometimes shows up playing slot machines with a male ghost, or else simply appears as a blue light. Another ghost, that of a young girl called Lily, is said to linger on Bennett Avenue near the hotel. Legend has it that Lily loves purple balloons, and when one is left for her, it can be seen floating around as if being played with by unseen hands. Balloons left for her in other colors will simply pop.

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300 Bennett Dr
Cripple Creek, CO 80813
United States

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38.74651129213466, -105.17618742584096
Teller County, Colorado
Nearest Towns:
Cripple Creek, CO (0.1 mi.)
Stratton, CO (1.4 mi.)
Victor, CO (3.2 mi.)
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Florissant, CO (15.1 mi.)
Green Mountain Falls, CO (15.6 mi.)
Manitou Springs, CO (16.0 mi.)
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  1. Some years ago my wife heard a woman crying in the woman’s restroom at the Colorado Grande that was so real she started to feel bad for her thinking she had lost a lot of money or something. It was loud enough that my wife, out of curiosity, tried to see who it was in the next stall and upon examination saw there wasn’t anyone there.

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