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Ruxton's Trading Post

22 Ruxton Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1609
+1 719-685-9024
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Best stop in all of Manitou Springs

Ruxton's Trading Post was our favorite part about Manitou Springs. The shop was a treasure trove of... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2017
Justine O
Interesting Shop

I only visited this shop briefly but it was great to see real western hats and to try one on. If I... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Pauline J
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We are located in a historic building which is built over Ruxton Creek. Ruxton Creek begins on the slopes of Pikes Peak and travels down into Manitou Springs. Our address is 22 Ruxton Avenue which is just one half block off of Manitou Avenue (Main St) and on the way to the Cog Railway Station. The Cog Railway ascends about 7,000 vertical feet to the top of Pikes Peak. Our store is a mixture of antique and new Colorado and western goods and artifacts. Native American and western art, cowboy hats, cowhide and sheepskin rugs and many unusual things that you may not have seen before. We have hundreds of vintage license plates from 1914 on. Some items that we keep in stock are antique skis, snow shoes, gas and oil signs, Indian pottery, Navajo rugs and vintage Indian silver jewelry.
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  • Average7%
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“cow hide” (2 reviews)
“western wear” (2 reviews)
“collectibles” (2 reviews)
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22 Ruxton Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1609
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Ruxton's Trading Post was our favorite part about Manitou Springs. The shop was a treasure trove of antiques, beautiful animal skins, and Native American craftsmanship. Mike was so helpful in showing us around the shop and giving us history of the pieces we were interested...More

Thank Justine O
ManitouExpert, Owner at Ruxton's Trading Post, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Dear Justine, Thank you for your business. We had a lot of fun too. Please tell your friends about our cowhide rugs. And hurry back soon. Sincerely, Mike Graham

Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

I only visited this shop briefly but it was great to see real western hats and to try one on. If I ever get back I I’ll definitely leave enough room in my suitcase to fit one in. I was greeted warmly, met the dog,...More

Thank Pauline J
ManitouExpert, Owner at Ruxton's Trading Post, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you for your visit. We had a great time. Mary the Welsh Collie sends her regards.

Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is an awesome store. Has a great variety of antiques and vintage items that you have probably never seen before. Many western/cowboy antiques in stock. Had an incredible antique cash register from early 1900's that still works. They just don't make things with that...More

Thank dsmith67
ManitouExpert, Owner at Ruxton's Trading Post, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Thank you for your business. We hope that you can return soon. Sincerely, Mike Graham

Reviewed 2 October 2017

It is not just another souvenir shop. You walk around and say to yourself "where did this come from" ? Mostly everything in the shop has a unique feature of a frontier antique . Cowboy and Indian art but not from China ! Curious collectibles...More

Thank Got2go2win
ManitouExpert, Owner at Ruxton's Trading Post, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for your business and kind comments. I hope that you can return some day.

Reviewed 27 September 2017

Gretchen and Mike Graham are interesting, friendly owners and as fun as all the collectibles, western wear, decorations, art and novelties in their store. They seem genuinely interested in people and prices are very reasonable. Don't miss this shop near the intersection of Ruxton and...More

Thank familyfun625
ManitouExpert, Owner at Ruxton's Trading Post, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for your nice review. You give some very good advice about riding the free shuttle bus from the free parking lot at Hiawatha Gardens which is located at 10 Old Mans Trail in Manitou Springs. It is the hassle free way to park.

Reviewed 11 September 2017

What a very nice shop, with cool stuf. I bought 15 car plates for a good price, Mike helped me looking for them, Great.

Thank Peter0Breda
Reviewed 23 August 2017

It would take HOURS to see everything in this store. I know, I tried. SSSOOO many cool things. NOT a tourist trip. Definitely the REAL DEAL.

Thank Dianna S
ManitouExpert, Owner at Ruxton's Trading Post, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Dear Dianna, Thank you for your review. We hope you can come back soon. Sincerely, Mike Graham

Reviewed 25 July 2017

Fun shop filled with something for everybody! Bought a coon skin cap for my grandson! Real old/antique items - not just tourist trade stuff. Could have spent a lot more time there.

Thank Buffalgal
ManitouExpert, Owner at Ruxton's Trading Post, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Dear Buffalgal, Thank you so much. We enjoyed having you here.

Reviewed 22 August 2016

Real, old timey feel to this eclectic trading post, a must stop for the tourist in Manitou Springs. Open every day but Weds. which, I think, is kind of an unusual day to be closed but it's an unusual store so that works!More

Thank Jonathan S
ManitouExpert, Owner at Ruxton's Trading Post, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

Jonathan, Thank you for visiting our store and liking what you see here. We close on Wednesdays because our records show that on average Wednesday is our slowest day. However, we can change our schedule if we find that a different day is better to...More

Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Walked up the hill, waited around until ten o'clock just to find that it is closed on Wednesdays. But from a glance in the Windows looks like a fun place to visit.More

Thank Canterqueen
ManitouExpert, Owner at Ruxton's Trading Post, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

Dear Canterqueen, I am sorry that we missed you. However, our hours are posted on our front door along with my cell phone number. You are welcome to call me at 719-377-1919 next time if you have a question. I hope we see you again....More

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